Tutoring Staff

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


Supplemental Instruction

Brey

Hello! I’m Brey, and I am the SI leader for Chem 141. I am a junior majoring in chemistry and education. My plans after graduation are to become a high school chemistry teacher. Besides being a SI leader this year, I will also be working as a teaching assistant at the Cox Children’s Center here on campus. I am looking forward to not only increasing the academic skills of the Chem 141 students, but also getting to meet new people.


Emily O.

This year I am the CHE 267 SI. I am a chemistry major and criminology and criminal justice minor. I’m from Elmwood Park, Illinois. I used to be a thrower for the UIS women’s track and field team. After I graduate I would like to go to medical school. I am very excited to the be the SI this year!


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Coming soon

 

 


Kami

Hello everyone! My name is Kameron but you can call me Kami. I’m a sophomore here at UIS and I am currently a pre-nursing student in hopes to one day become a Nurse Practitioner. During my down time I like to workout, eat pizza,  and hang out with my friends. I am the SI Leader for Bio 201, Anatomy and Physiology. I love this material and I am really excited to help fellow peers to become successful!


Payton

Hi! My name is Payton and I am the BIO 141 SI Leader. I’m majoring in Communication with an emphasis in journalism. Now I know you’re asking: “why is my BIOLOGY SI instructor not a bio major?!” Well there is a simple answer. I was a bio major for two years before changing my major to focus on my true passion: writing. So, I had enough credits to have minors in both chemistry and biology also. Pretty cool, right?! I’m also on the softball team here at UIS, and I enjoy spending time with my amazing friends and family, along with my perfect dog Dreamer (I will probably show you pictures) and my sister’s dog Champ (I guess you can see his picture too)! If you ever need anything, feel free to email me (but everyone knows I probably won’t see it right away) or come to my office hours! Have a great semester! 🙂


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Hi! My name is Sarah and I am a Junior here at UIS. I am majoring in Anthropology/Sociology and minoring in Pre-medicine. I am currently the SI for ASP 202. My plans after graduation are to go to medical school. Outside of class and work, I like to workout, play the trumpet, and eat good food! I look forward to helping students succeed in physics!


Shea

Hello! My name is Shea. I am the EXR 331, Exercise Physiology, SI Leader. I am majoring in Exercise Science. After UIS, I plan to achieve a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Besides my full-time class schedule and SI work, I also work at The Autism Clinic at Hope as a behavioral technician. I have a strong desire to work with people to help them better their lives and be of any assistance necessary. I look forward to seeing how I can help my peers in EXR 331.

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Woof! My name is Kona. I am attached to Shea’s hip most of the time. I don’t know much about physiology, but I love exercise!


Accounting/Economics

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Hello! My name is Jennifer, but everyone calls me Jenny or Jen. I am the peer tutor for accounting here at The Learning Hub. I am currently a sophomore studying Accountancy and am a part of the CAP Program. I am also a member of the UIS Women’s volleyball team. When I am not at school or playing volleyball I love to spend time with my animals. I have 3 dogs, 6 barn kitties, and two horses. I also love watching movies, playing card games or puzzles, and spending time outdoors.


Kaitlyn

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn, and I am the Accounting Peer Tutor at the Learning Hub. I am a Senior and currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from UIS. After graduation, I plan to get my MAcc (Master of Accountancy) to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. I am also on the Women’s Tennis Team as well as a member of other organizations around campus. During my free time I love anything outdoors as well as reading a good book, cooking and working out. My personal goal is to provide the help students need to pursue their own degrees and goals.

Quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela​


Thomas

My name is Thomas and I am a Junior Economics and Global Studies double major. I am also a member of the Cross Country and Track teams at UIS, so yes, I run a lot. I recently decided to add the Global Studies double major to broaden my understandings of the world and learn how to communicate with different people. Hopefully that also assists me in being a better Economics tutor! I enjoy reading, playing video games, and running.


Computer Science

Noah

Hey, I’m Noah. I’m a junior Computer Science and Information Systems Security major. I tutor Java Concepts I and II, Discrete Structures and Applications, and Data Structures and Algorithms. Not only am I a peer tutor through the Learning Hub, but I am also an independent contractor through Varsity Tutors, and I have done some freelance programming. Fun fact, I learned and tutored a new programming language in the same day. If you haven’t guessed by now, computer science makes up 80% of my hobbies. The remaining 20% is longboarding. Also, it’s a rare occurrence I’m not wearing purple.


