Exchange Student Gabriella Shetreet on Finding Your Voice

April 17, 2024 Tsvetana Haydushka
Exchange Student Gabriella Shetreet on Finding Your Voice

Gabriella Shetreet studies for a dual major in Art History and Literature at the University of Maine. This semester though, she is part of the group of five students who were part of the program organised by prof. Mimi Killinger. She has dived fully in the dynamic life at AUBG while attending events, exploring Bulgaria and Europe overall.

To fully immerse in the AUBG community, Gabriella decided to become a writing tutor  and help students become the “best written version of themselves”. Read more about her perspective on tutoring below. 

It all starts with a natural inclination to lend a helping hand. Whether it’s brainstorming with family or polishing a friend’s essay, Gabriella thrives on empowering others to express themselves through writing.

I want to help others be the best written version of themselves that they can be!

It’s more than just correcting grammar; it’s about unlocking confidence and honing skills that stay with you long after the final draft.

Her diverse academic background fuels her ability to connect with students from various disciplines. With a foundation in both the humanities (her chosen path) and the natural sciences (where she dabbled earlier), Gabriella can guide students across different writing styles and contexts.

What makes Gabriella unique is her passion for both the artistic and the analytical. As an Art History major, she understands the power of language to paint vivid pictures and evoke emotions. Her Literature studies, on the other hand, equip her with a keen eye for structure, clarity, and argumentation. This blend of creative flair and critical thinking makes her a well-rounded tutor who can help students not only write effectively but also write with passion and personality.

Try everything!

Meet with your professors during office hours— they’re there to help you.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
Develop a schedule that works for you— and make sure to include time for yourself, too.