Rachel E. Johnston, PhD
Interim Coordinator of Tutoring

Alyssa Grimley
Assistant Director

Writing focus/interests: first-year composition, multimodal pedagogy, genre fiction (particularly horror), queer/feminist studies, trauma theory, digital history and culture

Favorite quote: “Nothing happens unless first a dream.” –Carl Sandburg

Hannah Diaz
Senior Secretary

A proud TWU alumni, Diaz received her BA in English literature in 2019. After a few years of career exploration, including a couple of years of making ice cream and decorating cakes, she returned to work for her alma mater in summer of 2023. As senior secretary, she splits her time between working with the Write Site and the First-Year Composition program.

Favorite Quote: "When I found out the patriarchy wasn't about horses, I lost interest anyway." —Ken, Barbie.

Writing Consultants

Biology, Education minor

Writing focus/interests: scientific writing

Fun fact: Clare also works in the Science Learning Resource Center (SLRC).


Writing focus/interest: research papers, argumentative essays, creative writing, literary analysis, feminism, brainstorming/ organizing thoughts

Favorite Quote: “And these children that you spit on / As they try to change their worlds / Are immune to your consultations / They’re quite aware of what they're goin' through” —David Bowie

Program graduate assistant
MA English (Rhetoric)

Writing focus/interests: feminism, research papers, literary analysis essays, narrative essays, and MLA, APA, and Chicago citations and formatting.

Favorite quote: “I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.” —Margaret Atwood

English (Writing and Rhetoric)

Writing focus/interests: MLA and APA formatting and citations, literary analysis, overall organization, brainstorming/outlining, and rhetoric.

Favorite quote: "The car goes where the eyes go." —Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

BA/MA English (Literature)

Writing focus/interests: Literary criticism & analysis, creative writing, metaphysical poetry, narrative essays, multicultural literature, Renaissance and reformation periods, religious symbolism/imagery, MLA formatting

Favorite quote: “I have to write to discover what I am doing. Like the old lady, I don’t know so well what I think until I see what I say; then I have to say it again.” —Flannery O’Connor

General Studies

Writing focus/interests: Literary analysis, MWGS, psychology, research, MLA/APA formatting and citations

Favorite quote: “All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber.” —Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

English (Writing and Rhetoric)

Writing focus/interests: resume and cover letter writing, literary analysis, narrative writing, expository writing, organization, reverse outlining, MLA and APA formatting and citations.

Favorite quote: "You can make anything by writing." —C.S. Lewis


Writing focus/interests: APA formatting, psychology, english and literature, research papers, creative writing and poetry

Favorite quote: “The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” —Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

English Literature

Writing focus/interests: literary analysis, feminism, historical literature, MLA and Chicago formatting

Favorite quote: “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” —Oscar Wilde

Hannah B
Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Writing focus/interests: brainstorming, organization, MLA formatting and citations, research papers, reports, argumentative essays, rhetorical analysis, child development and education, poetry.

Favorite quote: “If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.” —Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Major: English

Writing focus/interests: creative writing, fiction, historical fiction, brainstorming, organization, British literature, child/adolescent education

Favorite quote: “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” —Anton Chekhov

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