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Tutoring Center Director

Dr. Patricia Johnson is director of the Tutoring Center. A faculty member in the Department of TRIO and Academic Services, she also teaches a 3-credit course entitled, Critical Thinking and Reading. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education, a Master of Education degree in reading, and a Doctor of Education degree in curriculum and instruction and has tutored students from second grade through college. She is an avid skier, loves the outdoors and enjoys working with diverse groups of people.

Meet the Peer Tutors

Dylan Czartoryski

Hello! My name is Dylan Czartoryski. I am a Graphic Design major here at Cal U. I tutor Computer Science Design courses, as well as English Comp. I and II.  In addition, I tutor Personal Productivity Software as well as Typography, Intro to Graphic Design, and Printmaking.  You can reach me at cza4393@calu.edu if you have any extra questions. My hours are Monday (10 AM-11 Am) Tuesday (12 PM-2PM & 5 PM-6PM) Wednesday (10 AM-11 AM) and Thursday (12 PM-2 PM & 5 PM-6 PM). Feel free to stop by!

Dylan Czartoryski

Jarret Czartoryski

Hello!  My name is Jarret Czartoryski.  I am currently a freshman here at Cal U.  My major is Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and will be minoring in either Economics or Finance.  I am available to tutor Financial Accounting as well as both Principles of  Micro and Macro Economics.  My hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm as well as Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-3pm.  If you ever need to contact me, you can reach me via email at CZA9197@calu.edu.  I look forward to seeing you this semester!

Jarret Czartoryski

Mikaylah Glenn

Hello! I am Mikaylah Glenn. I am a junior at Cal U. I am a Chemistry major and a Justice Studies minor. Also, I am a member of the Cal U Women's basketball National Championship team. The subjects I tutor include: Gen Chem. I & II, Inorganic Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry.  I am in the Tutoring Center on M (12-1; 3-4); T (12-5); and, W (3-4).

Mikaylah Glenn


Anne Groover

Hello! My name is Anne Groover and I am a sophomore biology major concentrating in Pre-Medicine with a Chemistry minor.  I am a member of the University Honors Program, ALD, and Tri-Beta as well as the Medical Interest, Chemistry, and Women in Science clubs.  My tutoring hours are Tuesday 8am-11am, Wednesday 8am-10am, and Thursday 3pm-6pm.  I tutor General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Zoology, Botany, Human Anatomy, General Physics I, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I.  I would be more than happy to help you in any way I can so come visit!

anne groover

Timothy Gunkel

Hello, I’m Timothy Gunkel. I am currently a sophomore at Calu and majoring in Meteorology. I have a wide knowledge of how the earth works and can tutor in Meteorology, and Earth Science. I also have a background in math and can help with math up through Calculus 1.  You can contact me at gun6321@calu.edu if you have any questions. I am in the office at 12-2 on Mondays, 11-1 on Tuesdays, and 11-3 on Wednesdays.

Timothy Gunkel

Shyanne Hilliard

Salutations, my name is Shyanne Hilliard. Currently, I am a sophomore and tutor Political Science and Philosophy related courses. I enjoy reading, writing, and playing video games. My hours are 11-3 every Monday and Wednesday and I can be reached at hil5851@calu.edu.

Shyanne Hilliard

Dorothy Johnson

Hello everyone!  My name is Dorothy Johnson.  I am a senior here at Cal U, majoring in Liberal Studies.  I tutor Spanish, Math up to Pre-Calculus, Instruction and Assessment in Pre-K, Teaching Science K-4, Literacy I: Language Arts, and Literacy II: Reading.  Feel free to stop by with any questions!  I am available on Mondays from 9-10am and 2-3pm, on Tuesdays from 8-11am, on Thursdays from 9-11am, and on Fridays from 9-10am.

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Alex Kuchar

My name is Alex Kuchar. I’m a Senior majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology at Cal U and the current President of the Computer Club. I am available to tutor Circuits I, Circuits II, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Digital Electronics Design, Intro to Instrumentation, Intro to Microprocessors, Microprocessor Interfacing, and C Programming I. I am available 10am - 12pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Tuesday from 10am - 11am, and Wednesday from 3pm-4pm in the Tutoring Center located in Manderino 430.

Alex Kuchar

Tessa Lingenfelter

My name is Tessa Lingenfelter. I am a Biology major here at California University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Pre-Medicine and a minor in Chemistry. I am currently a senior and will graduate in December of 2016. I love to play sports, games and watch movies. I'm really friendly and love to help people. That is why I wanted to become a doctor. I decided to forgo that route however and just become a lab technician due to my dreams of one day starting a family. So, if you ever need help in a class don't be shy, I'm more than willing to help to the best of my abilities.

Tessa Lingenfelter

Tiffany Lingenfelter

Hello everyone!  My name is Tiffany Lingenfelter and I am a senior here at Cal U.  My major is psychology and I am hoping to pursue a degree in School Psychology.  I am available to tutor Descriptive and Inferential Statistics as well as Psych Testing.  However, I can also help with other psychology classes, specifically those that apply to school and child psych.  My hours are Tuesday and Thursday 11-1 and Wednesdays 8-12.  If you have any questions feel free to email me at lin3163@calu.edu. I look forward to seeing you this semester!

