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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. Feel free to stop by!

Dylan Czartoryski

Mikaylah Glenn

Hello! I am Mikaylah Glenn. I am a junior at Cal U. I am a Chemistry major and a Forensic Science 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, Intro to Experimental Chemistry, and Current Health Issues.

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.  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! My tutoring hours are Tuesday 8am-11am, Wednesday 8am-10am, and Thursday 3pm-6pm. 

anne groover

Shyanne Hilliard

Hello, my name is Shyanne Hilliard! I am the Political Science/Logic and Philosophy tutor, but I will try my best to help in all related areas. I am a sophomore and also a peer mentor. I enjoy reading, writing, playing World of Warcraft and helping others. If you need help with anything inside of the classroom or out, come and see me or send me an email at Hil5851@calu.edu.

Shyanne Hilliard

Dorothy Johnson

Hello everyone!  My name is Dorothy Johnson.  I am a junior here at Cal U, majoring in Liberal Studies.  I tutor Spanish, Math up to Pre-Calculus, Instruction and Assessment in Pre-K, and Teaching Science K-4.

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Alex Kuchar

My name is Alex Kuchar. I’m a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology here at Cal U. I am a member of the University Concert Band, Marching Band, 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 Microprocessors, Microprocessor Interfacing, and C Programming I.

Alex Kuchar

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 psych.  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, and Organic chemistry. 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 hope to attend graduate school and continue expanding my education while working with an athletic team full time. I can tutor students in any of the classes required for Athletic Training majors as well as assist you with classes like Current Health Issues, Sociology, and Physiology. Also if any freshman need help with applying to the AT 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.

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 and a minor in Leadership. After I graduate Cal U with a BS, I will pursue a professional education in mortuary science, and one day I plan to run for coroner of Westmoreland County. I am able to tutor you in all Criminal Justice classes, except senior 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. 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. 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. My office hours are 12pm-3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 12pm-2pm on Fridays.

victor simmons

Alexis Sirnic

Hello! My name is Alexis Sirnic. I am Biology major with a Chemistry minor and a Pre-Medicine concentration. I know how hard it can be having multiple rigorous classes a semester and needing some extra help understanding material. I hope to help by tutoring in Cellular and Molecular biology, Zoology, Botany, Health, English I and II, and Entomology. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed come visit me in the Tutoring Center in the Manderino 430. 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