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Writing Tutors

For Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students, in both the traditional and College of Professional Studies learning environments, are assisted by the following tutors:

Jacey Blust

Sophomore, business administration-management major

I have a lot of experience with writing and various literary styles through my previous experience as an ESL tutor and different English courses. I enjoy reflective writing and analysis, specifically because I love the deeper thought it takes to really express one’s thoughts related to a piece. Also, I am fluent in Spanish and have held positions where this skill was used. Outside of being a tutor at the Writing Center, I play women’s volleyball and I am an executive for Indiana Tech’s Catholic Warriors. Additionally, I enjoy playing guitar, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and Disney movies and drinking lots of sweet tea! My role as a tutor is to make you feel comfortable and confident about your assignment. I am willing to help with anything involving any writing piece. I understand writing can be intimidating; however, I hope to ease that process, so it becomes enjoyable. I hope to see you soon!

If you would like to make an appointment with Jacey outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at Jablust01@​indianatech.​net.

Ebony Butler
Ebony Butler

Sophomore, digital graphics and design major

I enjoy drawing, editing pictures and exploring new ways to create art; additionally, I enjoy reading, writing and exploring underlying themes in films and books. Other than the things I do in my down time, I love to workout and I am a thrower for the track team — so, whether it is on campus or on the road, I am more than happy to help! I think writing is important in not only college courses, but also effectively communicating your ideas throughout everyday life. The writing process is hard enough as it is, come down to The Writing Center and let us help you get it just right!

If you would like to make an appointment with Ebony outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at Epbutler01@​indianatech.​net.

Jessica Miller
Jessica Miller

Junior, accounting and business administration-management major

My majors might not reflect a career path of extensive writing, but I find that having a desire to write and prepare ideas on a page in a way that truly reflects what a student, hobbyist, or professional wishes to express is stupendous, no matter the occasion. I enjoy researching data and facts that will allow me to create works worth considering for whomever my audience may be. In addition to writing, I enjoy organizing anything and everything that I can, including Society of Future Accountant (SoFA) meetings which are great for business majors, as well as anybody wanting to gain knowledge about an accountant’s world post-graduation. So, whatever your desire to write may be, whether for class or even for your own interest, I’d love to take a look!

If you would like to make an appointment with Jessica outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at Jfmiller01@​indianatech.​net.

Destiny Perry

Senior, criminal justice major

Hello! Aside from being a criminal justice major and a tutor, I am also pursuing a minor in psychology and am the current secretary of the university’s Psychology Club. In my free time, I really enjoy reading, reflecting and freewriting. Between my academic affairs and personal pastimes, writing and analyzing both play a large role in my life. Overall, I tend to view writing as not only a common form of communication, but more so as a form of self-expression. In general, when we write, we are faced with the difficult task of expressing our thoughts in a way that creates meaning. As someone who has a solid handle on how to convey my knowledge, I look forward to the opportunity to help a fellow Warrior do the same.

If you would like to make an appointment with Destiny outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at Dperry02@​indianatech.​net.

Kayla Saffran
Kayla Saffran

Junior, elementary education major

I am a forward on the women’s soccer team. Other than playing soccer, I like to watch movies and go to the beach. I also love to read. Being able to escape into someone else’s story and connect to the words they write is something that I admire about every book I read. Reading is also a great way to learn more about writing; I like seeing how authors write so I can use some of their techniques in my own writing. Writing can be overwhelming, messy and time-consuming, but that’s the best part! For me, the process usually goes something like this: write, delete, rewrite, delete, delete, delete, rewrite, until finally, there is this beautifully organized, well-written, piece of writing that I poured my heart and soul into that makes it all worth it in the end. Most importantly, it’s something I am proud of. I want you to feel confident in the work you turn in, so come see me and I can help you write something you are truly proud of!

If you would like to make an appointment with Kayla outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at KMSaffran01@indianatech.net.

Allyson Versluys
Allyson Versluys

Sophomore, biomedical engineering major

Hi there! As an engineering major, I have some special experience dealing with technical forms of writing. However, the style of writing I enjoy the most is a literary analysis! I appreciate the depth of thought needed for this style of writing. I value the importance of everyone being able to effectively convey their ideas and opinions to the world; good ideas are nothing without the proper means to communicate them. Aside from being a writing tutor, I am a pitcher on the Indiana Tech softball team. My hobbies away from the softball field include music, concerts, and God. I’m excited to get to know you and your writing style, so don’t hesitate to come down to the writing center and see me!

If you would like to make an appointment with Allyson outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at Aeversluys01@​indianatech.​net.

Christina Wynn
Christina Wynn

Junior, communication major

In addition to being a communication major, I am a goalkeeper for the women’s soccer. My favorite thing to do is travel and experience new ways of thinking and living. Expanding my knowledge on different cultures and ways of life enables me to broaden my horizon and knowledge of the world we all live in. I enjoy writing as a form of self-expression or art. Enabling someone to share their thoughts on paper is empowering to me. Working in a place where I can help others create something of their own, and something to be proud of, makes me feel satisfied at the end of my day. Come see me and we can create something great together!

If you would like to make an appointment with Christina outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at CRWynn01@indianatech.net.

For Master’s Students

Master’s students are assisted by:

Cortney Robbins
Dr. Cortney Robbins

Associate Professor of English

I have been with Indiana Tech since 2007, teaching both composition and humanities courses. I have two sons, Holden and Jack, and am finishing my doctoral degree, all of which keep me busy. Because writing is so individual, I value working with students one-on-one to improve their writing (and reading and thinking) skills.

Professor Robbins tutors master’s students only. To schedule an appointment with her, email her at CRRobbins@indianatech.edu.

Writing Center Leadership

Linda Valley
Linda Valley

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Hi! I’m a composition professor here at Indiana Tech and I also direct the Writing Center. Writing is a messy and intimidating process and I love that the Writing Center is here to give us feedback, to be our audience and to be that extra set of eyes. Come talk with me about our services or about your needs as a writer. I’d love to help.

Professor Valley is the director of Indiana Tech’s Writing Center. If you have questions about the Writing Center, email her at LMValley@indianatech.edu.

dr. jonathan brownlee
Dr. Jonathan Brownlee

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Hello! My name is Dr. Brownlee, and I am the assistant director of the Writing Center. I also teach composition, creative writing and philosophy here at Tech. I believe in the mission of the Writing Center, and I think that one of the best things a person can do to get better at writing is to seek honest and encouraging feedback. You will find that valuable feedback, as well as other helpful resources, here at the Writing Center. Come see us!

Professor Brownlee is the assistant director of Indiana Tech’s Writing Center. If you have questions about the Writing Center, email him at JJBrownlee@indianatech.edu.