Laney College

Writing Center Staff

Writing Center Staff

Fall 2020 English Peer Tutors


My name is Sarah McCarthy. I am a Bay Area native. I started at Laney in Fall 2018. I love working at the James Oliver Writing Center because I get to interact with a variety of students. I enjoy helping students develop their voices and become independent thinkers. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, playing board games, walking on the beautiful Bay Area paths, and spending time with my family.







Ying Lin Ma-I am an energetic, reliable and hard-working person. I like to learn and absorb knowledge from my surroundings. In my free time, I like to read books and practice my language skills. I can speak Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I want to use my skills to provide a quality service at Laney college.









Agodi attends Laney College and is majoring in Biological Sciences and Public Health. Agodi enjoys watching TV series and movies with friends, playing video games, and being involved in enrichment STEM programs for underrepresented youth. She hopes to travel more in the future. Her goal is to attend medical school and eventually practice psychiatry or dermatology.






















Instructional Assistant

pamPamela Crumpton, the Writing Center’s Instructional Assistant, is a native of California. Since 2008, Pamela has worked in various positions at Laney College, which allowed her to work with a large population of the Laney student community.
Her background as an executive in various financial institutions and focus on community collaboration has led her to some volunteer opportunities and leadership roles in Oakland, California.
Pamela works with the Network Technician to assist students, tutors, the Laney College Tutor Coordinator, faculty, and lab assistants at the James Oliver Community Writing Center.

Computer Network Technician

Terrence Fisher, the Writing Center’s Network Technician, was trained by Albert Watson, former Senior Instructional Assistant and an associate of James Oliver. In the tradition of past Lab Managers, Terrence runs the day-to-day operations of the James Oliver Community Writing Center with Pamela Crumpton, the Instructional Assistant.