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EFSC Writing Tutor Bios

Writing tutoring is available in-person by appointment or by walk-in Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Virtual tutoring is available by appointment only through Microsoft Teams, a free platform that is part of each student's Outlook 365 student email package. Visit the "How to Access Virtual Tutoring" page. Review the tutors'  bios below (alphabetical by first name). Use the TutorTrack Appointment system to schedule an appointment for on-campus or online writing tutoring.

Amy CovelAmy Covel
I am an NTA Certified Advanced Level writing tutor.
Subjects: I tutor students in writing for many classes, including composition, speech, history, humanities, psychology, developmental writing, and creative writing. With an eye for detail and as an APA workshop presenter, I am happy to assist students in both APA and MLA styles.

Cori FisherCori Fisher
My educational background is Social Sciences, in which I am very familiar with research and analytical style writing. I have years of experience teaching students, guiding them through the entirety of the writing process. I’m happy to assist students with pre-planning, structure, voice, flow, and grammar. I enjoy helping students become more confident in their voice and writing! 

Denise D. Chatoor-HarrisDenise D. Chatoor-Harris
I am an Advanced Level Tutor with Eastern Florida State College for over two years.
Subjects: I am based at the Academic Success Center, Palm Bay Campus as a Learning Specialist/Writing Tutor. I help students by guiding them on the various writing techniques and processes, so that they can meet the requirements of their assignments.

Eryn Shorthill

Eryn Shorthill
My background includes teaching high school English Writing and Grammar. NTA Certified.
Subjects: I can assist with all stages of the writing process across many curricula, stressing both the pre-planning process and the final polishes in APA, MLA, and CMS styles. I teach workshops using active and passive voice, outlining, and formatting and citing in MLA and APA, and offer appointments to help students strengthen their writing and communication skills in these areas and more.

Gary Rhine

Gary Rhine
NTA- Certified Advanced Level writing tutor
Subjects: He tutors students in writing for many classes, including composition, speech, history, humanities, psychology, sociology, developmental writing, and creative writing.  He can also help with university application essays and the like.  As well, he is knowledgeable in APA, CMS, and MLA manuals of style.  Finally, Gary is known for his expertise in English grammar and other sentence-level fundamentals.

Karen Loffler

Karen Loffler

Subjects: As the Coordinator for Palm Bay, I can help with questions about the tutors and getting course work help. I can tutor writing and help with SLS courses.


Madeling Pitchford

Madeline Pitchford
My name is Madeline and I have a Bachelors in English-Literature with a minor in Psychology.
Subjects: I tutor writing in multiple subjects such as Composition 1 and 2, Developmental Writing, Psychology, History, Humanities, and more.

Patty Smith
I am a former high school English teacher with experience in journalism and editing. I am currently working toward a Master's degree in English with a focus on non-fiction writing.
Subjects: I tutor general writing skills and can help in any class that includes a written assignment, such as Comp 1 & 2, Humanities, Speech, World Religions, Government, Business, etc.

Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Cobb
NTA Certified Advanced Level writing tutor
Subjects: My experience includes helping students at all stages of the writing process and covers a variety of classes including composition, speech, history, humanities, psychology, developmental writing, and creative writing. In addition, I am happy to assist students in MLA, APA, and CMS formatting.

Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards
I am a retired newspaper reporter and public information officer with a degree in English and History. I have found that good writing is the result of clear thinking and having a plan. That way you are in control and avoid being intimidated by the task of writing. Using language in its written form is hands-on, like manipulating a wrench, whisk or steering wheel. Good writing gets the job done, and sometimes it soars.
Subjects: I researched, interviewed and wrote for a living for 40 years, covering all kinds of topics -- politics and government, agriculture and transportation, crime and punishment, sports, religion and the arts. I have helped put together visual presentations. In retirement, I have done a bit of freelance writing. I love to read and learn. I can offer guidance on any writing assignment.