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Ravie Boungou

Ravie Boungou '20

Writing Tutor

My name Ravie Fauvette Boungou. I currently live in Peoria, IL, but was born in Brazzaville, Congo (Central Africa). I will be graduating Fall of 2020 with a BA in Elementary Education, double minoring in Education Policy and Dance. I am member of Harambee (representing the various African cultures), A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality), Lo Nuestro (representing the various Latinx cultures), and IVCF (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship). I am also a second year RA for the first year all female identifying suite. I am part of the Terpsichore Dance Collective, and partake in most things dance. I am a part of Trio, and am a McNair and  Golden Apple Scholar. I love to do most things that are fun and teach Zumba, dance and tutor during my free time. I became a writing tutor, because I realized the importance and power that came with being able to articulate yourself well to others, especially being an Black African/African American woman who immigrated to the States. Therefore, I wanted to help others find their voice and in helping them to improve their writing skills, they’d have another mode of expression and means to tell their own narrative.

Nicole D'Alterio

Nicole D'Alterio '20

Writing Tutor

My name is Nicole D`Alterio. I am an elementary education major with a minor in German and a self-designed minor in writing studies. I grew up internationally and so don’t call any one place home, but right now Knox is one of my homes. I started the process of becoming a writing tutor during my Freshman year of school because I wanted more chances to work with students on building different skills as well as improving my own knowledge of writing. I have met so many wonderful people through this position and it has become a huge part of my identity at Knox. Much of my time at Knox is spent at my practicum placement or working at the CTL or as a student worker at the Registrar Office, but I am also on the Water Polo team and try to volunteer whenever I can. Last fall I studied abroad in Denmark and this coming fall I will be student teaching in Germany.

Jonathan Doriscar

Jonathan Doriscar '22

Writing Tutor

My name is Jonathan Doriscar I am from Miami, Fl . Here at Knox I am a Psychology major with a minor in sociology. I wanted to become a writing tutor because it gave me a chance to work closely with my peers while doing something I love. Written communication has always been one of the most successful forms of persuasion, and being a writing tutor allows me to see that from a tutoring perspective. Currently at Knox, I am very active, I work in Campus Life as a Resident Assistant, in the Disability Services office as Disability Peer Educator, in the Office of Admissions as a Tour Guide, and last but not least I work as an Alumni Ambassador. Fun fact I am also the president of the Anime Club.

Hunter Drish

Hunter Drish '22

Writing Tutor

My name is Hunter Drish and I am one of the writing tutors in the CTL. I’m from a small town from Iowa called Pleasant Plain. At Knox College, I’m planning on double majoring in English and post-secondary education. I play on the baseball team, and for some reason, I love to indulge into random hobbies including frisbee, magic (pls don’t ask me to do a trick), and most recently, videography. I go by he/him/his pronouns, and if you need help with anything ever, please ask I’m always willing to...mostly because I find it really hard to say no. :)

ps if John ever refers to someone as Dr. Ish, that’s me.

Caitlin Edelmuth

Caitlin Edelmuth '21

Writing Tutor

Hello! My name is Caitlin Edelmuth and I am a Biology (pre-veterinary medicine) major with an environmental studies minor. I am most recently from Deerfield, IL and will be graduating in Spring 2021. I am a CTL project coordinator and a writing tutor who loves helping people become the best writers they can be! Seeing someone succeed is the most rewarding part of being a tutor. I am also a duty Residential Assistant, an ITS lab assistant, the Share Shop Coordinator with Students For Sustainability, an intern at the Animal Medical Center, and a CTL TA! I can’t wait to meet you!

Liz Huerta

Liz Huerta '20

Writing Tutor

I’m Liz Huerta. I am from Elgin, IL. I am majoring in History and I’m planning to minor in Spanish and Political Science. Last fall I studied abroad in Argentina where I was able to see waterfalls, mountains, and icebergs! I will be graduating in the Spring of 2020. I am a member of Lo Nuestro and am the current president of S.A.S.S. (Students Against Sexism in Society). I became a writing tutor because I thought it would be a great opportunity to help people.  I hope to see you all in the Red Room and the CTL to give you all the writing tutoring you need!

