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Meet our Tutors

Every peer tutor in the Writing Center has been extensively trained in tutoring practices by the Director of the Writing Center and receives ongoing training throughout the academic year.

 

Kaitlynn Clark

My name is Kaitlynn Sierra Clark. I hail from a small part of Alabama known as Surginer, which is close to Thomasville. I have two cats, whom I love. I also love anything to do with self-expression. I love to dye my hair, I have many plans for tattoos, and I love creative writing! I recently graduated from a small school called Sweet Water High School, home of the Sweet Water Bulldogs! I came to UWA to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Accounting. I hope to get a job at a local public accounting agency, where I will then begin to study for my CPA license. There are many reasons why I chose UWA, from the location to the reputation it upholds. Some of my favorite books are fantasy based, like Eragon and the Harry Potter series. I am here to help you with all your writing needs. If you have a question, ask away!

 

Mary Kendall Glass

Hello! I am Mary Kendall Glass, and I currently serve as a Graduate Assistant at UWA’s Writing Center. I hail from Linden, Alabama, a nearby town that makes Livingston’s rural territory look like a small metropolis. Nonetheless, I look fondly upon my small-town upbringing, which taught me an invaluable appreciation for my community. Fortunately, when I began my college career at West Alabama, I was not left without a caring community. Instead, I found a place that reminded me of home. The faculty, staff, and students at this university genuinely care for those around them, and my coworkers at the Writing Center are certainly no exception. When I am not in the classroom or the Writing Center, I spend my free time enjoying various hobbies. As an English major, I naturally love reading and enjoy many favorite books, including Milton’s Paradise Lost, Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing. Moreover, I enjoy poetry by Frost, Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Browning, though I must admit that I have a particular aversion to Whitman and his free verse followers. Furthermore, I enjoy binge-watching the same three television shows over and over. Gilmore Girls, The Vampire Diaries, and Friends will forever remain my guilty pleasures. Finally, I make a habit of talking to anyone who will suffer to listen. I love to discuss and debate practically any topic. Just ask Rachel Robinson at the Writing Center. She certainly has endured my long-winded monologues and unsolicited opinions.

 

Rachel Robinson

Hi! My name is Rachel Robinson, and I am a sophomore English major here at the University of West Alabama. I chose to attend UWA because of the welcoming environment, the impeccable scenery, and the small class sizes. UWA felt like an inviting environment the moment I visited, so I knew I could not pass up the opportunity to attend this school. My fascination with reading and writing is what fueled my decision to be an English major. I used to make up stories and craft characters ever since I was ten. I became heavily inspired by the books I was required to read in school. Soon enough, I was at a point where I read solely because I wanted to, and I genuinely enjoyed it. I could get swept away in an exhilarating plot line, and I knew that one day I would love to create my own that others would read. My dream is to become a young adult fiction author and editor. Ever since high school, I’ve been drawn to that genre and knew that was something I wanted to do. I began tutoring English in my senior year of high school as a teacher’s aide for my favorite English teacher at the time, and I learned plenty about different students’ thought processes when writing a paper. As a tutor at UWA, I will get to the root of the issues and work on how to minimize mistakes that have an impact on the paper as a whole. I would love nothing more than to assist students who have trouble placing their thoughts onto paper.

 

Raina Voss

Hi, my name is Raina, and I am a Junior at UWA majoring in English. I chose to attend West Alabama because of all the benefits attending a small university had to offer. I have always enjoyed reading and writing. During high school and junior college, my English and literature class were always my favorite. When it was time to pick my major choosing English was an easy decision! If I had to choose a favorite book, it would be Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice because it was one of the first books I had to study for school. I began tutoring during my freshman year of college and enjoy being able to help students improve their writing.