The Honors College Writing Center
The Honors Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to any Honors student for an assignment in any class, a project, a presentation, or any academic/personal writing need. Tutors are Honors students who have been trained to offer help and insight on a variety of writing issues. Skilled in a broad range of services, the tutors can focus on formulating a thesis, incorporating supporting evidence, strengthening topic sentences, moving from passive to active voice, organizing research, structuring a conclusion, brainstorming ideas, and more. All Honors students are encouraged to come in for feedback at any stage in their writing process.
Making an appointment
To set up an appointment, send us an e-mail. Please try to suggest two possible meeting times during our scheduled hours, and try to give us 24 hours advance notice. We will respond quickly!
Meet the Tutors!
Katy Abbe Accordion Closed
Katy is a senior studying English and working towards earning her Creative Writing certificate. She’s a Christian and a connoisseur of cartoons, particularly Steven Universe and oldies like Danny Phantom. When not in the Writing Center or running around campus as a student or GURU, she can be found drinking Starbucks and either writing or reading. She loves fairy tales and mermaids and thinks The Little Mermaid is just wonderful. Her passion is stories and she hopes to be a writer so that she can make people smile with her words. She also hopes you have a delightful day filled with laughter and love!
Rachael Clifford Accordion Closed
Rachael is a junior majoring in Strategic Communication double emphasizing in Advertising and Public Relations. When she isn’t trapped in the Communication Building, she enjoys hiking, running, and exploring Flagstaff. Rachael also has an artistic side; she loves to watercolor, knit, and spends a little too much time doodling on her class notes. On a cold, snowy day, you can find Rachael binge watching Gilmore Girls, drinking tea, and wondering why she ever left her warm hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Rachael is thrilled to be a Writing Center tutor this year. She loves helping students craft the perfect thesis statement and strongly encourages the use of transitions and the thesaurus.
Bailey Erwin Accordion Closed
Bailey is a junior at NAU this year. She studies English, Spanish, Rhetoric, and Latin American Studies, and plans to pursue education. She is from Tempe, Arizona, but she spent many summers in Flagstaff during her younger years, and loves the atmosphere. She has an affinity for words, dogs, enthusiasm, semicolons, and all things sweet (especially cookies). Her knowledge of SpongeBob trivia and bargain-shopping will surprise and amaze you!
Kami Hagemeyer Accordion Closed
Kami is a junior in the Honors College who is studying History with a minor in Art History. She is from La Verne, California — a small town in the LA area. She has three cats back at home and wishes she could have them here at school. When Kami is not working on homework or going to class, she is probably reading. When she graduates, she plans on working in a museum or going into art conservation.
Emily Haworth Accordion Closed
Emily is a senior studying Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Global Sustainability, and Spanish. She’s from the sizzling, saguaro-infested foothills of the Sonoran desert, but has since found refuge in the mountains of the Colorado Plateau. When she isn’t too busy mapping out slot canyons, chasing down camping permits, and playing in rivers, she is the coordinator for AZ Milkweeds for Monarchs, an organization that protects migrating monarch populations. She occasionally pretends she’s a poet, but most always is writing another scientific paper, or a creative short story on her love life with the deserts and valleys and creeks of the southwest. You’ll find her turquoise-clad and eating some kind of crunchy vegetable in the Writing Center, and she’s wicked excited to help you with your word choice.
Joshua Johnson Accordion Closed
Joshua is a sophomore studying computer science. Although his major is in the sciences, there is excessive research showing that he can write (upon occasion)! He loves to code for hours on end and becomes reclusive with the release of new coding projects. Once he finds the light of day again, he enjoys speaking Japanese and attending the NAU Japanese conversation table. In his spare time, Joshua likes to watch sappy Korean dramas, play video games, and meet new people; more importantly, he is in the process of creating an application that may one day rule the world. However, it is more likely that Martians vaporize Earth before this eventuality comes to pass, so the governments of the world have decided to overlook this small detail. If you were to tell him that static typing is better than dynamic typing, he would talk your head off and then some to prove that dynamic typing is superior in every way that superior can be defined. Joshua hopes to one day become a software engineer and a writer on the side, but for now he is deeply entrenched within the mathematical calculations necessary to get him there.
Arielle Torricelli Accordion Closed
Arielle is a sophomore working on a major in Creative Media and Film and a minor in English. She was born in Amberg, Germany, and has traveled ever since. Her current total of places visited is six countries and twenty-two states, although she hopes to steadily increase that number. When she isn’t braving the cold of Flagstaff, she lives in Peoria with her family and a French Bulldog who thinks he’s a descendant of royalty. If she finds the time, Arielle enjoys reading books about far-away lands, listening to classic rock, and ruining films for her friends and family. She has an unhealthy habit of correcting grammatical errors, but she likes to think it’s for the greater good.
Barbara Youngs Accordion Closed
Barbara is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (Spanish). She worked for 15 years as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area in the areas of public relations, marketing, trade journals, educational associations, rural healthcare, and healthcare computer systems. Within those fields, she wrote magazine articles, newsletters, press releases, product brochures, speeches, video and slide show scripts, grant proposals, and puns. After leaving California for the wilds of Arizona, she taught on the Navajo Reservation for Navajo Community College and St. Michael’s High School, worked as a freelance writer and editor, and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused/neglected children. Her husband is happily retired; they have two sons, ages 21 and 23, and a really, really big dog.