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The Writing Center - About the Tutors

Director, Writing Center

David R. DiSarro, Ph.D.
David earned his doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition from Ball State University in July 2011.  He has a M.A. in English from Southern Connecticut State University, where he was also a Graduate Research Fellow, and a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington.  David has taught an array of courses at Endicott, including freshmen composition, argumentative writing, creative writing, professional writing, and literature.  In addition, David has tutored writing across the disciplines, presented at national and regional conferences, and has published several poems and short stories in print and online literary journals.  His first published chapbook of poetry, entitled I Used to Play in Bands, was recently released by Finishing Line Press.  In addition to tutoring alongside peer and professionals, David also works as the Associate Dean of Academic Resources.  He can be reached by phone at (978) 232 - 2237 or by e-mail at ddisarro@endicott.edu

 

Assistant Director, Tutoring Services

Juliana Studer, M.F.A.
Juliana earned her B.A. in English at Villanova University in 2011, and her MFA in Fiction Writing from Lesley University in 2015.  She first experienced writing center work as an undergraduate tutor, and became quickly convinced that writing is a collaborative process which provides inherently valuable learning for both student and tutor.  Her work, both in fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in various literary magazines.  She believes that Writing Centers and Tutoring Centers are the most vibrant, warm, welcoming places on college campuses.


Professional Writing Tutors

                      Susan Archer                         

       Ellen Goldstein                          

    Tricia Shepherd       

                      Amy Cohn

       Julie Jensen

    Ryan Socolow

                      David DiSarro

       Kimberly Pavlovich

    Juliana (Julie) Studer
                      Samantha (Sam) Garrity
       Casey Roland
 

 

Peer Writing Tutors

                    Amanda Anthony

  Kaylee Hartnett
                Eliza Steadman*

                    Kaleigh Brown                              

  Sara Hopper*
                Annaka Stables
                    Paige Colombo
   Ben Horgan

                Taylor Williams 

                    Kyra Crist (Abroad: Fall 2016)

   Sagun Limbu*
                 Olivia Weinmann 

                    Megan Dalke (Abroad: Fall 2016)

   Brenna Shannahan*
              
                   
 
           
 

*2016 - 2017 Endicott College Writing Fellow 

Professional Writing Tutors

Susan Archer
Susan Archer has a B.A. in English from Rutgers University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education (English) from Boston College.  She taught high school English classes at Waltham High School and worked as a mentor/tutor in the Hingham and Cohasset school districts.  After moving from Hingham to Topsfield, she began teaching an introductory college writing class at Northern Essex Community College.  In her self-started business Essay Angel, she coaches students through the college application essay process.  She also volunteers her time at Salem Cyberspace in Salem, MA, teaching low-income students how to write a strong college essay.  Her favorite book is J.I. Rodale's The Synonym Finder - a wonderful writing tool that she highly recommends to all students.  She has three children and loves to read, write, ski, and go to the beach.

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Amy Cohn
Biography Forthcoming

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Samantha (Sam) Garrity
Biography Forthcoming

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Ellen Goldstein
Ellen has a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and an M.F.A. in poetry from Emerson College in Boston. She began tutoring at Carleton and has also tutored at the Boston Architecture College. She has been a copy editor and a bookseller, and has published poetry in a wide range of journals. When not tutoring, she is a freelance editor. 

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Julie Jensen
Julie holds a B.S. in elementary education from Salve Regina University and an M.A. in foundations of teaching and curriculum from Fairfield University. Julie was a public elementary school teacher for 10 years in Connecticut and Massachusetts school systems. During this time she was a cooperating teacher for graduate and undergraduate education majors, and a district mentor to beginning teachers. She has also served as the assistant program director for the Connecticut Council of Teachers of English. In addition, Julie was awarded a fellowship through the University of Connecticut to participate in the Connecticut Writing Project, where she developed and ran a workshop on maintaining student voice in non-fiction writing. Julie lives on the North Shore with her family.

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Kimberly Pavlovich
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Casey Roland
Biography Forthcoming

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Patricia Shepherd
Tricia holds a certificate in business administration from Katharine Gibbs (1972), a B.A. in Individualized Studies (2008) involving 33 Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) credits, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (2010) from Goddard College.  Tricia worked in business for seven years before having children.  Since then, she has lived in/worked as a teacher, librarian, and administrator in Casablanca, Morocco; Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain; Cairo, Egypt; Blue Hill, Maine; and Asmara, Eritrea.  Interested in educational leadership, she served as student trustee while at Goddard and is on the Miss Hall's School Board of Visitors.  She has been Class Reunion Chair four times at Miss Hall's and two years on the Boards of Stewards for the Clockhouse Writer's Conference at Goddard.  She researches genealogy and writes poetry, fiction, short stories, and nonfiction.  Four mornings a week, she works in the Division of Academic Resources and three afternoons in the Writing Center (since September 2011).  She currently lives in Gloucester, MA and has an engineer son and a culinary daughter, both live on the west coast.

