Who we are in the Student Learning Commons: Staff, Facilitators, Peer Educators

SLC Staff

The SLC's professional staff are specialists in their fields and are passionate about supporting SFU students with language learning, study strategies, and writing. 

Head, Student Learning Commons

Donna McGee Thompson

Donna joined the Student Learning Commons as a Learning Services Coordinator when it opened in 2006 and became Head of the department in August 2011. Prior to joining the SLC, Donna had served at SFU’s Health and Counselling Centre as Learning Skills Coordinator; Douglas College's Learning Centre (David Lam Campus) as Services Coordinator;  and at Capilano College (now Capilano University) as Learning Specialist and faculty member.  Over her career in the learning field, Donna has planned and delivered learning success programs, developed and facilitated training programs for peer educators, tutored and taught writing, run a pilot for an online tutoring program, and completed research and co-published articles on course-integrated learning instruction. Donna helped to develop the curriculum for the Back on Track Program and continues to be an instructor for BOT courses. She is also co-coordinator of the Academic Enhancement Program in the SFU School of Computing Science. Donna completed an undergraduate degree at SFU in Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education at the University of British Columbia.

Phone: 778.782.3294
Email: dmcthomp@sfu.ca

Undergraduate writing services team​​​​​


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Junyi G. is a second-year Master's student in the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. Her primary research interests include normativity, reason, and metaethics. She graduated from Sun Yat-sen University with a BA in Political Science and Public Administration and an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics. Junyi has worked as a teaching assistant for PHIL 100W three times. She connects well with students, particularly non-native speakers and international students. She recognises and values each learner's individuality. She also gives each student personalised feedback. She speaks fluent English and Mandarin and understands basic Cantonese. Her best feline friend is Spiffi, her ginger tabby cat.

Mackenzie G. is currently completing his MA in Educational Psychology, where his research focuses primarily on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, cognitive decline, literacy, and bilingualism. Mackenzie received his BA in psychology with minors in Educational Psychology and Counselling at SFU, and also has experience teaching at a local preparatory school. Recently, Mackenzie has been involved in research examining bilingual literacy development and has assisted in the designing of computer programs meant to facilitate the development of bilingual literacy. Mackenzie has served as a Teaching Assistant for both EDUC 315 – Individual and Developmental Differences in Language Acquisition and EDUC 422 – Learning Disabilities. He hopes that his work at the SLC will help students meet their goals and gain confidence in their academic abilities.

Mohsen H.M.
 is a PhD student in Education and a CELTA certified teacher of English. He received his MA in English Language Teaching from University of Tehran and his MEd in Educational Technology and Learning Design from SFU. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant for a variety of courses including W courses like EDUC 100W- Selected Questions and Issues in Education, FAL X99-Foundations of Academic Literacy and BUS 217W-Critical Thinking in Business. At SLC, he delivers general and course-integrated writing workshops across disciplines for undergraduate students on topics ranging from argumentation to ethical use of research material in writing assignments. He also offers individual writing consultations to undergraduates across disciplines. Mohsen holds consultations in both English and Farsi.

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Shaila S. is a PhD candidate in the Languages, Cultures and Literacies program in the Faculty of Education. She has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics with TESOL from the University of Sheffield, UK and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has worked as a university lecturer in Bangladesh . She has also taught Foundations of Academic Literacy FAL X99 course several times and worked as a Teaching Assistant and Tutor Marker for a range of courses at SFU. At SLC, she offers writing consultations,  Write away services, and workshops on different topics of academic writing. Shaila’s first language is Bangla, and she speaks English as an additional language. She also has working proficiency in Hindi and Urdu.

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Suzanna M. is a PhD candidate in the School of Criminology specializing in forensic science. She has her MSc from the University of Sheffield, UK, and her BA from UBC. Suzanna facilitates writing workshops, offers writing and learning consultations, serves as a tutor for WriteAway, and has also worked on the SLC's Back-on-Track team. Having been a post-secondary student for over a decade, she understands the difficulties and stressors associated with university life and learning, and is looking forward to working with students to overcome these challenges. When she's not working or studying, Suzanna enjoys hiking with her dog.