Math

Grace

Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I’m the peer math tutor here at The Learning Hub! I am a junior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and minoring in Management Information Systems. I’m also on the women’s basketball team and am involved in a few other clubs/organizations on campus. During my free time I like to go hiking, kayaking or really do anything outdoors. I also enjoy playing basketball (duh), hanging out with my friends, and scrap-booking. I’m really looking forward to working with you and helping you be successful!

Quote: “Everything is figureoutable.” – Marie Forleo


Raul

Hello everybody! My name is Raul and I am the Mathematics Teaching Assistant at the Learning Hub. I have a bachelor’s degree in economics and currently, I am pursuing my MBA at UIS. During my undergraduate career I learned that mathematics are fundamental in many academic disciplines and that anyone willing to put in the work can learn math.

I am also the men’s and women’s tennis assistant coach and a big soccer fan.

Quote ” When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


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Hello everyone! My name is Tim and I am the MAT 113 / Business Calculus tutor for the Learning Hub. I am a freshman Accounting major at UIS and I’m from Bolingbrook, Illinois, where I was involved in my high school’s music programs. My goal is to help people figure stuff out and give them the confidence they need to succeed. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, rewatching the same TV shows over and over, and hanging out with my family and my friends.


Emily S.

Hello everyone! My name is Emily Scudella and I am the tutor for MAT 121 walk-in hours! Here at UIS I am majoring in Accounting and Business Administration with minors in Finance and Management Information Systems. On campus I am the president of the Women’s Club Volleyball Team so you can find me in TRAC a lot! During my free time I love to grab some Starbucks, play board games with my friends and find good movies on Netflix.


Science

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Hi! My name is Neha and I am the walk-in tutor for CHE 142. I am a sophomore at UIS and I am majoring in biochemistry. I am also a member of the tennis team. When I am not playing tennis or doing homework, I like reading, working out and hanging out with my friends at the student union.  I look forward to helping you all be successful in this class!


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Hello! My name is R.D. and I am a peer science tutor for The Learning Hub. I am a senior majoring in biology. I am in the Capital Scholars Program and also a part of the baseball team. I am a relief pitcher so if you come to a game, you will not see me pitch until later on in the game. I am also the president of FCA. I want to get my PhD in pharmacology once I graduate here at UIS. Science has always been a subject that I have loved so helping others with this material is something that I am excited to do. Some things that I will do in my free time is hangout with friends, watch The Office, read a good book, go to the gym, and eat good food. I am also a huge Detroit fan for all sports which has been rough lately.

Quote-  “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” – Michael Scott


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Hello! My name is Savannah and I am a Junior at UIS. My major is biochemistry and I plan on applying to Medical Schools after I graduate in hopes of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon and possibly specialize in sports medicine. I run cross country and track and field here at UIS and I also play viola in the orchestra as a Camerata student. I love running, music and most importantly science! I am excited to help my peers learn through tutoring and also learn from them as well!​


Writing

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Hi there! My name is Brighton Robbins and I am a first semester graduate student in the Political Science graduate program. After completing my B.S. in Criminal Justice at Lincoln College, I decided to further my education and enroll in the Political Science program here at UIS. After completion of my Master’s degree I plan to continue to pursue my dream of becoming a professor at the collegiate level. As a student I have always enjoyed writing and have always found it to be a comfort to be able to put thoughts into words. I enjoy helping students become the best they can be in any and all subjects, although if it’s for math I am probably not your girl (2+2=4 right?). In my free time I love to read books from post WWII and into the 50’s era of the Red Scare (try Brave New World by Huxley or 1984 by Orwell if you have not already).

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – Albus Dumbledore


Cameron

I have my A.A. in English Literature and am currently a senior working toward my B.A. in Communication!  Aside from the obvious joy of nurturing the writing skills of the lovely students of UIS, I also enjoy long walks on the beach, avoiding the consumption of animals (and milk…because I have no patience for lactose…and I won’t tolerate it), reading books that range everywhere from fandoms like Harry Potter (#SlytherinPride) or Twilight (no shame…#TeamEdward) to the classics like The Great Gatsby or Jane Eyre, petting dogs, quoting The Office, online shopping, and having adventures such as slaying dragons, treasure hunting, or getting Icees.   I should also mention that I love to write and I hope to instill some of that love into the students that I tutor.  It is my belief that words are pure magic to those who wish to learn their powers.

