Meet The Tutors

Here are just some of the tutors you can find in the Writing Center:

Leah Coppola

Favorite essay: “A Mathematician’s Lament” by Paul Lockhart
I can’t stand: “Floppy bacon. Bacon is meant to be crispy!”
Favorite part of tutoring: “Seeing nervous students grow into strong and confident writers!”

May Jampathom

Favorite movie: Cinema Paradiso
I can’t stand: “People saying “literally” when they literally don’t mean it”
Favorite part of tutoring: “The middle 🙂”

Michelle Korman

Favorite short story: “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner
Fun fact about me: I love entering contests and giveaways. The weirdest things that I ever won are incense that smells like a grilled cheese sandwich and a fire log that smells like fried chicken.
Favorite part of tutoring: Helping students reach their aha! moment where everything clicks and it all makes sense.

Kathy Vasile

On my reading list: The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones, et al.
Favorite quote: “Breakfast first!” by my brother Paul.
Favorite part of tutoring: “Getting a cultural education from such a variety of students over the years and seeing a student take charge of the appointment because it’s all making sense now.”


Bridget van Hemert

Favorite Poem: “It Is Born” by Pablo Neruda (I’m a beach-lover!)
Meaningful quote: “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” -Grateful Dead
Favorite part of tutoring: “I love that I get to read and learn about a variety of topics while students realize how much they have to say”