Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center (ASC), located on the second floor of the McCain Center, offers FREE peer tutoring assistance to students in all aspects of their academic development. The ASC's emphasis is on the individual student and his or her personal development in any field of study.

The center encourages constructive dialogue between the student and the tutor(s), with the aim of imparting to students' academic skills that will improve their performance in all aspects of their academic career and scholarship. Both the tutor and the student are active participants in tutoring sessions, and the tutors' ultimate goal is to encourage self-sufficient learning. Thus, we emphasize a two-sided, collaborative process in which the student seeking tutoring is well-prepared and ready with assignment prompts, homework, and other relevant course material.

All ASC tutors are full-time students, get paid for their assistance, and have been trained by C of I faculty and staff. 

For planned individual appointments with the tutors, please contact them below, or visit the Academic Support Center. We have provided a brief bio for each tutor as well as their emails for you to be able to independently connect with them.

For specific questions, please contact Tony Kazan, Director of Learning Support and Disability Services at [email protected].

Walk-in schedule: FALL 2017

SUBJECT TUTOR SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
BIOLOGY            
   

 

     
           
           
           
BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING            
           
CHEMISTRY            
           
           
           
           
           
CIV            
           
           
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES            
FRENCH            
HISTORY            
           
           
MATHEMATICS            
           
           
           
           
MUSIC THEORY            
PHILOSOPHY            
PHYSICS            
           
           
POLITICAL ECONOMY            
           
           
PSYCHOLOGY            
           
SPANISH            
           
STATISTICS            
           
           
ENGLISH & WRITING            
           
           
           
           
            
           

Meet the tutors!

Kaelah Bakner (Philosophy, Psychology & Writing)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Pyschology and Sociology/Anthropology
  • Minors: Human Biology, Religious Studies, and Humane Services
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am part of the swim team and the Advocates.
Why did you become a tutor?
What are you looking forward to this year? 

Hailey Boyd (Physics)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Pre-Health Professions: Pre-Med, Psychology, 
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am on the women's soccer and tennis team. as well as involved in research on campus.
Why did you become a tutor? I chose to become a tutor as I enjoy having an active role on the C of I campus that involves helping others succeed.
What are you looking forward to this year? I look forward to completing my undergraduate degree as well as starting this new role as an ASC tutor.

Reilly Coyle (Spanish)

  • Class: Senior
  • Majors: Biology & Spanish
  • Minors: Psychology & Health Professions
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am a member of the women's soccer team.
Why did you become a tutor? I have been taking Spanish classes for seven years. I love being a Spanish tutor because I have a great appreciation for the language and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
What are you looking forward to this year? 

Dylan Doan (Political Economy, Philosophy, Speech Rhetoric, & Writing)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Philosophy & Political Economy 
  • Minors: Natural Sciences and Speech Rhetoric 
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Young Dems
Why did you become a tutor? To help members of the College of Idaho community excel with their academics and find what they enjoy studying.
What are you looking forward to this year?  Applying for grad programs for the Fall of 2018.  

Tucker Hamilton (Mathematics, Statistics, & *RStudio)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minors: Pre-Med, Philosophy, & History
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Member of the Gipson Fellows and Chemistry Club on campus. Off-campus, I spend time in the summers working as a Field-leader for a Fish and Game field crew collecting data on fish abundance, distribution, and activity when I’m not floating the river, golfing, or fishing. I ref and play hockey in the winter, and I hunt and fish in the fall.
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I know how difficult college can be. Simply having someone to go to with some homework problems can save hours of stressing and despairing. Having completed several Math classes, I am happy to lend a hand to those first attempting it or simply trying to finish out their math requirements.
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to continuing my chemistry major this year and hopefully making my way into both a hospital setting and a research setting over the course of this year. 

Joshua Kabins (Physics & Statistics)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Criminal Justice, Psychology, & Pre-Health Professions (Pre-Dental track)
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am involved with Chemistry Club, Pre-Health Club and I like playing sports!
Why did you become a tutor? I used the tutoring services myself and want to contribute to the academic community at The College of Idaho.
What are you looking forward to this year? 

Anabel Keller (French)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: French, Natural Science, & Businsess
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, Reslife, Student Government, Phi Alpha Theta, History Club are all things I have been involved in during my time at C of I.
Why did you become a tutor? I love to help people and I’ve thought about becoming a teacher. This opportunity has been perfect to practice doing both. 
What are you looking forward to this year? I’m studying abroad in the Czech Republic and graduating!
 

Maddy Kelly (Mathematics)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Accounting
  • Minors: Criminal Justice, Religious Studies, Computer Studies
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Yotes Swim Team
Why did you become a tutor? I enjoy helpoing my peers and working with them to solve problems. Helping someone when the light bulb goes off is the best part.
What are you looking forward to this year?  I'm looking forward to swim season.

Summer King (Spanish)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Psychology, Spanish Foundation, & Music
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I play tenor saxophone in The College of Idaho Coyote Marching Band and wind ensemble.
Why did you become a tutor? I have a great love and appreication of the Spanish languauge and culture and I want to help other people to be able to feel that same love and appreciation. And, it will be a great opportunity to help myself and others practice their Spanish skills!
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm looking forward to marching band! This year, we'll be bigger and better than ever!

Drake Kuykendall (CIV, History, & Business)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: History & Business
  • Minors: Spanish, Health and Human Performance
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Young Republicans, Catholic Yotes
Why did you become a tutor? I saw it as an opportunity to not only help my fellow peers, but also to better myself. 
What are you looking forward to this year? I am excited just to see what this year has in store for me and the rest of the YoteFam.

