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Meet the Tutors

Aine is a Writing Center fellow.Aine G

Hello! I am a nursing student in my sophomore year. I am from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, a small town characterized by its Fireside Theater and cow museum. Other than reading and writing, I love to draw, be active, and hang out with friends. Some fun facts about me? I am neither a dog nor a cat person - I love both! My favorite ice cream is mint with Oreos, I am quite competitive in Mario Cart, and my Patronus is a Pine Marten.

Alison is a Writing Center Fellow.Alison J

Hi! My name is Alison and I’m a Junior. I’m an English major, so I love writing and editing. Along with being a tutor, I am a part of Chi Omega here on campus.

Brooke is a Writing Center Fellow.Brooke W

I am a Classical Studies with a focus on Archaeology, I enjoy spending the majority of my time reading novels (my favorite being Mansfield Park by Jane Austen). My interests span the Stone Age to the Space Age, and I constantly look forward to developing my knowledge of the world.

Carla is a Writing Center fellow.Carla T

Hello, I am a sophomore nursing student here at Carthage. Aside from the Writing Center, which allows me to grow in my writing skills, I am a part of Carthage Treble Choir. Participating in this ensemble enables me to pursue my love for music. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and visiting my family back in Waukegan Illinois. As a writing tutor I aim to help students elaborate on their brilliant ideas and express thoughtfully on any given essay. I am also bilingual so feel free to bring in your Spanish essays!

Chloe is a Writing Center fellow.Chloe G

My name is Chloe, and I am a Pre-Med Neuroscience Major, minoring in Psychology here at Carthage. Even though I am a science major, I have always loved reading and writing creative works, and even found joy when constructing various papers for Western Heritage! Outside of school I love to lift weights and play volleyball, as well as travel (I have already checked Peru and Honduras off my list) and drink inhuman amounts of iced coffee - regardless of the temperature. After my time here at Carthage, I hope to attend Medical School, and pursue a career as a trauma surgeon.

Claire is a Writing Center Fellow.Claire P

I am a junior pursuing a biology major with chemistry and psychology minors. My passion is scientific writing but I also love helping students with all writing disciplines. When I’m not in the Writing Center, you can find me in Straz doing research, tutoring, or working as a lab assistant.

Ella is a Writing Center fellow.Ella S

Hello! I am a sophomore majoring in Theatre with English and Secondary Education minors. I enjoy staying caffeinated, traveling, and organizing. As you may have guessed, I also love writing and reading (especially the classics, mysteries, and plays), and would be happy to help you with those Western Heritage papers!

Erin is a Writing Center Fellow.Erin A

Hi everyone!I’m Erin, and I’m a Junior studying English as my major and Public Relations as my minor. The great outdoors and the water are my favorite places, and old movies are my jam. What i love most about writing is the way it reflects every person’s unique voice. As a tutor, I hope to encourage our differences as beautifully individual writers.

Grace is a Writing Center fellow.Grace T

I am a sophomore majoring in neuroscience and chemistry with a psychology minor. Aside from school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and doing activities outside. I absolutely love all animals and get excited whenever I see dogs on campus! When I’m not in the Writing Center, I’m probably in Straz doing homework or working at the Student Mailroom in the TWC.

Kory is a Writing Center Fellow.Kory S

I am a sophomore double majoring in psychology and sociology and minoring in Spanish. Aside from my studies and passion for writing, I enjoy photography, drawing, being with family and friends, and spending time in nature. I always welcome new experiences and adventures, and am eager to travel and explore the world. My favorite stress relieving activity during the academic year is playing with the dogs at the Humane Society. I am a dog-lover, having two of my own named Max and Murphy. A few more random facts about me? I think dill pickles are a magical food, I take pride in using movie quotes in casual conversations, and I have worked as a pie maker.

Leah is a Writing Center Fellow.Leah D

I am a sophomore majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing, with minors in Secondary Education and Theatre. I plan to become an English teacher in order to help others become connected to reading and writing the way I am. When I’m not in the Writing Center or in class, you might spot me as someone other than myself at cosplay club or in theatre. I will gladly look at any cats, pictures of cats, or cat memes always, anywhere, anytime (because quite frankly, I’m a bit obsessed).

Maddy is a Writing Center fellow.Maddy O

I have had the good fortune to work for Jean at the Writing Center since my freshman year at Carthage. I’ve seen quite a few papers come through, but my favorites are always Western Heritage - especially Homer and Dante! I am currently a junior, studying English, Great Ideas, and French. if I’m not in the Writing Center, i might be practicing with the Merely Players, Carthage’s improv group, or spending all of my rollovers at Starbucks. if you need help finding me in the WC, look for the girl with a coffee stain on her shirt!