Aaron Kapinos

Aaron Kapinos '20

Success and Writing Tutor

My name is Aaron Kapinos. I am a senior with a major in business and a self-designed minor in
composition and rhetoric. I plan to attend graduate school next year for composition and rhetoric
with the goal of becoming a professor (hopefully at a university somewhere in the Midwest). I
am fairly well involved in the CTL as a success tutor, writing tutor, and the writing coordinator
for the 2019-20 school year. I have also been a teacher’s assistant for John for two terms and
plan to TA another three courses with him over the next year. When I am not reading something
about comp/rhet. theory I like to read epic fantasy series like Patrick Rothfuss’ Name of the
Wind, Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive, and Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time.

Niamh Pemberton

Niamh Pemberton '20

Music Tutor

Hi, I’m Niamh, and I’m a rising senior planning to graduate in Spring of 2020. My majors are music and political science, and I am a Red Room Music tutor. I’m from Shawnee, Kansas, though I was born in London, England. I was one of the first Red Room Music tutors to be brought into the CTL sphere, and it has broadened my understanding of my subject so much. It has been wonderful to see the music side of Red Room develop into a valuable resource for students at Knox College. I am involved in the Knox Jazz Ensemble where I play trombone, I take piano lessons and have taken lessons for various other instruments as well, and I have been on the Knox College softball team for three years.

Reese Reed

Reese Reed '21

Writing Tutor

I am Tyrese but, I go by Reese (T.Y. Reese during my times working in CTL). I am a current member of our football and track team here. I am also a political science major with a minor in both economics and business. I am also a tour guide here, a member of Beta Theta Pi and a part of the pre-law club. My area of focus is writing, so any subject’s paper I can help with.

Katana Smith

Katana Smith '20

Writing Tutor

My name is Katana Smith, and I’m a Creative Writing major with a Spanish minor. I’m a writing tutor, and I love to help students fall in love with writing! I work with the English Intensive Learning Program over the summer, and I enjoy helping students understand grammar and essay writing. I’m originally from Aurora, Colorado, and I’m passionate about writing fiction and poetry. I also love hiking, so you’ll see me at Green Oaks a lot! I’ll be graduating in 2020, and I’m excited to explore teaching opportunities and graduate school after Knox. I studied at the University of Barcelona in winter of 2019 with the Knox in Barcelona program, and I loved learning about Catalonia and eating tomatoes on toast. I hope to see you soon in Red Room!

Emily Whitten

Emily Whitten '20

Writing Tutor

My name is Emily Whitten. I grew up in Plano, IL, where there’s more corn than there are people. Here at Knox, I’m a senior majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism. I’ve been a writing tutor since I was a Sophomore. When I’m not tutoring or in class, you can usually find me hanging out with my cat. His name is Bagel, he’s approximately 3 feet long, and he’s a very handsome boy.


Nathan Errampalli

Nathan Errampalli '20

Chinese Tutor

Hello! My name is Nathan. I am a senior at Knox majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Chinese. I tutor Chinese, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, and statistics. I have been tutoring since fall 2017, and it remains one of my favorite activities. Watching students grow and understand concepts overtime brings me immense joy. Besides tutoring, I enjoy playing video games and instruments as well as ice skating. Come say hi if you see me around!

Farid Freyha

Farid Freyha '20

French Tutor

Hello everyone! My name is Farid Freyha and I’ll be one of your French tutors for this year! I’m a senior majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Psychology. I know four languages and have always had a passion towards learning languages! I started learning French at a young age and would always be interested helping people realize how awesome of a language it is! I would also be in charge of the data that is gathered by the Center for Teaching and Learning!

Chihiro Kawakami

Chihiro Kawakami '20

Success and Japanese Tutor

My name is Chihiro Kawakami. I am from Tokyo, Japan and this is my last year at Knox. I love eating good food and playing sports, especially basketball. (I am in water polo club and swimming team too.) I am majoring in International Studies and double minoring in Spanish and Gender and Women’s Studies. I was studying abroad in Barcelona in winter and spring terms of my junior year, but I have been a Japanese tutor since my sophomore year. I became a Japanese tutor because I was interested in how students learn Japanese as their second language, and I wanted to know what aspects of my country they are interested in. Also, I like learning languages so I thought I could help tutees, taking advantage of my own experience. It’s not easy to learn a new language but it really broadens your world. You can come to Red Room to ask any questions about Japan and Japanese, or just to talk to me! I am waiting for you there!

