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Hey, my name is Alexander Tyler, but I tend to go by Alex. I am a Senior at our fantastic school UW- Whitewater. I am currently a Math Major with a Statistics emphasis and a Psych minor. I live in Waupun Wisconsin otherwise known as the town with three prisons. I enjoy playing the latest Nintendo games in my free time or any video game in general really. In the future I would love to become a professor myself in stats. I’m always willing to help so do not be afraid to shoot me a email!


<My name is Alexa Rosenzweig, and I will be a Junior this year. I am an elementary education major with a minor in adaptive education, and my dream career is to be an elementary school teacher. Outside of classes, I am also involved in dance, and I am a member of Delta Zeta as well. I also write for the Odyssey! I really enjoy writing, so I'd be happy to help anyone, whether you're struggling or just need a quick look over!


Hi, my name is Alex Kloepping. I am from the small town of Monroe. I am a chemistry education major with a minor in Spanish. I hope one day to be a high school chemistry teacher. In high school I took multiple chemistry classes and enjoyed them a lot. Outside of school I like to watch movies and hang out with friends. Feel free to send me an email and I would be glad to help you.


Hi, I’m Alex Veit and I’m a mathematics and computer science double major at UW Whitewater with an emphasis in pure mathematics. Outside of the classroom I enjoy playing board games and video games, specifically Settlers of Catan and Chess. I look forward in helping people in developing their abilities to do mathematics.


Hello everyone! My name is Alyssa Brush. I grew up in the small town of McHenry, Illinois (about 15 minutes from the Wisconsin border). I am currently majoring in elementary education with a minor in adaptive education and am starting my fourth year here at UW-Whitewater. I love working with children and hope to become a fourth or fifth grade teacher after graduation. In my free time, you can find me playing sports or enjoying the great outdoors. I find math to be an extremely interesting subject and cannot wait to provide others with helpful tips and tricks!


Hi, my name is Andrew Hirsch, and I am currently a junior majoring in Accounting. I am from Brookfield, WI and I run on the cross country team here at UW-Whitewater. I hope to pursue my MPA and become a CPA. I am excited to help students learn accounting, because I believe it is essential for all aspects of a business. Please contact me if you want more help with accounting.


Hey there! My name is Anna Fry and I am from New Berlin, Wisconsin. Right now I junior, but my plan is to major in chemistry with an emphasis on liberal arts. As of the fall semester, I will have taken chemistry 102 and hope to help answer any questions that come up. I have tutored other students in the past with algebra during high school, so I learned to be patient and open-minded. Hopefully after four years of attending UWW, I can become a chemistry teacher and will spread the love for chemistry onto others. This topic can be quite difficult to understand, so please do not hesitate to ask for my help!


Hi, I’m Aubrey! I'm a double major in English Professional Writing and Publishing and Religious and Literary studies! I’m from the Appleton, WI area and live in a small town called Sherwood. I know writing can be hard, but it’s always nice to get help or have a second pair of eyes look over your paper! I look forward to working with you at the tutoring center.


   Hello, my name is Bailee and I am from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I am a junior majoring in Secondary Education – Mathematics and minoring in Physical Science. My friends would describe me as outgoing and smiley. In my free time I enjoy online shopping, reading, and eating fast food. I'm looking forward to being a math SI. Feel free to contact me if you'd like math help! 


    My name is Baily Hornstein, and I am a junior majoring in Biology Education. I am an SI for Biology 142 and a member of the UW-Whitewater Track and Field team.


   Hi! My name is Ben Corridon and I’m currently a junior studying for an IT degree at UW Whitewater. I’m very adaptable to different learning styles and always patient. When I’m not at school or working, I’m usually part of a D&D game or being a part of Geekkon as their Tabletop Coordinator. I look forward to meeting you!


