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PEER TUTORS

Rand AbdullatefRand Abdullatef
Biology major

Hi everyone! While I come from a scientific background, I love reading and writing. Whether you have no idea how to begin a paper or you're done and just need someone to look it over, I am ready to help. Writing is an essential method of communicating, so it is imperative to develop effective skills. It doesn't matter if you're writing a short story, a persuasive research paper or an email to your professor, the Writing Center can assist you with any writing need. See you soon!

 

 

Zach BraggZach Bragg
Environmental and field biology major / Psychology minor

Hello! I am excited and ready to help you with any of your writing needs. This is my third year at the Writing Center. While I am a biology major (and can certainly help with academic papers), I am also well-versed in critical analysis and literary synthesis. I have written and edited writing of all sorts, from research papers to poetry, so do not hesitate to come in if you have any questions. We can work on questions as simple as comma placement or as difficult as restructuring a paper. Any help you need with your writing, I can provide!

 

Sage CaughenbaughSage Caughenbaugh
Language arts education major

Hello, all! I am ready and excited to work with you on your writing. I can help with all steps of the writing process from outlining to final polishing. My expertise is in the humanities, but I am excited to learn more about the subjects you are working on and help you develop your writing for any class. In addition to working in the Writing Center, I am the co-editor in chief of Polaris, ONU’s literary magazine. I am also well-versed in non-academic writing such as poetry and fiction. I am excited to help you with your writing!

 

William DieslerWilliam Deisler
Mechanical engineering major

Hello! In addition to being in my second year of the mechanical engineering program, I am also a housing representative for Student Senate. My role in the Writing Center is to help first-year engineering students write technical reports as part of their introductory classes. I am more than happy to help with other types of writing as well. I look forward to working with you!

 

 

Paige HeneghanPaige Heneghan
Law Tutor

Hello everyone! I am a second-year law student in the Pettit College of Law. I am a staff editor on Ohio Northern University Law Review Vol. XLV. As a staff editor, I have gained experience researching, analyzing, writing and editing. This past summer, I interned at the federal court in Dayton, Ohio, gaining legal experience researching and drafting memoranda. One of my favorite classes during my first year was Legal Research and Writing. I would love to use my legal-writing experiences to assist you on your writing assignments. I am excited to join the Writing Center team and look forward to meeting you.

 

Grace HuffGrace Huff
Professional writing major / Creative writing minor

Hello! I am a senior English major and am super excited to help you with your writing. I have always loved writing and helping others with their writing, so please feel free to ask me any questions about writing or anything related. I hope to see you in the Writing Center soon!

 

 

Charis KaslerCharis Kasler
Chemistry and pre-med major

Hi! I am a senior chemistry and pre-med major. I am very excited to be a part of the Writing Center! Even though my background is in the natural sciences, I have always loved writing and am able to help you with papers across a variety of disciplines. Whether your paper just needs to be polished or you haven’t started and want help brainstorming, I will be happy to assist you. I became a tutor in the Writing Center because I want to help you become more confident as a writer and hopefully make the writing process less daunting.

 

Annie McArnAnnie McArn
Pharmacy major / Creative writing minor

Hi! I’m a third-year pharmacy student who loves reading and writing almost as much as I love science. Although many of my classes are science-based, I can help you with whatever type of writing support you may need and have experience with a wide range of citation styles, including MLA and NLM. My goal as a tutor is to help you figure out a process that gets you writing at your best. I look forward to working with you!

 

 

Alex MillerAlex Miller
Pharmacy major / Spanish minor

Although my passion is pharmacy and science, I would love to help you with any type of writing. Additionally, with a Spanish minor, I can assist you with Spanish compositions. As a tutor, my ultimate goal is to help you look and sound your best on paper. Whether we work on developing fascinating ideas or writing with phenomenal mechanics, I look forward to helping you improve and hone your writing skills.

 

 

Matthew MorganMatthew Morgan
Psychology major

Hello! I am a sophomore and when I am not studying or working in the Heterick Library, I am enjoying my time as a member of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity or relaxing through my profound love of playing tennis. I am very dedicated to my psychology major, but I also love writing! My favorite part of my job is working with students by brainstorming topic ideas for their papers and focusing on what they can do to make sure their assignments are the best they can be. I'm excited to be a part of the Writing Center team, and I can help you with any writing questions or concerns you may have!

 

Sarah PorterCarah Porter
Nursing major

Hello! I am excited to join the Writing Center team and assist you with your writing. While the majority of my writing is in the natural sciences with an emphasis on using APA style, I have experience writing in many other classes and styles, including using MLA in Writing Seminar and adjusting to instructor-specific styles in other classes. My goal is to help you become more confident in your writing. I look forward to your visit!

 

 

Hunter RoachHunter Roach
Pharmacy major / Spanish minor

Hello everyone! I am currently a second-year pharmacy major. In addition to working for the Writing Center, I also serve as the Professional Meetings Coordinator for ONU's American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists. I have had a passion for writing ever since I was young and look forward to helping you create convincing and effective essays so that you can succeed in your classes. I hope that after working with me, you will feel more confident about your writing and your writing abilities!

 

 

 

Jake WebbJake Webb
Mechanical engineering major / Applied mathematics minor

I'm a junior, and this is my second year as a writing tutor. Along with academics, I am the president of the BattleBots team. We design a new fighting robot each year to compete against other schools. Although I like building things and playing with robots, I also enjoy writing, and I hope that I can help you feel the same way. I specialize in writing technical reports, synthesis essays and engineering memos, but I'm ready to help with any of your writing needs. Writing is very important because it is the fundamental way to communicate in the professional world, and I'm happy to help you improve your writing however I can!

 
 

Support Staff

Justine PostJustine Post, j-post.6@onu.edu 
Director

I am in my fourth year of directing the Writing Center at ONU. I am excited to be part of such a diverse team that is dedicated to helping students across all majors and at all levels of experience develop their writing. I hope that you will find the Writing Center a space that both supports and challenges you to become a better writer and that you benefit from the wide range of experiences that our tutors have to offer. If you have any questions or suggestions, I would love to hear from you!


Ph.D. English and Education, The University of Michigan
M.A. Rhetoric and Composition, North Carolina State University
B.A. English, Millersville University


Sandra ElsassSandra Elsass, s-elsass@onu.edu
Advanced administrative assistant

The smile behind the front desk each morning belongs to me, Sandy Elsass. I have worked, taken classes and assisted students at ONU since before most of you were born. I love my job and look forward to scheduling your appointments and making sure your paperwork is processed correctly.

B.S.B.A., Ohio Northern University