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Meet our Writing Team

Meet our Writing Team

Stephen Sawchyn

Picture of Stephen SawchynHi everyone!  My name is Stephen Sawchyn and in June, 2017 I  joined the team at the Academic Success Centre as an EAL Specialist. I work with students, instructors and programs to provide the language supports needed for students to be successful in their college courses and in their field after graduation.

Send me an email or stop by the ASC to learn more about the supports we offer and how we can help.

Meg Loewen

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Hi! My name is Meg Loewen and I have been working at the Academic Success Centre since 2017 as an English Language Tutor, Writing Tutor, Academic Coach and Diversity Trainer.

Since receiving my Bachelors of Education in 2009, I have worked in education both in Manitoba and abroad. I taught in Manitoba’s public school system for six years and spent time volunteering in educational settings on five different continents.

I have a Master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Education and the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).

I am deeply committed to teaching and excited about working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Individual learning styles, goals, motivations, and stories shape us as learners, and I aim to support my students’ learning in the way that best suits them.

Emilie Jackson

Hello! My name is Emilie Jackson and I am an Academic Support Specialist in the Writing & English Language Support Centre of the ASC. My work includes English language tutoring, writing tutoring, and academic coaching.

After completing a BA Honours degree and ESLTCP at the University of Winnipeg, I began working as a Language Instructor at Red River College Polytechnic’s Language Training Centre, where I enjoyed teaching students academic language and college readiness skills. I joined the ASC team in January 2021.

I am looking forward to working with you to support your writing, language, and academic skills development!

Jackie Jordaan

Greetings! I'm passionate about helping students excel in their programs through tailored writing and academic skills tutoring, workshops, and coaching. With a PhD from the University of Manitoba, a MA and BA from University of Pretoria, and an AA from Houston Community College, I bring a wealth of international student academic experience to my role.  Previously, I served as an Academic Learning Instructor at the University of Manitoba and supported students and faculty across diverse programs. I'm excited to support you on your path to success!

Sharon Erazo

Picture of Sharon ErazoHi! My name is Sharon Erazo and I am an EAL Tutor with the Writing and English Language Centre in the Academic Success Centre. I have experience teaching ESL in both South America and Canada and have my Masters in English Language Teaching. In addition to teaching, I have worked as a Career Coach with new immigrants here in Winnipeg.

I love meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds and am passionate about helping students improve their communication skills.