English Department Writing Center


Meet Our Tutors

English Department tutors are available to help students both at the English Department Writing Center on the main San Marcos campus and at the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) at the Escondido campus.  If you would like to work with a particular English tutor, please call extension 2778 to make an appointment; we will refer you to the Escondido TLC if your requested tutor is currently assigned there.


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Jen Pedro


I began tutoring writing while working towards my Bachelor's degree at Cal-State San Marcos.  At the CSUSM Writing Center, I discovered what a joy it is to work with students on a one-on-one basis -- helping develop ideas, fine-tuning arguments, and working together to make writing as clear as possible.  
Before graduating from Cal-State San Marcos, I was a student at Palomar.  I loved my time here!  It's absolutely wonderful to be a part of the school that made such a difference in my own education.

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I began at Palomar, transferred to CSUSM, and earned a B.A. in Sociology. While there, I received a Level II CRLA Tutoring certificate, and landed a job with a publisher in La Costa where I wrote the restaurant review, edited articles and learned about publishing. My master’s degree in professional writing from SDSU came in 2011. Recently, I had a flash fiction horror story published in SDSU’s 2013 Pacific Review Journal called, Avenging Trigger.


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I began my college career at Palomar College, and I transferred to CSUSM. I earned my B.A. and M.A. in Literature and Writing. My tutoring experience includes ten years of tutoring English at Palomar College. While tutoring students at Palomar, I discovered that I enjoy helping students with the writing process and look forward to helping you with any stage of your writing.   




I am a veteran English tutor at the Escondido Campus TLC and am glad to see returning students in the Center.  I also am a lecturer at CSUSM and currently teach General Education Oral Communication and General Education Lifelong Learning.  During my 19 years with CSUSM, I have taught General Education Writing and hope to help Palomar students be completely ready to transfer to a university.  With a growing number of grandchildren, I keep busy with family - and enjoy reading in my spare time.




My education has led me to Mira Costa, Palomar, and most recently CSUSM, where I obtained my B. A. in Literature (Writing Emphasis). My experience from tutoring comes with a brief professional stint in-home combined with years of informal practice assisting my friends and colleagues as I pursued my education. Depending on what the future holds, I may push further. Until then, I’m content to help the students of Palomar brush up on their writing while I sharpen my own technique on the side.