Appointments can be scheduled by visiting this scheduling website, just click on any open appointment slot and fill in your name. If you do not see an open appointment, please email Heather Stewart Harvey ( and we will do our best to find another time.

  • Mondays:
    • Heather Harvey: 10am-12pm;
    • Elyse Grams: 2-4pm;
    • Marni Berger: 5-8pm
  • Tuesdays:
    • Heather Harvey: 10am-12pm;
    • Elyse Grams: 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesdays:
    • Thressa Willett: 11am-6pm
  • Thursdays:
    • Heather Harvey: 10am-12pm;
    • Marni Berger: 1pm-8pm
  • Fridays: 
    • Marni Berger: 9am-12pm;
    • Heather Harvey 2pm-4pm
  • Closed on Saturdays
  • Sundays:
    • Marni Berger: 3pm–8pm

For more information about tutorial services, please contact Heather Stewart Harvey, Learning Commons Coordinator (email; telephone 699.5036).


About Marni Berger

Marni Berger holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University and a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic. She has taught writing at Manhattanville College and Columbia University and tutored middle, high school and college students in writing and executive functioning skills in Maine and New York City beginning in 2009.

Marni’s most recent short story appeared at Matador Review in July 2018. Her fiction has been a finalist or received honorable mention in seven Glimmer Train contests and one New Millennium Writings contest, while her short story “Waterside” appeared in Issue 96 of Glimmer Train. Her work has also appeared at The Common, The Days of Yore, The Millions, and Fringe Magazine. Marni has new essays forthcoming in Lotus Eater, COG, Cold Creek Review, and The Critical Flame. And her novel-in-progress, Love Will Make You Invincible, is a dark comedy about a precocious tween, who — in refusing to believe his long-lost father committed suicide — becomes convinced that his father is a citizen of a secret underwater village in Pittsburgh; the boy voyages to find him.

About Elyse Grams

Elyse Grams is an MFA Candidate and has been a teaching assistant for World History at the Maine College of Art. A voracious reader, with an interest in history, art history, and specificity of language, she looks forward to helping you work through anything from an artist statement to a dense text for one of your classes. She is an interdisciplinary artist who works with soft sculpture, paper, textiles, and ceramics. Her work explores ideas of remembering as a deliberate action, erasure, and repetition and draws on traditional craft in embroidery and paper making to ground her practice. Her work has been shown and is held in private collections in Texas, Maine, and Tennessee. Previously a public school teacher, learning and sharing knowledge in the arts is her greatest passion.

About Liz Rhaney

Liz Rhaney is an MFA candidate at the Maine College of Art who works with a variety of media including writing, performance, sound and video. She has a BFA and minor in writing from Armstrong State University. She was a writing fellow with Deep Kids from 2016-2018, a non-profit in Savannah, GA that helps young writers in public schools. She also has experience as a staff writer and photo editor for The Inkwell. Her current work explores the intersection of writing, visual art and social activism.

About Thressa Wilett

Thressa Willett holds an MFA in Studio Arts from Maine College of Art, a BFA in New Media, and a BA in English. She is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and has recently taught English to young adults at language schools in Thailand and Malaysia. In the summer of 2018, she attended an artist residency in Madrid, Spain where she taught iPhone photography and graphic design to students of journalism. Thressa has worked as a teacher assistant in MECA’s senior thesis class, and is thus very familiar with the college’s academic writing expectations. She truly digs conversations about idea analysis and art theory. Thressa also works as a freelance graphic designer and tutor. Within her art practice, she is currently investigating the notion of “reality” through the mediums of fashion, graphic design, and stop motion animation. She is genuinely happy to share any of her various pockets of knowledge in tutoring sessions.