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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

Jessica Baker

Hello! My name is Jessica Baker. I am a junior and a Psychology major here at Cal U. I am also a member of the Equestrian Team. I am available to tutor the subjects: Adolescent Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Descriptive and Inferential Statistics, and English Composition. You can find me in the tutoring center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm. Please feel free to stop by and use the services I provide.

Portrait of Jessica Baker

Bethany Carns

Hello! My name is Bethany Carns. I am a junior in the Athletic Training Program. After I graduate from Cal U with a BS in Athletic Training, I will be applying to graduate schools for admission into a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. I am able to tutor students in any classes that are required for an Athletic Training major as well as Current Health Issues, Psychology, and other prerequisites for health science majors. If you do not see a course that you need help or a time session that works for you, email me at car8403@calu.edu and we can try to set something up. I can also help freshmen with the application process that is required to get into the Athletic Training Program. Please feel free to set up an appointment with me in Manderino 430 (Tutoring Center) or email me with any questions. My hours are Monday 8am-9am and 3pm-4pm, Wednesday 3pm-4pm, Thursday 8am-11am, and Friday 9am-10am and 11am-12pm. I hope to see you this semester!

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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, Graphic Design I. II, and III, as well as Printmaking.  You can reach me at cza4393@calu.edu if you have any extra questions. My hours are MW (10 AM-12 PM) and TR (4 PM-6 PM). Feel free to stop by!

Dylan Czartoryski

Jarret Czartoryski

Hello!  My name is Jarret Czartoryski.  I am currently a sophomore here at Cal U.  My major is Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. I will be minoring in either Management or Finance.  I am available to tutor Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting as well as both Principles of Micro and Macro Economics.  My hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-1:00pm.  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

Laken Ganoe

Hello! My name is Laken Ganoe. I am currently a senior, on track to graduate in December 2017 with a degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology at Cal U. The subjects that I will be tutoring include General Botany, General Zoology, Ornithology, Ecology, and other Environmental Science classes. Please stop in and see me if you need any help! I can also help you develop study skills for lecture exams or lab practicals and help you stay organized. My tutoring hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-11am, Monday 1pm-3pm, Tuesday 11am-1pm, and Wednesday 2pm-3pm. If you need to reach me, my email is GAN5557@calu.edu. Can’t wait to see you!

Portrait of Lanken Ganoe

Maribel Garcia

Hello! My name is Maribel Garcia. Currently, I am a sophomore here at CalU. My major is Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Finance. I am the president of the Trio Club, Treasurer of the Hispanic Student Association, and a member of International Club.  I am able to tutor Financial Accounting I and II and Spanish. My tutoring hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-11 am and 3 pm-5 pm. If you have any questions or want to arrange an appointment please contact me at gar2665@calu.edu. I will do my best to help you!

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Mikaylah Glenn

Hello! I am Mikaylah Glenn. I am a senior at Cal U majoring in Chemistry. Also, I am a member of the Cal U Women's Basketball National Championship team. The subjects I tutor include: General Chemistry II, Intermediate Lab I & II, and Analytical Chemistry.  I am in the Tutoring Center on MW (12-1; 3-4); T (12-4).

Mikaylah Glenn


Shyanne Hilliard

Hello, my name is Shyanne Hilliard. I can help you get organized and develop better study habits overall, or help with Political Science and Philosophy related courses. My hours are as follows: MWF (9-10); M (1-2); and, TR (1-3). Stop in or please contact me at hil5851@calu.edu to set up an appointment. I look forward to working with you! 

Shyanne Hilliard

James Horne

Hello my name is James Horne.  I am a freshman Commercial Music Technology major with a minor in Business Marketing. I am involved with several campus performing ensembles including Cal Singers, Vulcanize, Young and Gifted Gospel Choir, University Concert Band, and the University Jazz Ensemble. The subjects I tutor include Comprehensive Musicianship I & II, Intro to Music, Multimedia Foundations, and Calculus I.  I’ll be in the Tutoring Center from 1-3pm MWF and 9-11am on Thursdays.

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Heather Mason

Hello, my name is Heather Mason and I am a senior 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, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Developmental Biology, and Neurobiology. 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. Stop in to make an appointment and I will be happy to assist you!  I am in the Tutoring Center in Manderino 430 on M W F 9-10AM, M & W 1-3PM, and F 1-2PM.  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! 

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Aujuwa Moore

Hello, my name is Aujuwa Moore.  I am a senior here at Cal U majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. In my spare time, I love to cycle, be active, play with my puppies and most of all spend time with my family. The subjects I tutor are Inferential Statistics, Descriptive Statistics, Birth to age 4 and Sociology of Sport. My hours are Mon: 11-1 and 2-4, Tuesday 12-2, and Wednesday 11-1.I am looking forward to helping in any way that I can. I wish you all a productive and exciting semester!

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Angela Novak

"Hey there everyone, my name is Angela Novak and I am a senior at Cal U. I have a dual major in Criminal Justice: Forensic Science and Forensic Anthropology. I am also an officer in the Forensic Science Club, Criminal Justice Club, and National Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma. I am a tutor for any class in either major, and my hours are Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-8pm. Can't wait to meet you!"


