Meet our Tutors

  • Mia (WC)

    Mia Noelle, frequently known as Mia, is a tutor at the Mt. SAC Writing Center and student journalist for the SACMedia publication. Growing up, libraries, which she believes is the birthplace for her love of reading, writing, and storytelling, were always a sanctuary for her. This passion for literature and community is what motivated Mia to major in English and work at the WC; the perfect place on campus that combines the two. During her free time, Mia likes to draw, stargaze, play the guitar, and song-write. A poem that remains very dear to Mia’s heart is Mary Oliver’s “Dogfish;” the poem contains a line that she personally lives by: “Mostly, I want to be kind.”

  • Sauda (WC)

    Sauda is a dedicated student who is currently pursuing a double major in biology and public health. She wants to transfer to UCSD or San Diego State and later attend medical school. Her wishes to work in the medical industry are due to her passion for helping others. Nevertheless, she has always had a soft spot for literature, and her love for it has extended beyond the classroom since she is a bibliophile, with a thirst for knowledge. For this reason, she has always enjoyed spreading that knowledge and helping others learn the true potential of their literature skills. When she is not immersed in her studies or helping others, Sauda enjoys collecting books, despite her limited shelf space.


  • Joseph (WC)

    Joseph is a first-year non-traditional student at Mt. SAC studying political science and philosophy. During his first semester in Higher Education, he received tutoring at the Writing Center for his English 1A class, and he enjoyed the environment and mission of the Writing Center so much that he decided he would try to work there and assist other students. Joseph enjoys playing computer games in his downtime (which there isn’t much of!), hiking, and staying busy on campus. He is active in multiple clubs around campus and plans to transfer to a 4-year after sufficiently contributing to Mt. SAC’s community and finishing his associates-to-transfer.

  • Anthony (TC)

    Anthony is currently attending Mt. San Antonio College and is majoring in Chicano Studies.  He plans on transferring to a university spring of 2024. Anthony had the chance to work with a tutor during his English 1c class and ever since he wanted to give back what was so freely given to him. Anthony has come from such a diverse background he feels the need to advocate for students that are in need of help. In his free time, Anthony enjoys attending guided meditation groups, playing softball, and enjoying the simple things live has to offer.

  • Megan (TC)

    Megan earned a B.A. in English from UCI, along with far more Shakespeare knowledge than she knows what to do with. In community college, Megan tutored for microeconomics and earth science, and at university she mentored writers in the video game development club. Megan's favorite part about tutoring is helping students gain confidence in their own writing. In her free time, Megan enjoys writing novels, playing TTRPGs with her friends, embroidery, and gardening.

  • Marissa (TC)

    Marissa graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2019 with a Bachelor's in English Education and got a Secondary teaching credential from Cal Poly Pomona shortly after during 2019-2020, but after teaching in 2022-2023, she is currently trying to find a new career path. Marissa's favorite part of tutoring is connecting with students and helping them believe they can do well in writing. Marissa enjoys doing her makeup, singing, and listening to music. Her favorite shows are Stranger Things and Cobra Kai. 

  • Denise (TC) 

    Denise started working at the Writing Center during the pandemic. Even though it was a scary time, the Writing Center was equipped with many resources and well informed staff members to assist students. Tutoring at Mt SAC has been a privilege for her, and she hopes to carry many of the lessons with her when she becomes a professor. After completing nursing school, she realized that she no longer wanted to work in the medical field. She went back to school and found her true passion: Psychology. Denise is currently majoring in Psychology at California State University San Bernardino. When she is not working, or in school, she enjoys listening to True Crime, binge watching TV shows on Netflix, and just taking a moment to appreciate the small things.
  • Noah (TC)

    Noah is a graduate student at Cal Poly Pomona and will obtain his M.A. in English Literary Studies in Fall 2024. He previously received his B.A. in English Education and minors in Spanish and TESOL from CPP in 2022. He is a TC and aspires to teach college level English. Noah specializes in gothic literature, poetry, and theory. He has published work on monster theory and cybergothic theory and is currently researching ecogothic criticism in postwar German literature for his forthcoming Master’s thesis. Outside of academia, he enjoys long walks through the cemetery, live music, antiquing, and dancing! 


