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Most Writing Center tutors are students who have completed ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 with a grade of A or B, and have attended tutor training workshops. Some tutors are instructional assistant staff and English or ESL department faculty members.

Staff Tutors

Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin

Writing Center Coordinator

GriffiS@scc.losrios.edu
(916) 650-2791

I started working at a writing center as an undergraduate student tutor many years ago. I won’t say what year that was. The center was located in a science building right next to the anatomy and physiology lab, which led to a formaldehyde smell drifting in on warm days when the door was open.  I loved working at that writing center in spite of the formaldehyde smell, and I love working at our writing center now. It took me a long time to figure out that I should work at a writing center full time, but I am glad I did. At our center, I have the chance to work with a smart, funny, and kind group of tutors, staff, and faculty.  We are here to talk with you about any aspect of your writing and help you navigate whatever writing tasks you have. Writing is hard work, and we all experience times when we struggle with it. We all need to get another opinion about our writing sometimes, so don’t be shy about coming in to talk with us.

Meghan Facciuto

Meghan Facciuto

Instructional Assistant

FacciuM@scc.losrios.edu

Hi everybody, my name is Meghan, and I’ve had the privilege of working at SCC’s Writing Center since 2010. I started out long ago as a student myself at SCC and ended up coming back to work here because this place helped shape me as a person and is special to me for that and many other reasons. I ended up transferring to UC Santa Cruz, where I got a bachelor’s degree in World Literature and Cultural Studies before returning to Sacramento to work in public schools for a few years. I later went back to school to get my master’s degree from Sac State in English Composition with certification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). My favorite thing about working at our Writing Center is the long conversations I get to have with students every day about the subjects that drive them and getting to read the world through their perspectives.

Prof. Jason MeltonJason Melton

Instructional Assistant

Ahoy hoy! My name is Jason, and I’ve been with SCC since 2018. I grew up in the Bay Area, where I attended a local community college before transferring to Sac State. After earning my BA in English, I spent a year writing and dropping letters for a labor union’s downtown legislative office (which was way more exciting than it sounds), then went back to Sac State for my master's in English Composition. Before joining the SCC Writing Center full time, I was a faculty tutor and also taught my own English Composition courses. I’ve always loved tutoring because it allows me the chance to help students build confidence in their writing process in a more relaxed and hands-on way. I also enjoy figuring out how students can integrate their own personal interests into their writing most effectively. In my free time, I love watching horror movies (the cheesier, the better), writing, and practicing photography.

Kyle WoolseyKyle Woolsey

Instructional Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Kyle Woolsey, and I am an Instructional Assistant here at the Writing Center. Born and raised in Hawaii, I moved to California in 2017 to attend Sacramento City College as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) major and have worked here ever since. Previously working at another Writing Center in Hawaii, I grew a love and appreciation for helping other students in one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities. I enjoy being able to meet with students to discuss any writing assignments they may have or even just to talk about how their day is going! If I am not usually working, I am most likely working out at the gym or finding a trail/ hike to do. What I love about working here is being able to provide an inclusive space for all students, free of judgment and scrutiny, where we can discuss all aspects of the writing process.

Nicole LazoNicole Lazo

Master Tutor

Hi everyone, my name is Nicole Lazo! I started my higher education journey with SCC in 2015. In 2019, I graduated with associate's degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Language Studies. I transferred to UC Davis, where I double-majored in International Relations and Art History. After earning my bachelor's in 2021, I started a graduate program for a master’s in Art History and Visual Culture. While I was a student at SCC, I really enjoyed the Writing Center and realized how much sharing my writing helped me through school. I am super happy to come back to SCC as a master tutor in the Writing Center. I hope to gain experience working with students because I also want to become an Art History teacher in the future. I am also a wife, a mother to an 11-year-old boy, and a salsa dance instructor. My family's favorite hobby is traveling the world together!

Nicole Lazo's Zoom Office

Storm Imani Smith

Storm Smith

Master Tutor

My name is Storm Imani Smith. I am an English major tutoring in the writing center with hopes of guiding students to become more confident in the writing. I hope that in my sessions with students I am able to facilitate their exploration of their own ideas, because their ideas are valuable. I believe that the writing center presents opportunities for both tutees and tutors to learn from each other—therefore, I am grateful for the chance to enhance my own understanding of the writing process alongside the students I meet.