Tiffany Lingenfelter

Heather Mason

Hello, my name is Heather Mason and I am a junior here at Cal U. I major in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, and have a concentration in Pre-medicine. The subjects I tutor are General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, and Human Anatomy. I have also taken many of the intro Biology classes so I can help with them as well. I am not just willing to help you understand the subjects you’re having trouble with; I am also willing to help you develop better organization and time management skills. Being in these academically demanding classes is a lot of work; developing these skills is the key to success. Stop in to make an appointment and I will be happy to assist you! If you have any other questions and my hours do not work for you, my email is mas2042@calu.edu. Hope to see you soon! 

Heather Mason

Samantha Miller

Hello, my name is Samantha Miller and I am a senior in the Athletic Training Program. Next year I will be attending Graduate School at West Chester University majoring in Exercise and Sports Physiology: Concentration in Athletic Training. While there I will be working as an Athletic Trainer with West Chester's NCAA Women's Gymnastics Team. I am able to tutor students in any classes required for Athletic Training major as well as assist you with other classes like Current Health Issues, Sociology, and Psychology. Also if any freshmen need help with applying to the Athletic Training Program I'd be more than happy to assist you. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with me or email me if you have any questions. My hours are Monday & Wednesday 10 - 11, Tuesday 8 - 11 & 12 - 1, and Thursday 10 - 12.

Samantha Miller

Angela Novak

"Hi, there! My name is Angela Novak. This year I am a Junior and dual majoring in Forensic Anthropology and Justice Studies with a concentration in Forensic Science. After I graduate Cal U with a BS, I will be applying to graduate schools for a Forensic Anthropology Program. I am able to tutor you in most Criminal Justice classes. I will also be able to tutor in any leadership courses, and select forensic anthropology courses. If I haven't taken the course you need help in, I can still help you study, take notes, and get organized! Stop in to Manderino 430 to see me or contact me at NOV0091@calu.edu. Hope to see you soon! "

Angela Novak

Rebecca Robich

Hello! My name is Becca Robich. I am a senior majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. I am available to tutor most BIO and ENS courses, including General Zoology, General Botany, Ecology, Introduction to Environmental Science, Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ornithology, Herpetology, and other upper-level BIO/ENS courses. If you do not see the course you need tutored in listed here, feel free to email me at rob9931@calu.edu so we can work something out. You can find me in the tutoring center from 10am-1pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10am-12pm on Fridays. Remember to bring your textbook, notes, and anything else you may have so we can have a productive session!

Becca Robich

Victor Simmons Jr.

Hi, my name is Victor Simmons Jr. I'm currently a junior at Calu, with a major in History and a minor in Pre-law. I hope to eventually be a History Professor that specializes in Greek and Roman history, so this seems like a perfect way to hone my teaching skills and help others.  I currently tutor both History and Political science courses and can provide help with multiple classes. My office hours are 12pm-3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 12pm-2pm on Fridays. Feel free to e-mail me at SIM4587@calu.edu with any questions or concerns in regards to the classes I tutor. I’m always willing to help with what I can, or point you in the direction you need to be. 

victor simmons

Alexis Sirnic

Hello! My name is Alexis Sirnic. I am a Biology major with a Chemistry minor and a Pre-Medicine concentration. I know how hard it can be having multiple rigorous classes and needing some extra help understanding material. I hope to help by tutoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Zoology, Health, English I and II, Entomology, Mammalogy, General Chemistry I, and Comparative Vertebrae Anatomy. So if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, come visit me in the Tutoring Center in Manderino 430. My hours are M-H (11-12); F (10-12) and (2-3) on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to ask. My email is sir1400@calu.edu.

Alexis Sirnic

Chris Warner

My name is Christopher Warner. I am a second semester senior majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and minoring in Business Administration with some Leadership background. Outside of my studies, I am the treasurer for the Japanese Animation Club (CUPJAC) and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta where I do volunteer work around campus and in the community. I have worked with UTech Services since my freshman year and have gained useful technical experience from my time with them.  I am available for tutoring in Cisco CCNA 1-4 (CIS341-344). Cisco CCNA is a very challenging elective path offered here on campus for CIS majors in particular.  It can be challenging because of the certification opportunity after the completion of Cisco CCNA 4. I want to be here to aid those who need the extra help in this challenging and demanding subject!  Other than Cisco classes, I am able to tutor in Database classes (Data Base Mgt Systems & Design, or CIS321, and DB Application Dev, or CIS322). This semester I am in Web Programming I (CIS330) and System Project Management (CIS354). I am available for study sessions in those two classes to help review topics and prepare/study for exams.

Chris Warner

Tutoring Schedule

Click here for the Spring 2016 tutoring schedule

Tutoring Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For More Information

Stop by 430 Manderino or call 724-938-4230

Helpful Links

Reading Clinic

Math Lab

Writing Center

Academic Advising