Megan is a Writing Center Fellow.Megan J

I am an English major and Great Ideas minor. I have lived in South Carolina, Colorado, and Washington. Now making my temporary home in Wisconsin, I hope to help fellow students find their voices through writing. Because I have written a couple of books in my free time, I know all about the trials and tribulations of putting thoughts and feelings to paper - so don’t worry, we’re in this together!

Meghan is a Writing Center Fellow.Meghan E

I am a junior majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Psychology. On Campus, I am the Publicity Chair for Colleges Against Cancer, and a member of the Education Club “ACES”. I love playing with my dog, paddle boarding in the summer, and drinking countless cups of tea. My favorite genres of books to read are fantasy and classics, and I would love to help you with those Western Heritage papers in the Writing Center!

Nateya is a Writing Center fellow.Nateya T

Hi! I am a junior at Carthage studying Criminal Justice with minors in Spanish and Political Science. I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; however, I enjoy traveling abroad when I can, and I love reading. Outside of being a Writing Center Fellow, I’m an RA in Denhart, the President of Carthage’s Black Student Union, and I write for my own personal blog. I’m a pretty busy bee, but I promise when you come to the writing center you’ll have my undivided attention!

Rachel is a Writing Center fellow.Rachel J

Hi! I am a senior marketing and management major with a minor in psychology. My favorite part of being a writing tutor is meeting so many students of Carthage and being introduced to different topics and ideas. When I’m not in the Writing Center, you can also find me as an e-board member of Pi Sigma Epsilon.

Rebecca is a Writing Center fellow.Rebecca E

I am a sophomore studying English and Great Ideas. On campus, I am the President of Poetry Underground, and a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I am also a Peer Coach, and I love being able to help students find their way here at Carthage. In addition to writing, I like to play my flute and go for long bike rides along he lake. i can’t wait to meet you in the Center soon!

Riley is a Writing Center fellow.Riley P

I am a sophomore majoring in economics and minoring in political science. I’m from Kenosha and I love it here, but my favorite city in the world is Washington, D.C. I like listening to podcasts and I can sing almost every song Taylor Swift has ever released from memory.

Sarah A is a Writing Center fellowSarah A

I am a junior majoring in Chemistry with a Biology minor. I plan to pursue a career in Pharmacy. I also work in Straz as a lab assistant and tutor in the Chemistry department. I love to travel to new places and have been fortunate to travel to Taiwan and Singapore during the last J-Term. I am looking forward to the Ecological and Cultural Writing Tour of Puerto Rico this coming January. I joined the Writing Center because I enjoy helping fellow students turn their hard work into academic success. I hope I can put my experience writing many lab reports and preparing research for presentation to good use. in my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and just about any outdoor activity

Sarah is a Writing Center fellow.Sarah S

I am a junior majoring in Nursing and minoring in Spanish. I am passionate about caring for others and am looking forward to working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse after graduating. I love almost everything that has to do with the outdoors and staying active. At Carthage, I also work as a Student Ambassador and am involved in the Love Your Melon organization and Nursing Student Council.

Skye is a Writing Center fellow.Skye S

I am a junior majoring in both music and psychology. As a violinist, I enjoy camaraderie in the Carthage Philharmonic; as a psychology major, I hope one day to develop the ability to read minds. Curiosity and wanderlust drive me toward the adventures of travel (I’ve visited China and India), reading (yes, Harry Potter is my favorite series), and discovering the unexplored. In the future, I’d like to become…well, employed, though I haven’t settled on which specific field I will pursue.

Synclaire is a Writing Center fellow.Synclaire L

I am a junior English and Communications double major with a minor in Theater. My hope is to one day become an editor at a publishing company, as either an acquisition or developmental editor. I am from Bettendorf, Iowa, aka the land of corn. On campus, I am also involved in CAB, Sigma Tau Delta, The Current, and Model UN. I also work as a Student Ambassador helping to show prospective students how great Carthage is. Some of my hobbies include Netflix, reading, hanging out with friends, and playing sports.

Zoe is a Writing Center fellow.Zoe H

Hello! I’m a sophomore majoring in economics with minors in math and Asian studies. My passion for writing mostly stems from my love of reading, and my favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. I’d be happy to work with you on any paper or piece of writing you may need help with!

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    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2019), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • The Tower, Carthage’s newest residence hall, provides some of the best views on campus — if not in the Midwest! In addition to #carthageviews of the lake from seven stories up, residents enjoy suite-style living and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about all housing options.

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    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

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    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our science center, student union, athletic and recreation center, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 15 years.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to neuroscience, nursing to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our more than 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

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    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
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    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Fencing to Frisbee, Chem Club to Stand Up Comedy. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …