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Tutor profile: Cynthia S.

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Cynthia S.
Librarian with MS in Library Science & BA in English, with Technical Writing Concentration
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About Cynthia

About Cynthia
MLS reference professional with extensive experience teaching research methods, academic writing methods, and grammar.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
• One year experience as a reference professional • Four years experience as an academic writing tutor, teaching proper academic writing methods across multiple disciplines • Expertise with a variety of style manuals • Undergraduate concentration in Technical Writing
Education
University of North Texas
Library Science
Master's Degree
2018 - 2020
Texas A&M University
English
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
Texas A&M University-Central Texas Library, Library Reference Associate
2020 - Present
• Provides reference assistance in person, by phone, and through online chat to a diverse student body, as well as faculty, staff, and community members • Teaches students information literacy techniques to help them understand and evaluate information resources • Supplies concise, factual answers to simple reference questions • Instructs patrons in methods to successfully navigate an online catalog and digital databases to find location information for physical assets or retrieve digital assets that are relevant to the patrons research...
Texas A&M University-Central Texas Library, Library Specialist II
2020 - Present
• Coordinates the activities at one or more service desks, including those activities performed by part-time staff, with the Circulation Supervisor and Head of Public Services to ensure that established guidelines are followed and excellent customer service is provided • Manages day-to-day workflow in one or more functional areas of the library, which may include donations, periodicals, library fines and fees, interlibrary loan, holds, or other areas as needed • Performs or oversees tasks related to any assigned functional areas, some of which...
Texas A&M University-Central Texas Library, Library Assistant
2019 - 2020
• Assisted patrons with reader advisory requests • Provided customer service in person and by phone • Supported patrons seeking technical support for desktop and mobile technology • Answered patron questions about the facility, university, and/or events • Utilized Sierra Library Services Platform (LSP) to access accounts, review holds, access and/or schedule room reservations, check out materials, check in materials, and create daily reports • Operated electronic equipment including personal computers, scanners, copy machines, and Wepa...
Texas A&M University-Central Texas University Writing Center, Academic Writing Tutor
2016 - 2020
• Assisted undergraduate and graduate students with the processes of brainstorming, outlining, writing, and editing academic writing assignments • Educated students on plagiarism and taught style-appropriate methods for avoiding plagiarism • Taught students to understand proper grammar and incorporate the same into their work • Examined assignment prompts and assured that clients’ work met standards outlined within such prompts • Visited classrooms to make presentations promoting the university writing center • Instructed students in proper...

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