  • Aurea (FD)

    Aurea joined Mt. SAC in February 2020. She is currently taking up her pre-requisites and will be transferring to pursue Nursing. Aurea started working at Mt. SAC Writing Center in 2021 as a front desk assistant. Working at a front desk will help build her confidence to interact with people and to gain experience.  The Writing Center was one of the departments that she wanted to work in.  It is her second job as a student since the pandemic began.  During her free time, she enjoys reading books, watching movies, spending time shopping online, and eating out with friends. 


  • Tom (TC)

    Tom holds a BA in English from CSUSB and is currently pursuing a Master’s from the same institute with a focus on English literature. Tom came to Mt. SAC’s Writing Center because of how unique and interesting the program is in comparison to other writing centers from different institutes. Lamenting on the fact, he wished he had the type of support group and community for his writing during his undergraduate education. Despite his major, Tom understands that some people just don’t like to read or write, especially for English classes, which they find boring. Because of this, he finds enjoyment in finding ways to make boring topics entertaining and engaging for people. During his free time, he likes to hike, get lost on shady trails, and get headaches. 

  • Elona (TC)

    Elona started as a Mt. SAC student in 2015 and began working at the writing center in 2018 shortly before transferring. Elona holds a B.A. in English from Cal State Fullerton and is currently pursuing her M.A. there as well, hoping to specialize in American lit and/or post-colonialism. Elona enjoys interacting with students in her role as a TC (tutor in the classroom). Her favorite part of tutoring is watching the students improve over time. With every semester, she finds that each class is unique with their own collective personality and getting to know them allows for different approaches to help them become better writers. In her free time, Elona enjoys exploring art museums, shopping, and finding new coffee shops.

  • Nomar (WC)

    Nomar is currently majoring in English to eventually transfer to a Cal State where he plans to get his bachelors and masters in creative writing. He wants to write novels and comics while also being an English professor (hopefully at Mt. Sac one day). Nomar loves writing and sharing his joy with others; he found working at the Writing Center to be a great way to do so. Helping others understand something that they might have trouble with is incredibly rewarding, as well as a fun way to do something good. During his free time, Nomar loves watching films like Zodiac, Shaun of the Dead, and the Dark Knight.

  • Tracy (FD)

    Tracy is currently studying Nursing and planning to transfer to a four-year university. Her short-term goal is to graduate from a university with a BSN and become a Registered Nurse. She also just earned her associate degree in Sociology this past fall (2023). After joining the WC, Tracy found out this was the best job she ever had. She enjoys working with her co-workers here and loves the environment that the WC provides for everyone. During her free time, she likes to practice dancing, building Legos, watching movies, and playing video games. She loves to do anything that helps her to relieve stress and pressure.

  • Nathan (WC)

    Nathan began working at the Writing Center in the winter of 2024. He is majoring in environmental engineering and is looking to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona in the fall of 2025. Despite majoring in engineering, Nathan has always had a passion for writing and literature; passion which sparked his interest in working with the Writing Center. He enjoys working with other students to teach them new concepts or help improve their writing. During his free time, Nathan likes to watch informative YouTube videos, play video games, read manga, sleep in, and work on his novel which somehow gets shorter after each writing session.

  • Razeen (WC)

    Razeen (he/him) is currently attending Mt. SAC for mechanical engineering. He is a member of Mt. Sac’s Vex Robotics team and is the Vice President of the college’s Society of Women in Engineering Club.  He plans to transfer to a 4-year university in 2025 to continue his education for sustainability-based research. He joined the team here at the Writing Center due to his love for writing and his eagerness to help others understand their potential.  In his free time, he enjoys writing for his novel (avid nature/wildlife photography), playing video games, going to the gym, and taking care of his 9-year old German Shepherd (Dean). He is also a huge sports fan.  



