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 2023
Monday: 10:30-5:30; 6:45-8:45p(zoom)
Wednesday: 10:30-5:30; 7-8:30p (zoom)
Meet the Tutors!
Elise Baldemore Accordion Closed
Elise is currently a sophomore and is studying microbiology. She is part of an undergraduate research team at NAU that focuses on studying muscle movement in mice. Despite being a STEM major, Elise also loves to read and write and hopes to one day write scientific research papers. She is originally from Lake in the Hills, Illinois, but has lived in Mesa, Arizona, for 15 years. In her free time, Elise loves to watch shows and cook with her roommates.
Lucy Harris Accordion Closed
Lucy is a sophomore Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major, but she’s only getting a BA, so she’s actually an undercover agent in classes full of hardworking STEM students earning BS degrees; in short, Lucy is a poser. Lucy also has a minor in Journalism because of her love for writing and passion for getting to know people. In her minimal free time, Lucy often finds herself dangerously tangled in a hammock, dangerously tangled in the yarn from her many unfinished crochet projects, or studying in coffee shops downtown while looking elusive and mysterious. Lucy hopes to someday be a park ranger in a National Park where she can spend her time talking to lovely outdoorsy travelers, saying thank you to the trees, and wishing the birds good morning and good night.
Sophia Marchner Accordion Closed
Sophia is a second-year student majoring in Communication and minoring in Spanish. When she isn’t working at the Writing Center, she’s probably still writing. She loves making up fantasy stories and hopes to work in the publishing industry when she graduates. Some of her favorite books are The Starless Sea, Piranesi, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians (and if you talk about them with her in meetings, she’ll probably give you extra candy). She also works as a CA in Gabaldon Hall and serves as one of the two historians for Spanish Club. She’s excited to read whatever you bring her!
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 junior and a journalism major. This is Grace’s second year as president of Green Jacks, a club focused on exciting and educating students about sustainability. With this, she has a passion for the environment and for involvement on campus. When she has time, Grace also likes to be involved with SSLUG and the Taylor Swift Society. She enjoys being crafty and making her own earrings and candles. 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
Ella is a senior majoring in environmental and sustainability studies. She grew up in a tiny town in snowy Maine and decided to come to the coldest part of Arizona for college. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family. After college, Ella plans to move to the Pacific Northwest, or anywhere that she can find a job. She hopes to make a career out of her love for the outdoors.
Liv Scott Accordion Closed
Liv is currently a sophomore majoring in Psychological Sciences with a minor in Criminology. In her future career, she hopes to work closely with those affected by the justice system. Having spent time living in both Michigan and Arizona, she can say with great confidence that she prefers cooler winters to the summer heat. When she’s not tutoring, you can usually find her binge-watching movies in her dorm or sitting in the quad reading a good book. She loves nerding out about Shakespeare, legal dramas, and grammar rules, and she can’t wait to nerd out with all of you in the Writing Center this year!
Gavin Richards Accordion Closed
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Alex Wicker Accordion Closed
Alex is currently a junior double majoring in psychology and biomedical sciences with a minor in sociology; this is her second year at the Honors College Writing Center. After graduating, she plans on attending medical school somewhere far, far away from Arizona, where she has lived for the majority of her life. In her free time, she enjoys watching pretentious art films, shopping at antique stores, or visiting her cats back at home.
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.