Tutoring Staff

Meet our tutors! They can assist students in a variety of disciplines, including:

Supplemental Instruction


I am a Junior CLS major. I am a very laid back, easy-going guy. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and a lot of outdoor activities. I am a middle child with a younger brother and an older sister. I love participating in intramural sports here at UIS such as basketball and flag football. I also played one year of baseball my freshmen year here at UIS. My goal is to help students do the best they can in organic chemistry which is the class that I am the SI leader.


Hello! I am a junior Biology major with a pre-med concentration. After I graduate, I hope to go to vet school. This is my first year with The Learning Hub, and I am excited and very grateful for the opportunity to help my fellow biology students. In my free time, I enjoy practicing karate, volunteering at the Henson Robinson Zoo, and writing.

Quote: “Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth! But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! –Rocky Balboa


I am a sophomore CAP Honors student and my major is chemistry. I am the SI Leader for CHE 141 and am looking forward to a great semester of helping students with the course! I have a pre-medicine concentration and hope to one day attend medical school and become a psychiatrist. Some of the things I enjoy are thrift shopping, spending time with family and friends, and learning about anything and everything. I am involved in the Alternative Spring Break organization and Psychology Club on campus. I love to stay busy and help others in any way I can!

Quote: “Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” – Robert A. Heinlein


Hi everyone! I’m a senior chemistry major and I’m the physics SI Leader this year. I’m also a math tutor in the Math Lab on campus. I’m hoping to go to graduate school next year to pursue a degree in astrochemistry. I love helping people learn math and science, it’s my passion! I spend a lot of my free time at the UIS Observatory, but I also like to longboard and watch Law & Order: SVU marathons. I look forward to helping everyone succeed!

Quote: “Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everyone back.” – Bill Nye

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Xinyi (Dakota)


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I am a sophomore Mathematics major, and I love helping students learn. I am a member of the UIS softball team, and I love spending time with friends, participating in outdoor activities, and playing nearly any sport. I am the oldest child in my family with two younger brothers. I am a determined, independent, and hard worker. My goal is to aid as many students as I can during this school year because I want everyone to do as well as they can and learn as much as they can.

Quote: “Believe in yourself”


Hello! My name is Syed Aqueel Ahmed. I am pursuing Master’s at UIS in the stream of Computer Science. Technology is my first field of Interest and everything else is next. My aim is to become a good Application Developer. Besides this, I like to play sports like soccer, basketball and volleyball. I will be glad to help students who need assistance in Math.

Quote: “If you are Failing to Plan, then you are Planning to Fail. The magic word is PROPER PLANNING.”

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Hello, my name is Josh. I am I senior biology major with a minor in chemistry here at UIS. I have a great interest in science, particularly in the science of medicine, which is why I aspire to a career in the medical field as a physician assistant. I also love the basic sciences, which is why I am currently involved in basic research in geriatrics at the SIU School of medicine, and also here at UIS with Dr. Vazquez and Dr. Johnson. In my free time I like to play my guitar and sing in a band, ride my bicycle, hang out with my friends, go hiking, and brew beer. Science can be hard, but just like most things in life it just takes time and patients to learn the concepts.

Quote: “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” – Edwin Powell Hubble

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I am a third year graduate student studying Human Development Counseling.  This is also my third year as a Writing TA in The Learning Hub.  I am excited about the 2014-2015 academic year and am looking forward to meeting new students and assisting them in meeting their writing goals.  Outside of UIS and The Hub, I enjoy reading, taking pictures, and spending time with family and friends.

Quote: “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”  – Pablo Picaso


I am a senior majoring in English and minoring in Psychology and Secondary Education. This is my second semester working at the CTL as a Writing Peer Tutor. I enjoy any type of music, hanging out iwth friends, and any book I can get my hands on.


Quote: “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.”



Writing isn’t easy.  From developing an idea to doing research to writing a first draft to editing it into a finished essay is a difficult and complex process.   I’m a second year graduate student in the Liberal and Integrative Studies program and a journalism school graduate.  My experience working with other writers – some new, some not so new – convinces me that writing a college paper doesn’t have to be a dreaded, frustrating chore.

I enjoy the entire writing process, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you to improve your writing – and maybe make it a little more enjoyable for you, too.







Hey y’all! I am a junior Capital Scholars student majoring in Sociology and Political Science with an interest in educational policy and research methods. I am also a student-athlete and copy editor for The Journal. Education is crucial as publically funded education systems— especially ones that interact with rural identity and agricultural policy— boast intersectionality with the shaping of individuals fit to participate in the American democratic system. You should come hang out with me and we’ll work on your composition skills, seriously!

Quote: “to create cosmos from chaos; this is why we write and breathe and love.” ~ the dust dances too.


Hi! My name is Molly, and I am excited to be a part of The Learning Hub team for another school year. I am a graduate student in the Human Developmental Counseling program and work as a mental health professional for my practicum experience. I love to meet new people! I enjoy reading, watching TED talks, fishing, eating yummy foods, having bonfires, traveling, and riding on the back of a Harley.
Quote: “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” -Carl Jung


Hello everyone, I am a TEP student hoping to one day teach high school English. Here at UIS, I am regularly involved in non-sanctioned pickle ball and badminton matches. My hobbies include watching YouTube clips of my idol, comedian Greg Giraldo, pulling weeds from my mother’s flower garden, listening to friends make fun of my van, pretending to be included in the social circles of birds frequenting my feeder, and nightly backgammon matches against my father.

Quote: “The world is too small for someone like Bruce Wayne to disappear, no matter how deep he chooses to sink.” – Henri Ducard from Batman Begins.

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Academic/Study Skills

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