Meet the Spring 2013 Learning Center Tutors!
Tutors: Writing and Cinema Studies
Abbey is a senior Literature and Cinema Studies double major from Manhattan. She peer mentors a College Writing class and (unsurprisingly) enjoys reading, writing, and film. Her other interests include art, fashion, and the past.
Alex is a senior Psychology student from upstate New York. He served as a Learning Assistant for Intro to Psychology and has experience helping students with a variety of Psychology classes. Alex is interested in cognition, memory, and how the brain works and plans to go to graduate school for either Neuroscience or Neuropsychology.
Tutors: Writing and Art History
Ella is a junior Art History major. She is excited to be a tutor this semester. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sewing, and riding her bike.
Tutors: Writing & Sociology
Emily is a recent Purchase College alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Her interests include writing, dance, and dance education studies. Emily has a passion for teaching and helping those who are underrepresented in education and society at large. She is an avid writer and plans to pursue a career in Higher Education & Leadership for Student Success.
Gina is a junior creative writing and literature double major from Queens, New York. She is drawn to humor writing, specifically, fiction and creative nonfiction. Her interests include sketch comedy, live music, and performance.
A junior Literature major, Hannah loves helping students analyze and write about most anything but especially texts. She has had experience peer mentoring college writing classes and hopes to continue editing and critiquing pieces as a career. In her free time she enjoys reading, making soup, and having philosophical talks.
Tutors: Spanish and Anthropology
Helena is a junior double major in Literature and Anthropology. She is very interested in Asian cultures so for the past two years she has studied Chinese. She enjoys reading, long walks, listening to music (k-pop), and watching Korean or Asian dramas.
Hunter is a senior double major in Creative Writing and Anthropology. In his free time, he tries to do a lot of reading, writing, and running.
James is a freshman literature major from New York City. He is fluent in French, and particularly good at sharpening conversational skills and pronunciation. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, riding his bike and watching movies.
Tutors: Arts Management and Art History
Julia is a senior Arts Management major with a minor in Art History. Her focus is on the visual arts, but after a semester abroad in France, she became interested in cultural policy. She is a firm believer that ice cream tastes better in winter.
Tutors: Psychology and Writing
Lilly is a junior Psychology major from Connecticut. She is passionate about algebra, nature, Persian poetry and positive psychology. Outside of school, she writes, travels, and plays for the Purchase women's tennis team. She hopes to have a career in teaching or social work.
Tutors: Music Theory and Music History
Matt is a senior Composition major at the Music Conservatory. He has been involved with music since he was very young, and has experience organizing and performing in concerts in New York City. He aspires to teach composition at a University.
Tutors: Precalculus, Calculus, and Basic Math
Melissa, a senior from Long Island, is a Math/Computer Science major with a minor in Arts Management. She likes seeing how the arts and business worlds intersect, and she also enjoys studying martial arts.
Michael is from Connecticut, and is a sophomore in the Literature program. Here at Purchase, he is the secretary of the Literature Society, a DJ at WPSR, a Peer Mentor, and a writing TA. He enjoys reading a wide variety of material, but focuses on Latin American and expatriate literature. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing guitar, recording, writing poetry, and swimming.
Sofia is a senior majoring in Psychology. She is half-American and half-Italian and lived in Rome, Italy, for 12 years prior to coming to the States for college. Sofia is completely bilingual and has tutored students coming from all different academic backgrounds at Purchase. These include students taking Italian courses as well as opera singers in the Conservatory of Music. She is available to help with Italian grammar, pronunciation, comprehension, and conversation.
Sarah is a junior Creative Writing and Literature major from Long Island; she is completing her BA in three years. She is also involved with youth mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters and has interned with literacy nonprofits. She is especially interested in American literature and hopes to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in English. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, biking, and vegan baking.
Tutors: Mandarin Chinese
Wan is a senior majoring in Theater & Performance and minoring in Arts Management. She was born and raised in China and moved to the U.S.4 years ago. She served as a Learning Assistant for Mardarin Chinese and has experience helping students with a variety of Chinese cultural concepts. Wan is currently working on her senior project, for which she is directing a theater show combining cultures, languages, poetry, dance, music, and movement. She has a strong desire to use her project to share her precious backgrounds with her audiences.