Academic Skills

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Hi all! I am Rob, The Academic skills TA for The Learning Hub. I am an international Grad student from the UK. Here at UIS I am pursuing my graduate degree in Human Development Counselling, having an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and a background in Counselling Skills. Although I completed my undergraduate degree in the UK, I have spent a lot of time here in the US, specifically in Illinois. Outside of School, I am a father, a stepdad and value time with the family. I also spend my downtime either gaming, reading or binge-watching TV shows.

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” - Christopher Parker


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My name is Dani and I am the Accounting tutor (ACC 211 & 212). I’m from Plainfield, Illinois and am currently a sophomore studying accounting with a minor in business management. After college, I plan to become a CPA (certified public accountant). Apart from academics, I am on the Women’s Soccer team and would love to see you out at some games, go stars! 

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Hello! My name is Sam, and I am an accounting tutor. I am from Moweaqua, Illinois. Currently, I am majoring in Accounting, and I plan on becoming a Certified Public Accounting once I graduate. Beyond academics, I currently serve on the Student Government Association and participate in the Model Illinois Government. I also enjoy cooking, studying history, and hiking. I look forward to getting to work with you!

Computer Science

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My name is Joshua and I am a Computer Science tutor for CSC 225 and 275. I am from a small town called New Braunfels, TX and I'm a Computer Science major with a minor in Mathematical Sciences. I have an interest in all things Computer Science such as programming and A.I. 

In addition to my school and my job as tutor I am on the men's soccer team and an intramural ref so you will definitely see me around campus. Aside from work and school I really enjoy listening to music and watching t.v. shows. 

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Noah is the Computer Science TA at The Learning Hub. He has two B.S. degrees from UIS in Computer Science and Information Systems Security and is also getting his M.S. in Computer Science. He loves programming, especially in Java, Python, C#, and C/C++. He enjoys watching movies and TV shows, playing video games (he has three concurrent Baldur's Gate 3 campaigns), and solving all kinds of Rubik's cubes. If you ever have a question about programming, he's your guy! 

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Hello everyone! My name is Spencer, and I am one of the Computer Science tutors here at The Learning Hub.  I graduated from UIS in May of 2023 with a bachelor’s in computer science, and I have returned this fall to continue my education.  I am currently working towards a masters in computer science while also participating in the GPSI program at IDOT.  I was part of the CAP Honors program as an undergrad and ran Cross Country and Track as a Prairie Star for four years.  I enjoy learning, running, gaming, and socializing with friends.  I truly hope to help students in my role as peer tutor.  I remember several moments as an undergraduate where things could become difficult; and I hope to help students through those difficult times as The Learning Hub once helped me. I wish everyone a great year! Go Stars! 

Exercise Science

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Hi! My name is Katelyn, and I am the BIO201/202 and Exercise Science tutor. I'm from Nortonville, Kentucky and am currently a junior on the UIS Women's Soccer team majoring in Exercise Science on the Physical Therapy track. After completing my undergrad, I plan to attend graduate school to earn my Doctorate, and eventually become a travel PT. I love working out, traveling, listening to music, cooking, and reading. I also love helping others and sharing what I've learned based on my own experiences. Therefore, I hope to help students reach their personal goals and succeed in whatever they're doing!   


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My name is Mitch and I am a math peer tutor. I am from Shorewood, IL and am currently a Mathematical Science major with a minor in Business Analytics. After college, I plan to become an actuary, so I am also studying and taking the actuarial exams.  

In addition to academics, I am on the men's soccer team and would greatly appreciate anyone's support of the team, so please come out and see a game! Apart from soccer, I enjoy traveling, reading, and hiking. 

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Nicole is the Math Coordinator and SI Coordinator in The Learning Hub. She earned her B.A. in Mathematics and M.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University. She then spent two years studying and teaching math at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her primary courses of study were Algebra related. She enjoys helping students learn all levels of mathematics. Nicole is also the faculty partner for the UIS Baseball team. Go Starboys!


