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 Appointment Hours
Hours Fall 2022
Tuesday: 10:30a-1p; zoom available from 2p-5p and 6p-8p
Meet the Tutors!
Matthias Glass Accordion Closed
Matthias is a junior double majoring in biomedical science and German. His goal is to become a physician so he can turn his bad handwriting and passion for monologuing about health into a career. He grew up in the cactus-ridden city of Tucson, Arizona, and came to Flagstaff to escape the hateful plant life. In his leisure time, he enjoys being an insufferable health freak who can ruin any social event with his long-winded soliloquies on the benefits of fish oil. His physical activity of choice is calisthenics, which he views as an expression of defiance and contempt towards his greatest enemy: gravity. He hopes to one day be the old man doing enigmatic exercises in the park at 4:00 am.
Emily Godin Accordion Closed
Emily is going into her final semester at NAU majoring in geology and secondary education with an emphasis in earth science. Emily has a passion for science education and communicating knowledge effectively. She firmly believes that writing is the most important form of communication we have as humans and that anyone can be a writer. Emily is looking forward to spending her final semester helping Honors students refine their writing skills and synthesize their ideas to produce written works they are truly proud of.
Ryn Huesgen Accordion Closed
Ryn is a senior majoring in mathematics and double minoring in statistics and actuarial sciences. In addition to working in the Writing Center, she is also a math tutor and a facilitator for HON 100. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and loves the desert. In her free time, Ryn likes to read, watch Netflix, and try new recipes. Ryn’s plan is to become an actuary after college and save up to retire on a small farm.
Makenzie Marino Accordion Closed
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Megan Marshall Accordion Closed
Megan is currently a sophomore and a criminal justice major with a minor in law, rights, and justice. After college, she is planning to attend law school in order to live out her dream of becoming Jack McCoy from Law and Order. Outside of the Writing Center, Megan can usually be found painting or rambling about some random Marvel fact. She is a huge movie nerd and is always taking recommendations for what to watch, but quite frequently finds herself rewatching Ferris Bueller instead. Believe it or not, she actually enjoys editing and working on papers, so she is extremely excited to be working at the Writing Center. Megan is looking forward to working with all of you this year, but if you see her trip on campus she politely requests that you pretend it never happened.
Grace Meinema Accordion Closed
Grace is a sophomore and a journalism major. Grace doesn’t have a minor yet but is considering film or creative writing. As Co-President of Green Jacks, she has a passion for the environment and for involvement on campus. Grace also likes to attend meetings for the SSLUG Garden, the Taylor Swift Society, and Birds Aren’t Real. She enjoys crafts and making her own earrings, candles, and greeting cards. Over summer, Grace lives with her family in Tucson, Arizona, but she loves Flagstaff and the community she is a part of! Did I mention she loves Taylor Swift?
Ella Nash Accordion Closed
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Gavin Richards Accordion Closed
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Alex Wicker Accordion Closed
I am currently a junior majoring in psychological sciences, with an emphasis in clinical psychology; I am additionally double minoring in sociology and biology. After graduating, I plan on going to medical school in order to become a psychiatrist. I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and I frequently go home to visit my cat, Tokyo. In my spare time, I like watching horror movies and going to antique stores.
Barbara Youngs Accordion Closed
Barb has served as the Writing Center Coordinator for more than 10 years. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she spent 15 years as a writer/editor in the San Francisco Bay Area working in public relations, publishing, and marketing for healthcare educational associations and healthcare computer systems. She has written 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 at Navajo Community College and St. Michael’s High School and worked as a freelance writer and editor. In New Mexico, she volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused/neglected children. Her husband is happily retired; they have two wonderful (sometimes) sons, ages 26 and 28, a bunch of chickens and one nasty rooster, and two cats, one of whom is an insane psycho killer.