  • Andrew (TC)

    Andrew (he/him/his) is a nontraditional student who returned to school after a long hiatus. He is currently earning three AA-Ts: Communication, Sociology, and Social Justice. His goal is to transfer to UCLA or UCB and earn a degree in communication or sociology, respectively. He hopes to attain his MA degree and eventually his Ph.D. Andrew started off at the Writing Center in the fall of 2022 working the front desk. He is now training to be a tutor and a tutor in the classroom (TC). As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Andrew is an activist for equality. He enjoys learning about the socioeconomic disparities that exist in the world and is educating himself to fight the good fight that is social justice. During his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, thrifting, and working out.

  • Rami (NNES)

    Rami began his journey in teaching in 2009 as an ACT instructor throughout California. In 2012 Rami earned his B.A. in History from the University of California, Riverside. Rami is an expert in SAT and ACT, having taught both tests throughout the US and abroad.  He has assisted hundreds of students in their academic goals and pursuit of higher education.  Rami is grateful for the opportunity to continue this path with the Mt. Sac community.  In his leisure time, Rami is a Muay Thai enthusiast with a strong passion for international travel and foreign language acquisition. Rami has completed 3 marathons and hopes for his 4th to be in South America. 

  • Alexia (TC)

    Alexia has been working at the Writing Center since 2018, progressing from a walk-in tutor role to a TC (Tutors in the Classroom) role. Through the TC program, Alexia has been able to learn from a variety of professors and students, and it has generated many of her favorite experiences. She earned her B.A. in English at Cal Poly Pomona. Her interests include reading magical realism novels and world literature, playing video games, and listening to podcasts.

  • Delaney (WC)

    Delaney is a second year English student at Mt. SAC and a tutor in the Writing Center. She thinks English is so amazing because it is a conduit for all of the things she loves, like songs and stories. The Writing Center is an awesome place on campus for all kinds of resources, including a computer lab which is especially helpful for students who don't have laptops, or whose laptops run slow (like Delaney's). She loves to listen to her Belle and Sebastian CDs while she studies or writes, and she is looking forward to seeing all kinds of students in the Writing Center


  • Marianna (WC)

    Marianna (she/her/hers) is a multimedia artist pursuing a career in Visual Arts. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts at Citrus College, and is currently working on transferring for a Bachelor’s in Visual Communication. She has been taking art courses at Mt. SAC and began working as a tutor in the Writing Center in 2018. Getting know students and sharing interests is her favorite part of being a tutor. She enjoys drawing, hiking, video games, horror movies, and graphic novels.

  • Robert (TC)

    Robert is currently majoring in English at UC Riverside. Robert wants to support students because they remember what it was like to not feel confident in their work or being afraid of not looking like they did not know what they were doing. Robert likes to show students that they usually know or do what their professors are challenging them with. It is wonderful to see students realize they understand or know more than they thought. Roberts interests involve various forms of art and writing. They also love to watch TV Shows, Movies, read books and comics.

  • Anais (TC)

    Being a first-generation Chicana, Anaïs Alvarado has diligently forged her path to achieving an Associates from Mt. SAC and a Bachelors from Humboldt State. She currently is in pursuit of obtaining a Doctorate in Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate. Her research interests include Chicanx/Latinx perspectives, histories, culture, politics, and experiences, especially within literature. Anaïs is committed to empowering students through a culturally responsive pedagogical approach that not only embraces and celebrates diversity but also nurtures the seeds of critical thinking while weaving tight bonds within any given community even academia! Beyond her academic endeavors, Anaïs finds solace in rock climbing with her fiancé, taking walks with her dog, Addie, or cherishing moments with her sweet abuelita.

  • Cristian (TC)

    Cristian is on a journey to becoming an English major. Once he gets his associate’s degree from Mt. Sac he hopes to transfer to Cal Poly to earn his bachelor’s. He is currently working at Mt. Sac as a writing tutor to assist any student who needs help with school assignments and hopes that all of his tutees will succeed in their courses. Cristian’s favorite part of being a writing tutor is brainstorming a plan to give the writer an idea of what to write for the essay. When Cristian is not at work he enjoys creating music and short films in his free time with his friends. His personal interests are taking long walks by the beach, traveling, spending time with his dog, and going to the movie theatres.

