Tutorial resources are available on a drop-in basis six days a week during the Fall and Spring BFA Semesters. One-on-one sessions are available for help with writing or time management. Tutoring takes place in Room 200, the Learning Studio, adjacent to the Joanne Waxman Library.

  • Monday: 10 am-12 noon, Asata / 12 noon–3pm, Emma / 4pm–8pm, Ann
  • Tuesday: 11am–3pm, Asata / 3pm–7pm, Emma
  • Wednesday: By appointment – email Dominique Bartels (dbartels@meca.edu)
  • Thursday: 12 noon–3pm, Emma / 4pm–8pm, Ann
  • Friday: By appointment – email Dominique Bartels (dbartels@meca.edu)
  • Closed on Saturday
  • Sunday: 3pm–8pm, Liz

Appointments can be scheduled online by visiting this scheduling website.

For more information about tutorial services, please contact Dominique Bartels, Coordinator of Tutorial Services (email dbartels@meca.edu; telephone 207.699.5036).

Fall 2017 Writing Workshops

To be posted soon!

About Emma Whitaker

Emma Whitaker

Emma Whitaker is a writing, art history, critical reading and ESL tutor at MECA. Emma holds her B.A. in Art History from Emory University, where she specialized in seventeenth-century Italian art and helped develop a unique, culturally immersive Italian language curriculum. She is now pursuing her B.F.A. in Painting at MECA, where she makes large, abstract paintings with a process- and materials- driven practice. Emma spends her time between her studio and the Learning Center, where she assists MECA students with critical reading, writing and time management skills.

About Liz Iversen

Liz Iversen is a writing coach and academic tutor at MECA. She has an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University and has taught writing at the Academy of Art University. Her essays, journalism and fiction have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Thrillist, SF Weekly, The Louisville Review, and elsewhere. A lover of the written word in its many forms, she assists students with creative and academic writing, editing, and textual analysis. New to Portland by way of California, she is eager to meet new people and talk about Maine, art, culture, and writing!

About Ann Hall

Ann is an experienced high school English teacher who is excited to help college students express their ideas and creativity through organized and articulate writing. She teaches all levels of English and works with every kind of student imaginable, from the reluctant writer to the philosopher who just needs help getting their amazing ideas down on paper. Ann is passionate about writing in all genres. She can help you with creative writing, argument writing, research, or just about any type of written expression.

Ann is also a fan of reading, particularly the reading of dense texts that seem like impenetrable fortresses of meaning. She can help you unpack the significance of important ideas in all those chapters or articles you have to read by class on Friday.

Ann’s educational background is varied: her undergraduate degree is from the University of Arizona, where she majored in Women’s Studies with a focus on feminist literary theory. She recently completed graduate school, where she earned a Master of Education degree. As a new tutor at MECA, she sincerely hopes she can help students become confident and independent writers.

About Asata Radcliffe

Asata Radcliffe is a writer and filmmaker from California. She completed her undergraduate work at U.C. Davis and received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Antioch University. She writes fiction, speculative and science fiction, and essays, and is a reviewer for Kirkus Reviews.

Her writing that has appeared in anthologies and literary journals including her most recent work in Lady/Liberty/Lit, Dawnland Voices Anthology, and Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler (The Collection). Currently, she is writing a speculative novella series, The Harlan Chronicles. Asata’s documentary and independent film work investigates the interstitial in society and the abstract in art. Future projects will draw on influences from early surrealist cinema.

Asata has taught creative writing workshops along with mentoring writers in high school and college.