Meet our tutors! They can assist students in a variety of disciplines, including:
Hello! My name is Jacob. I am a senior Capital Scholars Honors student majoring in Biochemistry with a pre-medical concentration. I am the SI Leader for ASP 201 and 202. This is my third year as an SI leader and I enjoy working through problems with students. I am currently applying to medical school, and if anyone has any questions about the process I can help answer your questions. In my free time, I enjoy golfing with my dad and going to Illini games. In addition to the SI program, I am involved as the Scholarship Chairman for the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and the President of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society.
Hello! My name is Karen, and I am the S.I. leader for CHE 124. I am a sophomore pursing a degree in Nursing! I would like to eventually become a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Until then, I think it would be awesome to be a Flight for Life nurse. I like to go on adventures, watch The Office, and read in my free time. I look forward to helping anyone who needs me!
Quote: “The sun will rise, and we will try again.”
Hello! My name is Katlynn and I am the SI leader for BIO 201. I am a sophomore here at UIS majoring in nursing. After I graduate, I plan on getting my master’s degree and becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I will try my best to create a comfortable and safe environment for the students to come and receive any help they may need. I look forward to getting to know the students and having a great year.
Quote: “You are more capable than you know.”
Hi! My name is Natalie, and I am the BIO 141 SI Leader. I’m a CAP Honors scholar pursuing my bachelors in Biology with a concentration in the Science of the Environment, and a Music minor. After I finish at UIS, I would like to go to graduate school to get my PhD. Apart from studying and working at the Learning Hub, I spend my time playing music both on and off campus, sailing, biking, and cooking.
Quote: “You have brains in your head you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel and I am a sophomore majoring in Exercise Science. I am a member of the volleyball team and the SI leader for Chem 141. After earning my degree at UIS, I will go on to earn a Master’s in physical therapy and become a practicing sports physical therapist. I very much look forward to helping you be successful during your time here at UIS!
Hello all! My name is Tommy. I am a CAP Honors scholar majoring in Biology with a pre-medical concentration and a minor in Chemistry and Psychology. I serve as the SI leader for CHE 267. I am currently in the application process for medical school and aspire to enter in after I have graduated from UIS. In addition to being an SI leader, I am a captain and the goalkeeper for the UIS Men’s Soccer team along with being one of the team’s SAAC representatives and being the Family Chairman for Dance Marathon.
Quote: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” -Pele
Hi! My name is Lizzy, and I am the Accounting Peer Tutor at The Learning Hub. I received my bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from UIS, and I am currently working on my master’s degree in Accountancy. When I’m not studying or tutoring, I love to read, attend baseball games (Go Cardinals!), bake, watch Disney movies, travel, and spend time with family and friends. After graduation, I plan to sit for the CPA exam, and I hope to work in private accounting.
Quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
Hello there. I’m Turner, and I’m the Economics Peer Tutor here at The Learning Hub. I am a Junior Business major with an Economics minor. After I graduate, I hope to use my degree to benefit society by working for a nonprofit organization. I look forward to benefiting the UIS community and assisting you with all of the economic grievances you encounter on your quest to increase your human capital.
Howdy, I am Austin and I am a senior here at UIS. I am a computer science major with a math minor, and I also play baseball here. I don’t like chocolate.
Quote: “Don’t tell me I cant score from the red line”
Hi, my name is Christopher. I have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and I am now working on my master’s degree in European and World History. I also served in the United States Navy as a Sonar Technician on submarines and hope to eventually work for the NSA as an Intelligence Officer. While in the Navy, I learned that anyone can achieve their goals if they have enough dedication and determinism. My hobbies include solving Rubik’s Cubes of many shapes and sizes, MATHEMATICS, software engineering, robotics, philosophy, exercising, and extreme sports. I also love working with other people, so I enjoy what I do here at The Learning Hub. Mathematics is a passion of mine, so anyone needing help or just wanting some more practice is invited to stop by and make an appointment with me. I am inspired by those wanting to further understand mathematics!
Quote: “There was a young man who said though, it seems that I know that I know, but what I would like to see is the I that knows me when I know that I know that I know.” — Alan Watts
Hello, my name is Ahmed, I am a Peer Science tutor at The Learning Hub. I received my Masters Degree from Southern Illinois University in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry. My master’s research was on cancer biology.
Currently I am working on my Pre-Dental coursework. I love teaching, especially science coursework, and I am ready to help all UIS students in their science classes to achieve their goals. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis with my friend and reading non-fiction books and spending time with my family.