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Ryan Socolow
Ryan returns to Endicott since graduating in 2014 with a degree in Liberal Studies (Concentration: Sociology) and a minor in Psychology.  During his time at Endicott, Ryan was a member of the lacrosse team, the Endicott College Scholars Program, the Liberal Studies Honor Society, and the President of EC Alliance.  Fun fact:  Ryan has seen every episode of "The Facts of Life," and claims to be powered by naps and lean proteins.

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Peer Tutors

Peer Tutors are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association  

Amanda Anthony
Amanda is a sophomore at Endicott. She is studying Hospitality Management with a concentration in events and is pursuing a minor in Dance. In addition to the wonderful people she has been able to create friendships with at Endicott, she feels fortunate to also be receiving such a great education from the school. It was an English class she took early on freshman year that encouraged her to become a writing center tutor. She looks forward to helping others with this position.

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Kaleigh Brown
Kaleigh is a Communications major from Sandown, New Hampshire.  She is a member of the Endicott Scholars Program and Lighthouse, as well as a staff writer for the Endicott Observer.  She is passionate about traveling, reading, writing, and learning.  Kaleigh loves spending her spare time outdoors and in nature.  After graduation, she hopes to make a difference and help people.

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Paige Colombo
Paige is a Nursing major.  She is from Mendon, MA.  Paige plans on being a nurse anesthetist later in her career.  She gained her interest for the medical world from her mom and Grey’s Anatomy.  In her spare time, Paige enjoys reading, going to baseball games, the beach, and being around her family and friends

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Krya Crist
Krya is a Interior Design student from Marblehead, MA.  She loves to spend time outside and with her dogs, but her favorite place to be is in the saddle.  Aside from tutoring, Kyra is also on the Endicott Equestrian Team.  She hopes to pursue a career at a Boston design firm when she graduates, while keeping time in her schedule to spend time with horses and travel to new places.

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Megan Dalke
Megan Dalke is a Art Therapy major and Human Service minor with a passion for reading and writing.  She is from Newington, CT and hopes to travel as much as she can since she is from a small town.  Megan wants to make a difference in peoples lives, whether that is through Art Therapy club.  In her free time, she enjoys being outside and in the summer her favorite activity is paddle boarding.

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Kaylee Hartnett
Kaylee is a sophomore at Endicott College, currently majoring in Communications with a focus of Digital Filmmaking. When not at Endicott, she lives in Westford, Massachusetts. Writing and storytelling have been her hobbies ever since she was young, and eventually she decided to put her talents to good use and make a career. Her ambition is to write for television and film, and hopefully be able to publish her stories with other forms of media along the way, such as through video games or even books.

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Sara Hopper
Sara is a Bioengineering major.  She is from Dalton, Massachusetts, a small town in Berkshire County.  She is a part of the Endicott Scholars program, the Habitat for Humanity Club, and the Biotech Society.  She doesn't know what she is going to do after school, but loves science, technology, reading, and writing.  She also loves horseback riding, going to the beach, and car rides.

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Ben Horgan
Ben is from Charlton, MA. He is an English Major with a concentration in Creative Writing. Other than being a writing tutor, he is also a New Student Mentor and a member of The Agency. Outside of school, Ben enjoys spending time with friends, playing and watching sports, free-writing, Netflix, and reading The Great Gatsby.

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Sagun Limbu
Sagun is a sophomore in Endicott College majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.  She is originally from Nepal, but was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Sikkim, India. She discovered her love for reading and writing in high school through the help of her teacher. She loves learning new things. With the education that she is receiving/received, she hopes to return home and help her community.

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Brenna Shannahan
Brenna is from Shelton, Connecticut. She is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Communications. She is a staff writer for the Endicott Observer, an editor for the Endicott Review, and a rower on the crew team. Brenna likes handwritten letters, long hugs, and the smell of new books. 

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Eliza Steadman
Eliza is a English major with a concentration in secondary education. Eliza is from Nantucket an island of the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. When she graduates Eliza would love to work as a high school English teacher. Eliza is a part of the Endicott Honors program and is a contributing writer for the Endicott Observer.  She loves being outside, playing softball with her team from back home, hanging out with her three sisters, going to farmers markets, and exploring new places. 

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Annaka Stables
Annaka is a senior majoring in Nursing with a minor in Psychology. She hopes to continue on to graduate school to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. Her hometown is Potomac, Maryland.  Other than being a writing tutor, she is the 2017 class representative for Endicott Student Government, a member of the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, and the Mortar Board Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, watching movies and spending time outside.

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Olivia Weinmann
Olivia is a Psychology major from Laconia, New Hampshire. She loves to help people and hopes to make a difference someday. Though she is unsure of what she would like to pursue as a career, she is excited to be exploring opportunities through internship at Endicott and eventually graduate school. In her free time, Olivia loves spending time outdoors and at the lake. She has a passion for animals and enjoys being in the company of her friends. 

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Taylor Williams

Taylor is a sophomore at Endicott double-majoring in criminal justice and psychology. She is originally from Middletown, Connecticut and is a member of Endicott’s Odyssey team. Her interest in writing is inspired by a former teacher in high school, which she hopes to extend to fellow students.

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