Trey Lane ()

  • Class: Senior
  • Major:
  • Minors: 
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement:
Why did you become a tutor?
What are you looking forward to this year? 

MacKenzie Loman (Spanish, CIV, & Writing)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: History
  • Minors:  Spanish, Education, Human Biology
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am not involved in any other clubs or organizations because I am the Assistant/Hiring manager at the Nampa Reel Theatre.
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I enjoy helping other people. I, myself, have actually used tutors in the past years and I find the Academic Support Center very helpful.
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to my Cuban history class. I love history!

Brittney Maine (Business, Accounting & Theatre)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Theatre
  • Minors: Business, Natural Science and British Studies
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement:  I sign in choir, and enjoy teaching myself new sewing and costuming skills
Why did you become a tutor? To help people find new resources to answer quetsions they're having trouble with as well as help share helpful study/homework tips I have learned to keep from going crazy.
What are you looking forward to this year? Working on the Theatre Senior Showcase

Melanie Miller (History, CIV, & Writing)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: Art & Design, Pre-Law, & Natural Science
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: History Club, Smash Club, Res Life 
Why did you become a tutor? I like showing people how fun history can be! The tutor center is also a nice, calm place to hange out. :)
What are you looking forward to this year? I look forward to seeing all the construction done and to see how awesome our campus looks with these new renovations!

Jacob Noeker (Analytical Physic, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, & Psychology)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology & Psychology
  • Minors: Pre-Health Prefessions in Medicine & Music
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: President of Pre-Health club, President of ODK Honor Society, Secretary of Chemistry Club, member of Psi Chi, member of Diversity Council.
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I want to help those who have the drive to better themselves and increase their knowledge in something that challenges them.
What are you looking forward to this year? Finishing out my undergraduate journey and moving on to the next stage of my life!

Claire Otero (Chemistry, Biology, Spanish)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minors: Biology, Spanish, Computer Science, Criminal Justice Studies
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Track and Field, Gipson Fellow, Chemistry Club
Why did you become a tutor? It's a good opportunity to learn something new.
What are you looking forward to this year? My senior track season--I'm determined to make it the best one yet!

Megan Phelps (Biology, Math, Spanish, & Chemistry)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology & Spanish
  • Minors: Pre-Med and Latin American Studies
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am on the ski team and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. This year, I am also working on an honors thesis in Biology.
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I like to learn and help others learn!
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to going to Florida for the Biology trip and traveling with my teammates.

Noelle Christiana Quong (Chemistry, Biology & Laboratory Writing)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minors: Criminal Justice, Psychology, & Health Sciences
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta, Diversity Council, Chemistry Club
Why did you become a tutor? This is my second year as a tutor, and I have loved every minute of it! I enjoy helping others expand on their education and encouraging them to create new ways of thinking. Every subject has its own challenges and learning how to tackle them is crucial to success. I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of the students that come through the ASC and find myself learning more things as well while teaching others.
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to a new year and meeting new people. 

Jade Rencher (Chemistry & Physics)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major:
  • Minors: 
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement:
Why did you become a tutor?
What are you looking forward to this year? 

Lauren Lace Smyer (CIV, Religous Studies, & Writing)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: Pre-law, Religious Studies, and Human Biology
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Vice President of Rotaract, President of Young Republicans, Campus Ministries, Student Ambassador, and Mentoring Network.
Why did you become a tutor? When I arrived at C of I, I was terrified that I wouldn't do well in class (as a lot of freshman are), but thankfully the Academic Support Center helped me gain confidence in my abilities and helped me throughout my freshman year. I in return want to help students who may be experiencing what I felt, therefore I became a tutor.
What are you looking forward to this year? This year I am looking forward to being an upperclassman, and continuing to be involved on campus in a multitude or ways.

Miranda Tang (Chemistry, English, Mathematics, & Music Theory)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Chemistry & Math/Physics
  • Minors: Biology, Pre-Med, Psychology, & Creative Writing
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I'm a member of Sinfonia and the C of I Quartet. I'm also the vice president of Chemistry Club.. 
Why did you become a tutor? I really like working with people on understanding comcepts and finding new ways to explain things. Everybody learns differently, and working towards each person's learning style is something I find challenging and enjoyable. 
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm looking forward to Theoretical Mechanics this fall, and Advanced Poetry Writing in the spring! Both are topics I'm very intersted in, so getting a closer look at them will be really fun.

Amber Tavener (Spanish)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Biology and Spanish
  • Minors:  Sociology and Pre-Med
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am the C of I Rotaract President, I am a Gipson Fellow, I am an RA in Hayman, and I play for the Women’s Lacrosse team.
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I enjoy helping others learn how to master a new language. I would also like the opportunity to practice my Spanish with other students. 
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward meeting all the new freshmen coming to C of I, and hopefully helping some of them out with their Spanish Skills!

Annika Thomas (Mathematics, Biology, & Spanish)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Math-Physics and Bio-medical Engineering
  • Minors: Spanish and Computer Science
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Photography Club, Kappa Alpha Theta, Math Club, Varsity Golf, Snowboarding, White Water Kayaking, Gipson Fellows, PEAK Mentor
Why did you become a tutor? I've been involved in tutoring organizations for nearly six years, and I've always enjoyed it. I'm passionate about the material in the subjects I'm tutoring, and I hope to help other students problem-solve in a way that they can understand and even get excited about.
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm looking forward to being mroe involved on campus as a PEAK Mentor and as ASC Tutor, and I'm excited to study in the new library!