SLC Assistant

J.J. Watson-MacKay (temporary)

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J.J. is the first point of contact for students at the SLC Office in the Bennett Library (Burnaby), and also provides administrative support for our workshops, consultations, marketing campaigns, academic resources, and many other activities. He has previous experiences working and studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, including completing his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management, and working as an International Exchange Coordinator in the KPU International Office. You'll find him at our front desk, welcoming students who stop by the Student Learning Commons to seeking out the learning, writing and English as an additional language services and resources we offer. When he's got spare time, he loves good conversations in great company, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, going for walks and bike rides around local trails and parks, snowboarding at Cypress mountain, singing and dancing with his 3 year old son around their living room, and playing games on his Switch/PS4/Steam Deck (recent favourites: Hades and Elden Ring). 

Phone: 778.782.4648
Email: slc_assistant@sfu.ca

Peggy Fung (On temporary leave)

Peggy is the first point of contact for students at the SLC Office in the Bennett Library (Burnaby), and also provides administrative support for our workshops, consultations, marketing campaigns, academic resources, and many other activities. She has previous experiences working and studying at Simon Fraser University, including completing her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology (with distinction) and a Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies. She warmly encourages and welcomes students to learn and utilize the numerous writing, learning, and EAL resources provided by the Student Learning Commons. During her spare time, she enjoys being immersed within nature's phenomenal beauty, having fun with friends and family, and exploring the world.

Phone: 778.782.4648
Email: peggyf@sfu.ca

SLC Coordinators

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Services Coordinator

Dr. Tim Mossman

Tim Mossman, Ph.D., is an applied linguist with 37 years of experience in the field of teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL). Tim has his Ph.D. in the Faculty of Education (Languages, Cultures, and Literacies) from Simon Fraser University. Before SFU, he earned both his Master of Arts degree in English Education (TESOL) and Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. He also has his professional teaching certificate from the BC Ministry of Education. Tim currently coordinates the EAL Services in the Student Learning Commons (SLC), a position he has held since 2007. In this role, Tim contributes to and participates in SLC activities such as individual consultations with students, developing and presenting workshops and short-term courses, and mentoring graduate students and student peers, all with a focus on EAL support. Tim is a certified Neurolanguage Coach and is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Efficient Language Coaching®. Prior to this, Tim worked for 16 years as a faculty member at Canadian International College, a private post-secondary institution for Japanese students where he taught and designed content-based English language courses. Tim has also taught English in Japan, at Douglas College, at UBC, and in the FALx99 course at SFU. He has over His professional interests include studying the identities of "old-timer" ESL students using priciples of ethnomethodology (EMCA). In his free time, Tim enjoys paddle boarding in Deep Cove (when it's not raining!).

Phone: 778.782.8510
Email: tmossman@sfu.ca

Learning Services Coordinators

Ruth Silverman

Ruth Silverman (pronouns: she/ her/ hers) has been with SFU's Student Learning Commons since 2007 and goes by many titles: Learning Services Coordinator, Back on Track Program Instructor, and co-Divisional Supervisor for the Writing and Learning Peer Educators. Originally from Ottawa and currently living and working on unceded Coast Salish Territory, Ruth holds an M.Ed. (SFU), a B.A. (Hons. Psychology, Carleton), and an LL.B. (Ottawa). She has a diverse work history, including working on Parliament Hill and for the Federal Court of Canada, and practicing as both a lawyer and a career counsellor (not at the same time). Ruth has held two leadership roles within the post-secondary Learning Specialist Community:  Pacific Regional Director of the Learning Specialists Association of Canada, and Canadian Regional Leader for the College Reading and Learning Association, both 2015-2019.

Phone: 778.782.8465
Email: rsilverm@sfu.ca

Dal Sohal 

Dal is an educator, learning strategist, facilitator, and certified coach. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years in a variety of roles supporting student success and engagement. Her guiding leadership philosophy embodies caring connection, reflective thinking and listening, and deep equity. Dal immigrated to Canada as a small child with her parents. Her lived experience as a South Asian woman growing up on unceded Coast Salish Lands has helped shape her perspective and commitment to creating inclusive spaces and improving access for people from historically marginalized groups. Dal is passionate about student development, performance coaching and lifelong learning. She is the published author of "Peer Education: The impact of volunteering on students." Dal completed her BA (Criminology, Sociology) at SFU and has an MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University.

