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Meet the Tutoring Center

Tutoring Center Director

Dr. 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, 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

Jackson Bakewell

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, I am ready and willing to dive in and help you understand. My hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 2 -6 p.m. 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!

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Matt Carson

Hello, everyone!  My name is Matt Carson and I am a sophomore at Cal U.  I am a Professional Golf Management major with a minor in Business Administration.  I am involved with the Phi Sigma Pi national honor fraternity, STAND, and PGM society.  I tutor all underclass PGM courses, first year business, and first year psychology courses.  My hours are MWF (1 - 3 p.m.), and T-TH (10 - 11 a.m.).  I am also available to help with basic adjustment, time management, and organizational skill development.  Stop in and sign up for a session with yours truly!!

Matt Carson

Jill Denk

Hello! My name is Jill Denk. I am majoring in Psychology and will be tutoring general psychology courses. You can find me in the tutoring center on Tuesday (4 - 6 p.m.), Wednesday (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.), and Thursday (4 - 7 p.m.). Please stop by Manderino 430 and make an appointment to meet with me if you have any questions. I will be happy to help.

Jill Denk

Hannah Fowler

Hi my name is Hannah Fowler. This year I am a junior. I am a Business Administration major with a concentration in Accounting. I will be tutoring in College Algebra, Management Science I, English Comp I and II, Elementary French 1, Intro to Recreation & Leisure, and Intro to Business. My hours are Monday & Wednesday (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and Thursday (2 - 4 p.m.). Stop into Manderino 430 and make an appointment! I will be happy to help you.

Hannah Fowler

Chelsea Gilliland

Hello, my name is Chelsea Gilliland. I am a senior majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. I am available to tutor for most ENS and BIO courses including: Zoology, Botany, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Ichythology, Ornithology, Wildlife Techniques, Fisheries Management, Conservation Biology, Dendrology and Forest Ecology, Plant Taxonomy, Population Dynamics, and Aquaculture. You can find me in the tutoring center in Manderino on the 4th floor Mondays (12 - 4 p.m.), Wednesdays (2 - 4 p.m.), and Fridays (12 - 2 p.m.). Please shoot me an email (gil6975@calu.edu) with the course you would like assistance with so I can also bring my own materials to best help you. Additionally, please bring all of your class notes, text books, etc!   Thank you and have a wonderful semester!!! 

A photo of tutor Chelsea Gilliland.

Mikaylah Glenn

Hello! I am Mikaylah Glenn. I am a sophomore at Cal U. I am a Chemistry major and a member of the Cal U Women's basketball team. The subjects I tutor include: Gen Chem. I & II, Calc I, Current Health Issues, and Theater I. My hours at the tutoring center are MWF (3 - 4 p.m.), Tuesday & Thursday (6 - 8 p.m.), and W (8 - 9 a.m.).

Mikaylah Glenn


Haley Henderson

Hello!  My name is Haley Henderson and I am a senior at Cal U majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Finance. I am a member of the Cal U Women's soccer team. I am also from Canada. I can assist students with their Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting II, Non-Profit Accounting, and Intermediate Accounting classes. I am trying to obtain my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation upon graduation so anything accounting related - I am here to help! My hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Haley Henderson

Dorothy Johnson

Hello everyone!  My name is Dorothy Johnson.  I am a sophomore here at Cal U, majoring in Liberal Studies.  I tutor math up to Pre-Calculus, Spanish, and introductory Geology and Earth Science classes.  My hours are Monday (9 - 10 a.m.), Tuesday (4 - 5 p.m.), Wednesday (8 - 10 a.m.), Thursday(4 - 5 p.m.), and Friday (1 - 4 p.m.).

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Alex Kuchar

My name is Alex Kuchar. I’m a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology, and minoring in Music here at Cal U. Currently I am involved with Kappa Kappa Psi, the University Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz 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, and C Programming I. I am available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 - 10 a.m. and 2 - 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Tutoring Center located in Manderino 430.

Alex Kuchar

Margo Laboon

My name is Margo Laboon and I am a junior in the Athletic Training program here at Cal U.  I am an active member in the Athletic Training Club and I play on the Women’s Ice Hockey Team.  I will be tutoring Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Evaluation Techniques I & II, and Kinesiology.  I will be here in the Tutoring Center on Monday and Wednesday (10 - 11 a.m.), Tuesday and Thursday (11 a.m. -1 p.m.), and Friday (9 - 11 a.m.).  I love to help people so if you ever need anything, feel free to stop in and make an appointment!

Margo Laboon

Angel Reid

Hello!  My name is Angel Reid and I am a junior dual majoring in Education, Pre K-4th and Special Education K-8th.  I am a peer mentor, in the process of joining CEC, and a brother in Alpha Phi Omega.  I enjoy hanging out with my friends and working on various types of community service with my fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.  I also enjoy reading, music, and watching movies.  I am available to tutor special education classes ESP 210, 211, 311, 312,339, and ESP 407, EDU 150 Intro to Livetext, MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I, Elementary Education classes ELE 200, 220, 300, 310 and HSC 250 Health and Phys Ed Methods Pre-K - 4th  .  I can also tutor Child Psych. courses PSY 216 and PSY 217.  I am available to tutor on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  In addition to tutoring specific subjects I can also help with general study and organizational skills that can be used across various classes.  Stop by Manderino 430 to sign up for an appointment or call the tutoring center at 724-938-4469.  Please email me at rei5072@calu.edu with your name, the date of your appointment, and the subject you require tutoring in when making an appointment.  This allows me to be better prepared for our tutoring session. 

Angel Reid

Fahtimae Shamsi

Hello, my name is Fahtimae. I am currently a Biology major with a Chemistry minor. I tutor General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Analytical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. My hours are from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays.

Fahtimae Shamsi

Melissa Sivaram

Hi, my name is Melissa Sivaram and I am currently a senior 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 tutor Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, and Research Methods/Experimental Psychology in the Psychology department. I am available for tutoring Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.  Come in and make an appointment in Manderino 430.  I am always happy to help!

Melissa Sivaram

Russell Tattersall

What’s up, everyone! My name is Russell Tattersall and I am now a senior at California University of Pennsylvania. I am on the men’s soccer team here at school so when I’m not on the field or in the classroom, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and experiencing the outdoors.  I am majoring in psychology and offer tutoring in Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. You can find me at the tutoring center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Let me know if I can help you with anything! Go Vulcans!

Russell Tattersall

Hayley Whittaker

Hello! My name is Hayley Whittaker and I am currently a junior majoring in Mathematics and Physics. I am treasurer and sectional conference chair for Alpha Phi Omega, VP for SPS, and a member in MAA. I tutor math up to Calculus IV, Technology for Math, Physics and College Physics I-III, Linear Algebra I-II. My hours are Mondays from 3 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 - 11 a.m. and 7 - 8 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 - 11 a.m. and 3 - 7 p.m. Feel free to stop in at the tutoring center; I will be more than happy to assist you with your studies!

Hayley Whittaker

Tutoring Schedule

Click here for the fall 2014 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

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