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Peer Tutors

Whether you need help with focusing your paper topic or polishing your final draft, peer tutors in the Writing Lab can support you at any stage of your writing process.

Peer tutors don’t write the papers for you; they help you write them yourself—only better.

Tutors in the Writing Lab will work with you one-on-one in 30- or 45-minute conferences. They will –

  • Act as responsive, nonjudgmental readers
  • Help you pinpoint areas where your paper needs improvement—from untangling an awkward sentence to reorganizing your ideas
  • Direct you to resource materials that can improve your self-editing skills

Peer tutors also send a brief report of each conference to the instructor who made the writing assignment, so that your professor is aware of your effort, your commitment, and your progress.

Meet the Writing Lab Tutors

Lindsay Brents ’17
Lindsay BrentsLindsay Brents is a senior B.F.A Dance and B.A. Creative Writing major (love you Prof. Coulter) with a minor in Chinese studies. In addition to her position as Writing Lab Tutor Supervisor, she is a Chinese literature tutor and student assistant for the dance department. On top of all that, she’s also the Treasurer of Creative Writing Club. This fall semester, she is co-directing the dance department’s annual student choreography showcase and choreographing two pieces for it! She is additionally an avid seamstress and photographer, and she regularly takes on projects in both fields that she realistically shouldn’t have the time or energy to complete. Over her time at Randolph College, Lindsay has participated in National Novel Writing Month (write 50,000 words in the month of November) three times. This past summer, she decided that, considering her senior schedule, it might go poorly for her if she attempted this feat again. Instead, she did Camp NaNoWriMo (write 50,000 words in the month of July), and was pleasantly astonished to find that writing approximately 1,700 words per day is much easier to do without a full academic schedule. Who knew?

Katy Boyer ’16
Katy BoyerKaty Boyer is a Creative Writing major from the Class of 2016. After two very informative years at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, she came to her senses and applied to a liberal arts college. It only took two more years at Randolph to get her to accept the inevitable and become an English major. Katy loves reading fantasy and magical realism, playing video games, and buying useless knick-knacks that sit on her desk for months and gather dust.

Amanda Sims ’16
Amanda SimsAmanda Sims is a senior majoring in Communications Studies and minoring in Creative Writing. During the fall semester of her junior year, she studied abroad in Reading, England. She traveled to Venice, York, Verona, Stonehenge, Bath, Bologna, and London. In her limited free time this semester, she rides her dapple-grey horse Caspian. She writes for the Sundial newspaper and honestly just loves to read and write. She’s been a Learning Strategies tutor and a Writing Lab tutor since her sophomore year and enjoys every minute of helping her peers enhance their academic careers.

Miranda Stumpf ’16
Miranda Stumpf
For as long as she can remember, Miranda has always enjoyed the arts of reading and writing. When she was younger, she would sit on the living room floor, inscribing the many adventures of Fluffy the Cat down onto sheets of loose leaf paper. She had always enjoyed her English lessons in school, but it wasn’t until eighth grade that she finally discovered that it was one of her greatest passions. It was then that Miranda decided she would be an English major. This decision carried with her for her high school career and through the college application process. Choosing Randolph College was not a hard decision for her to make, especially not after seeing the campus in person. Nowadays, she is an English major with a Literature focus, and she has two minors: Religious Studies and Art History. She plans on graduating in 2016, and as of right now, she has plans on working for the government (what that entails is still to be determined). She looks forward to helping others explore the ever fascinating English language and all the incredible things it can do; she is always happy to help!

Miranda Hudson ’18
Miranda HudsonA sophomore contemplating going for a BFA in either Creative Writing or the Studio Arts (maybe both!), Miranda has a love for fiction, Sci-Fi, and fantasy media, as well as an appreciation for the arts and music. She has been fortunate enough to visit different parts of the world to visit relatives in places such as Austria and Taiwan, and loves aspects of Asian culture. She at first had no confidence in her own writing skills, but with perseverance and through classes at Randolph, has learned to detect patterns in essays and to enjoy writing. This is Miranda’s first year as a writing lab tutor. She looks forward to working with students so that they may develop more confidence in their own writing skills.

Alexis Collins ’17
Alexis CollinsAlexis has always wanted to be a writer. Ever since she was little, she has written stories in her free time; she has piles of notebooks full of her stories in her closet. She aspires to be a novelist and continues to revise the first novel in a series that she started writing when she was eleven. She is an English major with a concentration in creative writing. Her talents include reading books in one sitting and eating lots of chocolate. She enjoys listening to alternative music, drinking tea, and volunteering at an animal shelter.

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