“Nitwit!  Blubber!  Oddment!  Tweak!” -Albus Dumbledore


Claire

Hi, my name is Claire Starling and I am a senior in the Capital Honors Scholar Program here at UIS. I am an English major and communication minor with a specific interest in writing. Writing is one of my biggest passions and I love to help others work to nurture their own writing skills and cultivate a love for writing. I also love to read. My favorite genre is science fiction and my one of favorite authors is Ray Bradbury. Beyond my academic interests, I am also actively involved on campus with UIS theatre and was cast in two of their shows since my freshman year. I was also able to attend The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2018 and participate in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Foundation. Other miscellaneous interests of mine include my cat Finn, (who is named after my favorite television show Adventure Time) cooking, animated television shows, traveling, roller-skating, thrifting/fashion, plants of any kind, art, video games, and making people laugh.


Destiney

Hi, my name is Destiney and I currently pursuing my Master’s degree in English here at UIS. This year I will be serving as a Teacher’s Assistant and Writing Tutor at The Learning Hub. After completing my studies, I plan to begin teaching at the college level. I love writing because I think it is the best way to express my thoughts (sometimes I’m not the most articulate person). Although I enjoy creative writing, I’m more of an analytical writer. I absolutely love reading literature and dissecting it, so writing allows me to engage with the books I read. Here’s a list of some of my all-time favorite books: The Great GatsbyIf Beale Street Could TalkA Raisin in the SunPride and PrejudiceJane EyreTheir Eyes Were Watching God, Tess of the d’Uberviles, and everything written by Shakespeare. (Read them and I promise you, you will fall in love with them)


Dorien

His father always said that a useless man should strive to be useful, so third-year college student Dorien Reid committed himself to becoming a high-achieving student in his school. His ultimate goal is to obtain a special student scholarship, covering all future university tuition fees. Although Dorien could feasibly be a shoe-in for the nomination, there’s a catch: he has to tutor UIS students through all of their writing assignments!

As the time to pay off his UI balance draws close, Dorien must find effective tutoring methods for this year’s freshman before it’s too late.


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​Hello, my name is Eli Reevis. I am currently a junior studying Computer Science and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. I really enjoy watching sports especially basketball and football. My goal is to help students write better and create an environment where they no longer need my help.

 


Evie

Hi! My name is Evie and I am a third-year CAP Honors student and member of the Writing Peer Tutoring staff. I am currently double majoring in Economics and Sociology/Anthropology. My favorite thing about writing is being able to explain unexpected interconnections between concepts. I believe writing is such a valuable skill because it gives everyone the ability to present the (sometimes jumbled) thoughts in their head in a logical and lasting way. I love helping students hone this skill during their appointments at the Learning Hub.

In my free time I enjoy watching YouTube videos, going on hikes and walks, reading, and perusing Reddit!

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for?” -Franz Kafka

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” -Rumi


Ryan

After being asked to write their own staff bios for our website to help students get to know them a bit better, Ryan rebelled and asked his glorious supervisors to write his for him. Supporting this violation of academic integrity, they graciously obliged. Please enjoy.

Ryan likes long walks on the beach, mimosas with only the *best* champagne (and little orange juice), and impersonating Clark Kent with his superhuman-sight-wielding black-rimmed glasses that are probably actually destroying his eyes. Prior to working for his amazing supervisors in The Learning Hub, you might have seen him in various political science classes, or at the baseball field shouting just “MEATLOAF” at absolutely no one in particular. Now, you can find him in The Learning Hub sleeping on our rendezvous couches, defacing our staff photo bulletin board, pasting printed pictures over monitors in the computer graveyard in his office, or scaring the daylights out of other staff members during tutor roleplays by “playing” an egregiously upset student.

Please help him help you by making sure he doesn’t break his laptop, break soda bottles in his backpack, or eat anything in The Learning Hub because we KNOW he’ll leave crumbs all OVER the carpet. May God help him too, because he is a Cardinals fan (we know… we’re gasping too), and is taking his LSAT this semester to hopefully go to law school – after which he’ll accidentally become President someday.

If he successfully completes his time with us in The Hub, he hopes he’ll finally get his company car (Ferrari, vroom vroom), so everybody give a big cheer (“MEATLOAF!”) for Ryan, and come and see him in The Hub for some writing assistance.

Quote: “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” – Michael Scott

Quote: “Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.” – Michael Scott

Quote: “I am Beyonce. Always.” – Michael Scott


Academic/Study Skills

Liliana

Coming soon