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Hi! My name is Abigail Horvath, but you can call me Abi. I am a freshman here at UW-Whitewater and am majoring in Business Management. I'm from a small town in Fond du Lac County called Brandon. I work as a waitress in Eagle at two bars and at a bar back home. Other than work, I like to hang out with friends, hunt, and fish. In the future, I would like to have my own business, but I don't know what type of business yet.


Hello there! My name is Aileen Molina and I am a senior at UWW. I am majoring in Sociology, with an Honors Emphasis (no minor). I am originally from Miami, FL and I moved to Janesville, WI about a year ago. I am a transfer student from Florida International University, but I am proud to be a Warhawk now. Reading and writing academic papers is second nature to me and I plan to use that skill when I go to graduate school. My love for teaching and research is why I want to be a sociology professor. Teaching and helping students is what I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Also, I speak Spanish fluently, if needed. (My parents are Cuban.) If we meet, you can ask me all about why I moved from Miami to the cold. I look forward to helping you with your writing.


Hi! My name is Alyssa, and I'm an SI in the Intensive English Institute this semester. Here at UW-W, I'm studying Elementary and Bilingual Education because one day I hope to become an ESL teacher. So far, my favorite part of ESL is practicing conversation, and I'm always up for the chance to talk to someone new! Outside of school, I spend a lot of time running, reading, and talking about places that I want to travel someday. If you see me around campus, stop and say hi!


Hello! My name is Amanda McCormick. This is my second year here at Whitewater. I have been working in the Math Center for just over a year now, and I still love it. This is my first time being an SI, but I am really excited to be helping people with both Math and Accounting 249 now. I am Finance major with minors in Actuarial Mathematics and Spanish. Someday, I hope to be an Actuary. I hope you find me helpful and approachable, and I hope to see you all soon!


Hi, my name is Amy Bohme. I’m originally from New Berlin and I’m a junior here majoring in Physics Education with a minor in Math. I enjoy physics and math. I would love to share my love for math and physics with you and answer any questions you may have. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends, read and listen to music. I also enjoy camping and doing other outdoor activities, such as hiking and canoeing.


Hi, my name is Andrea Ralph, and I am a junior at UW-Whitewater. I am majoring in elementary education with a Spanish minor. After I graduate, I plan on becoming a teacher, preferably in my hometown, Kenosha, Wisconsin. During breaks from school, I work as a cake decorator at a bakery in Kenosha. In my free time, I hang out with my friends, go to the gym, and I love working with children. I’m very excited to be working for the academic center and am looking forward to meeting and working with you.


Ban AhmedHello, my name is Ban Ahmed, and I am originally from the Middle East. I have lived in many countries, and this is my second year in the United States. I am fluent in both English and Arabic. I am working toward getting a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics. I enjoy math, accounting, and economics, and I hope to share my love for it with you. These subjects can be both challenging and frustrating, but I promise to do the best I can to make it a pleasant learning experience. See you soon!


Hola! My name is Carol Alvarez. I am a junior majoring in General Management. I am from Venezuela, and I have been living here in the US since 2010. I learned English as a second language, and this allows me to better understand the different learning strategies that we can use in order to master a new language. I love the fact that many people are interested in learning Spanish (my first language), and as a tutor, I will do my best to help you learn and love this wonderful language.


Cesar TamayoHello everyone! My name is Cesar Tamayo, and I am a junior pursuing a major in Spanish Education, with a minor in ESL and Bilingual Education. I am from Illinois and transferred from Northern Illinois University after my freshman year. I have been studying Spanish grammar for six years now. In my spare time, I like meeting new people, playing video games, and working out. I am also on the executive board of the Spanish Honor Society and of the Spanish Club. I have always been interested in Spanish; it was my first language and I enjoyed having the opportunity of to become bilingual. For that reason, I am excited to share my experiences of the language with anyone who wants additional help in Spanish. I would be more than happy to assist you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to schedule an appointment.


