Meet our Tutors

Paige Adams

Writing Specialty: English & Humanities

Free Period: 1

Hogwarts House: Harry Potter isn’t my thing

Favorite Book: A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray

Extracurriculars: Horseback Riding, Philanthropic Organizer: Stand UP Foundation

Paige has always loved to write; her creativity stems from doing things she loves. Paige's passions include family, friends, competitive horseback riding, photography, and Sadie (her horse). Her first novel, Red Velvet, was written and self-published at 14. She is currently working on a second novel about living in a society bound by social pressures and constructs. In the summer, Paige spends time in North Georgia, her creative haven. She uses this time to think, write, and share her passion for horseback riding with children since she has been a riding camp counselor for over five years. Paige believes everything can be used for good; she lets her middle school and high school experiences be used to mentor and better the lives of young people. Paige is a senior and will be attending Vanderbilt University in the Fall of 2017.


Will Brodner

Writing Specialty: English

Free Period: 4

Hogwarts House: Slytherin

Favorite Book: Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo

Extracurriculars: Debate & Swimming

"There are some who wonder which is the mightier: the pen or the sword. I prefer the cane." - Anonymous

Although I have been known to occasionally confuse extremely different and critically important monarchs of England, I do actually have some idea what I'm doing. I love British literature (Hamlet in particular) and I'm happy to help in any way I can!

Will is a senior and will be attending Duke University in the Fall of 2017.


Alyson Bruise

Writing Specialty: English, Debate & History

Free Period: 2

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Favorite Books: The Fault in Our Stars - John Green, The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne, & The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Extracurriculars: Debate

When I’m not in the writing center, you might find me scuba diving or binging Netflix. I love shows like Game of Thrones and American Horror Story but also plays like Phantom of the Opera and Hamlet. I think that I will be a good tutor because I have experience with lots of different types writing.


Cristina Casas

Writing Specialty: English & Creative Writing

Free Period: 7

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Favorite Book: Life as We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Parasol Protectorate - Gail Carriger, or The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown (Although Harry Potter will forever have my heart)

Extracurriculars: Theater

Hi everyone! I’m Cristina and I love reading and writing more than just about anything. I think that the Writing & Reading Center is going to be a phenomenal resource for the students of Oxbridge and I am excited to get started.


Lily Katherine Jurskis

Writing Specialty: English

Free Period: 1

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Favorite Book: Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

Extracurriculars: I work at Adopt a Cat thrift store, and am the founder/president of the Feminist Club

Lily Jurskis is really cool in that she is funky and awesome, but also very physically cold. Like, all the time. You will never see this sassy lady without a cardigan. Despite her coolness, Lily is also warm and friendly and loves to help students with their writing. If you can't find her in the WRC, she's probably in the 3D artroom building tables or trying to find some panda bears to personally remove from the Endangered Species List.


Jack Maloney

Writing Specialty: Literary Analysis & Creative Writing

Free Period: 4

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Favorite Book: Universal Orlando: The Unofficial Story

Extracurriculars: Theater

Jack Maloney is an awesome, dedicated, and enthusiastic peer tutor! You can always find Jack helping students in the Writing Center to improve their writing, but when he is not in the Writing Center, you can find him either belting show tunes in the auditorium and blackbox, reading up on the latest upcoming projects going on in Universal and Disney World, and browsing Pinterest to find some creative desserts to bake on the weekend! Jack is super excited to be a peer tutor.


Madison McAuliffe

Writing Specialty: English Analysis

Free Period: 4

Hogwarts House: I’m more of a Star Wars fan

Favorite Book: Death be not Proud - John Gunther

Extracurriculars: Debate

Hi, I’m Madison and I am a senior. I like creative writing and I am on the debate team. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and playing with my dogs. I am excited to be a tutor in the Writing and Reading Center!


Julia Raymond

Writing Specialty: Science

Free Period: 1

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Favorite Book: Flowers for Algernon

Extracurriculars: Beekeeping & Snail raising

Hi, I'm Julia Raymond and I'm a Senior. I live a double life as a human giraffe and I'm Dr. Thornton's favorite child. I really enjoy working as a peer tutor mainly because I get to know people across all grade levels, and I also get to help everyone survive high school essays.

Julia is a senior and will be attending Emory University in the Fall of 2017.


Alice Reichfeld

Writing Specialty: English & Creative Writing

Free Period: 1

Hogwarts House: Slytherin

Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, and Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie

Extracurriculars: Swimming

My name is Alice Reichfeld, and I love to read and write. I am so excited to be a peer tutor and a part of the Writing Center! I think that tutoring is a learning experience for the student as well as the tutor and I can't wait to get started!


Asia Smith

Writing Specialty: History

Free Period: 7

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Favorite Book: Half Of A Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Extracurriculars: I love classical music. I play in an ensemble in and outside of school.

Hey everyone! My name is Asia Smith and I have a love of writing. I believe that I approach tutoring with a deep appreciation of different writing styles. I enjoy engaging with students in the process of writing and reading. I am really interested in history and I plan to study it in college.


Dani Sturm

Writing Specialty: English/Persuasive

Free Period: 4

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Favorite Book: Looking for Alaska

Extracurriculars: Debate

Hi everyone! I am very excited to be a peer tutor. In my free time I love eating, watching movies, being outside, and creative writing. I also love politics and photography.


Tori Webster

Writing Specialty: Analytical Writing

Free Period: 4

Hogwarts House: I’m more of a divergent

Favorite Book: Divergent - Veronica Roth

Extracurriculars: Swimming

Hi, my name is Tori. I am super excited to be a peer tutor. In my free time I love listening to music and hanging out with my friends. My favorite show is One Tree Hill & I want to be like Brooke Davis. I hope to see you in the writing center.


Are you interested in becoming a tutor for our WRC? We’d love you to join our team! To do so, sign up for the elective course called Peer Tutoring with our registrar Ms. Rinaldi at hrinaldi@oapb.org so that you can train to work in the center the following semester. For any questions on tutoring, feel free to contact Ms. Gayton at mgayton@oapb.org or WRC@oapb.org.