Phone: 778.782.8509
Email: dsohal@sfu.ca

Writing Services Coordinators

Julia Lane (Undergraduate Writing Services)

Julia (she/her/hers) is a queer, vegan, feminist. She is also a white settler who lives, mothers, writes, and teaches on unceded Coast Salish territories. She holds a PhD in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and her dissertation is about the application of a theatrical clowning practice to scholarship, specifically researching, teaching, and writing. Her master’s degree is from Trent University’s Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies program and her M.A. thesis focused on environmental education. She completed her undergraduate studies at York University in the theatre department, specializing in theatre creation and performance. Julia is currently a Writing Services Coordinator with the Student Learning Commons, a position she took up after 2.5 years as a Writing Services Associate with the SLC.  Julia's work focuses on undergraduate writing workshopsWrite Away, and the annual SLC writing contest. She also wrote and is constantly revising the SLC's Inclusive and Antiracist Writing Guides. She invites students, faculty members, and staff from across the university to get in touch with her when they are looking to access, create, or improve undergraduate writing supports.

Phone: 778.782.9705
Email: jhlane@sfu.ca

Hermine Chan (Undergraduate Writing Services)

Hermine holds a BA in English Literature from UBC and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Hong Kong. She is a TESL Canada-certified instructor who has been teaching English and EAP since 2012 at various institutions, including UBC. Prior to joining the SFU team, she served as the Writing & Learning Centre Manager and WriteAway coordinator at Alexander College. When not in the office, she enjoys screenwriting and road cycling.

Phone: 778.782.9382
Email: herminec@sfu.ca

Robyn Long (Graduate Writing Services)

Robyn holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from SFU, an MS in Educational Psychology and Methodology and a BA in English and Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She has been working with the SLC for almost eight years and has been professionally supporting individuals with their academic writing for over a decade. Robyn’s diverse interests contribute to her enthusiastic dedication to and enjoyment of learning about students’ and colleagues’ research across disciplines and facilitating their writing processes.

Phone: 778.782.7165
Email: robynl@sfu.ca

Surrey Coordinator

Cynthia Wright

Cynthia (pronouns: she/ her/ hers) joined SFU in October 2005 as the Coordinator of the Student Learning Commons at the Surrey campus. As Coordinator she organizes the campus' writing and learning skills workshops and -- along with the Graduate Facilitators and Peer Educators she oversees -- provides students with individual consultations in writing, learning skills, and in English conversation. She is part of the curriculum development team of the Student Success Program and teaches in the Back on Track program at both the Surrey and Burnaby campuses. She is committed to helping students at all levels achieve academic success. Cynthia has a Masters degree in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia and is a certified professional life coach.

Phone: 778.782.7614
Email: cawright@sfu.ca

Retired SLC Staff

Amanda Goldrick-Jones

Amanda started her writing life as a newspaper reporter in Toronto and Vancouver before receiving her BA and MA in English Language at UBC. After teaching writing and communication at UBC and Langara College, she studied rhetoric and professional communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where she received her PhD. She then served as assistant and associate professor at the University of Winnipeg's Centre for Academic Writing and helped develop the major program in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications. When she moved back to the coast in 2006, she served for two years as the SLC's first writing services coordinator. At UBC, she taught academic, business, and technical writing courses from 2008-2013 and designed online writing courses for the Writing Centre. Amanda returned to the SLC in 2013, to continue to develop and coordinate a variety of writing opportunities including writing-peer training, in-class workshops, and support for TAs who work with undergraduate writers. She retired from the SLC in January 2020. 

Email: agoldric@sfu.ca

Graduate Facilitators

Every term, the SLC hires a team of qualified SFU graduate students as part-time Graduate Facilitators for English as Additional Language services, Learning services/Back on Track, and Writing services. 

English as an additional language team

There are currenly no EAL Graduate Facilitators. 

Learning / Back on Track team

Our Learning/Back on Track team is comprised of paid SFU graduate students in the role of facilitators committed to helping students develop and improve their academic learning strategies, such as study techniques, academic reading, note-taking and time management. Graduate facilitators support the Back on Track program by working with students one-on-one to create individualized learning plans and meet with students in group settings to facilitate discussions about academic learning. They also facilitate workshops at the SLC and for campus partners.

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Harman S. is a Master of Public Policy student at SFU. She hopes to help students develop learning strategies by sharing the knowledge she's gained over the years. She holds a BA Distinction with Honours in Criminology and a police studies certificate from SFU. Previously she held the role of a teaching assistant at the School of Criminology. She has also held a role as a FASS Peer Mentor at SFU during her undergraduate degree. Her primary research interests are focusing on social policy issues. 

