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: Spring 2017

 
SUBJECT TUTOR SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
BIOLOGY Hailey   7:00-9:00pm       
Jacob  6:00-8:00pm

 

  6:00-8:00pm   
Joao       8:00-10:00pm   
Maggie    11:30am-1:30pm      
Noelle         5:00-7:00pm
BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING Blake         6:00-8:00pm 
Cameron     5:00-7:00pm     
CHEMISTRY Hailey    7:00-9:00pm      
Jacob 6:00-8:00pm       6:00-8:00pm  
Joao        8:00-10:00pm  
Maggie   11:30am-1:30pm       
Miranda       6:00-8:00pm   
Noelle         5:00-7:00pm
CIV Darrell       7:30-9:30pm   
Hope  6:00-8:00pm        
Melanie   7:00-9:00pm       
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Alex T. 2:00-4:00pm    8:00-10:00pm     
FRENCH Anabel          6:00-8:00pm
HISTORY Alex F.     5:00-7:00pm    5:00-7:00pm 
Darrell        7:30-9:30pm  
Melanie    7:00-9:00pm      
MATHEMATICS Jake       7:00-9:00pm   
Maddy   7:00-9:00pm       
Maggie   11:30am-1:30pm      
Miranda       6:00-8:00pm   
Tucker          5:00-7:00pm
MUSIC THEORY Miranda        6:00-8:00pm  
PHILOSOPHY Dylan      7:00-9:00pm    
PHYSICS Hailey   7:00-9:00pm       
Joao       8:00-10:00pm  
Joshua       5:00-7:00pm   
POLITICAL ECONOMY Cameron     5:00-7:00pm     
Dylan     7:00-9:00pm     
Alex T. 2:00-4:00pm    8:00-10:00pm     
PSYCHOLOGY Jacob  6:00-8:00pm     6:00-8:00pm   
Joao        8:00-10:00pm  
SPANISH Carolina          4:00-6:00pm
Reilly   1:00-3:00pm       
STATISTICS Alex F.     5:00-7:00pm   5:00-7:00pm 
Tucker *RStudio         5:00-7:00pm
ENGLISH & WRITING Alex F.      5:00-7:00pm   5:00-7:00pm 
Darrell       7:30-9:30pm   
Dylan     7:00-9:00pm    
Hope 6:00-8:00pm         
Joao        8:00-10:00pm  
Melanie    7:00-9:00pm       
Miranda       6:00-8:00pm   

Meet the tutors!

Alexandria Flemmer-Hudson

Alexandria Flemmer-Hudson (Writing, History, & Statistics)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: Natural Science, Pre-Law, & English Literature
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am involved with the Arabic Hebrew Club, The History Club, and Circle K International.
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I love helping people learn and because I believe that learning is a collaborative process. Because of this, I believe that learning requires students work together to overcome any problems we may face in the struggle to become knowledgeable people.
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to working with and getting to know this year's incoming freshmen. I remember how stressful and difficult it was to make the transition from high school to college so I am excited to help students through this transformation.

Anabel Keller (French)

  • Class: Junior
  • 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.

Blake Franklin (Business & Accounting)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Business Administration & Human Performance
  • Minors: Spanish
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am a Student Hall Director, part of the Business Mentoring Program, Omicron Delta Kappa Treasurer, and Campus Ministries. Enjoy exercising and reading.
Why did you become a tutor? For the opportunity to help my fellow students just as many have helped me, keep myself fresh on fundamental business topics.
What are you looking forward to this year? Sporting events, Big campus programs, and OF COURSE Graduating!

Cameron Arnzen (Business & Accounting)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Political Economy
  • Minors: Business & Accounting, Religious Studies, Art & Design, & Natural Sciences
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am a part of Student Government (ASCI President), PEAK Mentor, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Relay for Life C of I & Caldwell.
Why did you become a tutor? The Business & Accounting Department at The College of Idaho offers a unique opportunity for students to supplement their career aspirations with a breadth of professional knowledge. Whether majoring or minoring in business or simply taking a course, students will only be helping themselves secure a more durable and adaptable future as there is no way to avoid business in such a globalized and modern economy. My mission in becoming a tutor for the Business & Accounting department is rooted in the belief that students who study business are bracing themselves for their bright and open futures in the best way possible. With such a diverse field, there is absolutely nothing wrong with diversity in approaches to learning – and that is what tutoring is to me. The most gratifying aspect of being a tutor is the constant exchange of diverse approaches to new situations.
What are you looking forward to this year? This year will be my last here on the campus that I love. I am looking forward to preparing myself for the inevitable uncertainty that is graduation. This year will be a year of lasts for me - last classes, last year of food at the Caf, and last Spring Fling. I am looking forward to a year full of excitement and fun.

