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Graduate Facilitators: Undergraduate Writing Team


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Daniel C.
 is a PhD student in Educational Psychology and Applied Linguistics who also completed his undergraduate and master's degree at SFU. His research interests include EAL (English as an Additional Language) university students' academic literacy development, L2 reading and writing relationships, and use of metacognitive strategies in reading and writing. He likes helping multilingual EAL writers with planning and polishing their essays and is able to offer consultations in Mandarin Chinese.

Germaine T. is a PhD candidate in the department of Geography specializing in Health Geography. Her research focuses on access to maternal healthcare services in both rural and urban communities of Rwanda, her country of origin. Germaine received her MA in Geography from Western University, Ontario and her BSc in Environmental Health Sciences from Kigali Health Institute (now University of Rwanda). Germaine holds consultations in both English and French.

Germaine T. est doctorante au département de géographie, spécialisée en géographie de la santé. Ses recherches portent sur l'accès aux services de santé maternelle dans les communautés rurales et urbaines du Rwanda, son pays natal. Germaine a obtenu une maîtrise en géographie de l'Université Western en Ontario et une licence en sciences de santé - environnement de l'Institut de la santé de Kigali (aujourd'hui l'Université du Rwanda). Germaine tient des consultations en français et en anglais.

Jennesia P.
 is a PhD Candidate in the School of Communication in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. Her research interests include children, youth, and media cultures, histories of childhood, and film adaptation studies. Jennesia received her BA in Communication and English Literature from Carleton University and her MA in Media Studies from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to her work as a teaching assistant at SFU, Jennesia is a frequent contributor to the "Endnotes" column in Geist Magazine.

Kate E. recently completed her Master's in Urban Studies at SFU, and is now a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Studies. She completed her BA at UBC, and worked in research and management for the non-profit health sector before becoming an educator (BEd, University of Ottawa). Her current research interests include the informal economy, use of cemeteries as public green spaces, and access to drinking water. As a tutor, Kate hopes that her feedback helps students feel more confident as writers.

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.

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 is also 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.