Meet the
Tutors

 

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Writing Center in the library, room 251. You can find us on the main floor to the right of the circulation desk. We offer online and in-person tutoring. As for all indoor spaces, you will need to have a mask that covers your nose and mouth in order to get tutoring services in the Writing Center space.

Carroll HS

Julia Carroll

Julia Carroll is a Junior at West Chester University. Her major is Criminal Justice and this is her first semester at the Writing Center. Outside of the Writing Center she enjoys spending time with friends and family. (Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Larson HS

Spencer Larson

Spencer is a undergraduate student in his senior year at West Chester University. He is a history major and is in the Fast Track program to obtain his masters. This is Spencer's first semester working in the Writing Center. Outside of the writing center, Spencer enjoys painting and gardening. (Pronouns: he/him/his)

Rader HS

Ashlyn Radar

Ashlynn is a first-year graduate student at West Chester University. Her major is English and she is on the Writing, Teaching, and Criticism track. She has been at the Writing Center since Spring 2022. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys traveling and hanging out with her friends and her dog. (Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Picket HS

Amanda Pickett

Amanda Pickett is a second-year graduate student at West Chester University. She is an English major on the Writing, Teaching, and Criticism track. She has been at the Writing Center since Fall 2020. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys reading, crafting, and watching movies. Fun Fact: Amanda graduated from Penn State Abington University where she was a writing tutor for 3 years. (pronouns: she/her)

Rea HS

Robert Rea

Bobby Rea is a Graduate Student at West Chester University. His Masters will be in English Literature. He has been at the Writing Center since Spring 2020. Outside of the Writing Center, he enjoys creative writing, watching movies and anything in the genre of horror. Bobby loves to travel and enjoys traveling to Florida. (pronouns: he/him/his)

Duncan HS

Claire Duncan

Claire Duncan is in her second year in the English MA program at West Chester University. Her major is English on the Writing, Teaching, and Criticism track. She has been at the Writing Center since Fall 2020 and in the Writing Center throughout her undergraduate career. Outside of the Writing Center she enjoys anything to do with astrology, gardening, and reading. (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Stanley HS

Gabrielle Stanley

Gabby is a first-year graduate student at West Chester University. She is pursing a Master's degree in the Writing, Teaching, and Criticism track of the English major. Fall 2021 will be Gabby's first semester at West Chester University, and her first semester working in the Writing Center. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys arts and crafts, theatre, and hanging out with her cat and two geckos. Fun Fact: Gabby has written and self-published two poetry books! (pronouns:  she/her/hers)

Weissman HS

Hana Wiessmann

Hana Wiessmann is currently a senior at West Chester University studying English Education. She has been at the Writing Center since Spring 2020 and is excited to continue working with her fellow peers. (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Conyers HS

Jacquelynne Conyers-Jordan

Jacquelynne is a 1st year Graduate Student at West Chester University majoring in English. She previously worked at the Writing Center in Fall 2012 to Spring 2014 and is very excited to return to tutoring at the center. Outside of the Writing Center, She enjoys cooking, watching every and any horror film and chasing after a soon to be 5 year old. (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Ernst HS

Jaime Ernst

Jaime is a second-year student in the MA English program on the writing, teaching, and criticism track. She has been tutoring for the past five years and loves helping students find their "ah-ha!" moment when improving their writing. Outside the Writing Center, Jaime enjoys gardening, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and playing with her puppy, Hazelnut. (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Beavis HS

Kat Beauvais

Kat is a sophomore student in the BA program as an English Writing major and Film Crit minor. She has been working in the Writing Center for over a year and enjoys meeting new people and hearing their stories and journey with writing. (pronouns: she/her)

Fricke HS

Kathleen Fricke

Kate is a second-year student in the English MA program and is eager to start her first semester tutoring at the Writing Center. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys spending time with her black lab, Lila. Fun Fact: Kate loves to cook and bake food for her friends and family! (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Aranholt HS

Mackenzie Aronhalt

Mackenzie is a first year graduate student in the English MA program in the Writing, Teaching, and Criticism track. She enjoys helping students find their voice within their writing as all writers are unique. This is her first year in the Writing Center and she is very excited to meet people and build friendships. (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Norris HS

Mallory Norris

Mal is a graduate student at West Chester University. Her masters program is in Criminal Justice. This is her first year in the Writing Center. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys playing and watching sports. Fun Fact: Mal played ice hockey during her undergraduate studies at WCU and served as captain of the team her senior year. (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Mathersd HS

Olivia Mathers

Olivia Mathers is a first year graduate student in West Chester University's English MA program. She enjoys reading and writing about literature, and helping students find their voices in their own writing. (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Fitten HS

Veronica Fitton

Veronica is a Graduate Student at West Chester University. Her major is English with a focus on Creative Writing. 2021 will be her first year working at the Writing Center. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys hiking, taking care of her plants, and reading. Fun Fact: Veronica was born in Las Vegas! (pronouns: she/her/hers)

 

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Margaret Ervin HS

Dr. Margaret Ervin

Professor of English and Writing Center Director
Mervin@wcupa.edu
610-436-3548

Dr. Ervin received her BA in History at Harvard University and her PhD in Writing, Teaching, and Criticism from the State University of New York at Albany. She serves half time in the English Department, teaching a course in tutoring as well as first-year writing and courses in the English major. She also serves half time as Director of the University Writing Center. Her research focuses on writing center tutoring and rhetorical genre. She is also active in the faculty union, currently serving as President of the West Chester University chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF).

Ms. Kaitlyn Crouse-Machcinski HS

Ms. Kaitlyn Machcinski

Associate Director of the Learning Assistance and Resource Center and Writing Center
kmachcinski@wcupa.edu
610-436-2402

Kaitlyn Machcinski received her BA in History with Teacher Certification from West Chester University, her MA in Education from Villanova University, and two graduate certificates (Higher Educational Policy and Student Affairs & Educational Technology) from West Chester University. She is currently working toward an EdD in Policy, Planning, and Administration from West Chester University and is expected to finish in May 2022. Before moving to higher education, Kaitlyn worked as a secondary social studies teacher. Currently, Kaitlyn works as the Associate Director of the Learning Assistance and Resource Center and Writing Center at West Chester University. This role supports student success through the hiring, supervising, scheduling, and training of peer tutors in both centers. Kaitlyn serves as the Professional Development Officer on the executive board for the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA). She holds a Level II Leadership Certification with the NCLCA. Her research interests include student engagement, game-based learning, and educational technology.

Jamee Tobias HS

Jamee Tobias

Clerk Typist II, Learning Assistance and Resource Center
Jtobias@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-2535

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