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Hello, my name is Matthew and I will be a tutor for nursing, general, and organic chemistry this year. I am from New Hampshire and am a graduate student majoring in environmental science. I am also an intern at the Illinois EPA and compete on the UIS men’s tennis team.  

I am looking forward to helping students succeed in difficult chemistry courses over the upcoming year! 

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My name is Oreofe Daniel and I am a tutor for chemistry and biology. I am from Lagos, Nigeria and I'm currently a junior majoring in Biology. After graduation, I hope to work in the healthcare system, specifically in disease prevention. In my free time, I like to play basketball, watch movies, and ride bicycles. I'm excited to help students with all their science assignments. 

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Hi, my name is Tom and I am a science tutor for General, Organic, and Nursing Chemistry as well as Intro Biology and Honors Bio-Chem. I am a junior and Biology pre-dental major. I am from rural northwest Illinois, on the UIS golf team, and enjoy anything outdoors. My job at The Learning Hub is to help students succeed academically so they can better enjoy what college offers outside the classroom. 

Supplemental Instruction

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Hello all! My name is Anh. I am the SI Leader for General Chemistry I & II, and I am very excited to help you all succeed throughout this school year! I am currently a sophomore at UIS in Biochemistry with a minor in Biology, and I hope to go to medical school right after I graduate. I am an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. My hobbies are hanging out with friends, drawing, and playing gacha games if I ever actually have time. I sometimes bake and crochet as well. 

I am also involved with the Research Society at UIS, and I am a cat person (but I like Shiba Inu dogs better than all cats). I truly look forward to helping you all strive for academic success this year! 

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Hi everyone! My name is Chloe; I am a senior biology major with a premedical concentration. I work at The Learning Hub as the supplemental instruction leader for Organic Chemistry I and II, as well as a general science tutor. I also work as the Resident Assistant for Clover Court. I have been through most of the traditionally tricky courses for science majors here at UIS and found ways to make it easier and more fun to learn! I plan to do the same for students going through those courses now, and yes that includes physics. My favorite things to do are take my dog on walks, lifting, and going out with my friends. I’m super excited to see you all this year! 

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Hey, Prairie Stars! My name is Clark. I am a senior Biology major, and I am the Physics SI Leader for this year. I hope to go to dental school starting in the fall of 2024! I can’t wait to help you all by supplementing the amazing course content of ASP 201 and 202! 

“And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.” -Michael Scott 


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Hi! I'm Anton, a writing peer tutor at The Learning Hub. I'm from London, England, and I'm currently in my third year here at UIS. My major is psychology, but in addition to that, I'm also a member of the UIS Men’s Soccer team as well as the Track team. I'm eager to assist in any way I can!

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My name is Audra, and I am a Writing Peer Tutor at The Learning Hub. I am majoring in Sociology/Anthropology. After I graduate, I aim to pursue a career in archiving. I love being able to use my knowledge to help other students succeed. I look forward to working with you this semester! 

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Hey! My name is Jacob and I’m a Writing Tutor here at The Learning Hub. I am a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Global Studies and Music. I’m passionate about helping others with their work in any way I can and learning about cultures and people all around the world. In my free time I spend a lot of time improving my Italian level, watching YouTube videos about geography and history, making music, and restoring retro electronics and video games. Book an appointment with me through The Learning Hub– I’m happy to help! 

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Hi! My name is Madison and I am a Writing Peer Tutor at The Learning Hub.  I am majoring in Educational Psychology. After I graduate, I aim to pursue a career as a School Psychologist. I love Jesus, coffee, reading and spending time with loved ones. Fun fact: I am also a Resident Assistant. Hope to see you around campus! 

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Hi! My name is McKenna and I'm a writing TA for The Learning Hub. I'm a graduate student working on my master's in public history. I got my undergraduate degrees in history and political science at Illinois College. I am also the manager of the Jacksonville Area Museum. In my little spare time, I enjoy taking my corgi on long walks, bingeing the Golden Girls, and playing video games with my fiancé! I'm looking forward to seeing you up in The Hub! 

