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] or Emilyne Miller, Student Success Coordinator 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
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Hailey Boyd (Physics)

  • Class: Senior
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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? After receiving my undergraduate degree, I plan on attending PA school and becoming a physician's assistant. I hope to specialize in dermatology.

Dylan Doan (Political Economy, Philosophy, & Writing)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Philosophy & Political Economy 
  • Minors: Natural Sciences and Speech Rhetoric 
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am a Residential Assistant in Hayman and play baseball. 
Why did you become a tutor? I enjoy helping and working with other students. I think that understanding political economy courses better gives students an insight and greater knowledge within the political and economic arena. As well, philosophy provided the foundation for all current natural and social science systems and understanding the various arguments and ideologies is fundamental for critical thinking. 
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to challenging myself within the classroom and outside of it. I hope to move towards a deeper understanding within my major and non-major course.  

Tucker Hamilton (Mathematics, Statistics, & *RStudio)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minors: Pre-Med, Philosophy, & History
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am involved with the Gipson Fellows honors program and play several non-competitive recreational sports off campus such as golf and ice hockey.
Why did you become a tutor?I became a tutor because I myself have greatly benefited from others' help with certain subjects and I would like to pay that help forward. Additionally, I find that helping others with homework helps me to better understand the subject.
What are you looking forward to this year? I am very much looking forward to entering into my chemistry courses. I was not enrolled in any chemistry courses this past year and I am eager to begin progressing further towards my degree and taking yet another step towards the degree in medicine I am striving to achieve.

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? Graduating and DAT (Dental Admission Test) preparation!

Anabel Keller (French)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: French, Natural Science, & Businsess
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am part of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a FYM, & a Student Ambassador.
Why did you become a tutor? French is something I've enjoyed for the past five years or so and I thought it would be fun to be able to help others learn to enjoy it as well.
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm going on the Winter Wilderness Experience trip this January, which should be unlike anything else I've ever done.

Maddy Kelly (Mathematics)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Minors: Criminal Justice, Religious Studies, & Computer Studies
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I swim for the Lady Yotes Swim Team.
Why did you become a tutor? I have been a tutor since my early years of high school. I really enjoy math and I enjoy helping people. I love being there when someone finally gets their "ah-ha" moment. 
What are you looking forward to this year? This year I am looking forward to taking classes more geared towards my major and minors, meeting the new swim coach that was hired this season and living in The Village. 

Summer King (Spanish)

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Drake Kuykendall (CIV & History)

  • Class: Senior
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MacKenzie Loman (Spanish, Teaching, & Writing)

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Brittney Maine (Accounting, Business, & Theatre)

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Melanie Miller (History, CIV, & Writing)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: Art & Design, Pre-Law, & Natural Science
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am involved with Senate, Nintendo Club, and Res Life. In my spare time I enjoy video games, creating art, and watching stand-up comedy. 
Why did you become a tutor? I actually really like helping other people out, especially if it relates to something I love. At times I think academia has a problem with getting too rigid and stuff, so I like to try and liven things up a little when I help out people so that way everyone's having fun while learning at the same time. 
What are you looking forward to this year? All of it! I can't even specify a single thing because every year at C of I is just a wild ride. Sometimes the best times are the unpredictable ones. 

Jacob Noeker (Biology, Chemistry & Psychology)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology & Psychology
  • Minors: Pre-Health Prefessions in Medicine & Music
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am involved with Chemistry Club, Pre-Health Club, research in Dr. Sara Heggland’s lab, private tutoring, private guitar lessons, volunteering at St. Luke’s Hospital, as well as the Gipson Fellows.
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? I am looking forward to delving deeper into the subjects that I enjoy as well as taking on new challenges and responsibilities as I approach the next level in my career.

Claire Otero (Mathematics)

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Megan Phelps (Biology & Chemistry)

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Noelle Christiana Quong (Chemistry & Biology)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minors: Criminal Justice, Psychology, & Health Sciences
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta and Roteract
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm looking forward to helping out students interested in a subject I love! I am excited to see what this semester holds.

Jade Rencher (Chemistry & Physics)

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Lauren Smyer (CIV, Religous Studies, & Writing)

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

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minors: Biology, Pre-Med, Criminal Justice, & Creative Writing
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I'm a member of Sinfonia and the C of I Quartet. In my spare time I enjoy reading, figure skating, and playing with my tortoise and goats. 
Why did you become a tutor? I enjoy working with people, and helping students figure out a problem or a prompt that they've been having trouble with is an extremely rewarding experience.
What are you looking forward to this year?  I'm looking forward to taking Genetics and Analytical Physics--topics that I found fascinating in high school--as well as learning new pieces with my quartet.

Amber Tavener (Spanish)

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Annika Thomas (Mathematics & Spanish)

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