Korrie G. is a Master’s student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University (“SFU”). She works as a teaching assistant for a range of legal, theory, qualitative research and writing-based courses across criminology. Korrie has a BA with distinction and an Honours in Criminology from SFU as well as a Certificate in Legal Studies and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. In addition, Korrie was previously involved with the SLC for a number of years as a Learning & Writing Peer and Peer Coach before moving into the GLF position. Korrie’s primary research includes: exploring the idea of transformative learning for reconciliation, the settler space in answering the Calls to Action put forth by the National Inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, media responses to violence against Indigenous women and girls, and what decolonisation and walking in the good way might look like in criminology in areas such as research approaches and conduct, teaching and curriculum.

Sabrina N. is a doctoral student in Education Theory and Practice at Simon Fraser University (“SFU”). She is currently a lead instructor within the Legal Programs at the University of the Fraser Valley where she works actively in curriculum and lesson re-structuring with a focus towards decolonizing legal curriculum, as well as the development of and continuous instruction of a community-based course in evidence-based decision making. Sabrina has a Masters in Education – Curriculum & Instruction Post-Secondary from SFU, a Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College, and a Paralegal Certificate from Capilano University. Sabrina’s primary research interests include the exploration of teacher/instructor education within the landscape of decolonizing curriculum and examining the effects of Whiteness within traditional common law legal education, the subsequent practice of legal professionals within Canada, and the effect these curriculum and pedagogical changes may have on society.

Graduate writing services team

Graduate writing facilitators provide support for graduate students working on their theses, term papers, journal articles, grant applications, presentations for conferences or thesis defences, and other writing related to their graduate studies. Facilitators work with students one-­on-­one through in-­person consultations at all three campuses or online/remotely. They also contribute to facilitating open and integrated workshops, Thesis Writing Group, and Thesis Writing Retreat (formerly known as Thesis Boot Camp).

Benjamin Anderson
 is a PhD Candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where he studies work and labour in the 21st century. Before coming to BC, he earned his MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University and BA in Communication and Theatre from Lewis & Clark College. He has worked as a teaching assistant for various courses in Communication and has served as a research assistant on studies of work in Vancouver's software industry, debt activism, and cultural worker organizing.

Kate Elliott is an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate at SFU. Her past research has examined working lives of informal recyclers, cemeteries as public green space, and food security through community engagement. Currently, Kate tracks life stories of shopping carts. She is director of Wayfinding for Restorative Methods, supporting academics and artists to reduce carbon in their process. A former high school teacher, Kate has worked at SFU as a graduate writing facilitator for five years, and as an instructor (Urban Research Methods, Write-Minded, Urban Dirt and Object Biographies). She has also worked as a public health researcher, writer, translator, and cemetery assistant. Kate holds degrees from SFU (M.Urb), the University of Ottawa (B.Ed), and UBC (BA).

Yi Chien Jade Ho 何宜謙 (she/they) is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at SFU. She is also a community organizer working in the areas of labour and housing justice. Her doctoral work centers on developing a radical pedagogy of place through the lens of decolonization in cross-cultural contexts and the connection between place, land and identity in marginalized communities in Taiwan and in Vancouver. As an international student, Jade is familiar with the challenges faced by students who are writing in their additional language, and she is excited to share her experiences with anyone who may need some support. 

Peer Educators

The SLC has two teams of Peer Educators. Both teams are comprised of student volunteers who receive in-depth and ongoing training on topics relevant to their responsibilities.

Visit the pages below to find out more about our current Peers.

To become an SLC Peer yourself, see Become a Peer Educator!

SLC English as an Additional Language Peers

SLC EAL peers are trained, skilled, and friendly student volunteers who are able to provide conversational English language support to students for whom English is a second or additional language.

Aasim K
. is a fourth year Biomedical Physiology student. He likes to spend his spare time playing sports, video games, and hanging out with friends. His aim as an EAL peer educators is to support fellow students in the SFU community. Aasim can also speak fluent Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Charlie B. is a 3rd year International Studies major who is also looking into minoring in Political Science. She is fluent in French and English and has limited proficiency in Spanish. In her downtime, Charlie loves to bake and listen to music. She is also an avid rider and owns a pony called Star. Charlie is interested in how language can be used as a conduit in understanding cultures and wants to help people learn and grow through their use of language. She wants the experience of learning a language to be as comfortable and interesting as possible for everyone.

