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Tina Romanelli
Carlyle Campbell Library 020 or Park 117
(919) 760-8554

Administrative Assistant

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Lilly Wood
020 Carlyle Campbell Library

Meet Our Tutors

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Mikayla Watts

Major: Biology

Minor: Geoscience

Subjects Tutored: BIO-110

Mikayla is a biology major and geoscience minor graduating in December 2023. She began tutoring in January 2023 in both biology and geoscience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside, reading, and hanging out with friends.

Li Yan

Major(s): Psychology

Subjects Tutored: Chinese

Li began working in the Learning Center in the Fall 2023 semester. She enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring the local cuisine. 

Peyton Vanada

Major: Biology

Subjects Tutored: Chemistry, Calculus

Peyton Vanada began working for the Learning Center in the Spring of 2022. Peyton is a Biology majorwith minors in Mathematics and Chemistry. She plans of pursuing a career in Botany! In her free time, she loves to explore the coffee shops around Raleigh.

Tristan Smith

Major(s): Economics and Mathematics

Subjects Tutored: Economics, Italian, Calculus 1

Tristan began working in the learning center in the Spring 2023 semester. In their free time, they enjoy studying languages, listening to music, drawing, and knitting.

Lizzy Sevilla Acosta

Major: Business Administration

Subject Tutored: Spanish

Lizzy Began working in the Learning Center in the Fall 2023 semester. She enjoys reading, hockey, and funny movies.

Elise Rammalaere

Major: International Studies

Subjects Tutored: History, French, Political Science, and Writing

Elise began working in the Learning Center Fall of 2023. She's a junior and is majoring in International Studies on a Pre-Law track. She enjoys playing piano, lifting weights, and spending time outdoors by hiking.

Marina Ostrowski

Major: Social Work, Psychology

Subjects Tutored: English, Spanish, Psychology, Social Work

Ana Osipovi

Major(s): EE and Math

Subjects Tutored: Calculus 1 & 2, General Chemistry 1

Ana joined the Learning Center team during the Fall 2023 semester, bringing her passion for all things math, problem-solving, and technology to the table. These interests seamlessly blend with her double major in electrical engineering and mathematics. Ana's enthusiasm extends to exploring even the tiniest of concepts and forging connections between newfound knowledge and existing facts. She's on a mission to make learning not only educational but also exciting!

Debbie Mong'are

Major: Computer Science

Subjects Tutored: Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry

Sophie LeClaire

Majors: Biology, Public Health

Subjects Tutored: Biology, Chemistry I and II, Statistics

Sophie began working in the learning center in the Spring 2023 semester. She is a biology and public health double major with hopes of attending graduate school for marine microbiology and plays lacrosse for the Meredith College lacrosse team.

Nafissa Bia

Majors: Computer Science, Math

Subjects Tutored: French, Math, Computer Science

Nafissa began working in the Learning Center in the Summer 2022 semester. She enjoys going on long walks, learning about new cultures, and eating fried plantains.

Emily Angel

Major: Biology

Subjects Tutored: Chemistry, Spanish, and Biology

Emily started working in the Learning Center in the Summer 2022 semester. She enjoys reading, pilates, video games, and cooking. She also loves animals and has two cats and a dog.

Kelly Mae Allen

Major: Dual Degree Engineering - Mathematics and Electrical Engineering

Subjects Tutored: Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Statistics, Physics 1 & 2 (General and College)

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Yoselin Menjivar Lara

Major: Business Administration (Accounting Concentration)

Minor: Web Development

Subjects Tutored: ACC-220, ACC-221, Spanish

Yoselin began working at the Learning Center in the Fall '22 semester. She enjoys reading, sketching, long nature walks, and strength training.

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Wanjiru Mambo

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Data Science

Subjects Tutored: ENG-111, ENG-200

Wanjiru began working in the Learning Center in the fall 2021 semester. Outside class, she enjoys cooking, baking, and travelling. Since she came to the US in 2021, Wanjiru has visited 12 states and has taken an international trip to Italy through the Meredith 2023 spring break study abroad program.

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Samantha King

Major: Interior Design

Minor: Studio Art

Subjects Tutored: ID-248, ID-342

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Aiman Jamadar

Majors: Biology, Chemistry

Minor: Psychology

Subjects Tutored: BIO-110 General Biology, BIO-251 Cell Biology, CHE-222 Organic Chemistry, PHY-212 General Physics

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Madison Helton

Major: Business Administration (Accounting Concentration)

Minor: Finance

Subjects Tutored: ACC-220, BUS-250, BUS-305, MAT-175, ITA-101, ITA-102, Writing

Madison began working in the Learning Center in the Spring 2022 semester. She enjoys baking sweet treats for others, reading different genres of books, and being involved in the traditions at Meredith with her friends.