Hello, my name is Christian Eiler, and I am from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. I’m a senior pursuing a degree in Economics with high hopes to get a graduate degree. My favorite band is Mumford and Sons, and I enjoy watching Whale Wars (when it’s on). This semester, I’ll be tutoring Econ 201, 245, and 301. I look forward to start helping you. Please feel free to contact me.


Hi! My name is Clara. I am from Greendale, Wisconsin, and am currently a Japanese Studies major here at UW-Whitewater. I have been self taught in Japanese for nearly a decade. Since the age of nine, I've been finding new and improved ways to shape how I learn. It's a skill I'm most passionate about. My plans after receiving a diploma is to become a certified ESL teacher in Japan. Working among children is a great goal of mine, and I am working to make it a reality. My tutoring skills can be rewarding, engaging, and beneficial to you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you! Feel free to get in contact with my if you need any help.


Hello! My name is Claudia Hagerman and I am studying Business with a possible minor in math. I love to dance, play volleyball, and spend time with my family. I am looking forward to working with those who need help with lower level math classes. I haven't discovered the reason why, but I love math! So, if you are having troubles within your math course, I am more than willing to help you.


Hey everyone! My name is Colton Larsen. I am a sophomore here at UW-Whitewater. I'm studying Theatre Management/Promotions with a Finance minor. I am involved in the theatre department and an active participant on the Forensics team! I served as the representative of the College of Arts and Communication on SUFAC this fall. I am also on the Cultural Affairs Committee. I really enjoyed taking Accounting 244 and look forward to helping anyone out! I love working with people and cannot wait to get to know you!


Hi! My name is Corissa Kressin, and I am a freshman. I am for Watertown, Wi and I am majoring in Special Education. I love working with people and helping them learn. I understand how math can be frustrating, but I will be there to be your own personal cheerleader! I promise you I will do my best to assist you. I love watching sports (football is my favorite) and I have four dogs! Feel free to contact me if you need help. I am looking forward to working with you!


Hi, my name is Dan Richard, and I am a double major in Mathematics (Statistics Emphasis) and Spanish, double minoring in Actuarial Science and Philosophy. I hope to become an actuary after school. I am very passionate about these subjects and would be more than willing to help you through any trouble you might be having with the subject. I love helping people, so if you have any questions feel free to visit me, email me, or any other way of getting in contact with me so that I can work with you.


Hello! My name is Devon Rosseter, and I'm currently a Freshman enrolled in 322 and 340 for the Spring Semester. Currently, I am declared as a French Education major, with a minor in Spanish. I am a lover of languages, and in spite of my youth, I'm looking at Graduate School as an option to hopefully be a French Professor one day! I grew up with four siblings, so I’m very social and I love teaching people. I'd be more than happy to help anyone with French - it's what I want to do for a living after all!


Hello! My name is Drake Harris. I am currently a sophomore, and this is my first semester working at the Academic Support Center. I am majoring in criminology with an anthropology minor. After college, I hope to move to New York City and find a job in investigation.


Hey everybody! My name is Dusty Rondeau; I'm from Howards Grove, WI and this is my junior year here at Whitewater. I am a secondary education history major with a Spanish minor. I love helping others and explaining concepts to people in new ways. I enjoy providing people with new and unique study techniques, as well as editing papers and making suggestions. I'm also looking forward to helping people study and prepare for the Praxis Core, and hopefully make the test seem a little less intimidating. Whatever it is that I am helping with, I guarantee it will be to the best of my ability, and that I will do my best to make it a fun, enjoyable time. I look forward to meeting and assisting tons of great people in my time at the tutoring center!


Hello, my name is Edwin Wincek and I am a transfer student from UW-Platteville. I am a sophomore with my new major as Finance. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I play tennis and basketball in my free time, and played both at the varsity level in high school. I enjoy mathematics and have completed Calculus III, so I look forward to helping students with math here at Whitewater, particularly in calculus.


Emily Knoerr Hi! I’m Emily Knoerr and I’m a sophomore here at UW-Whitewater! I’m from New Berlin, WI and am majoring in Math Education and minoring in Spanish. Not only do I love math but I love helping people and seeing them succeed! So I’m going to do whatever I can to help you succeed! In my free time I love spending time skiing, taking pictures, hiking, spending time with my family, and listening to music! I’m excited to be a math tutor this year and can’t wait to meet you!