Cherry H

Cherry H. is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She speaks English and Vietnamese fluently. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, boxing, cooking, and baking. She has recently gotten into Muay Thai. Learning new languages is also one of her hobbies. She would like to add French and Mandarin to her linguistic repertoire. She is excited to meet peers from different cultures and listen to their colourful stories. She wants to create a supportive and engaging learning environment for her peers.

Harbir D
. is currently a third-year BPK Major. During his spare time, Harbir likes volunteering at the local food bank. His hobbies consist of reading, drawing, and long-distance running. Through his association with the EAL Peers Program, Harbir plans to create an enjoyable and amicable environment for his peers.

Khushi A

Khushi A. is a second year Biomedical Physiology student. She is fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi. She is intermediate in French and is interested in learning other languages as well. Outside of school, she volunteers at a hospital, as a first aid responder, and in many other positions in the community. Her hobbies include practicing Taekwondo, watching movies and shows, and playing with her pets.

Olivia W

Oliva W. is a second-year Communication student. She is fluent in English and French and knows basic Cantonese. In her free time, she loves to play the piano and guitar, binge crime shows, and spend time with friends. As an EAL Peer Educator, she hopes to help students feel comfortable and confident speaking English in classroom environments and beyond.


Tina B

Tina B. is a second-year Molecular Biology and Biochemistry student. If not at the beach, she likes to go for a run, read, and play the piano in her free time. Tina also speaks Farsi and hopes to encourage students in their English language learning journeys.

Zaeema K.
is a third year Kinesiology student. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, reading and baking. Zaeema also loves learning new languages and can speak fluent Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. Her aim as an EAL peer educator is to create a welcoming and engaging environment to better support her peers.

SLC Writing and Learning Peers

Writing and Learning Peer Educators are student volunteers who help their fellow students in learning strategies -- such as study skills, note-taking, time management, and exam preparation -- and a variety of academic writing strategies. They are selected based on their transcripts, writing samples, faculty recommendations, and an interview process, and receive in-depth ongoing training on topics such as interpersonal communications, effective and ethical tutoring techniques, writing-in-the-disciplines, and language structure.

The SLC Writing and Learning Peer Program has earned an internationally recognized tutoring credential (Level 2 of the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Program Certification).

If you might be interested in becoming a Writing and Learning Peer Educator, more information is available here.

Alex C. 
(she/her/hers) Alex is a 4th-year Criminology Honours student. This semester, Alex is writing her honours thesis on border services recruitment. During her time at SFU, Alex has taken courses in Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Business, Economics, Education, Political Science, Statistics, and BPK. She has completed a Business Administration Minor and a Police Studies Certificate. Alex is fluent in Polish and speaks some Spanish. Alex loves learning new things and enjoys helping others to do the same! In her free time, Alex likes to exercise, spend time in the outdoors, and enjoy some good food with great company.

NOTE: Alex cannot take consultations for CRIM 320, CRIM 417 (ST- Criminal Intelligence Analysis), CRIM 459, BUS 311, and BUS 340 as she is currently taking those courses.

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Andy L. is a second year Computing Science major. He has additionally taken courses in Business, Education, and History. Andy speaks fluent Mandarin and hopes to help students improve their writing abilities.

NOTE: Andy cannot take consultations for STAT 270, GEOG 111, PHYS 190 or CMPT 300 as he is currently taking those courses. 

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Anoushka K. (she/her/hers) is currently pursuing a major in Biology and interested in a minor in Health Sciences. She has taken many courses outside her discipline, such as Archaeology, English, and History courses. She is eager to provide any writing and learning support to her fellow peers!

NOTE: Anoushka cannot take consultations for BISC 313, STAT 302, HSCI 321, and HSCI 130 as she is currently taking those classes.


Bita G. (she/her/hers) is a fifth-year Honours Health Sciences student. During her time at SFU, Bita has completed courses from the disciplines of BPK, Education, Psychology, Anthropology, and Statistics. Bita is conversationally fluent in Farsi. Bita values language and learning, and understands the challenges of being a post-secondary student. Thus, she strives to provide optimal support for her peers during consultations! 

NOTE: Bita cannot take consultations for EDUC 341 or 382 as she is currently taking those classes.

Colton K. is pursuing a BA in Political Science with a minor in Social Data Analytics. He has also taken courses in International Studies, Communications, and Geography. 

NOTE: Colton cannot take consultations for GEOG 355, POL 430, and SDA 490 as he is currently taking those classes.

