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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

Junior, 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

Junior, 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.

Allyson Versluys
Allyson Versluys

Junior, 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.

For Master’s Students

Master’s students are assisted by:

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.

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.

Director of the Writing Center

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.