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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Center for Academic Success

Meet Our Mathematics and Science Tutors

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/success/staff/math_sci_tutors.html

Anne P.
Anne P.
Program: – Secondary Math Education
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Bloomington, IN
Fun Facts – I know sign language.
FavoritesMovies: Free Willy, Cool Runnings, The Little Mermaid; TV: Boy Meets World; Food: Sushi
Favorite Quote: – Math is Magic.
Why I like working in the CAS? – I love getting to use my strengths to help others, and I know that tutoring now is making me a better prepared teacher for the future.

 

 


Ariel B.
Ariel B.
Program: – Chemistry and Biology
What do I tutor? Chemistry, Biology (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Stratford, WI
Favorites – Bones, House, and country music.
Why I like working in the CAS? – It's fun. Helps remember lower level class material.


 

 


Ashley O.
Ashley O.
Program: – Human Biology
What do I tutor? Chemistry, Biology (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Luck, WI
Fun Facts – I can twist my arm all the way around.
Favorite Quote: – "Above all else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." - Proverbs 4:23
Why I like working in the CAS? – I like working in the CAS because helping students with their studies helps me learn and retain information as well.

 

 


Bang H.
Bang H.
Program: – Math
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Nanning, China
Fun Facts – Math is the key to everything.
Favorites – Someone Like You, Friends, and reading books.
Why I like working in the CAS? – 1. I love to help others. 2. I love math. 3. I love to talk with someone. 4. I love to make friends.

 

 


Bailey J.
Bailey J.
Program: – Earth Science & Life Science Education
What do I tutor? Astronomy (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Milaca, MN
Fun Facts – Lead singer of the band Midnight Sun.
Favorites – My favorite writer is Neal Shusterman and his Star Shards trilogy are my favorite books. My favorite TV show is Firefly closely followed by House. I also have a weakness for Scrumdiddlyuptios bars and I love to sing.
Favorite Quote: – "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy helping others understand the subject I love so much.

 

 


Dan K.
Dan
Program: – Physical and Cultural Geography
What do I tutor? Geography (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Mankato, MN
Fun Facts – I auditioned for Wheel of Fortune.
Favorites – TV: The Office; Hobby: Golf & Tennis.
Favorite Quote: – "Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will" - Jawaharlal Nehru
Why I like working in the CAS? – It is a rewarding feeling to know that when the students leave the CAS they feel more confident about the subject.

 

 


Deanna C.
Deanna C.
Program: – Math Education
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Butterfield, MN
Fun Facts – I raised llamas growing up.
Favorites – Jodi Piccoult books. Colorguard.
Favorite Quote: – Math is the key to happiness. :)
Why I like working in the CAS? – Sometimes math is hard, but that moment when you actually understand what you're doing is one the best natural highs. I love helping people move past their frustration and into the more exciting parts of math. I like sharing what I love with others. I like being myself & having a good time while still getting stuff done. And I love my co-workers!

 

 


Derick M.
Derick M.
Program: – Nursing
What do I tutor? Biology, Chemistry (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Limbe, Cameroon
Fun Facts – I love cracking jokes!



 

 


Greg H.
Greg H.
Program: – Colleg Student Affairs
What do I tutor? Statistics, Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Mankato, MN
Fun Facts – Played football, basketball and baseball in college.
FavoritesBooks: Unbroken; Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, A Few Good Men; TV: Modern Family
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enejoy helping people in any way that I can, trying to find new ways to explain things, and working with individuals and small groups.

 

 


Hojoon L.
Hojoon L.
Program: – MSEE
What do I tutor? Math, Physics (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Seoul, South Korea
Fun Facts – Mankato to Key West takes 33 hours to drive.
FavoritesHobby: Skiing, biking, road trip, soccer, tennis. Movies: The Pianist. Music: Jazz and Classical.
Why I like working in the CAS? – It is my pleasure to help students who are in trouble and to lead to academic success.

 

 


Joshua T.
Joshua T.
Program: – Chemistry
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Wacoina, MN
FavoritesBooks: The Road. Movies:The Book of Eli. TV Show: Phineas and Ferb. App: Distant Suns 3. Hobby: Astronomy. Food: Anything.
Favorite Quote: – "With great power comes great responsibility." - Stan Lee
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy working with people.

 

 


Joshua W.
Greg H.
Program: – Mathematics, Statistics
What do I tutor? Math and Statistics (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Cokato, MN
Fun Facts – 1+1+1+...=-1/2 (see Riemann Zeta function at s=0)
Favorites – Wheel of Time series; Sword of Truth series; Math; Piano; Guitar; Randomness
Why I like working in the CAS? – I like tutoring because it allows me to act like a story teller, guiding students through the ideas and the concepts.

 

 


Mounika A.
Mounika A.
Program: – Electrical Engineering
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Hyderabad, India
Why I like working in the CAS? – I feel it's fun solving problems in math and also I want to make math easy for other students by assisting them. I love the working environment at the CAS with the tutees and other tutors. I really appreciate CAS for giving me this great opportunity to help other students.

 

 


Nicholas M.
Anne P.
Program: – Mathematics
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Rosemount
Fun Facts – I used to have nightmares about pigs when I was a kid.
FavoritesHobbies: Exercising; Music: Alternative Rock & Hip-hop; TV: Pawn Stars
Favorite Quote: – You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" Wayne Gretzky
Not only do I get to help other students grasp material but I learn things from helping them as well.

 

 


Nick V.
Nick V.
Program: – Automotive Engineering
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Faribault, MN
Fun Facts – I can recite virtually all of Full Metal Jacket.
FavoritesBooks: American Lion; Movies: Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars; Hobby: snowmobiling, ice fishing, mountain biking, riding Harley bike; Food: Greek pork shish kebab; Music: Zack Wilde, Metallica, Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra
Favorite Quote: – "Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought" John F. Kennedy
Why I like working in the CAS? – I get the opportunity to give back and see the positive change in a students' study habits.

 

 


Noble P.
Noble P.
Program: – IT
What do I tutor? Math, IT (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Mankato
Favorite Quote: – Love never fails.
Why I like working in the CAS? – Tutoring students, helping their enrichment, building new relations. Always been my interest and CAS is the perfect place for that.

 

 


Quan L.
Quan L.
Program: – Math Secondary Education
What do I tutor? Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Vietnam
Favorites – Transformers.
Why I like working in the CAS? – I like helping other students with math because I can prepare to be a good teacher in the future.

 

 


Rachel K.
Ronni I.
Program:
What do I tutor? Chemistry (find my schedule here)
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Ronni E.
Ronni I.
Program: – Graduate Teaching Licensure, Chemistry
What do I tutor? Chemistry (find my schedule here)
Fun Facts – I make yogurt.

Favorite Quote: "Correlation is not causation"
Why I like working in the CAS? – I love being involved in the process of the lightbulb coming on.

 

 


Zach L.
Zach L.
Program: – Math, Physics
What do I tutor? Physics, Math (find my schedule here)
Hometown – Savage, MN
Fun Facts – I have gone rock climbing in 4 states.
Favorites – Book: Dresdin File. Hobby: Rock Climbing. Movies: Watchmen.
Why I like working in the CAS? – It will look good on grad school applications.