Meet Our WLC Tutors

Kate O'Neil

Kate (she/her) is a senior Sociology major and the President of the Sociology Club. This being Kate’s second year at Geneseo, she understands the stress of adapting to new places and new assignments, and hopes that her knowledge of going through some of the same events will help students feel more comfortable with their writing. She believes that everyone has the power to be a great writer, they just need the confidence instilled in them that they can do it, which she hopes to help with. Kate enjoys going for walks around campus and reading novels.


 Frances Sharples

Frances (they/them) is a senior English literature major and a double minor in women and gender studies and Edgar Fellows. Frances is the editor-in-chief of The Lamron, Geneseo's student newspaper, and Iris Magazine, Geneseo's queer literary magazine. When they aren't scurrying from place to place writing, reading, and editing, Frances enjoys hiking, watching movies, and spending inordinate amounts of time making and editing Spotify playlists. Unfortunately, their favorite way to edit and review their own papers is to annoy their roommates by reading the entirety of the essay aloud. They can't wait to help you fine-tune your assignments in a much more effective (and quiet!) nature.

Elliot Pecora


Elliot Pecora (he/him/his) is a junior English Literature major and Edgar Fellows minor from Rochester, NY. On campus, he is a part of OGX, Geneseo’s multicultural dance group, as well as Food Security Advocates, the Spinebreakers book club, and Sigma Tau Delta. He looks forward to helping his peers feel confident turning in any writing assignment as well as encouraging people to hone their unique voice.He hopes to foster an equal and supportive exchange where students feel comfortable coming to him with their writing. In his free time, Elliot misses his cat, listens to Mitski, and watches reality TV shows with his housemates.

Kyle Gronau

Kyle Gronau (He/Him) is a junior History/Adolescent Education major from the Capital Region. He competes on Geneseo's cross country and track and field teams and is passionate about a variety of musical genres, including jazz, R&B, hip hop, alternative rock, and punk. Outside of music and running, Kyle’s favorite thing in the world is his dog, a white lab/pitbull mix named Storm. Kyle’s favorite part of the writing process is how it allows the author to take abstract ideas floating around in their head and make them into something concrete and understandable. He has a habit of talking before thinking and not possessing much of a filter, so the writing process allows him to sharpen his words and communicate more effectively.

Sophie Schapiro



Sophie (she/her) is pursuing her Masters of Science Education in Reading and Literacy (B-12) at Geneseo. She also attended Geneseo for her Bachelor of Arts degree, in English Adolescent Education (7-12) with a minor in Geography and graduated in May of 2022. She loves doing creative writing, reading multicultural literature, and walking her dachshund, Teddy, in her free time. Sophie has experience helping both students and peers with their academic writing and believes that writing should not be an intimidating process. She enjoys showing students that writing can be fun, even therapeutic, and does not have to be seen as a chore.


Joe Morgan


Joe (he/him) is a senior English Literature major who arrived at Geneseo with an AS in psychology. He is an adult student who lives and works right here in the village. Joe is passionate about anything to do with the English language and came back to college later in life to be able to share that passion with others. Outside of school, he loves to go sailing in the summer and skiing in the winter. He has worked extensively with both MLA and APA styles and is especially excited to help students to find ways of developing their thoughts and ideas into papers they will be proud of.

Matt Keller


Matt is a senior English major concentrating in Creative Writing. Through his positions as President of the Creative Writing Club, Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Lamron, and Teaching Assistant in two writing-centric classes, Matt enjoys and is committed to helping writers find their voice and hone their work. Besides writing, Matt enjoys reading classic novels and relaxing with his chinchilla and guinea pigs.



Joe Sharak



Joe Sharak (He/Him) is a senior adolescent English education major, from Hauppauge NY. He likes to exercise and play sports – especially soccer – so you can usually find him at the gym or kicking a ball around outside. He often writes in his spare time, and has previous peer-tutoring experience, making him passionate about helping others become more confident writers. He also loves cats :D

Hannah Lustyik

Hannah (she/her) is a senior English Creative Writing major and Film Studies minor from Sleepy Hollow, New York. She is president of Geneseo's English Honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. She also serves as an officer of Film Club, and hopes to make subpar films of her own one day. Hannah believes everyone has a unique writing style that should be fostered, and that working with others encourages self-growth and confidence. She thinks tutoring should be a collaborative process where both parties learn from one another. You can find her doodling in her notes or watching B-list movies in her free time. 

Liz Roos

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Liz (she/her) is a senior English with Creative Writing major and Film Studies minor from Clifton Park, New York. She is a member of the e-board for Sigma Tau Delta English National Honor Society and works as a student publishing assistant at Fraser Library. In her free time, Liz enjoys playing video games and tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons with her friends. Liz understands the difficulty of switching between academic and recreational mindsets, and can help anyone looking for focus, advice, or direction in the writing of their paper.

Julia Grunes

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Julia (she/her/hers) is a senior Psychology and English (Creative Writing) double major from Monroe, New York. She currently serves as the vice-president of Exit 8, an a cappella group on campus, and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing violin. In her academic writing, Julia works mainly with MLA and APA, but she is looking forward to helping out with any writing style. She understands how overwhelming it can be to work through the writing process and is excited to make it less intimidating with some helpful feedback.