Danika Hall

Danika H. (she/her/hers) is a History student who has completed an Extended Minor in Psychology and is pursuing a minor in Counselling and Human Development. She has intermediate French language skills and has taken courses from a variety of FASS departments. Danika aspires to be a high school teacher or counsellor and is eager to help her peers improve their writing and learning skills.

NOTE: Danika cannot take consultations for HIST 319, HIST 489, HIST 111, or EDUC 324 as she is currently taking those classes.

Emily M

Emily M. ​​​​​​(she/her) is an SFU student who lives, studies, and works on the ancestral and unceded territory of the hən̓qəmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples. She is currently pursuing a major in English and is interested in a minor in Publishing. She has also taken courses in Linguistics, History, Cinema, and Criminology.

NOTE: Emily cannot take consultations for ENGL 355 and GEOG 162 as she is currently taking those classes.

Esha G. (she/her) is a third-year student majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Studies. She has also taken courses outside of her discipline, particularly in Communications, Sociology, Kinesiology, Gender Studies, and Geography. She is interested in pursuing a career with the federal government in international affairs, however, she is also considering secondary school teaching. Esha identifies as Punjabi, as her family derives from the Punjab region in India.

NOTE: Esha cannot take consultations for ENG 115W, HIST 106, POL 349 or  IS 302 as she is currently taking those classes.

Gabe L. (he/him/his) is a Political science and history student who has taken a diverse selection of courses, including archeology, anthropology, and statistics (with somewhat varying degrees of success). Gabe is an avid reader and enjoys learning the perspectives and thought processes of others. He believes the best work is work that you’re happy with and strives to make that a reality!

NOTE: Gabe is unable to consult with SA 201W, GEOG 100, and GSWS 204 as he is currently taking those classes. 

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Humaira D. (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year student studying English and Communications. She has experience with literature spanning centuries back to the European Middle Ages to contemporary diasporic texts. She also has experience with using softwares in CMNS201W and CMNS202, as well as interpretive skills from ENGL234. 

NOTE: Humaira cannot take consultations for ENGL439, ENGL320, or EDUC240 as she is currently taking those classes.​​​​

Jeffrey Ning

Jeffrey N. (he/him) is a student in the School of Communication at SFU. He has also taken courses in the Contemporary Arts, primarily those relating to film and cinema, as well as various electives in other faculties including ARCH 131, GEOG 111, HUM 102W, and PSYC 100. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies and TV shows, playing basketball, listening to hip-hop music, and losing at chess. He also works part-time for Chess.com and hopes to eventually pursue a full-time career there.

NOTE: Jeffrey cannot take consultations for CMNS 353, CMNS 304, or CMPT 120 as he is currently taking those classes.

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Joy K. (she/her/hers) is a fifth-year student majoring in Cognitive Science and World Literature. Most of her classes have been within these programs, which also include courses in Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Computer Science. Joy can speak Mandarin fluently and Japanese conversationally.  

NOTE: Joy cannot take consultations for IAT 313, HUM 309, or LING 415 as she is currently taking those classes.

Julian P.
is a history student at SFU. He is especially interested in East Asian and religious history, and hopes to minor in philosophy. Julian has taken a number of courses in history, philosophy, and sociology. He speaks intermediate level French.

NOTE: Julian cannot take consultations for GERM100, ARAB100, HIST420, HIST436 and HIST354 as he is currently taking those courses.

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Mohsen H.M. is a PhD student in Education and a writing advisor at the SLC. He has also worked as a teaching assistant for various courses in the Faculty of Education and Beedie School of Business. He has a passion for assisting students on their academic journey. As a writing advisor, Mohsen has helped countless students improve their writing skills and develop their academic writing competence. Having gone through the university experience himself, Mohsen understands the challenges that students can encounter during their university experience. Starting a university life can be challenging for many students. It's a time of great change and transition, with new academic and social expectations to navigate. Students may experience feelings of homesickness, loneliness, and uncertainty as they adjust to a new environment. However, with the right support and resources, students can overcome these challenges and thrive in their university experience. 

Note: Mohsen is a TA for BUS 217 and so cannot take consultations related to assignments for that course. 

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Nick.C (he/him) is a third year Criminology student. He has taken multiple Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy courses during his time in post-secondary. He is also keen on helping people learn valuable skills in writing and learning to help them succeed in their schooling.

NOTE: Nick cannot take consultations for CRIM 300W, 330, 318 or 358 as he is currently taking those classes.