RWIT Staff

RWIT tutors are skilled writers hailing from all academic disciplines. Tutors prepare for tutoring by attending a rigorous training program and pursue ongoing training throughout their RWIT careers. Tutors take pride in their professionalism, approachability, and knowledge.

Tutors for Graduate Students

Ruth Heindel

Ruth is a PhD student in the Earth Sciences Department, working in Professor Ross Virginia's soils lab. She studies current soil processes in the Polar Regions using a wide range of field techniques. In Greenland, she studies wind-driven soil erosion and in Antarctica, phosphorus cycling in the Dry Valleys.

Ruth is a proud Vermonter, and loves spending time hiking, skiing, and running through the New England woods. She earned her BS in Geology-Biology at Brown University, where she also worked as a Writing Fellow. Before coming to Dartmouth as a graduate student, Ruth taught middle and high school science for two years at an independent school in Vermont. Ruth is a cellist in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, and also enjoys cooking, reading, and drawing.

Kelli Hvorecny

Kelli, a PhD student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (MCB), is a member of Professor Dean Madden’s group in the Biochemistry Department. In her current research, she is developing strategies to prevent the harmful effects of the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) in patients with underlying pulmonary conditions (such as cystic fibrosis).

Kelli hails from eastern Pennsylvania, south of "the town Billy Joel sang about," but not north enough to escape the grips of the Philly accent. She bleeds green, having attended Dartmouth for undergrad and returning, after a stint in the Big Apple, for graduate school. When not at her "home address," Vail 408 in the Biochemistry department, she may be found at the pottery studio or lost in the wilderness hiking and trail running. She enjoys reading science, fiction, and science fiction.

Hannah Levinger

Hannah, an RWIT staff member, graduated from Brandeis University in 2012 with a BA in Islamic Studies and English Literature. She then did a Masters program in Islamic Philosophy, also at Brandeis University. She was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Morocco in 2013-2014. She has an ESL teaching certificate and is focusing on ESL tutoring at RWIT.

Hannah is from Norwich Vermont and went to high school in Hanover. She was one of those kids who took Dartmouth classes as a "townie" and is happy to be back home infiltrating Dartmouth once again. She loves to travel and learn, and promptly forget, the languages of the countries she goes to. She is also currently working as a baker in the mornings before coming to RWIT in the evenings.

Isabella Price

Isabella is a Masters in Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) student specializing in Creative Writing. She previously served as a teaching assistant for Writing 2-3 courses. Her instruction of writing has been dictated by the needs of her students. Some of her students have worked to unpack their genuine sentiments when writing their thesis or analyzing their evidence.  Other students have striven to present their own voice with still greater authority or grace by utilizing advanced stylistic "moves and gestures". Her role in tutoring graduate students, in turn, is driven by the desire to help specialists clearly and succinctly articulate their conceptually advanced projects to their colleagues-- perhaps even to laymen.

After Isabella earned a B.A. from Dartmouth in History, she entered a post-baccalaureate program and earned 100 credits towards teaching mathematics. Currently, she is completing her Grades 7-12 mathematics certification and concurrently writing her creative writing thesis.

Tutors for Undergraduate Students

Hannah Levinger

Hannah, an RWIT staff member, graduated from Brandeis University in 2012 with a BA in Islamic Studies and English Literature. She then did a Masters program in Islamic Philosophy, also at Brandeis University. She was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Morocco in 2013-2014. She has an ESL teaching certificate and is focusing on ESL tutoring at RWIT. Hannah is from Norwich Vermont and went to high school in Hanover. She was one of those kids who took Dartmouth classes as a "townie" and is happy to be back home infiltrating Dartmouth once again. She loves to travel and learn, and promptly forget, the languages of the countries she goes to. She is also currently working as a baker in the mornings before coming to RWIT in the evenings.

Katie Williamson

  • Year: 2015, Head Tutor 2014-2015

  • Hometown: Hanover, NH

Katie was born and raised in Hanover, truly only a mile away from Dartmouth. Her life goal is to "live green" and inspire others to do so as well. She loves traveling to and learning about new places with friends and family, and she hopes to explore all seven continents during her life. In her free time, Katie is an avid baker, reads classic novels, frolics through the forests around New Hampshire and Vermont, and is a compulsive organizer.

Piotr Dormus

  • Year: 2015, Head Writing Assistant 2014-2015
  • Hometown: Krakow, Poland

A native of Poland, Piotr completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at Lester B. Pearson United World College in Victoria, BC, Canada before coming to Dartmouth. Piotr is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club and a big fan of David Fincher as well as Quentin Tarantino movies. Otherwise, he enjoys travelling, skiing, watching Mad Men, and listening to downtempo and chillout music.

