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Writing Center

Shannon Dacey ’19

Majors: 

Elementary Education and English Writing

Academic Interests: 

Educational philosophy, educational technology, English literature, American literature, Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, contemporary poetry, Spanish, world history, American politics, Earth science, Surrealist painters

Leadership and Involvement: 

Presidential Scholarship, Carnegie Writing Scholarship

Tutoring Philosophy: 

Initially, I wanted to tutor because I believed I could acquire some experience in teaching. But now, I understand that tutoring is a peer mentorship. While I help my clients add more to their repertoire of writing skills, I am also learning how to think critically about my own writing. When I was a freshman, I gained a lot more confidence in my writing from visiting the Writing Center. I want my clients to feel more comfortable with writing and to be confident about their writing style. I aim to not only help them adjust to writing at the college level, but also to develop a love of writing for academic and recreational purposes.