    Hello! My name is Breana Feely. I am from Racine, WI. My major is Secondary Education - Mathematics and a minor in Coaching. I hope to teach high school math and be a track and field coach once I graduate. In my free time you can usually find me on my phone, or watching TV and relaxing. I am very excited to start helping people with something I love doing!!​


     Hello my name is Brett Schellinger and I am a Senior at UW-Whitewater majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. I am from Mayville, Wisconsin which is about an hour north of Whitewater. I'm a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and anything that has to do with Wisconsin and their sports teams. I love movies and music and I like to play a lot of basketball at the Williams Center on my free time. I expect to Graduate in December of 2018 and I would like to become a financial planner once I finish.  Don't be afraid to contact me if you ever need any help! I am really looking forward  to working with all of you!


   Hi! My name is Brittany Passini and I’m from South Elgin, IL. I’m a senior at UWW majoring in Secondary Education-Math with a minor in Chemistry. I will be an SI for Math 253 and hope to teach middle school math when I graduate. On campus, I am also a Project ASISST Math and Chemistry tutor so most of my free time is spent helping students with math! Feel free to contact me with any questions and I will help you to the best of my abilities!


   Hi, my name is Brooke Malcook. I am an Elementary Education major with an Adaptive Education minor here at UW-Whitewater. I love helping others and have helped with multiple levels of math students. Math has always came easy to me so I am beyond excited to help others succeed and share my love for math!


  Hello! My name is Cameron Gaulke. I am a junior majoring in Math with an Actuarial Emphasis and I am minoring in Finance. I am from a small town in Wisconsin near Stevens Point. I enjoy playing basketball as much as I can during my free time. I really like the badgers when it comes to basketball and football and I follow them closely. I also really like dogs and cats, I have two cats and a dog at my house. I am looking forward to the possibility of helping you!


  Hi there! My name is Chantelle Wernecke and I’m a junior at UW-Whitewater. I am currently and Environmental Science major with an emphasis in natural science. I’m from La Crescent, Minnesota, the apple capital of Minnesota! I hope to one day have a career doing research in the environmental field. As long as I’m outdoors, I’ll be content! I love biology and am very excited to be helping and teaching students.

Elisabeth Zhe- English

Hi there! I'm Elisabeth Zhe and I am a Junior at UWW. I am an English Major with a Film Studies Minor and in the future, I'm hoping to teach English to high school students.​ I am looking forward to being an SI in English 101 as well as being an English tutor through the Writing Center. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


Hey there! I'm Liz and I am a New Berlin native. I am an education major studying English and History with the goal of becoming a high school teacher. Outside of class, I compete on the track and field team here at Whitewater as a multi. I have a passion for education and love both learning and teaching. I look forward to working with you!



Erik Schmelling Hi! My name is Erik Schmelling and I'm from the town of Merrill, WI. I am a senior at UW Whitewater and majoring in Secondary Education-Math with a minor in Political Science. Upon graduation I intend to teach math in a high school somewhere in Wisconsin. In my free time I'm usually studying or playing video games (console and PC). Feel free to come on in or contact me and we can get you on the road to success!​


Erik SchmellingHi, my name is Evan Seghers. I am a junior at UW-Whitewater and I am majoring in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Environmental Studies. My hometown is in Muskego, WI and my hobbies are running cross country and playing chess. I’m always willing to help out and I have a very flexible schedule so don’t be afraid to send me an email.


Gustav Baltes Hi, my name is Gustav Baltes, a junior at UWW and I am majoring in Spanish Education with a Sociology minor. I am from Janesville, WI and graduated from Milton High School. I absolutely love Spanish and will be an SI for Spanish 252. I really enjoy helping people out and hope I can help you really enjoy Spanish - it’s a fun language! I play guitar, bass, and sing. Music is my life and will pursue it outside of teaching. My dream is to be a teacher but still be in bands, play gigs and record music. Feel free to contact me with any questions and I will do my best to help ya out!


Hi there, my name is Hannah Maes. I am an Entrepreneurship and International Business double major, with a minor in French. Even though I am a business student, I have a passion for writing, history, and the arts. In my (very limited) free time I do freelance writing for a variety of different media companies. I am pursuing a career in business so that one day I can hopefully start my own company. I have a specific interest in running a non-profit organization in the future.


