Meet Our Writing Assistants
Rebekah is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College with degrees in both Psychology and Theater. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her two puppies (Zuko and Zayde), sing, paint, and go hiking! “I love writing the most when I get the opportunity to collaborate with other students and tutors because I believe my work will always be strengthened with an additional perspective and someone to help me talk out/organize my ideas.”
I am from Washington state, and after working as an adult educator for about 20 years in East Africa, I have been working as a tutor at the WELL for about nine years since 2012. I really enjoy helping students from many different backgrounds succeed, and the WELL is a great place to do this.
I taught philosophy, composition and humanities at South for 41 years. I retired in 2013. I volunteer in the Writing Center because I like talking about writing and helping students write the best papers they can. I especially like working with ENG102 students on the dreaded research papers. I also write plays.
For me, the goal of writing is to take an idea and honestly express it in such a way that it is as informative and interesting as possible. Thus, when I tutor, I try to help others do the same.
I earned my Associate degree here at South Seattle College in Fall 2018, and I began working in the Writing Center the very next quarter. Now, when I'm not working with students, I'm working towards my bachelor's degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Hi there! My name is Grace and I have been a writing tutor for South for about two years now. I am also currently studying to be a business major at UW's Foster School of Business. Some things I really like about tutoring is how I am helping students with their papers and building up their confidence in their writing.
My name is Tam Tran and I am a second-generation Vietnamese American. I went to community college myself and was able to learn so much more about myself, thanks to community college. One area where I improved was in my writing. I hope to be able to help students and instill the confidence in them that they can also grow as a writer.
Basha began tutoring at Goucher College, and upon graduation has continued to work with multigenerational writers. She is comfortable working with pieces in any stage of the writing process, though especially enjoys organization, revision, and talking through various brainstorming topics or ideas. Basha is most knowledgeable with MLA and Chicago Author-Date citation styles but can assist with other forms. Outside of the Writing Center, Basha can be found diligently tracking the WNBA Seattle Storm.
Elijah Dow – Writing Center Program Coordinator
Marianna Asaturova – Director, Tutoring Center
Monia Hamam – Program Specialist III