Fall 2022

We will reopen for appointments during the second week of classes during fall semester.

To make an appointment, leave a voicemail at 253.879.3404 or complete this form

Tutor bios and hours are below.

When we have multiple tutors in the same discipline, we have listed classes that tutors have experience in within their majors below their hours. While subject tutors have the skills to be helpful in a wide variety of classes, we know that it’s sometimes helpful to meet with tutors who have taken a specific course, especially for upper-division electives. Use the course information to find the tutor who is the best fit for you!

 

Accounting & Finance

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Paige Gerhart

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi! My name is Paige and I’m from Danville, California. I’m a junior here at UPS majoring in business with a minor in economics and a concentration in finance. I am also a member of the women’s basketball team on campus. Outside of school, you can catch me playing spikeball on Todd field or enjoying a coffee in Divs. I also enjoy traveling, surfing, camping, and hanging with friends. I can’t wait to work with you!

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Biology

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Beatrice Bugos

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Hey y'all! My name is Beatrice and I'm from Redwood City, CA. I'm a senior double majoring in Biology and Environmental Policy & Decision Making and I'm in the Honors Program. When I'm not in Harned, I captain the womxns ultimate frisbee team (Clearcut), conduct research in Carrie Woods' lab, explore Washington, and I'm a docent at UPS's museum of natural history. I'm a big fan of long phone calls, walking barefoot on grass, identifying plants, and connecting with new people. I love chatting about anything biology from a sick research project to a cool observation you made. I look forward to meeting you!

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Evelyn Standaert

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Hello! My name is Evelyn Standaert, but I mainly just go by Evie. I'm from Olympia, WA and am a junior here at UPS, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Politics and Government and an emphasis in Bioethics. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, hiking, and hanging out with my dog. I'm also on the pre-health track so feel free to reach out to me with any questions about that as well. I look forward to meeting you!

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Adam Schmidt

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hello everyone! My name is Adam and I am a senior from Madison, WI majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Spanish. This is my second year working in the CWL, so I am excited to work with everyone whether you have been in the center before or not! I play soccer for the university and in my free time I enjoy photography or water skiing. I am looking forward to help you with everything biology this year!

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Classes Taken: Bio 212

Chemistry

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Dane Reynolds

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Hi! My name is Dane, I am a senior who is majoring in BioChemistry! I grew up in Ashland, a cute little town down in Southern Oregon where my dad and uncle are both dentists. This has inspired me to become one so I am hopefully headed off to dental school after next year! When I'm not studying or doing homework I love to read comic books (feel free to ask me about Batman, he's currently what I'm reading the most!), workout, play videogames, hike, and ski. I'm ready to help answer any questions you might have about Chemistry or Biology!

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Kate Jernigan

Pronouns: she/they

Hi there! My name is Kate and I’m from Austin, Texas. I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry. When I’m not in Thompson, I enjoy making Spotify playlists, crocheting, and eating SUB banana bread! I was a general chemistry CA last year, so let me know if you need any tips on how to prepare for lab or write a report. As challenging as chemistry is, I think it's also really interesting! Feel free to stop by whenever you need some clarity, or maybe you just need help on a worksheet - I'm excited to work with you :)

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Max Hedayati

Max Hedayati

Hi! My name is Max and I’m from Santa Rosa CA. I’m a senior biochemistry major and neuroscience and math minor. When I’m not studying in divs or opp, I love playing my guitar, shooting hoops at the fieldhouse or daydreaming about skiing. I love chatting about science so if you have any questions or inquiries please don’t hesitate to ask. I can’t wait to all of you with chemistry this year! I promise its really cool!!

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Classes Taken: CHEM 115 (Neshyba), CHEM 230 (Burgard), CHEM 250 (Boisvert), CHEM 251 (Boisvert)

Chinese

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Allie Chapman

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hey, I'm Allie! I am super excited to be starting out as the Chinese tutor this school year and look forward to working with y'all in the CWL! Through my academic pursuits at Puget Sound I have been able to find so many fascinating connections between my two majors, Chinese & IPE. Whether you're looking for language help or just want to delve deeper into related issues, please come and chat!

