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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.

Mikayla Daniels
Mikayla Daniels

Sophomore, Pre-Law, and Business Administration major

As a pre-law and business administration major, I have a lot of experience in formal writing. I enjoy mostly research writing. I enjoy this because I can start a paper knowing nothing about a topic and at the end, I look like an expert on the subject. Outside of being a tutor at the writing center, I am a member of the women’s track and field team and the treasurer for the criminal justice society. Additionally, I enjoy photography and doing volunteer work for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. As a tutor, I hope to create a safe space for you to share your work. Writing can be very personal, and I hope to be able to make you feel comfortable and confident in your writing.

If you would like to make an appointment with Mikayla outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at MADaniels01@indianatech.net.

Danny Guduru
Danny Guduru

Junior, Business Administration – Entrepreneurial Studies major

There are a few reasons how I can help to make you comfortable with your writing. Having English as my second language, I know what it is like to struggle with writing. I have overcome those difficulties with practicing and getting help from others. I am an international student and my writing skills, in English, were not the greatest. However, over the course of few years of being at Indiana Tech, my writing has improved significantly with the help of my peers, professors, and online resources. I used to hate writing because I struggled so badly with the concepts and mechanics, but I find myself writing now more than ever. I have plenty of writing responsibilities that I do willingly because I love it so much. I also write during my devotional time and occasionally even write songs. While in India, I had barely written anything outside of school, and being in the States has helped me to change my perspective on writing. I know what it felt like to come into a completely different environment and be expected to have excellent communication skills to succeed. I could be someone who could help lift the load you are facing in writing through the development of new skills. I am excited to make new friends and help with your writing. I hope to see you at The Writing Center!

If you would like to make an appointment with Danny outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email him at DSGuduru01@​indianatech.​net.

Emily Morgan
Emily Morgan

Sophomore, Digital Graphics & Design major

As a digital graphics major, I am very used to coming up with creative ideas and solutions to problems, and my approach to writing is the same. I enjoy writing quite a bit and have written several short stories over the years, specifically fantasy and fiction works. Outside of being a tutor, I love listening to music, sketching, and spending time with family! I used to be a server at a couple restaurants, so I am no stranger to working with people and helping them out! I am a tutor and I am here to help you, so don’t be afraid to reach out if you need help!!

If you would like to make an appointment with Emily outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at tsmorgan01@indianatech.net.

Holly Obregon
Holly Obregon

Senior, Accounting major

As an accounting major, you would think that I lack creativity and skills in writing but with my experience and training, I not only enjoy writing, but I strive to help others with their writing. Bringing together different views and evidence in my own writing is what I enjoy the most which can explain why research writing is my favorite! Outside of my jobs and school, I enjoy watching movies, crafting, and spending time with friends. My objective as a writing tutor is to encourage growth in you and your writing as well as creating a positive learning environment where we can learn from each other. I know how frustrating writing can be at times, and if I can help in any way, I will! Please don’t hesitate to book an appointment with me, I want to help!

If you would like to make an appointment with Holly outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at HSObregon01@indianatech.net.

Allie Pensyl
Allie Pensyl

Senior, Recreational Therapy, Indiana Tech Online Student, MPSY

As someone who enjoys being a story teller and putting words on paper as a way of expression, I understand that not everyone comes by these habits naturally. To me, writing is such a beautiful thing because it is never the same one person to the next. My goal as a Writing Center Tutor is to aide individuals to stay true to themselves in writing while getting their assignments complete. Not every style of writing allows for freedom of expression to shine through; however, it is so important as a tutor to meet individuals right where they are in their writing process. I love to help develop ideas with students and refine them in the later stages of revision.

A little but about me is that I am continuing to find my voice and true self here at Indiana Tech. After the completion of my Bachelor’s Degree in the fall of my junior year, I am continuing my education to obtain a Master’s Degree in Psychology. In my career, I work with individuals with disabilities, and so much of my job is — meeting people right where they are. As a defender on the soccer field, I also continue to defend my goals off the field as I pursue my dreams and live guided by my values and personal heroes.

If you would like to make an appointment with Allie outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at ANPensyl01@indianatech.net.

Emma Varkalis
Emma Varkalis

Sophomore, Biology major

When someone thinks of a biology major, they may automatically assume that the individual is strictly good at science and math; however, that is not always the case. As a biology major, one of my talents is my writing ability. Not only do I have experience in lab report and research writing, but I am also a skilled storyteller with an ever-running imagination. Besides being a writing center tutor, I am a pole vaulter on the women’s track and field team and a Resident Assistant. As a tutor, my main goal is to help you with the writing process and make you feel comfortable sharing your work. Please feel free to book an appointment with me in person or online!

If you would like to make an appointment with Emma outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at ERVarkalis01@indianatech.net

Director of the Writing Center

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.