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Laura Wood

Major: Spanish

Subjects Tutored: Spanish

Laura started working in the Learning Center in the Spring 2023 semester. She likes listening to 70s rock, getting boba, and having movie nights with friends.

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Kendall Putnam

Majors: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Subjects Tutored: Writing, Chemistry

Kendall began working in the Learning Center during the virtual days of Spring 2021. She enjoys painting and reading fantasy novels, as well as searching for the latest plants to add to her growing greenhouse.

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Kate Erb

Majors: Chemistry, Biology

Subjects Tutored: Writing, CHE-111, CHE-141, CHE-112, CHE-142, MAT-191, CHE-221, CHE-241, PHY-211, PHY-241

Kate began working in the Learning Center in the Fall 2021 semester. She enjoys reading, traveling, baking, listening to music/audiobooks, and playing field hockey.

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Josey Mulveny

Majors: Social Work, Psychology

Subjects Tutored: ITA-101, PSY-100, PSY-320, PSY-326, Research

Josey began working in the Learning Center in the Spring of 2023. She spends her time working on embroidery projects, playing video games, and just spending time in nature.

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Jordan Johnson

Majors: History, International Studies

Minor: English

Subjects Tutored: HIS-102, HIS-103, HIS-214, HIS-215, Research

Jordan started working in the Learning Center the Spring of 2023. She enjoys reading literary fiction and non-fiction surrounding history, politics, and gender.

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Jakelin Santos Reyes

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemical Physics

Subjects Tutored: MAT-181

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Grace Stutz

Major: Chemistry

Minors: Math, Biology

Subjects Tutored: CHE-111, CHE-112, MAT-191, MAT-212

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Georgia Meade

Major: Spanish (Professional Spanish Concentration), Sociology

Subjects Tutored: SPA-100 level courses, SPA-200 level courses

Georgia began working in the Learning Center in the Spring 2023 semester. She enjoys baking, cooking, listening to music, hanging out with friends, learning new things, and immersing herself in the Spanish language.

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Freya Dahlgren

Majors: Psychology, Communication (Interpersonal and Public Relations Concentrations)

Subjects Tutored: Writing, Research, PSY-100, Communication

Freya began in the Learning Center in Fall of 2022. She is a Senior in the Class of 2024 studying Psychology and Communication, with communication concentrations in Interpersonal Communication and Public Relations. When she's not at work, Freya loves participating in Meredith traditions, spending time with friends, and coloring!

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Constance Wesley

Majors: English, Psychology

Subjects Tutored: Writing, Research, PSY-100

Constance began tutoring at the Learning Center in the Spring of 2022. She enjoys listening to music, solving puzzles, and storytelling.

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Cady Stanley

Major: English

Minors: Professional Writing, Dance

Subjects Tutored: Writing

Cady began her work as a writing and research tutor at the Learning Center during the Spring 2023 semester. In addition to her work in the Learning Center, Cady dances and performs with various clubs and companies at Meredith, and in her free time, she loves to read and explore Raleigh with her friends.

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Atiqua Prithu

Majors: Business Administration, Economics

Minors: Finance, Marketing

Subjects Tutored: Microeconomics

Atiqua began working as a tutor in Spring 2023. Atiqua enjoys reading, going to the gym, and exploring new places around Raleigh.

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Annalee Nelson

Major: Theatre with a K-12 Licensure

Subjects Tutored: Writing, Research, Study Skills

Annalee is a junior majoring in Theatre with K-12 teaching licensure. She has been working in the Learning Center since Fall 2022 and enjoys playing the ukulele, listening to Taylor Swift, and spending time with her four cats.

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Lexi Crank

Major: Psychology

Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Public Health

Subjects Tutored: PSY-100, CHE-111, CHE-112, CHE-221, MAT-175, MAT-191, BIO-110, BIO-251, Research, Writing

Lexi started working in the Learning Center in the Spring of 2022. Outside of tutoring, she loves to read, practice guitar, explore new places, and spend time with loved ones.

Thank you, Faculty Partners!

The Learning Center provides one-on-one, small group, and embedded peer tutoring for Meredith students. Our four most popular subject areas are writing (for all contents at all levels), world languages, mathematics, and chemistry. We want to support your students. Please consider embedding a tutor and/or recommending to your classes that they use our services if we already have tutors who are trained to work with your students.

The Learning Center operates in partnership with the faculty. Students are much more likely to make an appointment with a tutor when a faculty member has recommended it; thus, without faculty support, the Learning Center would not be able to do the work that it does. We appreciate the opportunity to supplement instruction with our one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions!