Emily Leclair Hello! My name is Emily Leclair and I am a sophomore here at UW-Whitewater. I am majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism. My passion has always been writing, which led me to work for the Royal Purple newspaper here on campus. I am the Assistant News Editor, so if you’re ever bored go read one of my articles! I plan to make a career out of writing. All you have to do is spend about five minutes with me to find out that I am completely obsessed with the San Francisco Giants. One day I plan to be a writer for MLB magazine so I can write about my favorite team for the rest of my life. I love to write, I love reading other’s writing, and I love to help out whenever I can so don’t hesitate to ask!


My name is Emily Sodemann, and I'm currently a senior at UW-W. Chemistry is my favorite subject - so I am looking forward to tutoring it! I am a Chemistry Major, and I am also getting a Secondary Education license. I like to play tennis and go running in my free time. Psych is my favorite TV show - it's great, everyone should check it out! I look forward to meeting new people this semester through tutoring!


Hello! My name is Emma. I'm a junior here at UW-Whitewater majoring in Special Education. I'm from a small town south of Madison called Belleville, and I transferred to Whitewater in the fall of 2013 from a community college in Madison after I figured out what I wanted to study. I love to write and teach and I can't wait to help you craft a great paper! I also work as a CNA at Fairhaven, which is a senior and assisted living facility here in Whitewater. In my free time I love running, yoga and baking. Please let me know if I can help you out. I look forward to meeting you!


Hello! My name is Erica Haglund, and I am English Education and English with an emphasis in Professional Writing and Publishing double major here at UW-Whitewater. Originally, I attended Boston University in Boston, MA, but ultimately found a better fit here at UW-Whitewater. After graduating, I hope to work as a publicist in children's book publishing, and I am still trying to figure out how I can fit an educational aspect into my career plan. I am essentially a literature fanatic and love to write. On campus, I am involved in the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma, InterVarsity, and SWEA. I also have studied abroad just outside of London. Simply email me to set up an appointment and we can get started! I look forward to working with you.


My name is Frankie. I am an international student from China. I am a sophomore physics major. I like physics and math, and I enjoy working with people. Basketball is my favorite sport. I plan to graduate in 2017 and go for my master's degree. This is my third semester here at Uw-Whitewater, and I am amazed how friendly people here in!  I appreciate the people who helped me, and I will be very happy to help you as well!

Hello, my name is George Uihlein, but everyone calls me Drew. I am from Cedarburg, Wisconsin where I graduated from Cedarburg High School. This is my fourth year here at UW-Whitewater and I am double majoring in Finance and Economics. I am also the VP of club tennis here on campus. This is my first time being a tutor and I am excited to have the opportunity. I’ve been a tennis instructor my whole life, so I really enjoy anything that involves teaching. Not only does tutoring provide me with satisfaction, but it also helps me understand the material more. I look forward to meeting new students through tutoring!


Hello, my name is Grace Devine. Currently, I am a freshman, and I graduated last year from Hamilton High School, located in Sussex, WI. As of now I am undecided in my major, but am leaning toward a degree in Communications or Public Relations. I believe that my major will become clearer to me with a few more semesters under my belt. I've always enjoyed writing and I'm eager to work with you and help you in any way possible. I love the feeling of finishing a great paper and can't wait to help finish yours! When I'm not in class, you can usually find me at the pool because I am on the UWW Swim and Dive team. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, yoga and making crafts.


Haley BaltesHi! My name is Haley Baltes, and I am a junior here at UW-Whitewater. I am from Belleville, Wisconsin, and I am majoring in Spanish Education with a minor in ESL Education. After I graduate, I hope to English abroad and eventually come back to the United States to become either an ESL or Spanish educator. Last spring, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Seville, Spain, which helped me to become conversational in Spanish and to travel throughout Europe as well. I love to travel and cook (when I have time!). I love to help people, so please do not hesitant to contact me if you need any help!


