Sydney Shaiman

  • Peer Tutor

Sydney is a senior from New York City majoring in psychology and American culture studies. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, is involved in Chabad on Campus, and has acted in several student theater productions. She enjoys music and traveling.

What brought you to The Writing Center?

During my first year I was looking for more ways to get involved on campus, and especially a way where I could work and give back to the community. The Writing Center was a perfect choice for me because I can use my skills to help others and improve my writing at the same time!

What do you like most about working with writers at The Writing Center?

I love how every session is different. I also love getting to know someone through their writing, and being able to help even a little bit in whatever they are struggling with. I feel a connection to the students I work with for the hour that I am with them, which is really nice.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

The hardest part of writing for me is sitting down and getting started, and finding that mental flow you need to do good work. Once I do that, the rest is easier!

What advice do you have for writers?

There’s no “right” way to write and everyone has a different process. If you find what works for you, stick with it!