Angela Novak

Katie Olson

Hello! My name is Katie Olson. I am from Laguna Niguel, California and am a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relations. I am also on the tennis team here at Cal U. You can find me tutoring Communication courses as well as Public Relations courses and Dr. Novak’s Elementary Topics in Math I & II. I am in the center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 – 1 and Fridays from 10-12. Feel free to walk in or make an appointment any time.   If you need to contact me my email is ols7518@calu.edu

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Caleb Price

Hi, my name is Caleb Price and I am a senior Psychology major here at Cal U. Outside of class, I am a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan and I love to play hockey any chance I get. In terms of psychology, I really enjoy learning and teaching the math behind research, but I am also more than happy to help with College Algebra, Adolescent Psychology, and Business Statistics. My tutoring hours are 11:00 A.M-1:00 P.M and 4:00 P.M-6:00 P.M on Tuesday/Thursday. Please stop by and I’ll do my best to help you through any problems that you might have in these classes.

Portrait of Cal U student Caleb Price

Eli Ramsay

Hello! My name is Eli Ramsay. I am a senior Geology Major here at Cal U. My career goals are to work in the energy industry and eventually the United States Geological Survey. I am available to tutor Intro to Earth Science, Intro to Geology, Historical Geology, and Hydrology. In addition, I do GIS work for the PADEP through the Earth Science department and may be able to assist with any GIS questions or problems you have. I am available via email at ram2513@calu.edu. My tutoring hours are Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. I look forward to helping you succeed!

Portrait of Cal U student Eli Ramsay

Alyssa Savill

Hi, my name is Alyssa Savill. I am from Australia and am a senior majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Business. I am also a member of the Cal U Women’s Tennis Team. The subjects I tutor are Sports Management classes, as well as Principles of Management, Elements of Economics, Personal Productivity Software, Principles of Marketing, Organization Theory and Design, and Entrepreneurship II: Small Business Management. You can find me in the Tutoring Center on Monday at 1pm-3pm or on Tuesday and Thursday at 10am-1pm. Also, my email is sav5579@calu.edu if you need to contact with me with any additional questions. Please feel free to stop by anytime!

Portrait of Alyssa Savill

Victor Simmons Jr.

Hi, my name is Victor Simmons Jr. I am currently a second semester senior at Cal U, with a major in History and a minor in Pre-law. I dream of eventually becoming 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 History, Political Science, and Pre-law courses and can provide help with multiple classes in these fields. My tutoring hours are 12pm-2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while my hours are 2pm-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Feel free to e-mail me at SIM4587@calu.edu with any questions or concerns in regards to the classes I tutor. I am always willing to help with what I can, or point you in the right direction.

victor simmons

Alexis Sirnic

Hello! My name is Alexis Sirnic. I am a Biology major with a Chemistry minor and a Pre-Medicine concentration. As a senior, 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, Organic Chemistry I and II, Entomology, Mammalogy, General Chemistry I and II, Comparative Vertebrae Anatomy, and Genetics. So if you are feeling a little overwhelmed, come visit me in the Tutoring Center in Manderino 430. My hours are W (9-11), TH (10-12) and F (9-11, 12-2). If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. My email is sir1400@calu.edu.

Alexis Sirnic

Caitlyn Williams

Hello! My name is Caitlyn Williams; I am a freshman majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration in Chemistry. The subjects I will be tutoring include General Chemistry I & 2, Calculus I, Current Health Issues, and I can help with the process of applying for clearances for students who are new to the education program. I can also help you with developing study skills, organization and note taking. I am in the Tutoring Center Tuesday 12pm-4pm and Thursday 3pm-7pm. If you need to contact me, feel free to email me at WIL9570@calu.edu

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Brandon Zimmerman

Hi I’m Brandon, but most call me Zim. I am a junior majoring in Mechatronics Engineering Technology. I’m an active member for the computer club. I tutor Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I, College Physics I, Statics, Dynamics, Electric Circuits I & II. I’m available Tuesdays 4pm-8pm and Thursdays 1pm-5pm. If you have any questions my email is zim4334@calu.edu. If you require tutor in an engineering class that I did not list send me an email and I’ll see what I can do.

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Hannah Zimmerman

Hello! My name is Hannah Zimmerman. I am a junior here at Cal U.  I am majoring in Communication Disorders and I absolutely love it. Outside of classes, I enjoy hiking and anything outdoors. I am available to tutor Communication Disorder courses as well as Basic Physical Science. You can find me in the peer Tutoring Center Tuesdays 9-11am, Wednesdays 2-4pm, Thursdays 9-11am, and Fridays 8-10am. If you do not see a time session that works for you, email me at zim1230@calu.edu and I would be glad to set something up with you. Feel free to stop by anytime, I am more than happy to help!

Portrait of Hannah Zimmerman

Tutoring Schedule

Click here for the Spring 2017 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