Writing Fellows

Writing Fellows provide free writing support to JC students in all disciplines or programs of study from astronomy to zoology. We can help you no matter where you are in the writing process – from collecting material at the beginning to properly citing sources at the end of the process. We can help with essay writing, research writing, APA, MLA, Chicago style, notetaking, reviewing assignment instructions and more! We offer online/e-mail tutoring services for online students.

How to contact a Writing Fellow

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Emma Scholfield

Hello, My name is Emma Scholfield. I plan to graduate from Jackson College with an Associate in Arts and transfer to a University to study Communications and Media. Once I receive my degree, I plan to work for a news/ radio station or in marketing. In my free time, I enjoy waitressing at Olivia’s Chop House and working at a local radio station, WCSR, in Hillsdale. I also announced basketball games at Jonesville High School, where I graduated. I know work is not necessarily a hobby, but I enjoy it. I love to travel to new places and learn new things. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my cat Fernandez. I love assisting others in reaching their goals, succeeding, and motivating when needed. Writing is something I have always had a passion for, and I want to use my skills to help others. Remember, the greatest good is what we do for one another. Please, feel free to reach out at any time for assistance.

Javen Tumey-Patterson

Hi everyone! My name is Javen Tumey – Patterson. I plan on attending Jackson College for my first two years and then transfer to a university to pursue engineering. Here at Jackson College, I also play basketball and hope to continue to play elsewhere after my two years. Outside of school,  I love to work out, play videogames, and spend time with family and friends. Despite not being a natural writer, I’ve learned from others, and I aspire to be the peer someone else needs.

Jaykob Chase

Hello!  My name is Jaykob Chase, and I am currently attending Jackson College. I am duel enrolled through Northwest High School. I am in my senior year of high school and am about half way to my associates degree. When I am finished with classes at JC, I plan to attend a four year college where I hope to keep studying history and science. My goal is to be a teacher. Outside of school, I like to spend time with my family and play video games. I want to help my peers develop their writing skills as a writing fellow.

Paige Otto

Hello, my name is Paige Otto. I am a sophomore at Jackson College. After receiving my Associates in General Studies from JC, I plan on transferring to a university to pursue a bachelor’s in political science/pre-law. I hope to pursue a career in the legal field. Outside of school, my hobbies include reading, creative writing, and crocheting. I have enjoyed serving as secretary on my church’s Congregational Council. I also love spending time with my friends and family, as well as traveling and learning new things. I look forward to the opportunity to help others with their writing, as others have helped me.

Jeni Pratt

Hello, my name is Jeni Pratt. I will be graduating from Jackson College with my Associates in Arts. From there, I will be transferring to a university to pursue a degree in child psychology. When I am not spending time on class work, I am generally at a sporting event for one of my four children. I also enjoy reading, working with my horses, and camping during the summer. I have always enjoyed writing, and I look forward to helping others find their voice in their writings, as well.

Sara Reynolds

Hello! My name is Sara Reynolds. I consider myself a creative peerson and an artist. I love to experiment with just about any media I can get my hands on, but my favorite is paint! I also enjoy cooking, reading, and exercising. In my current job, I partner with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as an advocate and consultant on our Public Mental Health System. I am passionate about creating positive change and have special interest in public policy. I hope to continue to expand my leadership in the field of mental health policy by obtaining my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I believe that I found my voice, both as an advocate, and a person, through writing. My hope is to help others find their own voice through writing, as well.

Junior Writing Fellows

Aminah Asif

In training

Hello, I’m Aminah (Aa-min-aah) Asif. I am a sophomore in college, master tutor and supplementary instruction leader. After graduating, I intend to transfer to the University of Michigan and pursue a career in dentistry. In my spare time, I like to paint and watch documentaries. Whenever possible, I enjoy travelling and acquiring new experiences. I love working with others, especially when it comes to writing. Writing is a creative outlet for me and lets me express myself in another way. I look forward to helping anyone who needs it!

Kelsea Bradley

In training

Hello everyone! My name is Kelsea Bradley. My current major at Jackson College is associate in science, but I am planning on transferring to a university to pursue a degree in either physical or occupational therapy. Along with being a student, I also play volleyball at Jackson College. Watching or playing sports is how I spend a lot of my free time, but I also enjoy being active outside, working, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family. I have always enjoyed writing, but I also know it can become difficult at times. I love helping and meeting new people, so I am looking forward to helping fellow students with their writing.

Terrill Dexter

In training

Hello, my name is Terrill Dexter. I am planning to graduate from Jackson College with my Associates in Applied Science in Cybersecurity. After I graduate, I plan to attend university to study Cybersecurity further. Writing has always been a way of expression, no matter what the topic is. There is always a way to express yourself in your writing. Outside of school, I enjoy playing video games, going fishing, and hanging out with my friends. I joined Jackson College when everything was online. I received amazing help and support throughout my classes, and I want to return that help to the people who need it.

Carynne Fransted

In training

Hello! My name is Carynne Fransted. I am currently planning on graduating from Jackson College and becoming a nurse or nurse anesthetist. I am interested in working in pediatric surgery but, more importantly, I want to make an impact on the lives of others. As someone with a couple of autoimmune diseases herself, I know how difficult it is to deal with illness, and I would love to help others.  When I have free time, I love to read, cook, and watch movies. I’ve always had an interest and a love for writing and its many uses, and I can’t wait to show others how fun writing can be!