Ty Kiatathikom

Ty Kiatathikom '22

Chinese and Writing Tutor

Hello! I’m Ty Kiatathikom, a member of Knox’s Class of 2022 from the city of Rockford, Illinois. I am majoring in international relations and minoring in Chinese. I am a native speaker of Thai, and have also studied French since my childhood. I work for the CTL as a Writing Tutor and a Red Room Tutor for Chinese. I am a CTL Tutor because I understand the challenges and complexities that come with learning a new language; I want to help others feel the wonderful sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching proficiency in a language that they love. I believe there is no limit to what students are able to achieve when they have access to the support and encouragement they need. 

I am involved on campus elsewhere as a Student Senator, a brother of Sigma Chi, and a member of the Knox YDSA. My hobbies include political activism, reading, and writing. A fun fact about me is that I was voted “Most Likely to Take Over the World” in my freshman year of high school.

Waleed Khan

Waleed Khan '20

French Tutor

My name is Waleed Khan, I am from Chicago, IL, I am a rising senior majoring in modern languages (French and Spanish) and I intend to graduate in the spring of 2020. I love learning languages, and becoming a tutor has allowed me to meet, help, and support other language learners. I think that sometimes while students don’t want to ask a question in class, they might be more comfortable asking a tutor instead. I was born in Pakistan and speak Urdu, French, some Italian, and some Spanish, and I’m always looking for chances to practice speaking all of them. I also make videos to promote the CTL’s tutoring services and I spend my free time drawing and watching movies.

Jenny Murphy

Jenny Murphy '20

Latin Tutor

Χαίρετε, εἰμί Jenny! I am a senior from St. Louis, MO. I will graduate in spring 2020 having completed a double-major in Ancient Greek and Latin. Fantasy books seem to dictate all of my decisions. As an eleven-year-old, I fell down an Ancient Greek civilization wormhole due to my childhood hero, Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians. However, upon coming to Knox as an eighteen-year-old, I wanted to study French and classics so that I could be like J.K. Rowling (who read French with classics at Exeter, a university in England—that’s the reason why there are so many French and Latin words scattered throughout Harry Potter), so my first term here I signed up for Intermediate French and Elementary Latin I. I must have been pretty good at Latin, because at the end of the school year (after having taken more Latin classes) my professor asked me to become the Red Room tutor, since the current tutor was about to graduate. Soon, I declared that I did not have to be J.K. Rowling, but I should be myself, and I wanted to study the Greeks! The following fall I started taking Ancient Greek. Last year, I started tutoring both languages (Ancient Greek did not have a tutor until me). This past summer, I was an ASSET fellow, researching the relationship between Greek and Mesopotamian mythology.  I look forward to helping you this school year!

Alex Papastergiou

Alex Papastergiou '21

Japanese Tutor

I am Alex Papastergiou. My full name, however, is Alexandros Papastergiou. I come from Thessaloniki, Greece and I am a junior. I am majoring in international studies and am double-minoring in Japanese and international relations. I am tutoring Japanese. I love reading all sorts of books, from history to philosophy and novels. I write as well, and I occasionally sketch. I love languages and I speak German, Greek, Japanese as well as a few phrases to get by in Spanish and Russian. In terms of sports, I like badminton and always enjoy playing when I get a chance or some free time. Speaking of time, I also like to keep myself busy; not a moment's rest, as they like to say. Tutoring is also something I love and I have been tutoring various courses since high school.

Ali Saadi '21

French Tutor

I’m Ali, a junior and double major in computer science and psychology. I’m very passionate about the power of learning and find tutoring to be a way for me to learn just a much as my tutees. I help with French, my first language, and love helping students gain confidence with vocabulary and pronunciation tricks. In my free time, I love learning languages, being active, playing chess, and watching or reading psychological thrillers. On campus I’m involved with Greek Life, Women in CS, UNICEF, TKS, and I also work at the Campus Life office.

Frankie Williamson

Frankie Williamson '21

Spanish Tutor

Hello, my name is Frankie Williamson (they/them) and I am a Red Room tutor for the Spanish department. I will be graduating in 2021 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. I grew up in Seattle, Washington but my family moved recently so now I am based mostly in central Illinois but also in the Basque region of Spain. Outside of school, I am privileged to work with a non-profit organization called Crisis Text Line. I have been working for them for just over a year now and am trained in crisis intervention for all sorts of crises including anxiety, suicide, depression, etc. As a result of having family overseas, I spend a lot of my spare time traveling. I spend a majority of my traveling time in England, but also frequent Spain. I hope to be able to travel to other places in the future. Pictured is me engaging in one of my favorite activities (eating!) at a local restaurant over in Peoria.


