Center for Academic Excellence

Meet the Tutors

Our Academic Peer Tutors are current Truman students just like you! Our tutors have not only excelled in the areas they specialize in, but they have also been trained by the CAE and recommended by professors in the subject(s) they support.

Josh Jones, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Statistics
Minors: Actuarial Science and Economics
Student Status: Junior
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 4
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • ECON 130, 200, 201, 205, 210
  • MATH 156, 186, 192, 194, 198, 263
  • STAT 190, 290

Something I have enjoyed about tutoring is just getting to hear another peer or classmate explaining. I am a people person so I really enjoy getting to know someone while also being able to help with their classwork. Asking for help is never a weakness, but merely a strength.”

Rachel Downey, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Biology
Student Status: Senior
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 4
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • BIOL 100, 104, 107
  • CHEM 100, 129, 130, 131, 329
  • JUST 281
  • MATH 156, 157, 186
  • PHRE 187

“As someone who eventually plans to teach high school biology, the Tutoring Center has provided me experience with explaining science topics. I’ve found that I love helping others, especially with their education. The Tutoring Center is a great place to find help and to hear from a student’s perspective.”

Tenzin Tamang, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Student Status: Junior
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 2
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • BIOL 100, 104, 107
  • CHEM 100, 129, 130
  • MATH 156, 157, 186, 198
  • PHRE 187
  • Study skills
  • Test preparation
  • Time management

“The Tutoring Center is a great academic resource on campus for students. We tutor the subjects we took and excelled in. In addition to that, all of the tutors have undergone a semester-long tutoring class to polish their tutoring skills. To be able to share my knowledge and help other students makes me happy. Students should utilize the tutoring center. We are there for you, to help as much as we can with your study questions. I want to point out we are Truman students just like you. You should never hesitate to approach us. As a tutor, I am learning something new with every student.”

Micaela Merrill, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: IDSM Neuroscience Major
Minor: Music
Student Status: Sophomore
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 2
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • BIOL 100, 107, 330
  • CHEM 100, 129, 130, 131, 329
  • PSYC 166, 266

“To any student who might be wondering if they should come to the tutoring center, I can tell you that we are here to help! Everyone here is very kind, and we are all trained on how to be a good tutor.”

John Dames, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Business with a Marketing concentration and Psychology
Student Status: Sophomore
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 2
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • ACCT 220
  • BSAD 153, 234
  • MATH 156, 157, 186, 192
  • PHRE 187
  • PSYC 377

“I’ve constantly been rewarded by this job with all of the great people I’ve gotten to meet, including both tutees and fellow tutors. It’s been fun helping others with courses I had struggles with myself, and I’ve gotten better at seeing problems from a new perspective. The tutoring center is an incredibly useful resource that I highly recommend utilizing, and it is much better to get help now than to struggle with classes.”

Keaton Porch, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Physics
Student Status: Sophomore
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 2
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • PHYS 100, 185, 186, 195, 196, 250
  • MATH 156, 157, 186, 192, 196, 198, 263, 264
  • PHRE 187

“I have really enjoyed helping students do well in their classes through teaching them new ways to learn the material.”

Cait Alcorn, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Nursing
Minors: Biology and Psychology
Student Status: Junior
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 1
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • TBA

Zhihao Jin, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Computer Science
Student Status: Senior
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 1
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • TBA

Carter Cameron, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: Economics
Minors: Computer Science
Student Status: Sophomore
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 1
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • TBA

Maggie Wayman, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: TBA
Minors: TBA
Student Status: Junior
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 1
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • TBA

Kana Kassa, Academic Peer Tutor

Major: TBA
Minors: TBA
Student Status: Junior
Semesters as an Academic Peer Tutor: 1
Subjects currently tutoring:

  • TBA