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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.

Types of Appointments

Course Content: These appointments are class specific, meaning that the tutor has taken this class before and can assist you with homework review, concept reinforcement, study guides, test review, assignment clarification, and more. If you need assistance with an aspect of your course, you will generally choose this.

Public Speaking/Presentation Help NEW!: Offered for the first time this semester, these appointments are aimed at assisting you with speaking to large groups. Our tutors can give you feedback on volume control, enunciation, tone, speed, organization/structure, and nonverbal communication. If you're concerned with how your presentation will go and wish to preview it to a knowledgeable, nonjudgemental tutor, please choose this!

Research Tutoring: A sub-group of tutors have been specially trained by the Library's research librarians to assist students with aspects of their research projects. From figuring out your research question, to navigating the various databases in search of materials, to the vetting of said sources, research tutors are here to help you!

Study Skills: These appointments are not class specific, meaning you can schedule this kind of appointment with any of our tutors! These appointments can vary from discussing time management tools, tips, and tricks, to having a tutor quiz you with your own study materials, to having assistance utilizing online studying software (ex. Quizlet), to the occasional body doubling. All of our tutors have developed their own studying style and are happy to offer whatever assistance they can to their peers!

Writing Tutoring: By far, one of our most popular types of appointments! All of our writing tutors have been trained to assist at any stage of the writing process. From brainstorming, to structural overhauls, to grammar and citation overviews, writing tutors are here to help you craft the best version of your essay or short-answer assignments. If you have a written assignment, don't hesitate to tap into our wealth of writing knowledge!

How to Have a Successful Session

Thank you for your interest in using our Learning Center! Here are some things that will help you have a successful Learning Center session with any of our tutors:

  1. Come prepared with all your class materials, including textbook, notes, completed homework assignments, returned tests or essays, etc. Your tutor is excited to help you think through these materials differently and learn to engage with them effectively.

  2. Attend your classes and complete assignments. Tutors are supplements to your time in the classroom, and they cannot teach material you missed. They also cannot complete your assignments for you. If you have questions about a homework assignment, a tutor can help you work through the concept with the similar problem, but we cannot do the homework for you

  3. Come with an open mind and work towards a growth mindset. Your tutor may have ideas for your success that you hadn’t considered before. We share ideas with you because we believe that you can become an even better student in every subject. We know we become better all the time by listening to and trying the ideas of others. Believe with us.

  4. Try something new, especially something your tutor has suggested for you. Any time spent talking about the content of your coursework with a tutor or peer is beneficial time; however, tutors have been specifically trained to help you learn more efficiently. Their suggestions could be game-changers for you, but only if you implement them.

  5. Provide feedback to the Learning Center administration. We hope everything goes well for you every time you visit. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please bring those to the attention of the director and tutoring coordinator by emailing  learningcenter@meredith.edu.

 What you can expect from your Learning Center visit:

  • Passion for learning and content - The tutors in the Learning Center are excited about their content areas! We are all dedicated to your success in this space. 

  • A safe space to share your struggles - You should always feel 100% safe in our space. Please let us know immediately if you ever have any issues by using our incident form.

  • An evaluation-free and judgment-free zone - Sometimes things go well, and sometimes they do not. Tutors and the Learning Center administration understand that you have a lot to juggle, and we appreciate that you are taking this time to support your own learning. We are not here to grade you or to judge you on your content knowledge. We’re here to help you become a better learner, and we recognize that we become better learners in the process as well.

  • Privacy -  The Learning Center administration will contact your professor to let them know that you visited the Learning Center if you tell your tutor you would like for them to do so. Unless we are worried that you are going to hurt yourself or someone else, we will not discuss your visit with anyone outside the Learning Center.

How We Handle Your Concerns

The Learning Center is committed to positive and empowering tutoring experiences for students, faculty, and staff at Meredith College. However, the Learning Center recognizes that grievances can occur in the day-to-day operations of any campus service, and the director is committed to handling any concerns from students (tutors or tutees), faculty, or staff in a timely, fair, and effective manner.

Tutors, tutees, staff members, faculty members, and administration have the right to register a complaint with the director of the Learning Center either face-to-face or through our online submission form. Every person who comes into contact with the Learning Center has the right to be heard and to have their concerns acted upon.

Concerns may take the form of but are not limited to a complaint about a wrong that causes harm or resentment and is grounds for action, or an allegation that something (a process, for example) imposes barriers or discloses information about a student without consent or causes inequity. It is also possible to report a conflict of goals or values that manifests through overt or implicit opposition, actions, or statements.

The same form is used to provide information about complaints, incidents, suggestions, and positive experiences. All online submissions are delivered to the director via email immediately. The director will hear or read every concern within twenty-four hours of receipt and will act up on the concern within one week of receipt.

The Learning Center director commits to:

  1. Escalating any egregious misconduct or intent to harm oneself or others to the Dean of Students office immediately upon receipt.
  2. Notifying all parties of the existence of a grievance within one week.
  3. Focusing on the re-establishment of good relationships and positive outcomes through conciliation and negotiation.
  4. Seeking third-party-disinterested advocates if necessary or helpful.
  5. Scheduling a meeting to discuss resolution of the conflict.
  6. Taking notes at the meeting and maintaining records of the concerns and their resolutions.

Grievances may be submitted anonymously; however, it is not possible to update an anonymous person on the attempts at resolving the issue.