Haley HentrichHello, my name is Haley Hentrich and I am a sophomore. I am from Lancaster, WI and I am majoring in Secondary Math Education with a minor of Athletic Coaching. I plan to be a high school math teacher and coach either Gymnastics or Volleyball. This is my first year tutoring, and I am looking forward to working with you and helping you in any way I can, please don't hesitate to ask!


Hi! My name is Jenna Woodson. I am a junior here at UW-Whitewater. I am majoring in International Business and minoring in Spanish. I am from Menomonee Falls, WI. I play on the UW-Whitewater Women’s soccer team. I love the Green Bay Packers. I also love to travel and want to work for Nike or TOMS in the future.


Hi, my name is Jen Tito and I am a junior this year. I am from Huntley, IL and I am a Biology major with a Pre-Biomedical emphasis. I plan on going into Veterinary medicine and am looking at University of IL or Madison for graduate school. I spend most of my time doing Biology, including undergraduate research with Professor Lisberg. I also love animals, and I volunteer at the Touched By A Paw animal shelter downtown. I have a lot of Biology classes under my belt including Biology 141, 142, 251, 257 and 253 so I am willing to help with any confusion or questions you may have. I know it can be a tough subject, but I enjoy it and can't wait to help someone else understand it. I also intern at a vet clinic so I have some knowledge and guidance for you pre-vets out there! Along with being a subject area tutor, I tutor students with disabilities in a variety of subjects and was an SI last year, which helps me to be very versatile! I am here to help you understand this subject and get through it. I am a very open person and am easy to talk to. Feel free to contact me for any help and I look forward to meeting you!


Hi my name is Jenny, and I am from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. I am currently a junior, and am majoring in Accounting with a minor in Spanish. My plan is to continue my education in the MPA program and ultimately sit in for the CPA. I would love to eventually become a forensic accountant! On campus, I have participated in the Institute of Management Accountants, Phi Eta Sigma, and Honors Student Association. Throughout these groups, I have met many new people, which I love to do! I enjoy working on accounting and can't wait to help all of you hopefully enjoy it as much as I do, so please don't hesitate to ask for help!


Hello, my name is Jesse McCann. I am a junior here at UW-Whitewater. My major is Secondary Math Education. I’m from the very small town of Raymond, WI. When I’m not getting stumped on math problems, I am playing video games and hanging out with friends. I look forward to help you, and be warned, I quote a lot of movies.


Hi! I'm a junior right now, majoring in Secondary English Education with a Special Education minor. I'm from Lake Geneva, WI and in my free time I love reading (when I can,) listening to music (any Tenth Avenue North or Hillsong United fans out there?!) and hanging out with friends. I'm also going to use this time to give a shameless plug and talk about how involved I am with Cru (short for Campus Crusade for Christ) here on campus. Someday I'd love to work with high school students; whether it will be in a traditional classroom or through some sort of Ministry/Missionary context I'm not quite sure yet. I love writing so I'd love to help anyone who needs support, however I can. Let me know if you ever need anything!


Greetings, I am Joshua Day. I am a double major in mathematics and computer science with a minor in German. I have been tutoring on campus since my freshman year, and have really enjoyed helping people to build more confidence while making math less intimidating. Over the years that I have been tutoring, my students have ranged from a nontraditional student striving to get through a beginning mathematics course, to students in Calc III and beyond. In a nonacademic setting I enjoy rock-climbing, hacky sack, and scuba diving. Most of all I enjoy learning, so I look forward to meeting you all and sharing in this learning experience.


Hello! My name is Joe Maurer and I'm a History Major with an emphasis in Public History and a Minor in Political Science. I hope to get a PhD. someday in Historiography and become a college professor. In my free time I like to read, hangout with friends and watch Netflix. I started coming to SI sessions my freshman year and I loved them. The people who taught them were awesome and I thought that would be something I would like to do someday. I love to teach and help people so if you have any questions regarding History, just send me an email and I'll see what I can do to help you!