Hi! My name is Helen Johnson, and I’m currently a junior German Education major with an ESL minor. I’ve been studying German for 7 years, so it’s a big part of my life. Outside of German related things, I’m a member of Delta Zeta and the president of German Club. In my free time, I like to watch Shameless and Grey’s Anatomy or hang out with my friends. Right now, I work in Madison on the weekends, but my dream job is to teach German or ESL at the high school level.


Hello everyone! My name is Jason Schmitter, and I am a senior here at UW-Whitewater. I am a Finance major with an emphasis in financial planning. I hope to find a financial planning position once I graduate. I am a tutor for FNBSLW 344, and I am excited to work with you! Please feel free to contact me for help!


Hello! My name is Jenna Chesky! I am a Piano Performance major here at Whitewater! I have played piano for 14 years. My end career goal is to teach piano in my own private studio. So I believe this position will help me refine my teaching technique. I would love to help you out with any questions or struggles you are having with playing the piano. Other than the piano, my interests are watching Netflix, hanging out with friends and family and going to the movies. Again, feel free to e-mail me to set up a time, and I would be happy to help you.


Hi, my name is Jennifer Belisle. I am a sophomore who is majoring in Accounting and am originally from Manitowoc, WI. I will hopefully be completing my MPA here at Whitewater and receive my CPA. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, eating, sleeping, and I always enjoy a good laugh. Throughout my life I have participated in five sports total which include soccer, tennis, volleyball, softball, and basketball. I also enjoy watching sports (I am a New England Patriots fan). I am always willing to help anyone who has any questions or concerns and will do my best to help you understand the content.


Hi, I am Jessi Johanning and I am a junior here at UW-Whitewater majoring in finance. I am from Lancaster, WI which is a pretty small town. I enjoy hiking, watching Netflix, and being with friends in my free time. If you ever need math help, come over to the math center or feel free to contact me!


 Hi, my name is Joey Liberman. I am a junior majoring in elementary education with a minor in math. I one day hope to be an upper-elementary school teacher. I spend much of my free time working with my student organizations (SWEA and SaVE) and volunteering with children. I enjoy the performing arts, especially theatre and choir, and I watch more television that I should. I am so excited to be working as an SI for Math 148 and 149 and getting the opportunity to work with so many other education majors.


 Hello, my name is John McDonald, but go by Jack. I am currently a senior here at UW-Whitewater and I am an Accounting and Finance double major. I grew up in Cary, IL and am a huge Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bears fan. Outside the classroom, I enjoy playing hockey, hanging out with friends, and watching sports. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.


 Hello, my name is Johnna Dykstra. I'm a senior here at UWW and majoring in biology with an emphasis in cell/physiology and a minor in chemistry. When I'm not studying, I enjoy watching a good movie and hanging out with my friends. I hope to be helpful with any math help you may need.


Hello everyone! My name is Julia Graybill and I am a junior here with junior credits. I am studying Mathematics with an emphasis in Actuarial Science and I have a minor in General Business. I am from Menomonee Falls, WI which is a village about 30 minutes from Milwaukee. This is my second semester tutoring here and I also tutored calculus in high school. I hope to graduate in three years and continue my education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison getting my masters in Actuarial Science. In my free time, which is rare, I love working out or watching MTV’s Are You The One. I hope that I am able to answer any questions you have!


Hi! My name is Kayla Kopetsky and I'm a junior at UW-Whitewater. I'm majoring in journalism with an emphasis on advertisement and minoring in marketing. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and watching movies. I am also love math and love helping people succeed when they are struggling. Feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions.


¡Hola! My name is Kiah Arens and I am a junior here at UW-Whitewater. I am a Marketing major with a Spanish minor and have hopes to find a career that allows me to combine two things that I am very passionate about. I have been learning Spanish for over five years and have always had a love for the Spanish language. I hope that I am able to help you grow in your Spanish fluency!


