Victoria is currently a junior English and Secondary Education major, with a minor in Spanish. She has been tutoring in writing for a little over three years total, and is entering her second year as a writing consultant here at the VU Writing Center. Most of her writing experience consists of argumentative/persuasive prose, rhetorical and literary analysis, and practice with both MLA and APA citations/format. She is open and enthusiastic to helping students write whose first language is not English and welcomes all who want to improve their writing in a one-on-one, collaborative learning environment. You can schedule and appointment with Victoria for any type of class or assignment by observing her hours at the Writing Center. She looks forward to working with you soon!
Hi! I am a junior biology major and chemistry minor. I have only been working at the writing center for a semester. However, I have already become very familiar with the extensive assortment of writing topics and styles that students at Valparaiso University encounter. I am particularly experienced in helping CORE students articulate ideas, organize arguments, employ proper grammar, and utilize MLA format when writing their papers. If a student presents me with a prompt and needs assistance understanding a professor’s expectations, I am willing to guide the student to formulate a thesis, brainstorm ideas, and organize thoughts into an outline. When reviewing a student’s paper, I provide thorough, proficient, and honest critique. I am very passionate about writing and I am eager to illustrate to other students that essay prompts are an opportunity, rather than a burden.
I am a senior Elementary education major and Christ College student who is also minoring in Spanish and Communications. I am entering my second year as a Writing Consultant and I enjoy the Writing Center’s student-focused atmosphere where consultants, knowledgeable on a wide variety of topics, assist their peers in improving their writing from the first brainstorm to the final polishing. As a Writing Consultant, my strengths lie in constructing coherent and supported Christ College and Education Department papers, formulating precise and powerful theses and conclusions, and assisting students in identifying the perfect word to express their thoughts. I look forward to working with you soon!
I am a senior Nursing major. This will be my third year working with the writing center. I have continued working here because I love helping and teaching a variety of students the process of writing and how they can improve in each step. This center is much more than a place for correction; it is student center tutoring. I love when I am teaching I am also learning from the student. Although I am specialized with nursing, I am able to help in other majors as well along with Core. Make an appointment with me if you need help with APA or MLA citation, Core papers, or just need to discuss how to begin a paper. Let us help find the writer in you!
Diego Calix is a Junior at Valparaiso University, native of San Salvador, El Salvador. Diego is in his second year of service as a writing consultant. He is currently a double majoring in International business and French. Member of the Valparaiso Men’s soccer team.
I am a senior Creative Writing Major and have worked at the Writing Center for the last year. I have experience with MLA format and working with narratives and English, history, communication, and Core papers.
Hi! I am a senior nursing and deaconess student. I have been working at the Writing Center for three years, and I thoroughly enjoy it! If you are looking for help on APA style or a nursing paper, I’m your gal. I also like helping students formulate ideas, arguments, and outlines (not necessarily I., A., i. etc., but whatever works for you). Happy writing!
Adam is a junior Christ College, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering student. This is his second year working as a Writing Center consultant. Outside of class, he dances on VU Ballroom’s competitive team, and is a member of the Engineers Without Borders Projects Team. He loves dogs, especially Corgis and greyhounds.