Kathryn Allee

Kathryn Allee '22

Psychology Tutor

My name is Kathryn and I am from Littleton, Colorado. I plan to graduate in 2022, with a major in chemistry and minors in psychology and French. Aside from tutoring psychology, I am the secretary of the Student Senate, the PR chair of Union Board, the Secretary of Alumni Ambassadors, and the treasurer of the Jewish Club. I am the captain of the tennis team and have played for six years! I became a tutor because I love talking about psychology and helping others understand it. A fun fact about me is that I’ve been playing the violin for ten years.

Shalana Atwell

Shalana Atwell '20

Neuroscience, Psychology, and Statistics Tutor

My name is Shalana Atwell. I am a rising Senior, and I am from Geneseo, IL. I plan to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in psychology. I became a tutor because I appreciate being able to help students academically, and I believe this program is very important. I have a fraternal twin brother, and I love to dance. Also, I am a transfer student, and I have an associates degree from Black Hawk College.

Elliot Bainbridge

Elliot Bainbridge '21

Statistics and Economics Tutor

My name is Elliot Bainbridge and I am a Junior here at Knox College. I am majoring in economics and double minoring in statistics and business finance. I have an area of specialty in model building and statistical analysis of core economic indicators. I have taken all of the core requirements for the economics major and have only 1 elective left to take. I am planning on doing an honors research project that centers around modeling commodity prices and using that information to determine option buying techniques that produce high profits with low risk. I am looking forward to being a tutor for the second year and helping you in any way I can in both economics and statistics.

Janki Bhalodi

Janki Bhalodi '21

Biology Tutor

Hi, my name is Janki! I am from Gujarat, India and I am majoring in Biology and Biochemistry. Everything about the sciences fascinates me. I love learning new things. Some of my favorite topics to learn about are plants, genetics, and organic chemistry. I love doing research and am planning to get a PhD in marine conservation biology after Knox. Apart from being a Red Room SMC tutor, I am a part of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Best Buddies, and am a resident assistant on campus. I love psychological thrillers, working out, taking naps, and being around nature.

Tali Bossingham

Tali Bossingham '20

Biology and Writing Tutor

Hi, my name is Tali, I grew up in Clinton, WI, and am really excited to continue tutoring in writing during my final year at Knox. I will be graduating in June of 2020 with a double major in biology and business & management. I became a writing tutor my second year at Knox not only because I love to help others learn and it is a fun group to be a part of, but because it is interesting to see many different perspectives through students' responses to writing assignments. I incur many roles in student organizations on campus including being: Co-Captain of the Equestrian Team, Treasurer for Live-Lit Storytelling, and a member of Students for Sustainability. I hope to see you join us in the CTL or Red Room soon!

Tegan Doherty

Tegan Doherty '21

Computer Science Tutor

Hi, I'm Tegan and I'm currently a junior majoring in computer science with a minor in biology. My hometown is Newtown, Connecticut, where I am very active with the local Pokemon Go group. At Knox, I am one of the captains for the Knox Ultimate Frisbee Team and a member of the improv club. I also play magic the gathering and a wide variety of video games. My least favorite song is Don't Stop Believing, but I will only hold it against you a little if you play it. I hope I'm able to work with you so you can enjoy CS as much as I do!

Michelle Dudley

Michelle Dudley '20

Computer Science Tutor

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I’m a Red Room tutor in Computer Science, planning to graduate in 2020. I’m from Sunnyvale, California and am majoring in computer science with a minor in political science. I became a tutor because I believe everyone can learn computer science, and I want to help people do just that! Aside from academics, I’m a member of the women’s water polo team, a graphic designer for The Knox Student, and help with the Women in Computer Science club.

Priyanka Gurung

Priyanka Gurung '21

Environmental Studies Tutor

My name is Priyanka. I am from Kathmandu, Nepal. For me, culture is something that is very important because the cultural lessons I received from my grandmother has given me a purpose in life and has also helped create a strong relationship between myself and humanity at large. This very relationship has also made me very passionate about environmental issues. 

Currently, I am a junior majoring in environmental studies and business & management. I also work as a circulation assistant at the Seymour Library and student secretary for Owen W. Muelder. Apart from academics, I am part of ASA, Coding Club and Women in CS. 