Hi! My name is Leah Nehila and I am a Biology- Cell/Physiology major with minors in chemistry and psychology looking to go into veterinary medicine. Right now I am just a tutor for Bio 120 but if you need assistance in biology or chemistry I am your girl. In my free time you can find me at the gym or hanging out with others in Upham.


Hi, my name is Luke Eiden and I am currently an Accounting major but I am looking into adding a second major in either Finance or Economics. Outside of class, I enjoy playing guitar and bass and going to the gym. If you need help with Econ 201, feel free to send me an email!


I am a math education major from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and I decided to come to Whitewater to pursue my passion of teaching because I love math and I want to help people understand it better. Being a tutor on campus is a dream come true for me.  My goal is to teach in a high school calculus class because that was my favorite class before college. I also aim to graduate with honors, as I am in the University Honors Program and also involved in Honors Student Association. Before I graduate, I want to hike through UW-Whitewater's 110-acre nature preserve, and receive a positive score on the National Putnam Exam (a very prestigious math competition). More than anything, I love math and hope that I can help you love it too!


Hi, my name is Natalija Krsteva (J is silent), but you can call me Nat I am a senior, and my major is English Education, with minor in ESL and Spanish Education. I am hoping to become a high school teacher when I graduate. I currently live in Wisconsin Dells, but I was born in a small country in Europe called Macedonia ( where Alex the Great was born). I am multilingual, and speak Macedonian, my native language, English, Spanish, and understand a little bit of Italian and French, along with other Slavic languages like Serbian and Bulgarian. In the little free time I have, I like to read books and travel around. So, if you need help with learning a language or translating, I would be thrilled to help you.


Hello! I'm Nicholas Abler, a senior here at UWW. My major is in instrumental music education, with a minor in secondary mathematics education. I'm fascinated by the ways in which music is put together and by the ways that theorists use to describe it. What is it that makes music sound good? What techniques have composers developed to evoke strong emotional responses from an audience? How can we bridge the gap between the sounds we hear and the theories around effective tonal music? These are the questions that music theory and aural skills strive to answer. Outside of tutoring services, I am actively involved in the music department as a trombone player for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra. My area of expertise is in Music Theory and Aural Skills, but I can also offer supplementary instruction for Class Piano. I'm very excited to be joining the tutoring community this year! If you need another perspective or some extra practice from theory and aural skills, please feel free to get in touch! I look forward to meeting you!


 Hello! My name is Nicole Mutchler. I am from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and I am majoring in Secondary Math Education with a minor in Spanish. On my time off, I like to listen to music and watch movies. I also enjoy helping people, which began when I tutored my peers during high school. One day, I hope to become a math teacher. In the meantime, feel free to come ask me any math question that you might have.


Hello! My name is Preston Boudreaux, and I am a senior here at Whitewater and am majoring in Secondary Math Education, with a coaching minor. I am hoping to be high school math teacher after I graduate from Whitewater in two years. Some information about me is that I am from Beloit, WI, I am a coffee aficionado, and I really enjoy playing pool in my free time. I have always had a brain that can understand math more quickly than others, and I have a heart for those that struggle with math. I am therefore very eager to help any of you who find math to be very challenging, so that I can help promote more understanding on this difficult subject. Please feel free to contact me, and I would be more than willing to work with you!


Regan MccauleyHi, my name is Regan. I am a Secondary Education Mathematics major here at Whitewater. I hope to be a high school math teacher in a couple of years. I am a senior from Racine, Wisconsin. In addition to my passion for math, I also love music and enjoy playing the guitar and singing in my free time. I am so excited to work in the Walk-In Math Center and I look forward to helping you in any way that I can. Please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to work with you!


Hi, my name is Ryan and I’m a senior here at Whitewater. I’m majoring in biology with a pre-med emphasis while also minoring in Spanish. I’m from Racine, Wisconsin, and I hope to one day become a medical missionary to impoverished communities in Central and South America. Apart from that, I spend my free time playing music, volunteering, and doing undergraduate research here at the university. If you need help in Psychology 215, let me know!

