Meet Our Student Managers

In addition to being Writing Tutors and/or Language Tutors and Writing Fellows, Student Managers are model tutors and peer leaders in the Writing & Language Center who assist the Professional Staff with daily operations, activities, workshops, trainings, and events in the SWLC. They are an integral part of our collaborative team who lead by example and who also offer their co-workers (other tutors in the SWLC) a helping hand, a wealth of experience, and–most importantly–an empathetic ear.

The three student managers for AY 23-24 are Esme Alfaro, Rachel Liazos, and Caroline Milne.

Hey Everyone! My name is Rachel and I’m a Senior Politics Major from Westborough, Massachusetts. This will be my second year as a peer writing tutor at the SWLC and first as a student manager. I first started working in the SWLC after taking Dr. B’s “Theory and Practice of Writing and Tutoring” (EDU s19) short term class in the Spring of 2022. The course was incredibly engaging – introducing me to different tutoring pedagogies, exposing me to issues of linguistic justice and diversity, helping me to develop as a writer, and ultimately, inspiring me to become a writing tutor. My favorite aspect of this job has been getting to work with my incredibly talented coworkers and meeting new students in the center. There’s no better feeling than when you are able to help a student find their voice 🙂 As a student manager I strive to make the SWLC a welcoming and inclusive space for all students and enhance the experiences of the tutoring staff.

Hi everyone, I’m Caroline Milne! I’m a senior Politics major and a Hispanic Studies minor. I’ve worked at the Student Writing and Language Center since my sophomore year. I was a W-Cat
for Judicial Politics and What is Rhetoric my sophomore year. I loved being a W-Cat, so I took Theory and Practice of Writing Tutoring to become a Writing Fellow. I’m now a Spanish Language tutor and General Writing Tutor. Some fun facts about me are that I love sea otters and hiking in Maine.

One of my favorite things about the Student Writing and Language Center is the sense of community. It’s wonderful collaborating with fellow students, whether they work in the SWLC or are coming in for a session. As a student manager, I value listening to others, collaboration, warmth, and community.