My name is JD Smith, and I am a junior from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I am a History major with plans to teach high school history. I enjoy skiing, reading, and running cross-country. I went to SI when I was a freshman to assist with making the change from high school work to college level work, so now I hope to help other student make the same transmission that I did. If you ever need help or would like to work one-on-one with anything related to history courses just send me an email and I would be happy to help.


Hello! My name is Karen Solfest. I'm from Burlington, WI and this is my freshman year at UW-Whitewater. I'm majoring is Biology, with an emphasis in Pre-Biomedical Professions. After I finish school, I want to be a Pharmacist! This is my first year tutoring, and I'm really looking forward to working with you and helping you towards success!


Hi, my name is Katherine Bishop but most people call me Kat. I'm from Lindhurst, IL and this will be my third year on campus. I'm a finance and IT major and a Spanish minor. I'm the Advocacy Director of the UWW Freedom Force and the Treasurer of the Harmonizing Hawkettes. In my free time, I love reading, anything related to music, and watching scary movies. I'm a self-proclaimed aficionado of the Grammar Police and I will do my best to have an open schedule for anyone who needs help in writing.


Hey there! I am Katie Barker, and I am from Wausau, Wisconsin. I am a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business. I am more than willing to you help with either subject! Besides helping students here at the tutoring center, I am also active in Undergraduate Research. After my time here at UW-Whitewater, I hope to continue on to graduate school to obtain my Master’s Degree in Counseling. My dream job is to become a Career Counselor at a University. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, and I will do my best to help you out!


Hello! My name is Katrina Monson and I am a junior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in cell/physiology. I also am minoring in Chemistry so I would love you help you with either of those subjects! I am from Amery, WI, I love reading books and watching movies, and I hope to get my master's degree in genetic counseling once I graduate from UWW.


Hi! My name is Kelsey Beld. I am the graduate assistant in the Academic Support Center as well, as an accounting supplemental instructor and tutor. I will be graduating in May 2016 with a Master's of Professional Accountancy. I just finished my undergrad with an Accounting major. In the past, I have been an SI for Accounting 343. I look forward to meeting with you!


Hi, my name is Kiley Mulcahy, and I am from Madison, Wisconsin. I am currently a sophomore, and I am double majoring in Accounting and Finance. My plan is to continue my education in the five-year Master’s program, and I would love to become a Financial Planner. I enjoy assisting others in achieving their academic goals, and explaining concepts in different ways to fit the individual student’s way of learning. So please don’t be afraid to ask me for help! I look forward to meeting with you, and helping you succeed in any way that I can!


Hi! My name is Laura Lammers and I am from Lake Zurich, Illinois. I am currently a sophomore and am currently majoring in psychology and plan on going to grad school later on. I have a lot of schooling ahead of me and I know the difficulties associated with it, which is why I want to help students master all subjects. I am more than willing to go above and beyond to help students achieve their goals.


Hi there! My name is Lauren Kats and I am a junior this year majoring in Biology with a pre-dental emphasis. After graduation from UW-Whitewater, I plan on attending dental school to become a dentist or oral surgeon! In my time here I have taken several biology classes as well as a fair amount of chemistry classes including Organic Chemistry 1 and 2. I really enjoy the science field and would be happy to help you with any questions that you have! My goal is to help you really learn and understand the material, not just memorize enough to take the exam. I love learning and working with people, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need some extra help! I would love to get to know you!


Hi my name is Lisa Lang and I am a junior accounting major. I am involved with two accounting orgs on campus. This will be my second semester tutoring and I am also going to be an SI for Accounting 244. So I will definitely know the book front to back! Feel free to contact me via email. Hope you have a great semester and good luck!


My name is Margaret, and I am a Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from a small town called Belgium, Wisconsin. I've been a tutor here and at the CSD since my third semester. I would one day like to be an ER Nurse Practitioner, but before that, I want to work with Doctors without Borders. I know that classes such as biology and chemistry can be a challenge, but I believe that any student can master them! I would love to help you find what science study method works best for you, as well as assisting with papers for any class, especially technical writing. One of my favorite things to do is help others learn and enjoy science, so please let me know if you need help! 


