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Meet Our Writing Tutors

Max Craft
Max Craft

Junior, communication major

Greetings! Writing is a key ingredient towards success in work, home and life, at large. That’s why I love it! It allows us to uninterruptedly praise, communicate, edify and warn in ways otherwise unfeasible. Writing isn’t the only thing I like to do, however. I love theology, philosophy, classic literature and deep, scholarly conversations with people about God, life and ideas. Plus, I play the bagpipes. I would love to get to know you, so come see me!

If you would like to make an appointment with Max outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email him at MHCraft01@indianatech.net.

Rachel Maxwell
Rachel Maxwell

Junior, criminal justice major

Hi. Several of my hobbies involve creating things, such as drawing and writing, but I also enjoy riding horses—the faster the better. Another thing I love to do is read. I love reading because it gives me the chance to be a part of someone else’s reality or hear their unique ideas. I enjoy writing for the same reason; when I’m writing I get a chance to share my reality and my thoughts with others in a way that only writing allows. My goal as a tutor is to help others share their reality and ideas with the world, and if you stop by the writing center, that’s what I’ll help you do.

If you would like to make an appointment with Rachel outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at RAMaxwell01@indianatech.net.

Kayla Saffran
Kayla Saffran

Sophomore, elementary education major

I am a forward on the women’s soccer team. Other than playing soccer, I like to watch movies and go to the beach. I also love to read. Being able to escape into someone else’s story and connect to the words they write is something that I admire about every book I read. Reading is also a great way to learn more about writing; I like seeing how authors write so I can use some of their techniques in my own writing. Writing can be overwhelming, messy and time-consuming, but that’s the best part! For me, the process usually goes something like this: write, delete, rewrite, delete, delete, delete, rewrite, until finally, there is this beautifully organized, well-written, piece of writing that I poured my heart and soul into that makes it all worth it in the end. Most importantly, it’s something I am proud of. I want you to feel confident in the work you turn in, so come see me and I can help you write something you are truly proud of!

If you would like to make an appointment with Kayla outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at KMSaffran01@indianatech.net.

Christina Wynn
Christina Wynn

Sophomore, communication major

In addition to being a communication major, I am a goalkeeper for the women’s soccer. My favorite thing to do is travel and experience new ways of thinking and living. Expanding my knowledge on different cultures and ways of life enables me to broaden my horizon and knowledge of the world we all live in. I enjoy writing as a form of self-expression or art. Enabling someone to share their thoughts on paper is empowering to me. Working in a place where I can help others create something of their own, and something to be proud of, makes me feel satisfied at the end of my day. Come see me and we can create something great together!

If you would like to make an appointment with Christina outside regular walk-in or regularly scheduled hours, email her at CRWynn01@indianatech.net.

Cortney Robbins, Ph.D.
Cortney Robbins

Associate Professor of English

I have been with Indiana Tech since 2007, teaching both composition and humanities courses. I have two sons, Holden and Jack, and am finishing my doctoral degree, all of which keep me busy. Because writing is so individual, I value working with students one-on-one to improve their writing (and reading and thinking) skills.

Professor Robbins tutors master’s students only. To schedule an appointment with her, email her at CRRobbins@indianatech.edu.

 

Linda Valley
Linda Valley

Assistant Professor of Developmental Composition

Hi! I’m a composition professor here at Indiana Tech and I also direct the Writing Center. Writing is a messy and intimidating process and I love that the Writing Center is here to give us feedback, to be our audience and to be that extra set of eyes. Come talk with me about our services or about your needs as a writer. I’d love to help.

Professor Valley is the director of Indiana Tech’s Writing Center. If you have questions about the Writing Center, email her at LMValley@indianatech.edu.