My main goal as a tutor is to make best use of the knowledge I have to help other students overcome the difficulties they face and excel in their environmental courses.

Jordyn Hall

Jordyn Hall '21

Chemistry Tutor

Hi! My name is Jordyn Hall and I am a biochemistry major with a Spanish minor. I am from Omaha, Nebraska and I will be graduating Spring of 2021. I became a CTL tutor because I love seeing all of the motivated students who come in to see me and the looks on their faces when they finally understand a topic. I am involved in many other areas around the Knox campus. I am a Dare2Care Peer Educator, a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, and I work in Knox Admissions as a Student Visit Ambassador. I will also be an organic chemistry lab TA for the 2019-2020 year. I hope to see many of you in Red Room SMC!

Alec Hegg

Alec Hegg '20

Biochemistry and Chemistry Tutor

My name is Alec Hegg and I am a Chemistry BS major with minors in Biochemistry and Spanish. I’m from East Lansing, MI. and I intend to graduate in the spring of 2020. I became a red room SMC tutor because I enjoy helping people learn and gain a better understanding of the topics they are covering in class. In particular, it is always great to see the moment when whomever you are tutoring understands what you are teaching them, and is able to use that understanding and apply it to a larger system. 

Other activities that I do on campus include working as a mechanic for the Knox College Bike Shop, I am one of the captains of the Ultimate Frisbee Team, I’m a member of the chemistry club, and I perform research on hydrosilylation catalysts in Helen Hoyt’s lab.

Allen Irvine

Allen Irvine '20

Biochemistry and Chemistry Tutor

I’m Allen, and I’m a biochemistry major with minors in chemistry and economics. I’m from Naperville, IL, and I’ll be graduating in spring of 2020. I became a tutor because I’ve always liked learning things, and I want to be an advocate for curiosity in others. I also think chemistry gets a bad rap sometimes as being “impossibly hard” and “why did I take this class”, but it doesn’t need to be so difficult if students have good support. In fact, it can actually be fun! In my “free time” I’m busy playing alto sax in the Cherry Street Combo (come hear some live jazz at Fat Fish on Thursdays after Red Room)! Oh, and I do chemistry research with Prof. Hoyt, so if you’re ever hanging out in the basement of the C wing at night I might startle you—just beware

Minnie Kang

Minnie Kang '21

Psychology Tutor

My name is Minnie and I am a double major in psychology and history. I’ve been interested in history since I was in middle school and I became interested in psychology after taking a class in high school. I became a tutor because I enjoy helping others, and have personally benefited from the tutoring services at Knox. Besides being a Red Room tutor, I am also involved with TERP, WVKC, and SPARK. When I have free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends in the Gizmo, watching crime documentaries, and training rats to do circus tricks. I look forward to working with you and helping you!

Michaela Kowalewski

Michaela Kowalewski '20

Neuroscience Tutor

My name is Michaela Kowalewski. I am a senior at Knox majoring in neuroscience with minors in health studies and biochemistry. I am originally from Ogden, Utah. Although I miss the mountains, I have learned to love cornfields and Illinois has started to feel like home. I became a CTL subject tutor in the Spring of 2019. My favorite part of tutoring is all of the motivated students I have met in my subject area. I am involved in a number of clubs at Knox including Food Recovery Network and Alpha Phi Omega. When I am not in class or at a club event, you can find me on the third floor of the library, running in circles, cooking, or volunteering in the Galesburg community.

Grace Laduca

Grace LaDuca '21

Biology Tutor

Hello! My name is Grace LaDuca and I am part of the class of 2021. I am from Salem, Oregon and am majoring in biology. My minors are Spanish and environmental studies. Going to tutoring (usually for chemistry) helped me realize how important peer tutoring is and how rewarding it can be for the tutors and tutees. I wanted to become a tutor so I could help other students become more confident about the material they are learning in class, in a supportive and relaxed environment. In addition to tutoring, I am involved in campus activities like, club water polo, swim team, Tea club, and Students for Sustainability. I enjoy composting, going hiking, and eating good food.

Khue Le

Khue Le '22

Mathematics Tutor

My name is Khue Le. I’m an international student from Hanoi, Vietnam. I’m currently a sophomore majoring in computer science with a minor in mathematics.. I am a math tutor for Red Room SMC. I became a math tutor because I love math and want to help others study it better. I enjoy playing soccer and watching movies in my free time.