My name is Maggie Connelly. I am a Junior and a Professional Writing and Publishing major and a Creative Writing minor. I have pretty much spent my entire high school and college career helping edit friends papers, and as weird as it may sound I actually enjoy doing it! I hope to work in the publishing field once I have graduated. I have worked a few internships that deal with editing for magazines, and I loved it!


Hi! My name is Marissa Moczynski and I am a junior majoring in Accounting. I am involved in two accounting organizations on campus. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. I really enjoy accounting, so if you have any questions just let me know. I look forward to meeting you!


Hello, everybody! I am an Accounting major from Menomonee Falls, WI. This is my third year of my five year program to become a CPA. I am tutoring accounting 244, 249, and 261. I know these classes can be extremely stressful, but hard work will make a huge difference! I'm more than willing to give you all the guidance I can offer, so please do not hesitate to ask me for help!


Hello, my name is Matt Schield and I am from Wausau, Wisconsin. I am currently a junior majoring in chemistry and biology with a pre-medical emphasis. I've taken multiple chemistry and biology classes here at UW-Whitewater, and I can help you out with your questions about either subject. After I graduate from Whitewater I hope to to go to medical school to become a cardiologist. I enjoy helping people figure out how to do chemistry and biology because they are their own language and can be pretty difficult. Don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have them. I hope to see you soon!


Hello! My name is Matthew Sobczak, and I am from Germantown, Wisconsin. I am currently a sophomore at UW-W, and I am majoring in English Education with a minor in speech. I love helping people with English. My specialty is English literature. Making old (boring) literature feel new, relevant, and fun is very important to me, and I feel that this is the most important part of the literature learning process. I would be thrilled to help you with your writing, so feel free to come on down and I can answer any questions you have. Whether the problem is big or small, I would love to help you with it, so set up an appointment and I will see you there!


Hi, my name is Michael Toth. I am a freshman here at Whitewater. I am majoring in Mathematics and possibly minoring in computer science. I am from Muskego, Wisconsin.


Hi! My name is Nana Maiga. I am from Mali in West Africa and I am a senior here at UW-Whitewater. I am an International Studies Major with an Emphasis in Public Diplomacy and a Minor in Spanish. I am also fluent in French, which is the official language in Mali but I attended an American school since Pre-K! I'm hoping to go into International Law after graduation. Outside of the classroom I'm involved in different organizations on campus, I am the President of the International Student Association and I really enjoy travelling! Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance - I would love to meet and help you!


Hi, I'm Natalie! I am a Political Science Legal Studies Major with a double minor in Philosophy and Spanish. I have a specialty in knowledge about any Ancient Political and Philosophical Readings (i.e. Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, etc.) as well as Logic and Legal Processes. After I graduate, I would like to eventually take the LSAT and go to Law School to become an attorney; a career path I have wanted to follow since 12 years old. Outside of a full class schedule, I work on campus at the UC, usually at Ike Schaffer Commons or Graham Street (so if you've seen me before, that's probably why). I also work at home (New Berlin, WI) at Express at Southridge Mall in Greendale, WI. I am a long time color guard member, including being involved with the Warhawk Marching Band (the dancer girls with the flags and rifles). I'm also an Honors Student, an active member of the Legal Eagles Learning Community, Law Society member, Conduct Board member, LIT Executive Board member in Starin, and part of the UWW WELS Campus Ministry. I'm a very busy and fun-loving student who would love to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it! :)


Hello, my name is Nick Ritter, and I’m currently a junior majoring in elementary education. Being skilled in several subjects like history, social studies, biology and earth science – as well as learning about education and teaching others – I’m very enthusiastic about having an opportunity to work with students on campus. I see every student and their college experience as important, and I can provide great help to anyone who needs assistance and I look forward to tutoring anyone who needs me!


