Public Safety Training Center (PSTC)

Writing Fellows

What We Do

  • Assist all Schoolcraft students and Police Academy recruits with basic grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
  • ƒPeer review police reports, research papers, and other writing assignments.
  • ƒTutor in grammar and vocabulary.
  • ƒProvide on-line assistance with writing assignments (
  • Classroom peer reviewing is available. Faculty should contact Niran Kheder, for details and scheduling.

Dates and Times

Refer to Writing Fellows Police Academy website for current dates and time.
No appointments necessary.

Winter 2015 Hours of Service

  • Monday/Wednesday: 9:00–11:00am
  • Tuesday: 11:00am–1:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am–1:00pm

Who We Are

John SolimantoJohn Solimanto: It’s the dawning of a new day and another opportunity in which to excel! John lives each and every day by this phrase. Whether on the job, playing sports, or studying at Schoolcraft, John’s tenacity provides him never-ending energy. His future endeavors and dreams involve flying aircraft in the United States Air Force. 

Recently, he attended Northwestern Preparatory School in Crestline, California. He learned numerous attributes from this school including dedication, time management, responsibility, and leadership. This school transformed John into a well-rounded person and an accomplished writer.

John has a clear understanding of the English language. In fact, unlike many people, he can diagram exceptionally problematic sentences into simpler pieces. This is an art long practiced and admired by grammarians nationwide. If you are having trouble with sentence structure, diagramming, or anything English/writing related, John is the man to see. With his vast experience and knowledge, he is equipped to make the most daunting of writing tasks a thing of the past.

Catherine BuckalewCatherine Buckalew joined the Writing Fellows in the winter of 2015 and is presently in her second year at Schoolcraft College. She brings both her love of helping others and her knowledge of the English language to the Writing Fellows. Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston (Texas). During her time as an undergrad, she was able to study at the University of Salamanca in Spain, which has the distinction of being the second oldest university in the world. While she was studying in Spain, she had an opportunity to tour the country and learn about its long history. While at Schoolcraft, she has consistently been on the Dean’s List and has been invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

Before returning to school, Catherine worked for ten years in the nonprofit arena where she mastered her time-management skills by working simultaneously on several time-sensitive projects. She was also able to work with people from different backgrounds, and she wrote and was awarded many private and public grants that furthered the non-profit’s goals.            

Catherine is studying accounting and after graduation hopes to help small business owners in the Detroit area become more profitable by streamlining the accounting aspect of their businesses. She understands the difficulty of putting thoughts into words and is excited about helping other Schoolcraft students become more proficient in writing papers and expressing themselves.


Police Academy Students

Writing Fellows are at the Public Safety Training Center

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Writing Fellows at the Police Academy (Public Training Safety Center)
Wayne County
Regional Police Training
31777 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150

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Writing Fellows
Bradner Library, L119
P: 734-462-4436

Niran M. Kheder, Coordinator
P: 734-462-4400 x5292

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