Composition I and II Tutors
QWC undergraduate peer tutors help students with Composition I and II assignments in Kimpel 316 and Mullins Library. Peer tutors are available for 30- or 60-minute tutoring appointments during the fall and spring terms. Peers perform face-2-face and online tutoring.
Composition tutors assist with any phase of the writing process: brainstorming and understanding the assignment; improving the thesis, evidence, and support; and reviewing final drafts for help with clarity, transition, and flow.
To make best use of your tutoring time, bring your assignment sheet and questions. Our peer tutors are eager to help. We hope composition students will take advantage of this valuable campus resource.
Mullins Library and Kimpel 316
Cassidy is a senior studying in the honors English program with an emphasis on creative writing and a minor in drama. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cassidy has always been passionate about words and literature. She enjoys reading and writing short stories, and she is preparing to compose an honors thesis of her most recent writings. She will travel to Ireland this summer with Professor Molly Giles and the Creative Writing Study Abroad program. When not attending class, doing schoolwork, or tutoring, she works part-time at Arsaga’s. Although she only recently started tutoring, Cassidy has had wonderful experiences, and she looks forward to working with Composition I and II students in the future.
Hannah is a senior Spanish, French, and European Studies triple major. She is a recipient of the Toller Fellowship for undergraduate study and the Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. She looks forward to researching the effects of immigration in France, and, in particular, the effects of racism on the immigrant population for her senior honors thesis. Hannah is a third-year QWC peer tutor specializing in freshman composition. As a peer tutor, Hannah enjoys talking with students about the direction of their papers, discussing literary analysis with Composition II students, and helping students discover their own appreciation for writing. In her free time, Hannah loves to read, watch movies, and plan trips to Spain and France.
Laura is a senior honors English major with a concentration in creative writing. She enjoys reading and writing short fiction and plays. She is also working towards a drama minor and likes working backstage. In the summer of 2011, Laura traveled to England with the Theater in London program. Laura is excited to begin working on her creative thesis next year, a project which will be the first section of a novel. She is a part of the Take 1 Film Club, a group currently working on their big film production of the year. This year is her first as a QWC tutor, and she is looking forward to working with composition students. Laura loves to meet new people, especially when helping to develop their ideas, organize their papers, and discover their own writing styles.
Rachel is sophomore journalism and Spanish double major. She is a recipient of the Honors College Fellowship for undergraduate study and the Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. In the summer of 2011, she went to Belize and worked on a writing project, among other things, with a community empowerment organization. She plans to travel more and to write in Spanish about social justice issues. Rachel is a first-year QWC peer tutor, specializing in freshman composition. She is outgoing and looks forward to helping students express their unique personalities and ideas through writing.
Shelby is a junior honors journalism major, studying magazine writing and design. She received a scholarship from the Little Rock chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves as vice president of the society’s RSO. For the last three years, she has worked at The Arkansas Traveler, first as a staff writer and special projects editor, and now as an assistant features editor. In the summer of 2012, she served as editorial assistant to the Honors College director of communications. Shelby’s honors thesis will examine the effects of interactivity and agile technology on magazine design and layout. While off campus, she is a connoisseur of chai lattes, sundresses, and kitschy lifestyle blogs. She is a first-year tutor at the Quality Writing Center and looks forward to working with Composition I and II students.
Zoe is a junior political science major. She is a Texas native and a recipient of the Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship. Zoe plans to research Southern politics and its influences on the modern election process in her senior thesis. She is a first-year QWC tutor and focuses on Composition I and II papers. She especially enjoys helping with papers concerning politics and history. In her free time, Zoe likes to read, research current events, and keep up with Razorback sports.