RWIT Student 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

Kelli Hvorecny

Kelli is a PhD student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (MCB) and 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).

Hvorecny is excited to participate in the new program, as she enjoys engaging in the processes of refining and practicing writing with other students. As a tutor, she will serve as a sounding board with the intention of helping graduate students clarify their ideas and focus their writing style. Further, she aims to assist in identifying jargon or assumed knowledge in their work that may elude general readers. Hvorecny adds, “I hope students walk away with the skills needed to better wrestle their ideas into writing.”

Isabella Price

Isabella is a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) student, previously served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate Writing 2-3 courses at Dartmouth College. She is passionate about writing and strives to infuse her work with the power to stir emotions within the reader. She has a background in education and loves teaching..

Price describes her role as a writing tutor as one dictated by the specific needs of students. It encompasses teaching pedagogical techniques such as learning how to formulate a coherent thesis, as well as offering stylistic guidance in helping students discover their unique writing voice.

Price finds the process of helping students transform their writing capacities as invigorating and gratifying. In her new position, she looks forward to helping graduate students articulate their specialized, conceptually advanced research in such a manner that it is accessible to a non-expert audience.

 

 

Tutors for Undergraduate Students

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.

Kelli Hvorecny

  • Year: Graduate Student
  • Hometown: Kintnersville, PA

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.

Isabella Price

  • Year: Graduate Student
  • Hometown: Ellensburg, WA

After Isabella earned a B.A. in History from Dartmouth, she worked for a civil engineering firm. Subsequently, she entered a teacher training program and began educating and tutoring K-12 and college students, primarily in composition and mathematics.   At present, she is concurrently finishing a Masters in Creative Writing from Dartmouth and completing her secondary mathematics and social studies certifications.  Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has great respect for the natural world and loves to spend time outdoors learning and practicing traditional (wilderness survival) skills, permaculture, and wild edible plant identification. Raw vegan foods, yoga, and faith commitments are her other mainstay passions.  She lived in Europe and the Caribbean for nearly two years.  During this time abroad, she fell into a canal in Venice and, later, became a rescue scuba diver! She aspires to be a polyglot in European languages and a bestselling author and editor of non-fictional texts.

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