Nolan Hughey

In training

Hello! My name is Nolan Hughey. I am currently a sophomore at Jackson College, and I am currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in business administration. This is to be achieved through a 30/90 credit transfer to Sienna Heights University where I will get my degree. The plan after college is to hopefully get a job in digital marketing or something along the lines of advertisement.  I am employed as both a student tutor at the CSS and I am also a Car Porter at Art Moehn. I partake on the JC esports team where I play League of Legends. In my free time, I enjoy going on trips and hanging around with my girlfriend. I am super excited for this class and the opportunity it will bring!

Maxwell Moore

In training

Hello.  My name is Maxwell Moore, but you can call me Max! I am a sophomore at Jackson College, and I am enrolled in the Engineering Certificate Program. After finishing the program, I plan to transfer to a university.  Once I acquire my degree, I plan to work in the amusement ride industry. During my free time, my favorite thing to do is chase the thrill. I enjoy riding roller coasters and doing anything that gives me an adrenaline rush. One of my hobbies includes traveling across the country with the goal of visiting as many amusement parks as possible. Along with roller coasters, I am also a huge Michigan fan and enjoy watching any Michigan sports team. I have always loved writing, Iand am looking forward to honing in on my skill in this class. I am also grateful for the opportunity to help my fellow classmates do the same!

Olivia Rhinier

In training

Hello! I am Olivia Rhinier, and I am a sophomore at Jackson College. I am pursing an associates of science degree. If all goes well, I will have my degree at the end of the Spring 2023 semester. I plan to transfer to Michigan State University to get a bachelors in environmental microbiology focusing on diseases seen within plants. I am a student employee for Jackson College as both a student tutor and a supplemental instructor, helping people the best I can in math and sciences. I am also on the Jackson College Esports team. In my free time, I thoroughly enjoy weightlifting and hiking. It has always been a goal of mine to help people enjoy education in their own unique way.

Olivia Schroeder

In training

Hello! My name is Olivia Schroeder, and I am currently working towards my associate in liberal arts and would like to pursue the goal of writing and publishing fiction novels. Outside of classes, I spend a lot of my time at my dance studio, where I practise ballet and help teach younger classes. I also love to read, draw, and create comics! I have always had a love for writing as a form of communication, and I want to help others understand how writing can express their thoughts, opinions, and feelings to others. I like helping people learn and learning from them in turn. I strive to be friendly and understanding towards others and to help them express their thoughts to their greatest potential.

Andi Wahl

In training

Hello, my name is Andi Wahl. I am currently attending Jackson College part-time as well as working a full-time job (I have been in the mortgage industry for about seven years). I am in my fourth semester at JC, working towards my associate in arts. I plan to transfer to a university for my bachelor’s degree and eventually my master’s in library science, specializing in archival science. I spend my free time reading, doing home renovation projects with my fiancé, and watching true crime documentaries. I have done quite a lot of coaching and training in my professional career, and I enjoy motivating others and helping them to grow. I am thrilled to be part of the Jackson Writing Fellowship, and I look forward to applying the tools I have learned at Jackson College by helping others with their writing.

Loolu Wiltse

In training

Greetings! My name is LooLu Wiltse. Currently, my goal is to finish up my Associate of Science. Afterwards, I will probably attend the University of Michigan in the fall to study data science. As for hobbies, I love to be creative and let my imagination run loose! Anything from digital art to painting is where my personal activities find themselves in. Other times, I enjoy helping at the Lost Railway Museum in Grass Lake. They have so much history there regarding the history of the interurban railway system, and it is a special place in my hometown! As someone who has been a student, I understand that schoolwork can be stressful, and it never hurts to ask for help in the writing process. There is nothing more special and comforting than a kind tutor that helps and understands the situation of the writer! I would love nothing more than to be of reassurance and help to those who need help with writing! Please ask me for help if you ever need it.

Writing Tips

Using active verbs

To “comma” or not “to comma”

Creating a works cited page

Paragraph Structure

Editing Strategy


The Writing Fellows mission is to help JC students become better thinkers, readers, and writers. Faculty support, individualized tutoring, and responsive reading all help our students understand writing as a recursive process. We believe that a writer can learn a good deal by talking to a sensitive and responsive reader before, during, and after writing and rewriting.

We adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Writing Fellows begin where the student is. Writing Fellows always start with the student’s concerns and needs, setting aside personal agendas or preferences.
  2. All students do their own work. Writing Fellows do not edit nor do they rewrite any portion of the tutees work. Writing Fellows suggests strategies for revision and editing, and they use sample papers and worksheets to help students understand individual revising and editing processes. Writing Fellows emphasize critical thinking or meta-thinking during tutoring sessions.
  3. Writing Fellows first address “higher order” concerns such as understanding the scope of the assignment, rhetorical mode or genre expectations, purpose and audience concerns, collection or invention techniques, and organizational strategies before they address “lower order” concerns such syntax, punctuation, usage and spelling. Writing Fellows stress that the point of the essay, report, or article drives the entire process.
  4. Writing Fellows adhere to the goal of independent learning, using redirection as a strategy. Writing Fellows do not attempt to solve all writing concerns in a single session or even in a semester. Their goal is to help peers become more confident and competent thinkers, readers and writers.


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