In 2019-2020, the Learning Center began a content-area liaison program for the four highest-demand content areas: writing, math (calculus and statistics), chemistry, and world languages. Content-area liaisons help to keep the academic departments informed of Learning Center activity and provide initial and ongoing professional development for tutors in that area. Our liaisons are:

Writing: Jayme Ringleb 

Math: Julie Kolb

Chemistry: Jessica Thorpe

World Languages: Kevin Hunt

Please feel free to reach out to your liaison if you have questions or concerns about tutoring in one of these areas. Of course, regardless of content area, the Learning Center desires partnerships with all faculty. If you would like to share ideas or ask questions about the Learning Center, please email Tina Romanelli.

Embedded Tutoring

Embedded tutoring is one service offered by the Meredith College Learning Center for students. Faculty, students, and tutors benefit from the opportunity to have an embedded tutor because it builds an academic community at Meredith College. The goals of embedded tutoring align with the mission and values of the Learning Center. 

Goals of Embedded Tutoring
Embedded tutoring seeks to locate tutors and tutoring services where the students are. This proximity allows us to strive for the following goals:

  • Address the learning needs of ALL students in the class, not just those who self-select for tutoring services.
  • Collaborate more closely with the professor in the class to promote student learning and tutor professional development.
  • Build an academic learning community across campus that values collaboration as central to learning and knowledge.
  • Close the equity gap in academic performance at the college.
  • Support the college’s retention efforts and increase the graduation rate. 

Definition of Embedded Tutoring
At Meredith College, embedded tutoring refers to trained Learning Center tutors being added to Brightspace, our learning management system. The tutor is there to build relationships with ALL members of the class, promote individual tutoring services, and offer course-specific assistance, such as workshops, review sessions, or drop-in hours. Tutors are encouraged to attend class at least once in the semester to introduce themselves and explain their role; however, it is possible to embed one or more tutors in a class who have conflicts during the actual class time. All tutors who are embedded have been recommended by faculty in that discipline. They may have taken the class at Meredith; however, they may have demonstrated credentials from other classes or institutions. 

In collaboration with the professor, embedded tutors may:

  • Engage in class activities and discussions as a fellow student, a model student per se
  • Facilitate small group discussion or activities
  • Offer the perspective of a more experienced peer during class, in review sessions, or in individual appointments
  • Assist students in effectively utilizing software, tools, technology, etc.
  • Prepare review sessions, activities, or model materials for students
  • Work with individual students outside of the class time
  • Work with small groups or the whole class in drop-in or review sessions outside of class time

Embedded tutors should NOT:

  • Teach new concepts
  • Lead the class without the instructor present
  • Grade or do assignments for students
  • Enforce classroom management or discipline
  • Function as a personal or teaching assistant (prepare lessons, run errands, photocopy materials, etc.)

Tutors are PAID for all time that they spend working on communicating with students, attending class or preparing videos for class, preparing materials for workshops or reviews, and facilitating workshops or reviews. 

(Note - Right now, the budget allows for tutors to spend around three hours a week on embedded tutoring ON AVERAGE. Some weeks, tutors might spend five hours; other weeks, they might not have any embedded tutoring duties for that class.)

Request an Embedded Tutor!

How to Recommend a Tutor

If we don’t have a tutor in your area and you feel your students would benefit from peer tutoring, please feel free to contact the director to discuss the possibility. We want to make sure that all the tutors we train have the opportunity to use their skills once they have been trained. 

The Learning Center has a twice-per-year hiring cycle for new peer tutors. We solicit applications and recommendations, primarily through our faculty liaisons, in September and in February. Students who are interested in tutoring are required to complete three steps:

  1. Obtain a faculty recommendation form in their tutoring content area
  2. Complete an application
  3. Complete an interview with the Learning Center director

Once students have completed these three steps, they are eligible to be enrolled in IDS 155: Tutor Training, a one-credit-hour course in peer learning pedagogy and best practices in tutoring. The students who would like to tutor work with the director to find a time to hold the course synchronously. The course is generally held in the evenings for two or three hours for between three and six weeks, but many other options are possible. Once students are enrolled in the course, they become tutors-in-training. 

The Meredith College Learning Center is a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified tutor training program. The tutor training course (IDS: 155) runs once per semester and provides one hour of credit to students who successfully complete the course requirements.

It is required for tutors-in-training to earn an A in the course in order to become tutors the following semester. Once the course and all coursework is completed, tutors may begin work in the Learning Center. Tutors are not paid for taking the credit-bearing course; however, they are paid for any and all work they do for the Learning Center outside of course requirements and after the course is completed. Current tutors may attend the training course for additional pay. Thus far, we do not offer a second level of the tutor training course.

Please consider perusing the list of current tutors to see if you can recommend any tutors for an additional subject area using this form.


During the 2022-2023 Academic Year, the Learning Center provided 1,516 sessions and 230 small group sessions to 453 Meredith students.

The following chart provides more information about these sessions.

The four subject areas with the largest demand are writing, chemistry, mathematics, and world languages.