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I'm a Junior transfer student hoping to make a lot of memories here at UW Tacoma. I'm currently seeking a BA in History with an emphasis in World History, hoping to one day become a high school history teacher and eventually, a college professor. I love analysis as well as spelling and grammar and I love reading creative pieces such as short stories and poems. I'm most well versed in MLA citation style but I know APA as well. I hope everyone has a wonderful school year! Go Dawgs!


I am a PhD student in Educational Leadership, Policy and Organizations with a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies. While I'm most familiar with writing in the social sciences, I'm happy to support writing projects across disciplines (and both academic and professional writing) and at all different stages of the writing process! I'm most excited about helping to brainstorm, outline, and map out projects, and I am fairly well versed in APA. I spend the last year working as a tutor at the UW Seattle Writing Center and am happy to join the UWT team for this year! 
Hello, my name is Bella! I am a third year here at UWT and I am hoping to aid students in the art of writing. I enjoy interdisciplinary education, reading, and long walks (anywhere but downtown Tacoma). With this education here at UWT I hope to help people in the future move toward a happier life. I hope to work closely with students here at UWT in order to help them build and reach a state of comfort while writing.


James is a graduate student in international studies, focusing on Chinese and Russian geopolitics. He also completed undergraduate degrees in literature and history at UWT, and is familiar with Chicago, MLA, and APA citation styles.
Emma is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Computer Science and Systems program. Prior to graduate school, Emma received a B.A. in Anthropology, French, and German from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has experience writing across many disciplines and enjoys helping her fellow students at any stage of the writing process by providing constructive feedback, a sounding board for ideas, and help with revision and editing. Outside of the TLC, she enjoys watching movies and pyrography.

Beck is a UWT graduate with a degree in Arts, Media, and Culture on the Literature track and intends to become a professor in the same field. They are very familiar with working on literary analysis and research papers and have a great love of helping others with them at any stage, from discussion and brainstorming, to drafting and revising. Beck also loves all forms of creative writing and the workshopping process, and worked as an editor of Tahoma West last year. Beyond that, their favorite part of the job is getting to learn alongside everyone else—about writing, but also about new or more in-depth subjects and classes. They believe there isn't just one correct way to write, and therefore aim to support the voices and perspectives of each individual student. They are familiar with MLA and APA.

Rebecca R.

Rebecca is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program and holds a BA in Political Science, Social Justice, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing, from The Evergreen State College-Tacoma. Rebecca has studied a range of topics in social justice and social science. In the academic setting, she has experience developing scholarship and graduate school applications as well as résumés and CVs. She has work experience drafting and editing for non-profits and legislative processes. She has a passion for collaborating with student writers to support each person’s goals for personal success, academic achievement, graduation, and beyond. Rebecca believes writing is a radical act.  Outside of the TLC, she pursues inspiration and mindfulness through mountain climbing and backpacking across the northwest region.



I'm majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PP&E) with a focus on economics. My area of interest is regarding the economies of authoritarian regimes, as well as the economic implications of policy within them. My passions revolve around reading and writing, mostly Science-Fiction and Fantasy, but I also play Jazz piano and enjoy hiking. I'm looking forward to helping others improve as writers and academics, and hope that I can pass along some of what I've learned along the way.


I am a junior majoring in Arts, Media and Culture Major on the Literature track with a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures. I am a voracious reader, I write short fiction, and I am an enthusiastic but clumsy salsa dancer. I am going to be pursuing a Master in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in the future, and I would love to work with English language learners in figuring out the writing process. Academic writing can be intimidating but I aim to help students of all levels of ability get comfortable with the process and express their unique voice. I hope we can work together to accomplish your goals!

  • is deeply involved on campus, working as a Peer Advisor and writing consultant. She is going for three degrees: Biomedical Sciences, Psychology and Criminal justice. Amy’s ideal job is to become a nephrologist and specialize in pediatric kidney failure and cure diseases. She wants to be a nephrologist because about 1/3 of the population in the U.S is obese.

  • Amy volunteers for numerous organizations and eventually wants to work with kids and promote health care and healthy eating, to lower the rate of obesity and diabetes. Later in life, Amy would like to travel to different countries and build hospitals, while doing research and pursuing better health care. You may have seen Amy volunteering on campus. She is apart of many clubs and hopes to change the world one day at a time.


Hi everyone! My name is Mackenzie Ayers and I am a junior here at the University of Washington-Tacoma. I am currently a double major in psychology and criminal justice, with carreer interests in forensic psychiatry, clinical psychiatry, neuroscience, and social work interventions with criminal populations. As a writer, I am well versed in persuasive, empirical, and summartive essays; furthermore, I am proficient in APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. Whether you're stumped on how to start or just want a peer review of your paper, I'm happy to help!



Hello, my name is Lan! I am a senior majoring in Writing Studies on the Technical Communications track and minoring in Business Administration. I adore writing and editing and I hope to bring my enthusiasm when it comes to helping students with their writing process. In my free time I love to take my two dogs on walks or to the dog park. I hope to make connections with all the students I meet and aid them for success on their college journey. I also spent 2 years of my high school career serving as a writing tutor for junior level English. I love all things grammar and especially enjoy reading (and writing) literary analysis. I hope I can assist you in all of your writing needs and am ecstatic to have joined the UWT team!


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