When tutors are hired in the Writing Center, they begin a training process that involves familiarizing themselves with the Writing Center Handbook. New tutors then observe tutoring sessions between clients and senior tutors, reflecting on their experiences with fellow staff members. The Beren Writing Center conducts monthly staff development meetings to continually foster dialogue amongst tutors to share their successes and struggles in an ongoing process of learning. If you are interested in applying to be a tutor at the Beren Writing Center, please review our tutor application and submit your materials to Director Dr. Joy Ladin and Coordinator Gina Grimaldi. 

Writing Center tutors are available to help you generate writing ideas, refine your rough drafts, or simply have a conversation about writing. Writing Center tutors not only support fellow student writers, but they are also prolific writers themselves.

Meet our current tutors!

Zoe Abboudi - Bio coming soon!

Sarah Casteel is in her final year at Stern and is double majoring in Political Science and English Literature. Hailing from St. Louis, Sarah has finally accepted her place as a NYC resident -- but she will never reclaim her love for the Red Sox, so don't even try! She spends her time outside of school working in politics, working for an a cappella group, hanging out with friends, and using the free massage chairs at her gym.  You can find her spending too much money on books at the Strand, sitting in a dog park, or being the most frequent customer at Chop Chop.  Sarah is a Senior Tutor and can't wait to see you around the Writing Center!

Shoshy Ciment likes to write things. She does this profusely as the managing editor of the YU Commentator and as a freelancer for various outlets. When not writing her own things, she enjoys helping other people write, hence her position in the writing center. She’s majoring in journalism with hopes to get paid to write things in the future. That would be cool.

Lilly Gelman is a Senior from Houston, Texas majoring in English and minoring in Biology. Between soccer practices, Lilly works as a senior editor for both the YU Commentator and Perspective Magazine and serves as a committee chair on Yeshiva University’s National Model United Nations. Lilly is looking forward to getting to know some of the Stern students through her sessions, and hopes to see you in the Writing Center soon.

Rochel Hirsch - Bio coming soon!

Michelle Naim - Bio coming soon!

Kira Fayga Paley - Bio coming soon!

Ellie Parker is a proud Southerner from Atlanta, Georgia. Having survived her first year on campus, she is excited about encouraging her fellow peers to do the same, despite final research papers. When she isn’t in the writing center, Ellie enjoys writing for the YU Commentator and Perspective magazine as well as playing basketball. Ellie cannot wait to get to know the various writing center frequenters and hopes she can be of service!

Alyssa Wruble is a senior from Memphis, Tennessee majoring in Political Economy. Other than working in the Writing Center, she is the President of the YU chapter of UAID, a public health club, and works as a chair at YU’s Model United Nations. She enjoys reading, baking, and watching college basketball.