Hey! My name is Maria and I am a Science Peer Tutor here at the learning hub. I am an international student athlete from Colombia, South America and I am part of the UIS Women’s Golf team. My major is biology with a minor in public health. One of my big interests is research on weird diseases. I hope to be a great help for all UIS students to improve their studying skills and develop more love for science. Other than school, I enjoy cooking, sharing time with my family and playing golf.
Hello! My name is Sasha, and I am a Science Peer Tutor at The Learning Hub. I am a junior Capital Scholars Honors student, and my major is Biochemistry with a pre-med concentration. I also have a minor in psychology. After school, I would like to attend medical school to study pediatrics. I am also a member of the UIS Women’s Golf team. In my free time, I like to spend time reading, traveling, or spending time with friends and family. I hope I can be useful to students with understanding the material better and achieving their goals.
Greetings! My name is Brock and I am a senior political science major as well as a Writing Peer Tutor at The Learning Hub. I enjoy seeing the power of writing and rhetoric in all of their various forms and hope to help students realize the power of their own writing. In my free time, I enjoy catching up on my favorite podcasts, cooking, and spending time with friends.
Quote: “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.” – Tyrion Lannister
Since earning an MA in Communication from UIS in 2014, I have worked as a professional writing tutor and instructor of developmental writing at various community colleges. I decided to return to UIS to earn a second MA in English in the digital pedagogy track and work as a Writing TA so that I may build upon this experience and continue helping students achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond. I have found that students apply abstract concepts more concretely and express themselves more fully when they feel that the university is a collaborative environment where they can safely practice new skills and where their insights and experiences are integral to a vibrant learning environment. I thoroughly enjoy opportunities to assist students at all levels and to hear them say, “Now I get it!”
Hello! My name is Kaylan Mills and I am a Writing Peer Tutor at the Learning Hub. I am a senior Business major with a Finance concentration and minors in Management Information Systems and International Studies. I am a retired athlete as I used to be a part of the women’s soccer team here at UIS. I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, staying active, and watching sports and movies. I look forward to helping students and challenging them to reach their writing potential!
Hi! My name is Michael. I am a graduate student starting my Digital Publishing studies at UIS. I previously worked as a Writing Peer Tutor during my junior and senior years as an undergraduate student. With a BA in English, I look forward to meeting with students to assist them on various writing related assignments.
Hello, my name is Nick. I am a senior, an English major, and I am also a Writing Peer Tutor here at UIS. Writing, to me, is a self-expressive process; it is an artistic form that allows an individual to express elements of their personality, style, thought process, and beliefs into a written piece of work. My hope is to help other individuals see their own potential as writers, and it is my goal to foster a positive, supportive, and collaborative environment so that individuals feel both confident in sharing their work and feel a sense of accomplishment with what they have written.
Aside from writing, I enjoy music (both listening to it and playing it), I love horror movies, riding my bike, and reading (especially Bret Easton Ellis’s work). I look forward to working with students from all walks of life.
Quote: “Have you paid your dues, Jack? Yes, sir, the check is in the mail.” – Jack Burton
My name is Raven, and I am a junior studying English at UIS. Since I was in the eighth grade, I’ve been fascinated with the written language. It is amazing that the words we write on a page have the potential to transform the way that others view and experience the world. My goal as a peer writing tutor is to help others develop the necessary skills needed to allow their writing to be revolutionary. I am of the opinion that anything I read or write should challenge my thinking and the assumptions I make about the world around me.
In addition to writing, I also enjoying reading, music, and theatre. I am also heavily involved in various student organizations on campus. This is my first year working for The Learning Hub, and I am truly excited about the opportunities, challenges, and rewards I will encounter on this journey.
Quote: “Men give me credit for some Genius. All the genius I have lies in this; I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.” –Alexander Hamilton
Hi, my name is Sidney. I am starting my first year as a graduate student in English at UIS. I love literature. One of my favorite novels is Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth. I enjoy writing both academically and creatively. Though writing is stressful, it can also be a fulfilling and enjoyable activity. I look forward to helping all of you become the best writers you can be. In my spare time I enjoy doing yoga, making art, cooking delicious meals, and playing with my dog.
Hi, my name is Liliana and I am a graduate student in the Human and Development Counseling program at UIS. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Education, from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City (UAM-X). For the past 10 years, I have taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens in Mexico City. I am very excited for the opportunity to work at the Learning Hub because this position will allow me to put into practice my passion for teaching. I can assure you that I will do my best to help you succeed in your academic goals.
Quote: “Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.” – Gordon B. Hinckley