Meet the Tutoring Center
Tutoring Center Director
Patricia Johnson is director of the Tutoring Center. A faculty member in the Department of Academic Development Services, she also teaches a 3-credit course entitled, Critical Thinking and Reading. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Master of Education degree in reading. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Johnson 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
Hello! My name is Jackson Bakewell. I am a senior currently studying History with a slight interest in Political Science. I tutor most all fields of History. If there is something you have a question about that I don't know, I am ready and willing to dive in and help you understand. My hours are Monday and Wednesday from 3-4, Tuesday and Thursday from 2-5. If you need any help or have any questions, come to the tutoring center in the Department of Academic Development Services in Manderino 430 and we can figure things out together. Hope to see you soon!
Hi, my name is Marcus Bush. I am a sophomore at Cal U. I am a Computer Engineering Technology major here at Cal U with a minor in Robotics Engineering Technology. I tutor College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I and II, as well as some programming courses such as: Prob Solving/Programming Constructs and Computer Programming I. My hours are on Mondays from 3-4, Tuesdays from 2-4 and Thursdays from 8-12, as well as 2-3. I'd be happy to help you anyway that I can and even if I don't know the answer I will certainly find out to the best of my ability... if you need my help PLEASE do not hesitate to make an appointment in Manderino 430! Thank you and God Bless!!
Hello, students! My name is Bruna Carvalho. I have my undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management (Minor: Spanish). I'm a graduate student at Cal U. I am currently tutoring Managerial Accounting and Spanish. Feel free to stop by if you need any help with these courses. I will do my best to help you. My tutoring hours are M 10am-3pm and R 3-6pm.
I am Nikki Comito. I am a senior at Cal U. I am majoring in Philosophy, Creative Writing and Psychology and my minor is Women's Studies. I tutor: Logic & Language, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Intro to Linguistics, Ethics, Philosophy Paper Writing and Intro to Women's Studies. I am quick to respond to e-mails. I am available at the tutoring center from 12-4 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
My name is Traci Davis, and I am a senior Biology/Pre-Veterinary student. I am from Cortland, Ohio, and I am in the process of applying to The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. I am currently the Treasurer of The Wildlife Society, a member of the Archery Club and Tri Beta. I love the outdoors, fishing, archery, and my animals! I am available as a tutor for: Zoology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology. If you sign up for one of my hours, please also send me an email at Dav0845@calu.edu, just to let me know. I know some of these classes are difficult, so don’t wait until the last minute if you need help studying, the sooner the better!
Hi my name is Chelsea Eckels. I'm a senior here at Cal U majoring in Athletic Training. I tutor Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Spanish I & II, and College Algebra. If you ever need help or have any questions in those subjects feel free to stop in the Tutoring Center in the Library!
Hello, my name is Chelsea Gilliland. I am currently a junior majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. I am available to tutor for Zoology, Botany, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Ichythology, Ornithology, and Genetics. If you would like to schedule a session you can find me in the Reading Clinic, Noss 118, during the following hours: Monday (10-11 & 2-3); Wednesday (10-11 & 2-3); Thursday (12-2); and Friday (10-11 & 12-1).
My name is Sharon Groover and I am a junior Chemistry major with a minor in Biology. I am a member of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, and American Chemical Society. I am vice president of the Cal U Chemistry Club and a peer mentor. I tutor Gen Chem I and II, Ochem I and II, Analytical Chem, Inorganic Chem, Spanish (up to 300 level), Botany and Intro to Molecular and Cellular Biology. I also can help with test taking, test anxiety and general and scientific writing skills. My hours are Monday 10-11am, Tuesday 8-9am and 6-7pm, Wednesday 11-1pm and Friday 11-2pm. Feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns!
My name is Matthew Hladio and I am a senior here at California University of Pennsylvania. My major is Meteorology. I tutor Meteorology, Earth Sciences, and Math . I am available to tutor on Mondays thru Thursday from 1-3. Don't hesitate to come in and make an appointment if you need any help with anything!
Hi! I'm Dorothy Johnson, and I'm a freshman at CalU. My major is Earth Science with a concentration in environmental studies. I tutor math up to Pre-calculus and Intro to Geology. I'm available Monday (8-9am & 10-11am), Tuesday (8-11am), Wednesday (10-11am), and Thursday (10-11am and 3-4pm). I'll be happy to help you with any problems and questions!
