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!
Writing Center Hours
Monday: 9:30 – 5:30
Tuesday: 10:30 – 5
Wednesday: 9:30 – 6
Thursday: 10 – 6
Friday: 10 – 3:30 +
Meet the Tutors!
Bailey Erwin Accordion Closed
Bailey is a senior at NAU this year. She studies English, Spanish, Rhetoric, Literature 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). She would love to see all the pictures of your pets!
Kiara Gissel Pena-Ibarra Accordion Closed
Kiara is a junior studying Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and is also pursuing a certificate in Literature. She was born and raised in the warm (and sometimes scorching hot) embrace of Phoenix and decided to go to school in Flagstaff to escape the heat and experience a different climate. Kiara is a first-generation college student and a first-generation Mexican-American. She is extremely proud of and passionate about her heritage and culture, as well as education and literature, and she brings these passions with her to college and into adulthood. She wants to be a secondary school teacher not only teach students literature and writing (and earn a disappointing salary), but to ignite the light within each one of them so that they, too, can pursue a career with their passions at their core. She became a tutor for the Honors Writing Center to apply what she has been learning in her English/teaching classes to her work. Kiara wants to help every student improve their writing, no matter how long it takes or how much the students argue that it is useless; she believes that they can apply the skills they learn in the Writing Center to their careers and lives. Fun fact: her favorite font is Times New Roman (I wonder why!).
Kami Hagemeyer Accordion Closed
Kami is a senior at NAU this year and is studying History with a minor in Art History. She is from La Verne, California — a small city in the LA area. When she isn’t in class or working at the Writing Center, she is most likely reading (even if she should be doing homework). Kami plans on going back home to California when she graduates and would like to work in a museum or possibly go into teaching.
Samantha Hui Accordion Closed
Sam is a junior majoring in English, trying to also earn her certificates in Creative Writing and Literature, and double minoring in Philosophy and Chinese. On top of being a tutor for the beautiful new Honor’s Writing Center, she is a GURU and a TA for Chinese 101. When she isn’t hitting the books or helping her peers hit their own books, she loves to write poetry and dance like everybody’s watching. General interests: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cream Puffs, Joni Mitchell, Weezer, Maxine Hong Kingston, and anything that you think will make her seem cool.
Cezanne Rahner Accordion Closed
Cézanne, typically pronounced SAY-ZON (or Tezvon and Shazam! according to local Starbucks baristas) is a Political Science and Spanish major who spends way too much time watching Law and Order SVU and railing against the injustices of corporate America on Twitter. Cézanne spent her childhood divided between an apartment in Queens and a rural art ranch in the outskirts of the Sonora Desert, though these days she is typically spotted haunting the local coffee shops and goodwill stores of Flagstaff. As a senior, she has amassed a wealth of deplorable habits, including denying the necessity of learning to cook, calculating the minimum percent she can score on tests instead of studying, and allowing her sentences to go on just a smidge too long. If so inclined, all one would need to do to brighten Cézanne’s day would be to stop by the Writing Center and chat about various topics, such as the true nature of the East Coast bagel, the latest international policy proposals to NAFTA, or the “Game of Thrones” series finale.
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 22 and 24, and a really, really big dog.