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Athletic Writing Center Tutors

Sara Kelm comes to the Baylor Athletic Writing Center by way of Oregon after earning her B.A. in English at George Fox University, where she was a writing consultant in the Academic Resource Center. After taking a few years off to write and teach college writing, she is in her first year of the M.A. program with a concentration in rhetoric & composition. She is interested in why people write the way they do and in finding ways to help others communicate more effectively. Mostly, though, she just likes hearing people's stories. The secret is, everything's a story; you just have to figure out how to tell it, and that's what Sara loves to do. She loves working on stories with people, whether they are for class, applications, or just for fun.

Travis Snyder grew up in the Midwest, in Kansas City, Missouri, and he feels this every day he wakes up in Texas. He completed his undergraduate degree between William Jewell College and Oxford University. In spite of the pull of British Literature he experienced at the latter, he is mostly drawn to 20th Century American Literature--particularly John Updike, who pairs quite naturally with certain theological and existential inquiry. He spends much of his free time reconciling his equal love for Louis Armstrong and the Wu-Tang Clan and also watching the Kansas City Royals play baseball. As a tutor, he enjoys discussing the larger concepts of essays and pushing ideas around.

Hannah Hanover is from Upstate New York, or "The North Country," as the locals call it. She attended Houghton College in Western New York, where she obtained her B.A. in Writing. She is a first-year M.A. student interested in mid-20th century Eastern European texts. This became an interest late in Hannah's undergraduate degree, when she had the opportunity to spend a semester studying in the Balkans her senior year. The experience of helping others with the small, sometimes irrelevant gifts of grammar, style, and textual perceptiveness is very rewarding. Watching those for whom English is a struggle think through a sentence, learn about conciseness, and get excited about the improvements in their writing is a bit of a dopamine spike!

Sara Dye is a PhD student from Huntsville, Alabama. She received her B.A. in English and Humanities from the University of Mobile. She is pursuing a PhD in English with the intent to study the Romantic poets and Shakespeare, combining her two loves: literature and theatre. Sara previously worked as an English tutor in at the University of Mobile's Learning Center and loves the opportunity to help students understand literature and find an effective way to express their voices and ideas in writing.