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!

Golda Aharon - Bio coming soon!

Aviva Cantor - Aviva is a senior at Stern College for Women majoring in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience, minoring in biology and hoping to pursue a career in psychiatry. Originally from Queens, Aviva was raised in the little-known town of Hillside, NJ, where she discovered her love of writing and editing way-back-when in a high school creative writing course. Having worked in the Beren Writing Center over the past three years, Aviva has enjoyed helping her peers develop their writing capabilities. She is excited to be returning this year as a Senior Tutor and looks forward to helping you improve your academic writing and analytical skills. 

Sarah Casteel - Sarah is in her second year at Stern and is double majoring in political science and English literature. She is from St. Louis, but she is beginning to really enjoy living the city life. She loves her classes at school, and also spends lots of time on her hobbies like NCSY, various political endeavors, volunteering, going out to eat, shopping, and traveling. Sarah is a proud employee of Wag!, an app similar to Uber but for dogs, and loves to walk dogs in her free time!

Shoshy Ciment - Shoshy is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in political science. When not working at the writing center, Shoshy is the Senior News Editor at the YU Commentator and a foilist on the fencing team. She also enjoys slam poetry and cheap Broadway tickets.

Lilly Gelman - Lilly is a Junior from Houston, Texas majoring in Neuroscience and Journalism. After spending her summer working as a division head at Moshava California, Lilly is excited to be participating in the YU Commentator and Yeshiva University’s National Model United Nations in the upcoming year. 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.

Miriam Pearl Klahr - Miriam Pearl is a fourth year student at Stern College for Women. She is majoring in Physical Sciences and minoring in English and Judaic Studies. In addition to working at the Writing Center, Miriam Pearl is managing editor of the Observer, president of College Edge and a volunteer at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking long walks and spending time with family and friends.

Masha Shollar - Hailing from Pittsburgh by way of Brooklyn, Masha is a senior majoring in English Literature. She loathes writing about herself in the third person, and, when not anxiously procrastinating, Masha enjoys extolling the virtues of Shakespeare and Tolstoy, learning useless trivia, and making bad puns. She hopes to one day be known as the most cautious foreign correspondent in the Middle East, and to open a literature-themed bar in Greenwich Village where she’ll discover the next Patti Smith.

Alyssa Wruble - Alyssa is a junior from Memphis, Tennessee majoring in a shaped major, political economy, and plans on one day attending medical school. She’s   also currently the Vice President of the new UAID chapter at YU, which focuses on health inequities in our community, and the President of YU College Republicans.