Sabrina Dubbert - Writing

Hello! My name is Sabrina Dubbert, I'm from Saint Charles, Illinois, and I am a junior here at UW-Whitewater. My major is English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, and I also have a music minor. You can see me perform in the Warhawk Marching Band with my flute but I also enjoy practicing tae kwon do, writing poems and short stories, knitting, and spending time in nature. I'm a writing tutor, so feel free to contact me if you need assistance with writing papers!


 Hi, my name is Samantha Lynn but you can call me Sam. I am currently a junior this year at UW-Whitewater and I am majoring in Journalism. I am from Menasha, Wisconsin which is in the Fox Cities. If I am not working or focusing on school work you can find me attending excessive amounts of concerts, binge watching TV shows and writing articles for The Odyssey. In high school math was never my strongest but I still loved to go to math class. College has really helped me understand math and I can not wait to help others that struggle with something I once did. Do not be afraid to ask for help!font-family: verdana;">​


Stephanie BallHi! My name is Stephanie Ball and I am a junior at UW-Whitewater. I am from Highland Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. My major is Social Work with a minor in Creative Writing. I plan to be a social worker who specializes in geriatric care. In my free time, I write fiction and spend time with my friends and family. I look forward to working with you!  


 Hi. My name is Taylor Beaver. I am a junior majoring in Human Resources at UW Whitewater. This will be my first year being an SI, and I am excited to devote my time to help others. My favorite subject is math, so I look forward to the opportunity of helping out. In my free time, I like to watch Netflix on the daily, shop, hangout with my friends, and travel. My dream job is to be a CEO of any fortune 500 corporation, but I currently work in retail back home in Milwaukee.


Hello my name is Taylor Scot and I am a freshman here at UW-Whitewater. My major is Business-Economics and I plan on minoring in communications! On my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and enjoy golfing with my dad, and friends as well. I am part of the UW-Women's Golf team here on campus and the Relay for Life Student Organization. I enjoy math and can't wait to help others who are struggling.


My name is Tiffany Timpel and I am a senior here at UW-Whitewater. I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. After graduation I am planning on working as a first or second grade teacher. I enjoy playing sports, doing crafts, and enjoy the outdoors. I am excited to be able to help out other students, so please feel free to contact me- I would love to help!


Hi everyone, my name is Trish Sorenson. I am a senior here at UW-Whitewater from Milwaukee, WI. I am a double major in Social Work and Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration. I plan on getting my masters in the future and then going into juvenile delinquency rehabilitation, while helping change policies surrounding the criminal justice system. When I am not studying or working, I enjoy walking my dogs, traveling, and binging the newest Netflix show. I look forward to answering any questions and helping you succeed towards your future!


Hi, my name is Tristan Browning. I am a junior political science education major. I am originally from Olathe, Kansas. I moved to Wisconsin when I was 14 and knew no one so I know what it is like to be nervous in a new environment. I consider myself a very approachable person and I am very passionate about my subject area. I enjoy learning and helping others learn. I’m here to help you to the best of my abilities, I look forward to meeting with you!


My name is Tori Peters and I am a stats major here at Whitewater. My main focus for tutoring is in Math 141. My hobbies include playing board games, hanging with friends and napping with my cat Baxter.


HI, My name is Yesaswini Yarlagada, but I go by Yesh. I am a senior majoring in Computer Science. I am an international student from India. From high school I have a very special interest in Math and I very much enjoy doing it and helping others. I am looking forward to helping many students this semester!


 Hello, everyone. This is an introduction of a Chinese girl. She is very interested in Chinese culture. Although she is not smart and not so fun, she likes smiling. Her special advantage is poor English grammar and a totally foodie. Last but not least, Chinese and Cantonese as her first language. If you need help, She is glad to be your tutor!


I’m from a Mexican household in Beloit, Wisconsin. I am in school studying for my Secondary English Education degree with a minor in French Education. I enjoy reading books, watching TV, video games and crocheting/knitting. I am working as a tutor to gain job experience for when I graduate school and work as an educator. I can help with classes from beginner French to French 322, also French literature and history. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me and set up an appointment.