Nick Pavlis

  • Year: 2015, Chair of Hiring 2014-2015
  • Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Despite growing up in Connecticut all his childhood, Nick has a passion for galavanting the globe. In fact, he backpacked in the Andes, ski-bummed in the Swiss Alps, and worked on a Californian organic olive farm, all on his gap-year. A New Englander by trade, Nick also loves to scour the Upper Valley for fresh, local eateries. When he's not playing pick-up basketball, Nick tends to settle up on the green, probably indulging in a pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked.

Abbie Kouzmanoff

  • Year: 2015, Chair of Education and Outreach
  • Hometown: New York, NY

Abbie was born and raised in Manhattan. A devoted Upper West Sider, she enjoys exploring Central Park and visiting the Museum of Natural History. Abbie also lives part-time in New Paltz, NY and is related to ten of its twelve founders (which her parents did not know when they moved there). An avid Lord of the Rings fan, she also likes half-marathons, movies, and attempting to speak French. At Dartmouth, Abbie studies psychology and linguistics.

Emily Estelle

  • Year: 2015, Chair of Public Relations
  • Hometown: Westminster, MA

Emily grew up in central Massachusetts with two dogs and a very opinionated cat. At Dartmouth, she divides her time between Morton Farm, Rauner Library, and Morano Gelato. She has spent one term in Kuwait and two in Morocco, and she can’t seem to shake the travel bug. When she isn’t writing an anthropology paper or translating for Arabic class, she loves running, jigsaw puzzles, museums, and Game of Thrones.

Caroline Estill

  • Year: 2016
  • Hometown: Ithaca, NY

Caroline was born at DHMC, so of course she had to return to return to Hanover for college. She fills her time with rowing, running and other activities that start with the letter r. During her time at Dartmouth, Caroline hopes to conquer her fear of the 1902 room, explore the farmers' markets of the Upper Valley, and figure out what to do with the rest of her life.

Andrea Fox

  • Year: 2016

Andrea grew up in Maryland as the middle of three children. She likes listening to film scores and writing children’s stories, and she wishes she could illustrate them but never broke out of her stick-figure phase. The best non-sarcastic question she has ever heard from a tutee is: “What do you major in? Grammar?” Andrea studies German and linguistics and will be spending her junior year at the University of Munich.

Felicia Jia

  • Year: 2016
  • Hometown: It’s complicated but mostly Hong Kong

Felicia grew up in a variety of places in the United States and China. She enjoys the hustle and bustle of cities, but also the quiet serenity of the outdoors. Having spent this past summer in Israel and Palestine, she constantly finds herself in discussions about Middle Eastern politics or the amazing wonderfulness that is hummus (pronounced hoo-moose). Some of her goals in her next three years at Dartmouth include traveling the world during off-terms, keeping a cleaner dorm room, and mastering how to time her naps to avoid waking up groggy.

Myles McMurchy

  • Year: 2016

Though this Louisiana native will always have a soft spot for Southern charm, Myles savors the seasons of New England. Throughout the fall and winter, you may find him trail running through foliage or snow, frequently stopping to photograph the surrounding landscapes. He finds peace in yoga, meditation, and writing. After graduation, Myles hopes to attend graduate school, move to the West Coast, and teach.

Caroline Sohr

  • Year: 2016

Caroline comes to Hanover from the suburbs of New York City, where she has lived her entire life.  In addition to trying new restaurants, sleeping in hammocks, listening to country music, Caroline enjoys playing badminton and spending time with family and friends. She also loves puzzles, and one of her life goals is to solve a Sunday New York Times crossword.

Mariel Wallace

  • Year: 2016
  • Hometown: Wilton, CT

Mariel was born in San Francisco, but moved cross-country to her hometown of Wilton, CT at the tender age of seven weeks. She loves following elite gymnastics, arguing with people, and tweeting the inane things she hears other people say. When Mariel is not examining issues prominent in international security or researching for the Rockefeller Center, she enjoys running and spending time with friends, but avoids contact sports and glass tables at all costs.

Yevgenia (Jane) Rem

  • Year: 2017
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Jane was born in Kazakhstan and spent her early childhood in Russia. She now lives in California, 30 minutes from the ocean (unless, of course, there's traffic) and 1 minute from a dog park. When she's not walking her neighbor's Golden Retriever, Crazy Mc Daisy, she likes to sketch, cook with her sister, and watch old Russian films. At Dartmouth, Jane studies government, philosophy, English, and Russian. She admits that she'll have a difficult time declaring a major. 

Queenie Sukhadia

  • Year: 2016
  • Hometown: Mumbai, India