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Writing Center Tutors

Mia Susan AmirMia Susan Amir
MFA, Creative Nonfiction
Hours: Thursday 10:00 am–5:00 pm (CAE); By Appointment 

Mia was born in Israel/Palestine, grew up in and around Vancouver, BC, and moved to Oakland in August 2012 to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing at Mills; which she will be finishing up this December. While at Mills Mia has worked as the Manager at the Place for Writers, and as a TA with the Undergraduate Creative Writing Thesis class. Mia has comprehensive training and practice in technical, creative, and analytical writing, and has worked for 17 years as an arts-based educator and facilitator. Mia has extensive experience with curriculum development, writing instruction, editing, and personal coaching. She loves a creative challenge. Her tutoring approach centers and builds on student-strengths. She is excited to bring her diverse skill set to her work as a Fellow at the Writing Center!

Tutoring specialties: Collaborative brainstorming, thesis and essay development and organization, strengthening editing skills

Undergraduate degree: Interdisciplinary Studies

Favorite Papers to Read and Review: Creative writing, personal essays, as well as literary and rhetorical analysis

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish (functionally fluid though not fluent)

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Allie EnriquezAllie Enriquez
Hours: Tuesday 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Wednesday 11:15 am-1:00 pm, and Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm

Allie is from Central California and is a second-year MA student studying English Literature. Her specific interests in literature are of the Modern and Post-Modern genre, as well as depictions/perceptions of reality, death and the self. She loves to hike, jog, horseback ride, and just generally exist in the outdoors. When she isn’t outside, she likes to play her ukulele, work on her photography, write on her blog, and hang out with friends.

Allie is excited to start working at the writing center because she loves to help writers grow and become more confident in themselves. She believes that writing is a process that can help students better understand their subject and articulate their knowledge and cannot wait to be a part of that experience.

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Jasmine EvansJasmine Evans
Second Year, MFA in Creative Writing
Hours: Tuesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Friday 12:00-1:00 pm, 2:00-6:00 pm

Writing Specialties: Brainstorming, organizing and outlining, thesis development, creative writing, cover letters, resumes, literary analysis, sociology and other social sciences
Other Interests: SSD, multilingual learners, race studies

I’m a second year, MFA in Creative Writing. I’ve tutored in every grade from kindergarten through college and almost every subject. But writing is my favorite. I can help with brainstorming, organizing and outlining, thesis development, creative writing, cover letters, resumes, and literary analysis. I majored in sociology during my undergraduate years, so I can help with any social science papers. Feel free to contact me or the CAE to set up an appointment. 

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Justin LingJustin Ling
Hours: F.W. Olin Library Lounge
Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Justin is a second year MFA student in Creative Writing. He enjoys writing stories but is flexible in his writing, making him quite adept at helping students with all kinds of essays. His other interests include reading, playing video games (and enjoying the stories told there as well), drawing, and watching movies. He can be found in the Library’s lounge and will gladly help any student looking for help.

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Linsey ScrivenLinsey Scriven
Hours: CAE
Monday 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm,  1:00-2:00 pm

Linsey is a graduate student tutor from Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Journalism and a minor in History. Her journalism can be read at the Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas CityLife, and QVegas. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. Her interests include lesbian literature, American twentieth century history, and trying out new and exciting soup recipes. 

Writing Specialties: Brainstorming, Outlining, Research, Sources/Citations Organization, Visual Analysis, Creative Writing, Non Fiction Narrative/Reporting.
Other Interests: Memoir, History, Journalism.

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Aiden ThomasAiden Thomas
First Year MFA, Prose
Hours: Library Monday 5:30-7:30 pm; Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm; Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm; Friday 4:30-5:30 pm

Writing Specialties: Outlining, organization, visual and literary analysis, creative prose, psychology and sociology (research and analysis)

Other Interests: Feminism, gender and sexuality, and literary critiques

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Hannah WagnerHannah Wagner
Hours: Cowell Tuesday 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Thursday 3-5:00 pm

A first year MA student in Literature, Hannah has worked extensively with students to tackle assignment anxieties and approach writing with varied learning styles in mind. She can help with any stage of the writing process, from understanding the initial assignment to polishing citations on a final draft. Look for her in the student resource center in Cowell!

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P: 510.430.3360

Last Updated: 10/7/15