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Updated: March 20, 2020

MECA Writing & Tutoring will be available for the remainder of the semester via remote video chat AND/OR remote review of documents. Please continue to use the scheduling website and you will be contacted prior to your appointment to determine what type of appointment is best for you. If you do not see an open appointment, please email Heather Stewart Harvey ( and we will find another time.

  • Sundays:
    • Marni Berger: 3pm–8pm
  • Mondays:
    • Chip Daley: 9am–1pm;
    • Elyse Grams: 2–5pm
  • Tuesdays:
    • Heather Harvey: 9am–11am;
    • Elyse Grams: 1pm–7pm
  • Wednesdays:
    • Chip Daley: 9am–1pm;
    • Heather Harvey: 3pm–4pm;
    • Liz Rhaney 6pm–8pm
  • Thursdays:
    • Chip Daley: 9am–1pm;
    • Heather Harvey: 2pm–4pm;
    • Liz Rhaney 5pm–8pm
  • Fridays: 
    • Marni Berger: 9am–12pm
  • Closed on Saturdays

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 Chip Barchilon Daley

Chip Barchilon Daley (she / they) is a current MFA candidate at MECA. Their multimedia practice includes sculpture, drawing and storytelling. They hold a BA in Art History from Barnard College. Before MECA, Chip taught art in public schools in Portland, Oregon, and worked on farms in California while studying printmaking and sculpture. After being an East Coast transplant on the West Coast for eight years, Chip is happy to be forming community and growing their practice in Maine. Chip’s current work draws on these past chapters by exploring mycelium as a material to highlight the network formation that is so crucial to contemporary intersectional feminism. Chip has been a teaching assistant for two first-year lab classes and 3-D Design. They will be working as a TA this term in the sculpture department. Outside of the classroom and studio, Chip can be found learning about mycology, reading fairy tales and contemporary fiction, and cooking for friends.