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Meet Our Tutors


Alejandra Vargas, Senior

Tutors: Spanish    

Major: Biology/Pre-Med


Alston Tyndall, Junior

Tutors: Italian, Writing

Major: Dance, Sociology


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 Corpening, Junior

Tutors: Writing

Major: Environmental Sustainability


Elinor Shelp-Peck, Junior

Tutors: Writing, Research

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


Elyse Wagner, Junior

Tutors: Italian, Writing

Major: Interior Design


Gaby De La Rosa, Senior

Tutors: Spanish

Major: Spanish

Ga Hyeon

Ga Hyeon Jeong, Senior

Tutors: Chemistry, Stats

Major: Chemistry: Secondary Education


Kali Ranke, Senior

Tutors: Writing

Major: English, Education


Kate Tisdale, Senior

Tutors: Statistics, Biology, Child Development

Major: Biology; minor in Child Development


Kiley Van Ryn, Junior

Tutors: French

Major: Biology – Psychology


Lilia Cruz, Junior

Tutors: Physics

Major: Math – Engineering


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 Hefner, Senior

Tutors: Spanish

Majors: Social Work and Spanish


Rania Ighwair, Junior

Tutors: Biology, Chemistry

Major: Dietetics


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 Kempf, Junior

Tutors: Accounting

Major: Accounting


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

Program Coordinator

Thank you, Faculty Partners!

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 Spanish. 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: Tina Romanelli

Math: Julie Kolb

Chemistry: Cassie Lilly

Spanish: Callie DeBellis

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.

How to Recommend a Tutor

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.

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In order to be considered for the course, students must obtain a faculty recommendation, complete an application, and interview with the director of the Learning Center. Faculty recommendations can be provided through this form.

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

We ask that all faculty who are recommending students review our mission and values before completing the form. It is important to note that the best students do not always make the best tutors and that tutoring requires interpersonal skills and critical thinking beyond what is necessary for success in the classroom. In general, it is preferable to train sophomores or juniors for tutoring because of the time and energy that go into maintaining a high level of training.

2019-2020 Yearly Data

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Learning Center provided 2,569 sessions to 501 Meredith students or approximately 29% of the total Meredith student population.

The following charts provide more information about these sessions.

Sessions by Subject - This pie graph shows the percentage of the total sessions by subject area.

The four subject areas with the largest demand are writing, Spanish, chemistry, and mathematics (both calculus and statistics). These four content areas make up more than 75% of the total sessions. 

Learning Center Sessions by Month - This bar graph shows the session data by month in the year.

While September and October are always busy months in the Learning Center, the unprecedented events of the Spring 2020 semester drastically reduced the expected number of sessions for March and April. The average of the four previous March session totals is 315 sessions: March 2020's total is 164. The average of the four previous April session totals is 429: April 2020's total is 238. 

Session Delivery Mode - This pie graph shows the percentage of online versus in-person appointments for the 2019-2020 School Year.

The Learning Center trained and piloted online appointments in Summer 2019, but Spring 2020 saw the first major increase in online appointments.