Jenna Milligan

Jenna Milligan '20

Mathematics Tutor

My name is Jenna Milligan, and I’m very excited to be tutoring in Red Room for Statistics again this year! As a Statistics Minor, I’ve taken STATS 200, 222/225, 223, and 321, with plans to take 322 in the Winter, so I have a decent amount of experience in this topic. I’m also a Mathematics major, which helps as well, because I’m passionate about problem solving and experienced working with numbers. I became a tutor to help others experience the joy and satisfaction both statistics and math have shown me.

Some more about me: I’m from Rochester, Minnesota, and I love the midwest in general, but nothing beats “Minnesota nice”. Other than Red Room, I also tutor for the Math Department, and I’m a captain of the Women’s Soccer Team and an executive member of Blessings in a Backpack, as well as Vice President of Mortar Board. My hobbies outside of math and soccer (which are pretty time consuming) are hair braiding and binge-watching.

Allison Molinari '21

Physics Tutor

My name is Allison, a lot of people call me Molinari. I am a Physics major from Milwaukie, Oregon. I will graduate from Knox in spring 2021. I plan to become a high school physics or math teacher. I wanted to be a tutor because I enjoy sharing my excitement about the subject with others. I am also a TA for the 100 level physics classes and work at weekly help sessions focused on the homework sets. It is really fun to work through problems with tutees and watch them develop as students. Outside of tutoring I am co-captain of the ultimate frisbee team. I joined freshman year because I missed playing organized sports and now it is one of the most important parts of my life at Knox.

Arsalan Najeeb

Arsalan Najeeb '20

Computer Science Tutor

Hi everyone, I am Arsalan and I am currently trying to graduate in 2020 with a Computer Science major and Business and Management minor. My hometown is Lahore, Pakistan, if you don’t know where that is you can ask me anytime about my country. I have been with Red Room for three years now and I am both a Captain and CS tutor. I am really interested in helping people understand more about the technology around them so that they can become more confident in using it. This is one of the reasons I decided to become a Red Room tutor.

Hailey Nguyen

Hailey Nguyen '21

Chemistry Tutor

Hi, my name is Hailey Nguyen and I'm from Hanoi, Vietnam. I'm a sophomore, with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Business and Management. My anticipated graduation date would be in June 2021. I'm currently a member of UNICEF Club and Alpha Phi Omega. I also work as an alumni ambassador. I chose to be a Chemistry tutor as I’m very interested in Chemistry, and I want to use my knowledge as well as my experiences to help other students overcome any difficulties they have and be able to succeed in class. 

Fun facts about me:

1. I like watching comedy movies

2. I love snacks :)

Kwame Owusu Nyantakyi

Kwame Owusu-Nyantakyi '21

Biology Tutor

My name is Kwame Owusu-Nyantakyi, I am from Ghana (the motherland) West Africa. I major in neuroscience and minor in biochemistry. I’ve always been fascinated with how the brain works and what processes occur in our minds in any situations we encounter like..picking the right selfie. This is what led me to major in neuroscience. I’m a bio tutor and personally tutoring has saved me in more ways than I can count, which is why I became a tutor myself. When im not doing anything educational I like to play games, watch anime (really good stuff) and series, and I’m crazy about soccer. Aside tutoring I am part of the knox track and field team and a member of the harambee club. I am dedicated to helping you and making your bio life as easy as possible.

Kartik Patel

Kartik Patel '20

Success and Chemistry Tutor

My name is Kartik Patel. I'm a senior majoring in Biochemistry and Business. I’m from Nashville, Tennessee. I tutor in Chemistry and Success. I enjoy playing cards, playing basketball, and watching tv shows. I look forward to going into medicine for my future plans.

Eleanor Phan

Eleanor Phan '21

Accounting Tutor

Hi all! My name is Eleanor Phan. I am currently a junior majoring in business and management. I work for the Henry - Seymour Library and I am a part of the Knox College Choir. I am also a Residence Assistant and a Class of 2021 Student Senate this year, so I look forward to all of the exciting activities that I will be a part of and friends that I will be making along the way. When it comes to accounting, I am very fascinated by it and driven to learn more and more about it everyday. I also love teaching and helping others to the most of my ability, which is why I want to be a tutor. My goal while being a tutor is to assist students who need help as well as encourage their interest in the Accounting field.