  • Jessica (WC)

    Jessica is currently a student at Mt. San Antonio College and is majoring in English. She hopes to transfer to Cal State Fullerton and graduate with both a Bachelor's degree in English and her teaching credentials. She believes that education is very important and that intelligence is not something that one is naturally born with; it is something that comes with practice and resilience. She has a genuine passion for tutoring and helping others reach their goals, and finds it immensely rewarding when a student comes into the writing center feeling worried/lost, and leaves feeling confident. She enjoys baking desserts such as pies, cookies, and pastries from scratch. Her other hobbies include cooking, playing video games, and relaxing while watching movies in a cozy bed. 

  • Kati (TC)

    Kati is currently working at the Mt. SAC Writing Center as an in-class tutor, online tutor, and walk-in tutor. She is currently attending California State University of Fullerton for English and Literature. Along with her major in Literature, she is minoring in Creative Writing and enjoys writing fiction in her free time. Her passion for Literature is only rivaled by her love for animals, particularly cats. Kati volunteers at a no-kill animal shelter and fosters kittens and cats. At this time, she has fostered over fifty-five cats and kittens, ranging from the most vulnerable newborn kittens, to kittens with severe medical conditions, and even senior hospice cats.  

  • Lana (WC)

    Lana is a psychology major at Mt. SAC looking to transfer in the fall of 2024. She has tutored before at her high school and wanted to further her experience at the Writing Center. Her goal is to help students understand and eventually love writing! She’s looking to use her writing skills to publish psychological research and contribute to the furthering of human studies. In her free time, she likes to cafe hop, frequent dance studios, and go to the gym with her boyfriend. She also plays video games like Minecraft, Valorant, and Terraria. Above all else, she likes to be around other people!

  • Jocelyn (WC)

    Jocelyn is studying to earn an associate's degree in English at Mt. San Antonio College. She hopes to transfer to a four-year college and graduate with an English degree and a minor in Criminology. Her goal is to pursue a Master's degree and possibly a Ph.D. Jocelyn is interested in becoming a correctional teacher or professor as she is incredibly devoted to teaching others. Jocelyn started working as a Writing Center tutor in Fall 2023. She enjoys helping others, sharing her love for writing, and learning teaching skills. Aside from being a tutor, Jocelyn enjoys reading, painting, listening to music, playing Mario Kart, being with her cat, and spending time with her friends. 


  • Xavier (WC)

    Xavier is majoring in film. His current educational goals are to earn an AS-T degree in Film Television and Electronic Media from Mt. SAC and then to transfer to California State Northridge for fall 2023. His favorite aspects of the writing center include the tutoring that is offered to the students and the computer lab since it provides students who have limited access to electronics a place to work on their assignments. In his free time, Xavier enjoys collecting and watching movies, listening to music, and researching new and interesting topics. His favorite movie of all time is Catch Me If You Can.


  • Usha (FD)

    Usha has been a Computer Lab Assistant at Mt. SAC since 2003. In 2005, she earned her A.S. in Desktop Publishing and awarded “Phi Theta Kappa” International Honor Society certificate in the same writing center building she is now working in. Soon, computer classes became more interesting to her, and she realized that if she met the degree requirements, she could earn her A.S. degree. From 2003 to 2011, she took on many roles in the Business Division Computer Lab such as a Lab assistant, a teacher assistant in classrooms, and in the summer, she assisted young students to create “multimedia” projects in compute for the “College for Kids” program. In 2011, she moved into the Writing Center as a Front Desk/Lab Assistant. She loves her job and the people there. Usha is a proud mom of two UCLA graduates and eagle scout sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, and her favorite time is to play with her two granddaughters.

