Fall 2019 Writing Center Hours
Writing Center Director: Dr. Abigail Lambke
Mission Statement: In service to Avila University’s mission to prepare lifelong learners, the Writing Center cultivates attentive writing practices through one-on-one in-person consultations with dedicated peer tutors.
FREE help from peer tutors with any paper, in any class, at any stage of writing.
Located in the SE corner of the Learning Commons (Library).
Walk-ins are welcome at any time we are open. If you have questions, please email WritingCenter@avila.edu.
Jasmine - Graduate Assistant
Jasmine is our first Graduate Assistant in the Writing Center! She is excited to develop her writing skills while helping others. She is in her second semester of graduate school in the Counseling Psychology program and received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University. She hopes to complete her Master's degree in Fall 2021. Aside from being a full-time student, Jasmine also works full-time for a health care company as the Administrative Assistant. During her free time, she enjoys boxing with her cousin, going to happy hour with friends, and exploring downtown KCMO. Her tutoring philosophy follow’s John Dewey’s statement: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
Scott is a senior at Avila University majoring in Business Administration and this is his third year as a Writing Center tutor. After graduating from Avila, Scott will attend law school with the long-term goal of earning a judgeship. In his free time, Scott likes to play guitar, drums, and go to punk rock concerts.
Scott's tutoring philosophy focuses on empowering students with the ability to self sustain in the world of writing. His goal when tutoring students is to make them less dependent and to enable them with the necessary knowledge for succeeding in a competitive job market.
Veronica is a senior majoring in English with a Literature concentration and minoring in Psychology. Veronica’s writing specialties include poetry and short stories, and she hopes to obtain her MFA after she graduates from Avila. This is her fourth year tutoring at Avila, and she is passionate about working with other writers to improve their skills as well as to explore their strengths. A native Kansas Citian, Veronica enjoys attending concerts, thrifting, and supporting the local art community. In a world that requires a critical mind now more than ever, Veronica hopes to help other students find their own voice through writing.
Olivia is a senior majoring in English with a Literature concentration and minoring in Business Administration. After graduating from Avila, she plans on obtaining her TEFL certification and teaching English abroad. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading science and fantasy fiction, writing poetry and short stories, and sewing embroidery. This is her fourth year as a writing tutor at Avila. Her tutoring philosophy is that we all use words, and sometimes we need help putting them down on paper.
Amy is a senior majoring in English with a minor in secondary education. After graduating Avila, she plans to obtain her Master's degree and teach junior and senior level high school English classes. This is her first year as a writing tutor, and when she is not tutoring or doing homework she enjoys books, shopping, and makeup. A St. Louis native, she also enjoys exploring Kansas City in her spare time. She believes in being helpful in any way she can, and this translates into her tutoring philosophy.
Steph is currently a freshman, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in English and plans on becoming a fourth-grade teacher after graduation. Her dream is to have an open and diverse classroom that can allow her to accept students with open arms.
She has always had a love for writing and quickly became Editor in Chief of her school's newspaper, poet and librarian intern for her district's elementary school. When she isn't writing or tutoring, however, she always finds the time to continue her favorite sport: boxing. This is her first year as a Writing Center tutor and she is excited to begin her first year with other amazing writers.
Hussan is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Pre-PA with hopes to one day become a Physician Assistant. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school to obtain his license and start practicing. He has always had a passion for writing and developing a way to portray his thoughts through his words. This is his first year as a tutor in the writing center of the Hooley-Bundschu Library & Learning Commons here at Avila University. Aside from being tutor, he works as a CNA at Sunrise Senior Living, is involved in the Trio program, and is also a Resident Assistant on campus. In his free time, Hussan enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his loved ones.
His primary goal is to assist students in any way possible and he is very excited to begin his first year as a writing tutor! His tutoring philosophy in explained by Louis L’Amour: "Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on."