The Academic Skills Center has 16 tutors on staff for 2019-2020 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:
Mariam Abeje - Chemistry, Economics, English, Spanish, Organization
Shaina Banh - Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Math, Psychology, Organization
Mack Bolen - Biology, English, Psychology, ESS, Sociology, Organization
Taiton Fox -
Brianna Groves- Spanish, Math, Psychology, Computer Science, Organization
Andy Hernandez- Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Music
Wyatt Hill - Latin, Political Science, History
Jack Hittson-Smith - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Music
Vee Kalkunte - Accounting, Economics, Math, Computer Science
Jade Kemp - Chemistry, Spanish, Math, Physics
MacKenzie Kersey - Accounting, Business Administration, French, Psychology, Communication, ESS, Gender Studies, Organization
William Koelzer - Math, Computer Science
Varun Kotipalli - Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Math
Madelyn Oliver - Biology, Chemistry, Writing, Spanish, Math, Psychology, Organization
Lora Vaughan - Biology, Chemistry, Japanese, Psychology, Organization
Jonathon Voos - Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, English, Math, Political Science, History
As a peer tutor, I look forward to helping students better their understanding of the subjects which I have come to love during my time at Austin College while also guiding them as they improve their own skills in both studying and writing. – Wyatt Hill, History and Political Science major from Dallas, Texas.
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 be a peer tutor because I went I to the ASC a lot my freshman and sophomore year for math help. Going into my junior year I wanted to pay it forward and offer help to those would like it. – Taiton Fox, Mathematics and Physics major from Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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.
I want to be a peer tutor to assist students in achieving better grades and to help run review sessions that I believe to be very beneficial. – MacKenzie Kersey, Business Finance major, Communications and Psychology minor from Angleton, 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 want to be a peer tutor to help others succeed through difficult subjects and do great things in life. – Jack Hittson-Smith, majoring in Biochemistry and Neuroscience with a minor in Music from Rockwall, 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.
“I am excited to help my fellow peers feel more confident in themselves by improving academically.” – Brianna Groves, Computer Science Major from Houston, Texas.
“My favorite part about tutoring is getting to work alongside my peers and getting to see them surpass their own expectations and do well in classes that they are struggling in.” -William Koelzer, Mathematics and Computer Science major from Richmond, Texas.
“I love to explore different subjects, and I find it exciting to learn about new things. It is rewarding to have the opportunity to teach and showcase how learning is fun to others.” – Varun Kotipalli, Biology and Economics major from Coppell, Texas.
“What excites me most is the prospect of self-improvement through helping others.” – Andy Hernandez, Biology and Music major from Hurst, Texas.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to meet a lot of people and help them learn and grow as students” – Madelyn Oliver, Biology major from Spring, Texas.
“I believe that a student struggles not because of a lack of intelligence, but because of a lack in understanding on how to put concepts together. I am excited to help guide students on learning how to learn!” – Mack Bolen, Neuroscience major from Dallas, Texas.