Loyola University Maryland

The Study

Our Core Tutors

Georgette Avrigian

Georgette Avrigian

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I am 100% Armenian!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Music courses, speech-language-hearing-sciences courses, and TH*201 Introduction to Theology
  • Tutor’s tip: I would say to do your best to review course material on a more frequent basis during the week and discover how you like to take good notes during class in order to retain learned concepts!

Ema-Joanne Brauchler

Ema-Joanne Brauchler

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I play rugby with the Loyola women’s club, and my favorite international team is the All Blacks from New Zealand!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Core, Honors, and Spanish courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Try to find something you like about each of your classes. The more you focus on hating a class, the harder it will be to learn and get through it.

Samantha Burnett

Samantha Burnett

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I am an ordained minister!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, English, history, and statistics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Strive to find the style in which you learn best!

Lily Calabrese

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I love to bake!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: EN*101 Understanding Literature, SC*102 Societies and Institutions, and SN*201 Spanish Composition and Conversation and below
  • Tutor’s tip: Make friends in your classes so you can study for exams together!

Gillian Chambres

Gil Chambres

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I’ve gotten into letter writing recently. Let’s be pen pals!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Education, history, introductory core, and sociology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Make appointments here and at The Writing Center weeks (or even months!) in advance. Knowing that you have to meet with a tutor will hold you accountable for reviewing the material and help you be even more successful.

Peter Davin

Peter Davin

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I can operate a forklift.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Mainly economics, math, and Spanish courses
  • Tutor’s tip: When you’re feeling overwhelmed and/or stressed out by schoolwork, sometimes the best thing to do is to step back for a few minutes to gather yourself and approach your work with a fresh set of eyes and new mindset.

Timothy Dias

Timothy Dias

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I love to play golf and am an avid sports fan!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: SC*101 Self and Society, SC*102 Societies and Institutions, PS*101 Politics, and PS*102 American Politics
  • Tutor’s tip: Be organized! I think organization is the key to success in all areas!

Corinne Filograna

Corinne Filograna

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m on the volleyball team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: History, psychology, Spanish, statistics, and theology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Plan out your assignments!

Fiona Finnegan

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I can play the ukulele.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Core and sociology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Having a planner where you write things down is so useful because you can keep track of your schedule and when you have important exams or assignments due.

Sharon Houlihan

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I have four dogs.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Elementary education, history, philosophy, and theology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Mistakes show learning. Be proud of them.

Angela Miceli

Angela Miceli

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I studied abroad for a semester in Athens, Greece!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: I mostly tutor in psychology major courses as well as 100-level core classes, such as history, philosophy, and English.
  • Tutor’s tip: Always space out your studying! Waiting until the last minute always leads to stress, so start by making a game plan and create a study schedule a week before any exams or quizzes!

Margaret Pliske

Margaret Pliske

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I was in England during the aftermath of the BREXIT vote in summer 2016.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: HN*201-204 Human Drama sequence; HS*327 Volcanoes, Fire, and Flood: Disasters of Ancient Rome; HS*400 History Methods; PS*350 Comparative Politics; PS*365 International Politics; and 100-level sociology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Have a physical calendar on your wall and write all major assignments on their due dates! It really helps with staying organized and on track.

Tatiana Tamargo

Tatiana Tamargo-Arizmendi

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I’m from Puerto Rico, and my favorite kinds of food are Arabic, Indian, and Chinese. I even learned to make traditional pork dumplings from scratch, and I’m on my way to making hummus.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: Introductory core courses
  • Tutor’s tip: If you’re getting frustrated trying to understand a new class topic, step back, relax for a little while, and clear your mind. You’ll find it a lot easier to understand the topic the next time you go over it. If not, then that’s what a tutor is here for.