My name is Alex Kuchar. I’m a sophomore in Electrical Engineering Technology here at Cal U. Currently I am involved in marching band, taking trombone lessons, and considering a Commercial Music Technology Minor. I am available to tutor Circuits I, Circuits II, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Digital Electronics Design, and C Programming I. I am available Tuesdays 12pm-3pm and Thursdays 10am-3pm at the Tutoring Center located in Maderino 430.
Hello everyone! My name is Jessica Laguerre-Joseph and I am a sophomore here at CalU. I am a dual major in Sociology and International Studies with a minor in Women Studies. I tutor all levels of French, Introduction to International Studies, Women's Health Issues along with Principles of Sociology. I am available on Mondays 11:30-1:30, Tuesdays 4-7, and Wednesdays 12:30-3:30. Please feel free to come in for help! I will be more than happy to do so.
Hello my name is Colin Lynch. I am currently a senior at California University of Pennsylvania. I have an Associate Degree in Industrial Technology and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I can tutor: College Algebra and Trig, Macro/Micro Economics, Intro to Business, and any business courses up to the 300 level. My current work schedule is 2-4 pm MWF, and 2-3 TR. If you need any help don't hesitate to make an appointment.
Hello! My name is Angel Nuñez. I am a junior studying Athletic Training. I am the treasurer of the Athletic Training club, president-elect of Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society, and a peer mentor here on campus. I tutor Oral Communication, Intro to Athletic Training, Current Health Issues, Anatomy and Physiology I&II, Evaluative Tech I&II, Functional Kinesiology, and Therapeutic Modalities. If you are having any trouble in a class or would just like some study tips please feel free to contact me. My tutoring hours are Monday: 8-9, 2-3, Tuesday: 2-3, 5-6, Thursday: 2-3, 5-7, and Friday 2-3.
Hello! My name is Angel Reid and I am a sophomore majoiring in education, Pre K-4th/Special Education K-8th. I am a peer mentor, a member of university choir, and a brother in Alpha Phi Omega. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and spend a lot of time in the commuter center. I also enjoy reading, music, and watching movies.. I am available to tutor special education classes, Intro to Livetext, Great Books, Elementary Topics in Math I, Economics for Elementary Education, Geographic Systems for Elementary Education, and American Government for Elementary Education. I am available to tutor on Mondays from12 pm -1 pm and 3 pm - 4 pm, Tuesdays from 4 pm - 5 pm, and Thursdays from 8 am - 1 pm. In addition to tutoring specific subjects I can also help with general study and organizational skills that can be used across various classses. Stop by Manderino 430 to sign up for an appointment or call the tutoring center at 724-938-4469.
Hello, my name is Fahtimae Shamsi. I'm a Chemistry major starting a Biology minor. I tutor General Chemistry I and II, and Organic Chemistry I and II. I can also help with other Chem-related classes including Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. My hours are Monday and Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm, and Tuesday and Friday 9 am - 12 pm. Feel free to stop by with any questions.
Hello, my name is Caitlin Sitler. I am currently a senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, while minoring in Finance. I am an active senator in Student Government and the treasurer of the Equestrian Club. I'm currently tutoring Financial Accounting, Accounting 1&2, Intermediate Accounting 1, Math to Statistics, Chemistry for Everyday World, and Analytical Methods. I'm located in the Library, 4th floor on Mondays 2-4, Tuesdays 5-7 and Wednesdays 12-4. Please do not hesitate to stop in and make an appointment or email me at SIT6659@calu.edu if you have any questions.
Hi, my name is Melissa Sivaram and I am currently a junior at Cal U. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies. I love animals, working out, and anything that involves nature. I am very excited to attend graduate school here at Cal U! I tutor Descriptive and Inferential Statistics for Psychology majors on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come in and make an appointment in Manderino Library room 430! I'm always happy to help!
Hello! My name is Hayley Whittaker and I am currently a sophmore majoring in Mathematics soon to be a double with Physics. I am treasurer for Latin and Ballroom dance and Billiards Club. I tutor Intro to Statistics, Calculus I-II, Technology for Math, Physics and College Physics I, and Internet Concepts. My hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-12, as well as Tuesdays from 2-4, and Thursdays 10-11 and 2-4. Feel free to stop in at the tutoring center; I will be more than happy to assist you with your studies!
My name is Ashley Yakin and I am a senior in the Athletic Training program here at Cal U. I plan to go on to graduate school to get my Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am an active member in the Athletic Training Club. I will be tutoring Anatomy & Physiology I & II as well as Kinesiology. I will be here in the tutoring center on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 8-11 and 12-1. I love to help people so if you ever need anything feel free to stop in and make an appointment!