Prof. Jeff FelkerProf. Jeff Felker

Faculty Writing Tutor

Hi, I'm Jeff, and I teach English and Reading at Sacramento City College. I started my journey in Los Rios as a student at ARC. While there I also worked as a tutor and then Instructional Assistant in the English Department, which gave me the benefit of helping many college students in Reading and Writing. Those early experiences working with fellow students cemented my desire to be a college instructor. I went on to teaching as an Adjunct in Reading for several years before being hired at SCC in the English Department. Outside of campus life, I enjoy backpacking, landscape and figurative painting, as well as the occasional video game, or board game.

Madison GriffinProf. Madison Griffin

Faculty Writing Tutor

Hello! My name is Madison Griffin. I got my Associate's degree from a Los Rios college before transferring to get my Bachelor's degree at Sacramento State University. I was born and raised in Sacramento, California, but I lived in New York for two years while I was going to school to get my Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I love to learn languages (I speak 5), travel, learn about new cultures, and enjoy delicious food. In fact, I used to be a cake decorator before becoming a teacher. I hope to see you online soon, let's have some fun!

Prof. Jesus Limon-GuzmanProf. Jesus Limon-Guzman

Faculty Writing Tutor

Hi everyone! My name is Jesus Limon. I’m an English Professor on campus and am privileged to work as a faculty tutor at the Writing Center. I started at SCC as a student, then transferred to Sacramento State where I earned a BA in English Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature. As an undergrad and graduate student, I volunteered on campus through RISE; later, I officially returned to campus as an IA at the Writing Center. I love working at SCC and enjoy all the conversations I’m able to have with students. I’m most inspired by all the knowledge and ideas students bring to the table; that’s what makes Sac City such a unique and special learning space, the stories and experiences each student brings forth.

Nancy StefaniProf. Nancy Stefani

Faculty Writing Tutor

Hi everyone, I’ve been an ESL instructor here at SCC for a long time. Through the years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching many wonderful students. For the past few years, I’ve also been lucky enough to be working in the Writing Center. I have met many students, and it’s been a pleasure to work with each one. Working at the Writing Center is rewarding, and I am lucky to work with the very helpful and friendly staff that works there.

Student Tutors

Abrianna

Abrianna

Tutor

My name is Abrianna McBride (or Bri), and I am an English major planning on being a high school English teacher! I’ve always loved writing but didn’t realize it was something I’d like to have a career in until last semester and plan on transferring to Sacramento State! Along with my love for writing, some fun facts about me are: I am the youngest out of nine siblings (yep, you read that right), I love spending time with my family/friends and am excited to help you become more confident in your writing skills! I look forward to meeting you :)!

Andrea Ayala

Andrea

Tutor

Hello! My name is Andrea Ayala, and I am a first-year student at SCC majoring in Political Science. This is my first semester as a tutor and I look forward to meeting new people. Outside of school, I enjoy watching crime and historical documentaries. I am always looking forward to watching new series and movies as well. As a first-generation student, I understand and empathize with needing help sometimes; therefore, I will always be an encouraging and supportive tutor.

Gabriel Cover-Briggs

Gabriel Cover-Briggs

Tutor

Hi everybody. I'm Gabriel Cover-Briggs, and I'm tutoring with the Writing Center for the first time this year. I'm an English major, and I hope to be a teacher someday. I enjoy reading, writing and helping people with stuff, so if any of that sounds useful, come talk to me. Cheers!

Maris

Maris

Tutor

Hello everyone! My name is Maris-Angelique, and my favorite color is grey. I major in computer science and would like to go into research in quantum computing. I enjoy writing and working with others to expand our understanding on any/every topic. I am excited to be able to work at the Writing Center and am looking forward to meeting you! :0)

Maris White's Zoom Office

Nang

Nang

Tutor

Hi everyone! My name is Nang Sayoon Noi, and I am an international student from Myanmar. I am currently majoring in Chemistry and planning to attend pharmacy school in the future. Being an ESL student myself, I empathize with the obstacles that ESL students experience when it comes to writing. That is why I am here as a writing tutor to give you a helping hand so that you can become a successful writer in the future. I am looking forward to meeting you!