  • Joshua (WC)

    Joshua is an early child development major working toward transferring to Cal Poly by the summer of 2024 to pursue a B.A. in Early Childhood Studies. Working with students is a passion of Joshua and being a tutor is a good start to the teaching world. Being able to work with college students would be a good opportunity for Joshua to have some experience before heading into his education career. For fun, Joshua likes spend time with family and friends as much as he can. Also, Joshua enjoys doing a bit of everything that is outdoors or towards education to explore new things.


  • Jason (WC)

    Jason is a first-year student at Mt. SAC and is majoring in computer science. His education goal is to transfer to a four-year university and become a software engineer. Jason found his inspiration from former teachers and peers; he loves to code and learn new and complex coding languages. Although he is a computer science major, he has always shown a keen interest in Literature and Psychology. Working in the Writing Center has given him a path to express this side. Jason is a huge music nerd! He also spends his free time watching and playing sports. His personal motto is “Don't let a single story dictate your views of any person or group of people.”



  • Aza (TC)

    Acaziah – better known as Aza, he/him – is an English major close to completing an Associate's in English! He is an LGBTQIA+ author dedicated to helping others with their creations and taking pride in their works. He has a conversational knowledge of ASL and several years of informal tutoring under his belt. His studies at Mt. SAC and his time at the Writing Center have been invaluable to his development as a creator. Aza spends an exorbitant amount of time writing and brainstorming, and he is always happy to discuss movies, books, video games, anime, or music! Feel free to ask him if he has read or watched a piece of media!

  • Sidney (TC)

    Sidney has been working for the Writing Center while attending school at Cal State Fullerton. He is an English major looking to complete his BA and eventually obtain his Masters in the hopes of becoming an English professor. Sidney started off working in the center in 2019. In early 2020, he became a TC in order to gain experience working in a classroom. His main focus as a tutor is looking at new ways to address the material that the teacher has given in order to help students tackle the work in multiple ways. Sidney enjoys listening to and finding new music. His favorite genre is R&B/Soul and Alternative R&B; however, he delves into many other genres like Post-rock, Hip Hop, Conscious Rap, Drum and Bass, and more. Another one of his hobbies is going to the gym and playing basketball to stay active and healthy. 

  • Kait (TC)

    Kait is in her master’s program at Cal Poly Pomona with a double emphasis in literature. She received her bachelors degree in English education. She currently works as a Tutor in the Classroom and loves helping students follow their dreams through writing. As a neurodiverse first-generation college student, Kait knows firsthand the difficulties of getting an education and has a passion for helping students find their voice. When she is not studying or working, Kait loves collecting antique and rare classic books, spending time with her dogs, and playing video games. As she finishes up her masters program, Kait intends to teach at the college level and make working with students, her career.

  • April  (TC)

    April recently earned her Master's in Literary Studies with a secondary emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from Cal Poly, where she also received her BA in Literature. While in school she worked at her campus writing center where she cultivated her passion for helping others find their power through writing and self-advocacy, which she is excited to continue here at Mt. SAC as an ACCESS TC. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, going to shows, and coaching Olympic Weightlifting at her local gym. Don't be afraid to say hi! 

  • Star (FD)

    Star is the nicest person you'll ever meet; they are hard-working and love to help people. She is currently going for her associate's degree in graphic design. She aims to transfer to Cal Ploy by the spring of 2025. After leaving and getting her degree, she seeks to use what they have learned from their  degree to help others and use that power to bring awareness to the problems that the world doesn't see as problems. Star enjoys many fields like architecture, fashion, and sciences, and has found interest in becoming a journalist or writer in the future. When she isn't studying on her days off, she enjoys gaming, hanging out with friends, and traveling whenever possible. 

  • Maw (FD)

    Maw is ambitiously pursuing degrees in Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Sociology, and Psychology. With a dream to specialize in Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona, focusing on Accounting and Management. Maw is the president of the Mt. SAC Pride Club and a proactive student assistant at the Mt. SAC Pride Center. She dedicates herself to fostering an environment of equity and support for Queer students. Her commitment to diversity extends to her role at the Writing Center, where she works as Front Desk Staff, guiding peers towards academic excellence with empathy and understanding. Maw, who journeyed from the Philippines to the U.S. in 2019, brings a vibrant cultural perspective, being fluent in English and Filipino. Beyond academia and leadership, she finds joy in gaming, singing, and celebrating life with friends, embodying a spirit of resilience and community.