Carolina Zhen (Spanish)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Anthropology & Sociology
  • Minors: Chemistry, Spanish, & Business
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I am currently a student advocate with the Advocate Center, chair of the Diversity Council, a board member of the Gender-Sexuality Campus Alliance, and just an active member of YoteFam.
Why did you become a tutor? Asking for help should never be a difficult process and while I believe that the teachers here are easily accessible, it can be intimidating (and even scary for some) to ask a professor for help. I cannot speak to anyone else's experience but there have been times in classes throughout my life where I'm not sure what I just heard and turning to a peer to have them clarify what I thought I heard or to hear how he/she explains it can be incredibly beneficial. I wanted to be one of those sounding boards for another person and if there is a larger problem, I want to be a friendly resource between the student and professor. I also just like helping people - in whatever capacity is needed so long as I am deemed qualified.
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm looking forward to helping more people (hopefully) and increasing the awareness of the ASC as a resource for struggling students.

Darrell Falconburg (Writing, CIV, & History)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: Political Economy, Pre-Law, Religious Studies
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: As far as things go on campus, aside from course work involving my declared major and minors, I am involved in the campus ministry, am president of the history club, am in the newly forming Young Americans For Liberty, and write two monthly columns for the Coyote. My hobbies include reading, playing piano/guitar, and, as of late, running.
Why did you become a tutor? I was also a tutor last year and enjoyed the experience. I do not mind when students email me to set up an appointment outside of my hours.

Dylan Doan (Political Economy, Philosophy, & Writing)

  • Class: Junior
  • 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. 

 

Hailey Chambers (Biology, Chemistry, & Physics)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Music, Health Professions (Pre-Med), & Psychology
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: On campus, I'm a member of the softball team, Pre-Health Club, and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, but I also love hiking, reading, and playing the piano.
Why did you become a tutor? The amazing opportunities that I've had at the College of Idaho have given me such a strong appreciation of this school. I want to help other students feel like they can be successful enough to achieve whatever their goals are and make the most of the incredible education that we are so lucky to have here.
What are you looking forward to this year? So many things! Most of all, though, I'm looking forward to giving my piano senior recital in the fall, having the best softball season yet, and spending time with my friends.

Hope DeCuir (English & CIV)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Elementry Education
  • Minors: Creative Writing & Asian Studies
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I'm a member of Scarlet Masque and the secretary of the Interfaith Club. I also work in the Box Office for the Theatre Department's productions. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, working on one of my novels, or watching Netflix.
Why did you become a tutor? In keeping with my major, I have a love of teaching and helping other's learn. Throughout high school and into college, I had to find my own way and struggle to get into the swing of things. I'd like to ease the transition for others along with helping them produce the best work they can while scaffolding them to improve beyond.
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm looking forward to enjoying my last year with my friends as well as spending more time in the schools for my major.

Jacob Noeker (Biology, Chemistry, & Psychology)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Biology & Psychology
  • Minors: Pre-Health Professions 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.

Jake Bowman (Mathematics)

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Health Professions, History, & Philosophy
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: I play baseball and I am in the Gipson Fellows.
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I enjoy school a lot more when I know how to do whatever it is I'm doing, and I want to be able to help other students to enjoy their time in school as well.
What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to meeting new people through tutoring and being able to not only help others but also learn while I'm doing it.

Joao Vieira Monteiro DeBarros (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, & Writing)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology, Health Sciences, & Medical Lab Science (ISU)
  • Minors: Health Professions (Pre-Med), Music, & Psychology
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity – I have been a member of this fraternity since the spring term of my freshman year.
Why did you become a tutor? I decided to become a tutor because I wanted to share my passion and enthusiasm for biology and chemistry with my peers and hopefully assist them with a variety of topics that are related to their science courses. Finally, I wanted to give back to the C of I community.
What are you looking forward to this year? I look forward to seeing students understanding topics that seemed challenging at first sight!

Joshua Kabins (Physics)

  • 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!

Maddy Kelly (Mathematics)

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Major: Intended: Business Administration
  • Minors: Intended: 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.

Maggie Brown (Biology, Chemistry, & 100 level Mathematics)

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Literature, Psychology, & Health Professions
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: On campus I'm involved in Circle K International and Pre-Health Club. During vacations I'm a part time yak and sheep rancher! 
Why did you become a tutor? I joined the academic support center to foster support in our academic community and to stay sharp in a variety of subjects. 
What are you looking forward to this year? I'm looking forward to seeing the May release of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and helping out my family farm's lambing season this spring. 

Melanie Miller (History, Civ, & Writing)

  • Class: Junior
  • 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. 

Miranda Tang (Writing, Mathematics, Chemistry, Music Theory)

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Chemisty
  • 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.

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.

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.

Tucker Hamilton (Mathematics, Statistics, & *RStudio)

  • Class: Sophomore
  • 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.

Alex Thomas (Environmental Studies & Political Economy)

  • Class: Senior
  • Majors:Evironmental Studies
  • Minors:International Political Economy, Business
Hobbies, Clubs, & Involvement: Sigma Chi, ASC Judicial Board, Pre-Law club, and Lacrosse
Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor because I strongly believe in the dual benefits of teaching my peers. By helping them with subjects that they are seeking to improve in, I am strengthening my own skills in that given area. I have also received a significant amount of help over the years from the ASC and even though I am a senior, I feel like it is never too late to give back to the C of I community.
What are you looking forward to this year? I am excited for our Lacrosse season and getting to know as many Yotes as possible! I am also looking forward to finally graduating and moving out on my own to start my career. I want to go into the field of Environmental Policy and I am anxious to get started down that path.