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Hi, my name is Morgan, and I am a peer writing tutor at The Learning Hub. I am working on my master’s degree in public history. I got my bachelor’s degree in art history and classics with a specialization in mythology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I have spent the last three years working as an ESL tutor for both children and adults. I have a cat named Spoon. In my free time I enjoy crocheting and playing video games. 

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Hello! My name is Oluwatofunmi but I go by Tofunmi. I am a Writing Peer Tutor at The Learning Hub. I am currently a junior studying Biology with a pre-medicine concentration. I enjoy playing interactive games, having deep conversations and reading novels. I look forward to helping you demystify college writing assignments so you can excel and reach your academic goals! 

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Hiya, my name is Sami. I am a writing teaching assistant here at The Learning Hub. I am in my second year of the Master of Public Administration program at UIS. I have over three years of experience as an ESL instructor and am happy to help people improve their writing at any level. In my limited free time, I like to hang out with friends, cook and bake, spend time outdoors, play video games, and play with my cats Milo and Pudge.   

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Sarah C.

Sarah loves her job as the Writing Coordinator for The Learning Hub, which she has held since August of 2012. Previously, she received her Bachelor’s from UIS with an English major and an unofficial minor in Theater, and then returned to UIS for her graduate studies in English. Her thesis project, entitled “The Face of Disability: Humanizing Effects of Autographics on the Physically and Mentally Impaired” won the UIS Outstanding Master's Thesis Award. She has also contributed chapters to Digitally Mediated Composing and You: A Beginners Guide to Understanding Rhetoric and Writing in an Interconnected World (on "What is Rhetoric"), and Civic Engagement in the College Classroom: A Guide for Community-Based Writing (on "Writing to Reflect: Reflecting on your Experiences with a Nonprofit"). She previously contributed to a comics encyclopedia titled Comics Through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas, and UIS' own Alchemist Review, and more recently has contributed chapters for the textbooks used in UIS' first year writing programs. She lives with her husband and cats in Springfield.

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Hi everyone! I’m Sophia, one of the many writing tutors, and I’m from a small town about 2 hours south of here called Iuka. I’m a sophomore political science & sociology double major, and I’m also a part of the CAP Honors Program. As of now, after college, I’m planning on pursuing a law degree in international human rights law - though this could always change! I also work as a part-time student worker for ECCE Speaker Series, so odds are you’ll see me at the events if you’re in UNI 301. I like to spend my free time taking random walks around campus, brainstorming more ideas for tattoos, and baking. I look forward to seeing you all around The Learning Hub!

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My name is TJ and I am a writing tutor here at The Learning Hub. I am from Mundelein, Illinois, which is about 3.5 hours north of Springfield. I am currently in my second semester of graduate school, after graduating last spring with a Bachelor's in Communication and a minor in sports management. In addition, I am on the Baseball team here and would love if you guys came out to some games! I look forward to working with you this semester.

Front Desk Staff

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Hi! My name is Amanda, and I was the SI Leader for EXR 331, in the fall. I'm now helping out at the front desk for The Learning Hub in the spring. I am a senior Exercise Science major with a minor in Psychology, and I plan to attend Occupational Therapy school following graduation. I am also a member of the UIS volleyball team, and in my free time I enjoy working out, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Looking forward to a great year!

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Hello! My name is Myah and I work the front desk here in The Learning Hub. I am a history major that loves to talk about pop culture. Outside of The Hub I am usually with my son Isaiah, we enjoy walking around campus, playing soccer and cuddling with our cat at home. Isaiah is a huge fan of The Union Starbucks so we can we spotted there! 😊 I am looking forward to another semester connecting students to a helpful tutor! 

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Hello! My name is SJ and I’m from Peoria, IL. I’m currently a Senior majoring in Psychology with a concentration of clinical and counseling. I plan on becoming a Clinical Psychologist in the future. I am the front desk worker for The Learning Hub. Outside of work and school I love to garden and bake! I have four cats and I love them dearly. I tend to spend a lot of time painting and watching movies. I also love to make my own personal blends of herbal tea. 

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.” – Audrey Hepburn 

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift 

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