Ashley Pineda

Ashley Pineda '22

Psychology Tutor

My name is Ashley Pineda and I am a proud latina/hispanic from Houston, TX. I am a member of the class of 2022, a member of TRIO, a Red Room SMAC psychology tutor as well a member of Terp Exec. My current plans are to major in neuroscience as well as minoring in dance and psychology. Having grown up in a low income community where I had to watch those around me constantly suffer due to issues that are out of their control such as their socioeconomic status has really motivated my life goals. It is because of what I have seen and experienced in my own community that my main goal in life is to help others in any way I possibly can, which also includes helping my fellow students

Lizemarie Robbertse

Lizemarie Robbertse '20

Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience Tutor

Hello! My name is Lizemarie Robbertse, my friends call me Liz. I am a neuroscience and biochemistry double major from South Africa and I will graduate in the spring of 2020. I started tutoring in my sophomore year (2018) and since then, I have come to love helping every person that comes in for help. You will see me tutoring organic chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, and biology, or during my free time singing tacky 80s songs, building jigsaws with my friends, or roaming the stacks of the library looking for lost books. Wave if you see me around! :)

Salma Sandoval

Salma Sandoval '22

Environmental Studies Tutor

My name is Salma Sandoval and I am from Chicago, Illinois. I am planning on majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in business, with a possible minor in computers. I wanted to become an environmental studies tutor because I enjoy helping people reach their academic goals. I love nature, drawing, and exploring new places.

Cassie Stear

Cassie Stear '20

Psychology Tutor

Hi, I’m Cassie! I’m a psychology major from Roscoe, IL, and I will be graduating from Knox in June of 2020. I decided to become a tutor because I wanted to help students succeed and share my passion for psychology with others in a meaningful way. Outside of tutoring, I’m involved in many other activities on campus. I’m a member of Pi Beta Phi, a sorority, and Mortar Board, a national collegiate honor society; I’ve served on the executive boards of both of these organizations. For the last two years, I have also spent my time volunteering in a psychology professor’s lab as a research assistant. This year, I’m looking forward to re-joining the Resident Assistant staff, as I was unable to serve as an RA last year since I studied abroad. Outside of these activities, I spend my free time binge-watching Netflix, hanging out with my friends, and walking and cuddling my dog, Sarge.

Bishakha Upadhyaya

Bishakha Upadhyaya '21

Computer Science Tutor

Hi, my name is Bishakha and I will be tutoring for CS 205. I am a junior majoring in CS. I love meeting new people and learning new things. I hope to learn from this tutoring experience as much as I hope to help you learn. I am involved with campus life, Women in CS Club on campus.

Social Sciences

Anelisa Gamiz

Anelisa Gamiz '21

Anthropology & Sociology Tutor

Hello my name is Anelisa Gamiz. I am a junior and I am majoring in anthropology-sociology with minors in Spanish and political science. I am from Phoenix, Arizona. I am also a tour guide, a student athletic trainer, and an ANSO tutor. I love working with students, which is why I am also a Residential Assistant. In both capacities, I work to ensure that students have all the tools they need for success.

Soko Cheng

Soko Cheng '20

Anthropology & Sociology Tutor

Hello, my name is Soko Cheng and I am a Red Room tutor for the anthropology/sociology department. This year I am graduating and getting my degree in anthropology and sociology with a minor in social work and gender & women’s studies. My research interests include: ethnographic work, oral history, human rights, activism, reproductive justice, marginalized communities, refugees and immigrant populations, and Southeast Asia. I have lived in Chicago all my life but I was fortunate to finally travel outside of the U.S. this year. I studied abroad in Thailand and had the opportunity to travel around Southeast Asia. As a first generation student, I enjoy my position as a TRIO team leader because I get to provide academic and emotional support to other students. Fun fact: I am one out of thirteen children.

Tina Jeon

Tina Jeon '21

Anthropology & Sociology Tutor

Hi, I’m Tina Jeon. I am in the class of 2021 and am all the way from Seoul, South Korea. I am majoring in anthropology/sociology with double minors in educational studies and Africana Studies. There so many amazing professors and interesting classes in the anthropology/sociology department from which you learn so much. As a tutor, I want to help instill the joys of this subjects into my peers and provide insight into how to move forward in the subject. Fun fact: I had never thought about majoring in anthropology/sociology before I took this great class ‘Race and Ethnic Relations’ with Professor Wendel Hunigan. I hope that taking these classes and coming to Red Room will help you have a good experience with anthropology and sociology.

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