I am Nicole Burke and I am currently a junior.  I am a Biology major with a Pre-Med emphasis.  After many more years of schooling I hope to be an ER doctor for the US army.  I am really involved with my major, I and have been apart of two different undergraduate research labs in my time here at UW-Whitewater.  I really love running SI sessions.  Including this semester, I have ran 7 different SI sessions.  I love interactive group learning! Please feel free to contact me for help.


My name is Paul, and I'm currently a freshman majoring in mathematics. I hope to someday teach high school mathematics. I enjoy watching basketball and football, but I enjoy playing almost any sport or activity. While this is my first year of official tutoring, I am catching on fast in trying to help clarify student problems.


Hello, my name is Pedro Aranda. I am currently a sophomore and my major is Information Technology - Business Application Development. I am from Whitewater, Wisconsin, so as a resident here choosing to attend UW-Whitewater was easy. I graduated from Whitewater High School with a graduating class of about 136 people in the spring of 2013. Outside of school I enjoy biking and playing video games, especially Pokémon. I had always liked math. I had taken AP Calculus my junior year in high school, so during my senior year I decided to take math classes at UW-Whitewater during the fall and spring of that year. Throughout middle school and high school I have always tutored my friends when they needed help. I look forward to being of service.


Hi! My name is Phuong Nguyen, but you can call me Pharrell. I am a freshman majoring in Business. I graduated from a high school in Hanoi, Vietnam. I had some experience with tutoring in high school, and I am eager to gain more here. Helping people and seeing them succeed has always been my passion, so I am glad that I have the chance to be a tutor. I am very easygoing and approachable, so don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! I'll do my best to help you out!


Promise TriplettHi, my name is Promise Triplett. I am a sophomore Political Science major and Math minor from Milwaukee, WI. I have always been good at math, but I do know that it can be hard sometimes. I can help you to get over that hill and be able to understand the problem. For fun I like to read and cook for my friends.


Hello! My name is Rachel, and I am a sophomore majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. I am originally from Milwaukee, but spend my summers living here in Whitewater and working at a summer camp as a counselor. I spend my free time laying on the club Ultimate Frisbee team, hanging out with my roommates and reading. My true passion is teaching, and I am excited for this opportunity to help and work with others. I can't wait to meet with you, and feel free to come to me for any help you need!


Hello! My name is Rachel Murphy and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Elementary/Middle school education with a Math minor. I graduated two years ago from Kettle Moraine High School and am from Delafield, WI. I am involved in a few different Honors Clubs on campus and love to hang out with my friends. I have always had a strong passion for math and want to help others to enjoy it as well. I myself have struggled at times with math and know it can be frustrating but, I want to share my teaching techniques with you to help you overcome the complications that you may encounter during your math class. I LOVE coming up with new ways to help people memorize things and am always eager to learn new things as well. I am a one-on-one tutor and also hold weekly SI sessions. Please feel free to contact me if you need any help at all and I will be happy to assist you. Can’t wait to meet you!


Hello! My name is Rebecca Karnopp and I'm currently a sophomore majoring in English and minoring in Professional Writing and Book Publishing. I've always loved to read and write, and writing papers for school is often a challenge for me, but one I am always excited to undertake! Other interests of mine include reading, gardening, listening to music, watching TV, and being involved in the WELS ministry here on campus. I look forward to working with you and helping you with your papers in any way that I can!


Howdy! My name is Rebekah Madia, but you can call me Beekah. I am a double major in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology. Eventually, I want to be a speech pathologist specializing in adult speech therapy. I am from Muskego, WI, and love Whitewater! I am involved on campus in various clubs, I compete on the forensics team, but I always can make time. In my free time I play my accordion, run, and bake. One of my favorite things is meeting new people, so always say hello!


Hi, my name is Robert and I'm a freshman at UW-Whitewater. I am from Racine, WI and graduated from Park High School. I'm majoring in accounting and hoping one day that I can be a personal accountant for someone. This is my first semester as a tutor and I can't wait to help students! I'm very outgoing and love meeting new people as well. I really enjoy math and finding the answers to any math problem because it's like a mystery to me. I'm so excited to be a tutor at Whitewater!


