The Academic Skills Center has 15 tutors on staff for 2021-2022 to support students in subject-based courses. Our Peer Tutors are highly trained students, who come with great faculty recommendations. Our tutors can tutor in a variety of subjects including Chemistry, Math, Statistics, Writing, Biology, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Languages, and more. The ASC is certified as a professional tutoring center through the International Tutoring Certification Program, which is endorsed by the College Reading and Learning Association. All ASC tutors are required to participate in more than 20 hours of training to receive individual certification.
Additionally, our tutors offer ORGANIZATIONAL TUTORING, which will help any student with academic skills such as note-taking, time management, organization, or learning styles. Here are our tutors:
Andy Hernandez - Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Music
Anika Chand - Biology, Chemistry, Religion
Beau Beshires - Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics
Brittany McMillen - Biology, Chemistry, English, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Philosophy
Jade Kemp - Chemistry, Spanish, Math, Physics
Johnathan Voos - Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, English, Math, Political Science, History
Lilly Boessen - English, Psychology, Music
Lora Vaughan - Biology, Chemistry, Japanese, Psychology
Mariam Abeje - Chemistry, Accounting, Economics, English, Public Health
Matthew Smith - Accounting, Business Administration, Economics
Miles Ledet - History, Education
Shaina Banh - Biology, Chemistry, English, Spanish, Math, Psychology, Public Health, East Asian Studies
Taylor Dornseifer - Biology, Chemistry, Psychology
Vee Kalkunte - Accounting, Economics, Math, Computer Science, Data Science & Analytics, Philosophy
Meet Our Tutors
I’m a peer tutor because I deeply enjoy teaching and watching others grow. In my spare time, I write short stories, sketch, and play video games (especially Fire Emblem). – Vee Kalkunte, majoring in Mathematics and Finance from Frisco, Texas.
I wanted to become a peer tutor to help students find the best way to understand the content for them so that they will be able to do their best in their classes. - Mariam Abeje, major in Healthcare Administration and minor in Chemistry from Murphy, Texas.
As a peer tutor, I am able to actively assist and encourage students through meaningful tutoring sessions. My role allows me to develop mutually beneficial relationships with my peers and integral course material. – Shaina Banh, Biology Major, Chemistry and Communications minor from Sachse, Texas.
I became a peer tutor to learn how to explain complicated ideas simply. My hope is that this skill will help me become a better psychologist or nurse (whichever I decide to do). However, my main reason for becoming a peer tutor is to help my classmates and friends. - Lora Vaughan, Psychology major and… [Read More]
Why I want to be a Peer Tutor: I genuinely enjoy helping people better understand problems they are struggling with, and want to help see my fellow students learn and grow. – Jonathon Voos, Political Science and Economics Major from Universal City, Texas.
I wanted to become a peer tutor because I enjoy working with others and want to help students succeed! – Jade Kemp, majoring in chemistry and minoring in math from Katy, Texas.
“What excites me most is the prospect of self-improvement through helping others.” – Andy Hernandez, Biology and Music major from Hurst, Texas.