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Meet Our Tutors

Alejandra

Alejandra Vargas, Senior

Tutors: Spanish    

Major: Biology/Pre-Med

Alston

Alston Tyndall, Junior

Tutors: Italian, Writing

Major: Dance, Sociology

Ashley

Ashley Pegram, Senior

Tutors: Writing

Major: Public Health and Environment Sustainability

Caroline Welsh

Caroline Welsh, Junior

Tutors: Economics, Research

Major: Business Administration and Economics

Casey

Casey Corpening, Junior

Tutors: Writing

Major: Environmental Sustainability

Ell

Elinor Shelp-Peck, Junior

Tutors: Writing, Research

Major: Biology and Public Health double major Chemistry and professional writing minors

Elyse

Elyse Wagner, Junior

Tutors: Italian, Writing

Major: Interior Design

Gaby

Gaby De La Rosa, Senior

Tutors: Spanish

Major: Spanish

Ga Hyeon

Ga Hyeon Jeong, Senior

Tutors: Chemistry, Stats

Major: Chemistry: Secondary Education

Kali

Kali Ranke, Senior

Tutors: Writing

Major: English, Education

Kate

Kate Tisdale, Senior

Tutors: Statistics, Biology, Child Development

Major: Biology; minor in Child Development

Kiley

Kiley Van Ryn, Junior

Tutors: French

Major: Biology – Psychology

Lilia

Lilia Cruz, Junior

Tutors: Physics

Major: Math – Engineering

Madison

Madison Parker, Junior

Tutors: Writing

Major: English

Maggie B.

Maggie Best, Senior

Tutors: Italian, Human Anatomy, Statistics, Study Skills

Major: BS Exercise and Sports Science w/ a minor in Dance Studies and Arts Management

Maggie M

Maggie Mertz, Senior

Tutors: Math, Computer Science

Major: BS Computer Science / BA Mathematics

Maria H.

Maria Huidobro, Senior

Tutors: French

Major: Computer Science

Maria S

Maria Shiferaw, Junior

Tutors: Math

Major: Mathematics

Paige L

Paige Lawrence, Senior

Tutors: Psychology, Math

Major: Math - Psychology Minor

Paige V

Paige Verica, Junior

Tutors: Math

Major: Math

Rachel

Rachel Hefner, Senior

Tutors: Spanish

Majors: Social Work and Spanish

Rania

Rania Ighwair, Junior

Tutors: Biology, Chemistry

Major: Dietetics

Shefali

Shefali Srivastava, Senior

Tutors: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Major: Biology, Chemistry

Girl Silhouette

Sydney Lang, Senior

Tutors: Math, Statistics

Major: Mathematics, minors in Statistics and Sociology

Victoria

Victoria Kempf, Junior

Tutors: Accounting

Major: Accounting

Director

Tina Romanelli's picture
Tina Romanelli
Contact:
Carlyle Campbell Library 020
(919) 760-8554

Program Coordinator

Mission Statement

Stronger learning together.

The Meredith College Learning Center provides free peer-tutoring services that empower students to become more confident and capable learners. The Center offers tutoring in subjects such as world languages, mathematics, science, writing for all content areas, and more; its services include both one-on-one appointments and group sessions, offering a variety of learning dynamics. Each tutor is not only an experienced and successful student but also has been specifically trained to accommodate individual learning styles and needs.

While our sessions are focused on helping students learn how to succeed academically, the Center’s primary goal is to encourage students to take charge of their own learning experience by offering collaborative and encouraging peer tutoring that cultivates independence, curiosity, efficiency, strength, and self-confidence.

Values

The Meredith College Learning Center values:

Respect - All members of the Meredith College Learning Center community treat everyone with whom they come into contact with courtesy. Every student, tutor, faculty, and staff member deserves due regard and civility on the basis of their humanity. Pleasantries and discussions, even when we disagree, are conducted between persons of equal humanity regardless of status, preparation, reputation, ability, or skin color, etc. Mutual consideration for other humans forms the foundation for all other values. 

Collaboration – The Learning Center is a space where all members of the Meredith community are considered equals on the path of lifelong learning. In our space(s), peers come together as equals to create sound understandings of academic content, refine ideas through dialogue and discussion, and practice the habits of mind that constitute an intellectual community.

Access – As a community, we are committed to every Meredith student’s success. We seek to create an equal opportunity for success for all students to achieve their academic and learning goals, regardless of individual or social differences, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, class, country of origin, or religious beliefs. We practice, on a daily basis, acknowledging and closing equity gaps in learning at Meredith College and in the larger context of academia.

Difference – Without difference, the Learning Center could not exist. As a combined writing and tutoring center, our community fundamentally requires different specialties, backgrounds, abilities, and languages. We respect the strengths and the weaknesses each individual brings into our space as opportunities for uncovering new ways of understanding and relating to content and each other. We understand that without individual and social diversity, we cannot offer our services or provide the safe and inclusive space for Meredith students for which we strive.

Humility – The tutors, faculty, and staff who work for the Learning Center recognize and reflect on their own limits as learners, peers, and team members in order to better serve the Meredith community. We recognize our own perspectives and world-views as those held by individuals who are shaped by experiences in time and space, and as such, our assumptions must be questioned and our opinions revised when we have the opportunity to come into contact with new information and experiences. We listen and respond to Meredith students with compassion as well as intellectual and cultural humility.

Perseverance – As friends and colleagues on the path of lifelong learning, the Meredith College Learning Center community recognizes that overcoming barriers and having resilience in the face of moments of inevitable failure are necessary skills in the pursuit of excellence in any field. As students, scholars, and sponsors of students and scholars, we exhibit the determination to help others reach their goals.

Appointment Policies

Each semester, the Learning Center offers subject-specific tutoring for 100- and 200-level courses. Writing tutors are available to work with students needing assistance with writing papers for any course, regardless of level.

Appointment Length

Appointments for all subjects are to be scheduled for thirty minutes. Students are allowed to visit the Learning Center for up to one hour (two sessions) per day per subject and up to two hours (four sessions) a week per subject.

Online Appointments

Online appointments are available during open hours and follow the same guidelines and procedures as face-to-face appointments. Students may request a video of online sessions for their own personal, academic use only. No student may post any video recording of a session in whole or in part, nor may she distribute the video recording in any way. Screen casts or screen shots of the session remain the property of the Meredith College Learning Center. Students who do not follow these guidelines may have their Learning Center privileges revoked and may be referred to the Dean of Students' Office. 

Drop-In Appointments

Students wishing to drop-in "online," should use the chat feature available on the home page or email us at learningcenter@meredith.edu.

Canceling an Appointment

Visit the Learning Center's appointment page to cancel an appointment or email us at learningcenter@meredith.edu.

No-Shows

An appointment missed without 24 hours cancelation notice is considered a no show.

Because conflicts may arise at the last minute, two no shows are allowed per semester without penalty. Three no shows will revoke a student's sign up privileges for the remainder of the semester. Students with three no shows may still receive assistance on a walk-in basis.


*Students with disabilities or non-native speakers of English who have documented accommodations for extra time may sign up for twice as many appointments as students without this accommodation. Because of diminishing returns after an hour, no more than two sessions should be scheduled back-to-back. Students with disabilities must turn in disability letters to Disability Services before they may sign up for extra sessions. Disability letters are reissued each semester and do not carry over from the previous semester. Non-native speakers must meet with the directors before signing up for extra sessions.