The Writing Center is staffed by an exemplary team of trained peer tutors who are familiar not only with how to best teach writing skills, but also with what Trinity’s professors expect from their students when it comes to written assignments.


Meet Our Tutors

Joshua Anaya
He/They

Studies: Sociology, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies
Year: Senior
Specialties: social science essays, research proposals, qualitative research, applications, essay mapping, and editing.

Hello! This is my first year at the Writing Center. Previously, I've taken and peer tutored for the Social Justice FYE and written for the Trinitonian as both an opinion and arts/entertainment columnist. My research interests broadly look at migration along the Southwestern border, language ideology, law, and the cultural sustainability of border communities. You can find me playing horn with the Trinity Symphony Orchestra, hanging out in the library, at home watching horror movies, painting, or drinking matcha lattes.

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Kaylee Avila
She/They

Studies: English, Creative Writing
Year: Senior
Specialties: humanities, applications and personal statements, creative writing, publishing, and editing

Hello, everyone! This is my third and final semester working with the Writing Center. I’m our Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, so you can catch me crafting Instagram posts on Canva or visiting classrooms to shamelessly plug our services. I did research this past summer with Dr. Santos through the Mellon Initiative for an upcoming anthology: Bard in the Borderlands: Shakespeare Appropriations in la Frontera. I was an FYE peer tutor my sophomore year for my FYE, Arts & Ideas, with Dr. Gillete.

 

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Ben Falcon
He/Him

Studies: Political Science, History, Chinese
Year: Senior
Specialties: humanities, social science, resume/cv work, research, application writing

This will be my second year working for the Writing Center and I can’t wait to get to know y’all. I love writing and enjoy supporting people with advice and encouragement. I was an FYE peer tutor my sophomore year for my FYE, A Successful Life, and had a blast. I am the Writing Center’s Diversity and Inclusion coordinator. As a Pell grant student, McNair Scholar, and Mellon Fellow, I am well versed in undergraduate research and application writing so I am happy to help you with any humanities, social science, or resume/cv work. 

Madeline Freeman
She/Her

Studies: English, Communication, Latin
Year: Junior
Specialties: literary analysis, HUMA, editing, research papers

This is my first year at the Writing Center! I am majoring in English and Communication. During my sophomore year, I was a peer tutor for the HUMA FYE with Dr. Kim. I’m part of Dr. Kraebel's Early Book and Manuscript Lab, and I’m a co-vice president of the Bullet Journal Club. I also currently work as a writing intern for Trinity's Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing, where I write and edit for IMPACT Magazine and Trinity’s website.

 

Natalie Intihar
She/Her

Studies: History, Political Science, and Creative Writing
Year: Senior
Specialties: Humanities, HUMA, Research

This will be my first year working as a tutor. I'm currently head reporter on The Mirage, Trinity's yearbook, and co-editor in chief of the Trinity Review, Trinity's literary magazine. I worked as a tutor in high school, and through my internship as one of the Creative Writing interns last year, I spent a great deal of time editing creative writing. Through all my humanities classes, including HUMA as a first year, I also have spent a lot of time working with and on research writing.

 

Madyson Martinez
She/Her

Studies: Communication and Education
Year: Sophomore
Specialties: FYE essays, journalistic pieces, class presentations, or basic graphic designs/visual aids.

This is my first year working at the Writing Center. I'm a prospective communication major and teaching minor. I earned first place for News Writing while competing at the state level in high school and last year I was a finalist for an FYE Writing Award.

 

Phoebe Murphy
She/Her/He/Him

Studies: Communication, Art, Creative Writing
Year: Junior
Specialties: Creative writing, humanities, editing, oral presentations, visual aids.

Greetings! I'm Phoebe, and I'm excited to be working at the Writing Center this year. I'm a communication major who also loves visual art and writing. I've worked for the Trinitonian the entire time I've been at Trinity, and this year I will be the News Editor. I also participated in Mellon research this summer and created a webcomic which you can view at rapidoxidationcomic.com.

 

Meadow Netardus
She/Her

Studies: English, Art History
Year: Junior
Specialties: literary analysis and research papers.

My research interests are mainly analytical, for literature or art. I was a peer tutor for HUMA the spring semester of 2020. I'm from Amarillo, Texas and I own a miniature donkey!

 

Yasmin Subawalla
She/Her

Studies: Political Science, Economics, and Creative Writing
Year: Junior
Specialties: creative pieces, social science essays, research and application/personal statement writing

Hello! I’m Yasmin, and I’m so excited to be working for the Writing Center. This is my first year with the Writing Center, but I have previously worked as an FYE Peer Tutor for Creative Genius and as Editor-in-Chief of the Contemporary. In my free time, I like finding new cute eats and cafes in San Antonio and finding new nature trails to hike.

 

Caroline Wolff
She/Her, They/Them

Studies: Communication, Creative Writing, and Linguistics
Year: Junior
Specialties: humanities, literary analysis, media analysis/Communication, editing, creative writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting)

This is my first year tutoring in the Writing Center and I’m so excited to be a part of the team!  This year, in addition to working in the Writing Center, I will be serving as an intern for the Creative Writing department and peer tutoring for the Science Fiction FYE. I've been an avid creative writer since the age of 9 and also enjoy reading books of all genres, drawing, performing arts (dance and music), and spending time with my cat (and best friend), Hayes!


Become A Tutor

 

Interested in working with the Writing Center? As a writing tutor, you will:

  • earn a stipend
  • gain invaluable professional experience in writing and editing
  • develop crucial interpersonal communication and leadership skills

What Makes a Great Tutor

Successful writing tutors:

  • are flexible, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • have good people skills 
  • can work with writers at all levels, from those struggling with basic sentence structure to those needing help organizing complex seminar papers

The Center encourages students from all academic disciplines to apply.

When to Apply

You can submit an application at any point in the academic year. Even if no positions are open at the time of your application, your application will remain on file for future semesters. Second-semester freshmen are welcome to apply in advance for employment next fall.

Job Requirements

  1. Tutors must have completed their freshman year and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Tutors must be able to commit to ten regular hours of tutoring per week. Hours must be flexible to ensure fairness to all employees.
  3. Tutors must attend and successfully complete a training workshop at the beginning of each semester of their employment.

Application Procedure

  1. Send a cover letter and resume or CV (as either Word or PDF documents) to jrowe@trinity.edu.
  2. In your cover letter, please name at least one faculty reference who would be willing to attest to your writing ability and interpersonal skills. (Note: Faculty references do not need to write a letter on your behalf. They should just be willing to speak to your qualifications if asked.)
  3. In your cover letter, please detail your qualifications for the job based on the job descriptions and requirements.