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Classics

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Ainsley Austin

Classics/Latin 

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Hi there! My name is Ainsley Austin and I’m a senior majoring in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (Classical Studies track) with a minor in Communication Studies. I was lucky enough to spend Spring 2022 in Rome, so feel free to ask me questions about study abroad! My main academic interests include media studies, women in antiquity, and Latin. I know that ancient languages and history can be intimidating, but I’m excited to talk through these ideas together. When I’m not doing schoolwork in Diversions, I love participating in RDG, writing poetry, and watching movies. I can’t wait to work with you!

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Ava Martinson

Classics/Greek

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hey! My name is Ava, and I’m from Portland, OR. I am a senior majoring in Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies on the Classical Languages track, and I’m also minoring in Communications. Outside of class, you might find me studying in Divs, Opp, or one of the local coffee shops. I enjoy hiking, exploring the greater Seattle-Tacoma area, watching video essays on YouTube, and reading for leisure when I have the time. I work here at the CWL as both a Subject Tutor and Writing Advisor, so feel free to drop by if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat!

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Exercise Science

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Johnny Walker-Whitmore

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Hi! My name is Johnny and I am a senior here at UPS. I am majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Math. I play on the Men's Soccer team at the university and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I can't wait to meet you all in the fall!

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French

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Rachel Visick

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Hello! I’m Rachel Visick, a senior majoring in English and French Language Studies. When I’m not writing essays, I like to write some poetry on the side and spend a lot of my time reading, whether for class or for fun. I also play piano and enjoy listening to music! You might catch me going for long walks around Tacoma and petting all of the cats. I love languages and am happy to work with you on anything French or to just talk about life in general!

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German

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Annie Kisska

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Hi all! My name is Annie and I’m a senior majoring in German Studies from Long Beach, California. Outside of class, I enjoy slacklining on sunny days, biking around Tacoma, and pulling a few weeds in the campus garden. My goal is to help make learning German feel more approachable, especially in conversation. Feel free to swing by, not only for help with class assignments or grammar questions, but also just for a chat!

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Japanese

Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Pronouns: she/her and they/them

Hi! My name is Emily, and I'm the Japanese subject tutor here at the CWL. I've been taking this language since my freshman year of highschool, so just about 7 years! I couldn't have made it this far without help and support from my peers and professors, so I hope you feel comfortable reaching out to me any time, for anything :) よろしくね!

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Classes Taken: JAPN 301 (Ludden), JAPN 311 (Ludden), JAPN 360 (Ludden), JAPN 350 (Ludden)

Mathematics

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Jake McRae

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Hi. My name is Jake and I am from Oakland, CA. I'm a senior majoring in physics and minoring in math and studio art. Here at the CWL I tutor in both math and physics. In my free time I love to backpack, make art, read, and play games. I look forward to working with you all!

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Tia Bottger

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi I’m Tia! I use she/her pronouns and I’m a junior double majoring in physics and EPDM with minors in math and biophysics. I’ll be tutoring physics and math this year! When I reach the point of staring at a problem for way too long, I enjoy escaping campus on a hike (I’m in love with Washington forests) or a walk around the neighborhood looking for pretty plants and having a main character moment. I know how easy it is to let despair sink in when you’re not understanding physics and math right away, and I’m here to help break things down so they aren’t as overwhelming to tackle. Come by to get frustrations out, work through homework, review for a test, nerd out, or have a good ol’ fashioned conversation– whatever floats your boat!

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Sam Webb

Sam Webb

Pronouns: she/they

Hey! My name is Sam, and I'm one of the math tutors here at the CWL. I'm a senior double majoring in Math and Theatre, with a minor in Education. You can usually find me tossing frisbees, walking across a slackline, or vibing in the math lounge. Stop by for homework help, test prep, existential questions, or just to chat! Hope to see you soon!