  • Karen (WC)

    Karen is currently a student at Mt. SAC, pursuing an associates in Psychology. Her goal is to graduate from Mt. SAC and her university of choice to pursue a career in teaching. Karen struggled with her writing classes and sought out help from the Writing Center. Through the sources at the center, she was able to pass her class, so she appreciates the services the center has to offer. Karen became interested in working as a tutor to help students who also struggle with their own writing. She believes that success is made through hard work and learning from own's mistakes. Karen spends her free time crocheting, making jewelry, and playing with her two dogs. 
  • Stori (WC)

    As a student of English, Stori completed her AA degree here at Mt. SAC. She will be transferring to Cal Poly Pomona this fall to pursue a B.A. in Literary Studies. Stori began working at the Writing Center in the spring of 2023, aspiring to help students strengthen their skills in English Composition and literary analysis. Her favorite part of working as a tutor are the moments when students seem to brighten as they develop a better understanding of a concept. The opportunity to encourage Mt. SAC's incredible students in their educational pursuits make tutoring a fulfilling position to uphold. At home, Stori enjoys gardening, studying anthropology, and playing with her dog.

  • James (TC)

    James (he/him) is a senior at Cal Poly Pomona studying English with a focus in education. He graduated from Mt. SAC in 2021 and plans to finish at CPP by 2024. James is excited to continue working with students and putting theory into action at the writing center with an understanding that looking for help can be scary. When he’s not reading or writing for school, he likes to play old computer games and spend time with his partner working on their astrophysics research. From essays to exoplanets, James has the knowledge to put your paper on the right track. Ask him about producing podcasts, creative writing, or just plain essays!
  • Ryan (FD)

    Ryan is currently a student enrolled at Mt. SAC and is majoring in business administration. He plans to transfer to a 4 year university after his time at Mt. SAC and/or find a job in his field of work. Ryan started working at the Writing Center in the spring of 2024. He works at the front desk and enjoys interacting with students. During his free time he likes driving, reading, listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. His favorite movie of all time is Real Steel and as for reading and music his current tastes are always changing.


  • Becky (FD)

    Becky is studying kinesiology at Mt. SAC. She hopes to receive her AA and get into the nursing program. She began her studies with ESL classes and became a full-time student after one year. While she was taking her English courses (AMLA 80, AMLA 90, English 1A, English 1C), Becky received a lot of help from the Writing Center,  which inspired her to want to work there to help other students. She is happy to meet students at the front desk and gives presentations to classes sharing what the Writing Center has to offer. In her spare time, Becky likes to cook, spend time with her husband and daughter, and prepare for a future in nursing.

  • Natasha (FD)

    Natasha, an international student from Indonesia, is pursuing a Computer Science major with a keen interest in exploring Business studies as well. She is aiming to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona for her bachelor's degree. Joining the Writing Center in Spring 2024, she seeks to refine her communication and multitasking skills, recognizing their importance in her future career. Beyond academics, Natasha enjoys watching movies, shopping, cooking and spending time with her loved ones. Having received substantial assistance from the Writing Center herself, Natasha is motivated to give back and support fellow students seeking resources. Her involvement reflects her commitment to academic excellence and fostering a supportive community within her school.
  • Giovanni (TC)

    Giovanni has a bachelor’s degree in English literature and language from Cal Poly Pomona and has worked with several on campus programs such as Arise, Bridge, Tutor in the Classroom, and the American Language Department. Furthermore, working in the American Language Department has given Giovanni an opportunity to work closely with ESL students and learn various ways to help improve any student’s English and writing skills. His favorite thing about tutoring is helping students understand the writing process which is fundamental in all writing. Giovanni started a career path as a social skill specialist and behavior interventionist where he provides social and academic services to individuals with extensive support and needs. In his free time, Giovanni likes going to restaurants, sports, and local social events. 

