Writing Consultants

Michael Rymer coordinates the Writing Center at the Joseph Murphy Institute. He has worked in writing centers at colleges across the city, including Baruch College and Yeshiva University. Michael holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in comparative literature from Brown University. He is a former contributor to the Village Voice.
Vanessa Guida received a BA in English and Dance from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She currently works as a Writing Consultant at Baruch College and teaches first-year composition at Columbia, where she previously worked at two of the university’s writing centers. Vanessa has also worked as a freelance copywriter, editor, and research assistant.


What our students have to say…

“Michael was very helpful. His feedback was clear and specific. He also presented feedback in a gentle, straightforward way, which helped me let go of some of my self-consciousness about asking for help.”

“Vanessa is an excellent teacher. She is providing me the help I need to succeed on my final papers.”

“Michael looked at my research and offered GREAT recommendations. He is incredible. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I was able to leave the session with confidence knowing that my paper will be great.”

“Vanessa is such a help to me. I’m comfortable with her, which makes a difference when asking questions.”

“Extremely helpful. I was really struggling to solidify a form and flow of argument for my final draft on the Colombian Union Movement. REALLY glad I got Michael’s feedback.”

“Working with Vanessa gave me the confidence and the skills to edit my paper.”


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