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Classes Taken: MATH 280 (Jackson), MATH 290 (Beezer), MATH 301 (Jackson)

Physics

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Jake McRae

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Hi. My name is Jake and I am from Oakland, CA. I'm a senior majoring in physics and minoring in math and studio art. Here at the CWL I tutor in both math and physics. In my free time I love to backpack, make art, read, and play games. I look forward to working with you all!

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Tia Bottger

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi I’m Tia! I use she/her pronouns and I’m a junior double majoring in physics and EPDM with minors in math and biophysics. I’ll be tutoring physics and math this year! When I reach the point of staring at a problem for way too long, I enjoy escaping campus on a hike (I’m in love with Washington forests) or a walk around the neighborhood looking for pretty plants and having a main character moment. I know how easy it is to let despair sink in when you’re not understanding physics and math right away, and I’m here to help break things down so they aren’t as overwhelming to tackle. Come by to get frustrations out, work through homework, review for a test, nerd out, or have a good ol’ fashioned conversation– whatever floats your boat!

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Psychology Statistics

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Hayden Smith

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Hello! My name is Hayden (they/them) and I'm from Corvallis, OR. I'm a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in neuroscience and GQS. Outside of class I like to forage for mushrooms, skate and have picnics! I'm also a member of peer allies and the alternative music director at KUPS. Feel free to stop by to study, talk psychology and statistics, or just to chat! :)

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Spanish

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Anna Sherwood

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Hi there! My name is Anna, and I'm looking forward to being a Spanish subject tutor this year at the CWL! I am a sophomore planning on majoring in Communications, minoring in Spanish, and studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country next year. Outside of the classroom, I am a member of Maroon Society, Repertory Dance Group, and am an avid library-goer! I have had such a wonderful experience taking Spanish courses here at Puget Sound, and hope to help you all have a positive experience in any way I can.

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Abby Stranahan

Abby Stranahan

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Hi guys! My name is Abby, and I am a senior from Santa Fe, NM. I am majoring in U.S. Politics with minors in Spanish and the new Crime, Law, & Justice program, and this will be my second year working as a subject tutor at the CWL. Outside of academics and my job, I am a captain for the women's lacrosse team. When it's nice and sunny I love going on adventures outside, and when it is not, I love holing up and reading books, listening to music, and watching movies/tv shows, and I always love recommendations for new stuff to check out! I can't wait to get to know you guys and help you with your studies :)

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Classes Taken: SPAN 201 (Lago-Graña) & SPAN 202 (Lago-Graña)

Statistics

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Viola Drazga

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Hey! I'm Viola and I'm a Stats tutor here at the CWL. I'm a junior from Tacoma studying Molecular and Cell Biology, French, SOAN and Bioethics. Stats is a common course for so many different majors, so I would love to hear all about what you're studying when you stop by! As someone who used the CWL extensively for all of the math classes I've ever taken here at UPS, I understand that it can be super overwhelming to internalize a lot of these concepts, so I am here to help. When I'm not in class, you can find me working as an RA here on campus, trying out new baking projects, playing cello, or hanging out with my cat, Darcy. I hope to see you soon!

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Kiana Serrao

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Aloha! My name is Kiana Serrao, but feel free to call me Ki, and I am from the Big Island of Hawaii, the rainy Hilo side! I am in the graduate school of Occupational Therapy this year and was a psychology major as an undergraduate. If I'm not Weyerhaeuser, you’ll probably find me running around with the amazing UPS Women’s Soccer team or hanging out around campus with my friends. Things that make me happy are food, animals, the ocean, and making new friends! So if you want help on psychology statistics, talk about my experience with the OT program, or simply just talk about literally anything, come hang out! I’m excited to meet you!

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