  • Koji (WC)

     Mrs. Koji graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a B.S. in biology. At CSULA, she became a CRLA certified tutor and had the opportunity to participate in Summer Bridge and EOP tutoring. While she continued tutoring, she pursued more graduate-level and credential courses. At Sylvan Learning Center of Southern California, she was able to tutor English, writing, SAT/ACT English and math, as well as other math and sciences. Koji is an avid gardener who is continuously discovering and applying natural principles of urban farming and gardening. Koji and her family love pets and support the preservation of nature and wildlife. 


  • Dominique (WC)

    Dominique, a current student at Mt. SAC, is majoring in Business Administration. She plans to transfer to a four-year university in 2024 and hopefully become an accountant. Reading and writing have always been something she has enjoyed, and as a tutor she is able to help others strengthen their own skills. In her free time, Dominique loves baking, specifically cakes and pies. Music is also a big part of her life, so outside of always listening to music and frequently attending concerts, she is also currently learning to play the guitar. When she needs to decompress she likes to watch hockey, or play with her dog, a husky/pit bull mix, that she recently rescued. 

  • Jesse (WC)
    Jesse (he/him/his) is a Mt. SAC alumni, having graduated in December 2020. After obtaining an AA-T in Art History, Jesse transferred to UC Berkeley where he graduated in May 2023 after three intense semesters. He holds a BA in the History of Art with an emphasis in Reception Studies. He plans to get his MA in Museum Studies and later his Ph.D. in Queer Chicanx Art. He hopes to one day work as a museum curator or college professor. Outside of the Writing Center, Jesse spends his time traveling, going to concerts, and volunteering at art museums and LGBTQIA+ organizations in and around LA County.
  • Norma (NNES)

    Norma (she/her) has an M.A. in English with a dual specialization in rhetoric & composition and TESOL. She has taught in the Zhejiang Province, in China during two different years and also in the English department at Cal Poly Pomona. She is currently teaching at Mt. SAC and PCC. Norma has been a Tutor in the Classroom (TC) for four and half years at the Mt. SAC Writing Center, and during that time, she has worked with many different types of students including first-generation college students, international students, neuro-diverse students, etc. She is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks some very basic Mandarin. During her free time, Norma loves visiting museums, trying out new restaurants, and binge-reading.

  • Maddy (WC)

    Maddison (aka Maddy) is a current Mt. SAC student that is majoring in Early Childhood Education. She plans to transfer to a Cal State after finishing up her studies here. Maddison’s career goal is to become a second grade teacher because that was the first teacher to show her how to love learning. She was inspired by one of our tutors to join the team after they gave her the confidence in her writing skills that she never had before. Maddison is excited to work with her peers and assist them through their writing journey here in the Writing Center. 

  • Mason (TC)

    Mason is a Tutor in the Classroom for the Writing Center. He achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Science in Education at California State University, Fullerton. After working in educational administration for over a year, he found that he wanted to be an instructor. He hopes to obtain credentials in Social Science and Physical Education. Outside class, Mason exercises four times a week, enjoys different movies/shows, watches a variety of sports, listens to all kinds of music, hangs out with pals in real life and on Twitch, and keeps up with WWE every week. His favorite music genre is Hard Rock and his favorite wrestler is the Megastar L.A. Knight (YEAH!).



  • Jasmine (WC)

    Jasmine is a 3rd year student at Mt. SAC. and the secretary of the Pride Club on campus. They are a nursing major hoping to transfer to Cal State Long Beach and have had a dream of being a nurse since childhood because their grandmother was an LVN. They enjoy reading books, watching shows, going on hikes, and drawing. They learned how to read a bit later than others in the 2nd grade but since learning, they have loved reading all kinds of books. They have experienced their own struggles in school and recieved tutoring when needed which helped them succeed in their classes. Because of their own experiences with tutoring, they are dedicated to helping others achieve their learning goals.