Writing Center Staff


Writing Center Staff


Ivonne Ornelas

Senior Office Assistant (805) 730-4463 or on campus x2663

Beth Taylor-Schott

Writing Center LTA (805) 730-4471 or on campus x2671

Emma Trelles

Writing Center LTA (805) 730-4471 or on campus x2671

Michelle Detorie

Writing Center and Communication LTA 

Vandana Gavaskar

Director of Learning Support Services (805) 730-4473 or on campus x2673

Writing Center Tutors

Writing Center tutors are educational professionals and writers who value learning, writing, and working with others. They come from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and include:

  • Experienced educators familiar with teaching college composition and ELL courses

  • Current and former SBCC students who have taken courses online and in-person

  • UCSB graduate students with experience writing in many disciplines

  • Trained counselors, therapists, and academic support specialists

Learn about becoming a writing center tutor by clicking here. 


For general inquiries about the Writing Center, email us at WritingCenter@sbcc.edu or call us at (805) 965-0581 x2671.