Samantha AbbottHello, my name is Samantha Abbott and I’m from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. I am a junior here at Whitewater with a psychology major and biology minor. I hope to ultimately gain a PhD in Neuroscience and become a professor. I began my college career as a chemical biology major at CSB-SJU in Minnesota and transferred to UW-Whitewater halfway through my freshman year. I have taken many psychology and biology courses and look forward to helping others understand the material that I love! Outside of class, I participate in women’s rugby and do undergraduate research. Feel free to contact me if you need any help!


Samuel AverillMy name is Sam Averill. I am a junior music education major from Waunakee, Wisconsin. I have performed with the UWW Symphonic Wind ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York and Symphony Center in Chicago. I have remained in great academic standing, having made the dean’s list every semester I’ve been here. I am able to tutor most music classes that are offered. I am flexible in my scheduling and can offer a variety of different ways to learn about the subjects I tutor.


Hello, I'm Sarah! I'm currently a junior majoring in English with an emphasis in Professional Writing and Publishing. I'm doing minors in both German and World Religions as well, so I guess you could say that I have very eclectic interests! Helping people improve their writing is something that I love, and I've been informally helping people with their writing since high school. Since starting at the tutoring center, I've been able to work with a wide variety of students, and I particularly enjoy working with International students. I'm fairly involved on campus, but I will always make time to help someone out with whatever they need. I'm really looking forward to being able to work closely with you!


Hello! My name is Stephanie, and I am from Rudolph, WI where I work at a local cheese factory during break. I embrace the WI stereotype and love cheese! This is my junior year here at Whitewater as an Accounting major with a Mathematics minor. My ultimate goal is to get my CPA certification after graduating with my MPA from Whitewater and work for an international accounting firm. I have participated in Institute of Management Accountants and Phi Eta Sigma. These groups really helped me learn more and make connections. I have taken Accounting 244, 249, 261, and 343. I enjoy traveling, dancing, and can speak French. I hope you contact me with any questions and am excited to meet you!


Hi, my name is Taylor and I'm currently a sophomore majoring in Math (with a Statistics emphasis) with a minor in Actuarial Math. I am an officer for the Student Math Association here on campus and I am also involved in intramural sports. Outside of school, I like to hang out with my friends and family as well as workout and watch my favorite TV shows when they're on every week. I have been a tutor for two years now, and I look forward to meeting you and helping you love math as much as I do!


Hi, my name is Thomas Van Buren and I am a junior. My major is criminology with a minor in environmental studies. I am from Waupun, which is a small town near Fond du Lac. I enjoy the outdoors hunting, fishing, and hiking. I would like to work for the US fish and wildlife after graduation. I enjoy math and look forward to helping people who need help understanding math 143.


Hello, my name is Travis Dring. I am an accounting major with an interest in Political Science. I am from the Madison area and have lived in Wisconsin my entire life. My dream is to become a Certified Public Accountant. I hope that I will be able to assist you in reaching goals that you have set for yourself. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything.

Wendy Spencer

My name is Wendy Spencer. I am a senior majoring in English Education with a minor in Special Education. I am from Kenosha, WI and I graduated from Bradford High School in 2011. I am really looking forward to my future as a high school English teacher. At the Academic Support Center, I work in the main office and I am also a writing tutor. In my free time, I love to read fantasy novels next to my labradoodle.


Hello, my name is Yaya Bah. I am originally from the small West African Country of The Gambia. I am a Chemistry Major and an IT minor. I find chemistry very fun and interesting, and would like to help fellow students find it fun and interesting, too! I have many interests and am very outgoing; I love all sports, especially soccer. I love to travel and see what the world has to offer.


Konninchiwa. My name is Yuya Nishimura. I am a transfer student from Osaka, Japan, and this is my sophomore year with my new major in Accounting. I used to study Spanish in Japan as my major and I studied in Spain for one year. This is my first year in the US, and I am still struggling with learning English, cultural differences and many things. However, I am enjoying the experience. I am happy you are interested in studying Japanese and am looking forward to helping you. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help.