Loyola University Maryland

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Gillian Borton

Gillian Borton

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I am a member of the Loyola women’s soccer team.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, and CH*102 General Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: I have personally used and benefitted greatly from The Study’s tutoring. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Victoria Brimacomb

Victoria Brimacomb

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade greeting cards!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2021
  • Subjects tutored: Computer science, honors Human Drama, and math courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Leave your phone out of (or across) the room when working on homework or studying. Fewer distractions mean more efficient work!

Casey Brown

Casey Brown

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m on the men’s swimming and diving team.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Time management is key.

Amber Bustard

Amber Bustard

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I am on the Loyola women’s lacrosse team.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, and CH*102 General Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Stay positive and try not to get overwhelmed. Take each idea or process one step at a time and look at it from the individual pieces instead of getting overwhelmed with an entire unit or chapter. Plan ahead for major assignments whether it’s by organizing your notes a couple days in advance to ease up the studying process or reading over your notes to refresh it in your mind before heavily studying the topic.

Sara Coyle

Sara Coyle

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I like to collect enamel pins!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; EC*102 Microeconomic Principles; EC*103 Macroeconomic Principles; MA*151 Applied Calculus; MA*251 Calculus I; and MA*252 Calculus II
  • Tutor’s tip: Try different ways of studying! There is no one set way that works for everyone. Use a variation of study skills to more effectively learn the information.

Hannah Daley

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I play club soccer here at Loyola.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Engineering, math courses, and introductory core courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to reach out to teachers or make appointments with tutors! Going to a small school lets you take advantage of great resources like those.

Taylor Dolan

Taylor Dolan

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: My favorite place to vacation is Disney World, and my favorite park is either Animal Kingdom or Epcot! I hope to do the Disney College Program after graduation.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*113 Human Biology; BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; BL*346 Plant-Animal Interactions; CH*301 Organic Chemistry I; CH*302 Organic Chemistry II; HN*232 Honors Seminar: Introductory Psychology; SC*105 Education in U.S. Society; SN*104 Intermediate Spanish II and below; and SN*380 Modernismo
  • Tutor’s tip: Doing a little bit of studying a day and pacing yourself will help your test scores (and personal stress/anxiety!) so much more than studying for long periods, cramming, and pulling all-nighters. Keep track of tests and quizzes so you can spread out and maximize your study time beforehand!

Ashley Dwyer

Ashley Dwyer

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: During the summer of 2020, I visited six national parks: Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Bryce Canyon.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Study for quizzes and exams according to your learning style. Studying in a way that allows you to absorb the information best—for example, making flow charts if you are a visual learner or doing example problems if you are a kinesthetic learner—will allow you to retain information more easily and understand the material better.

Caroline Farrell

Caroline Farrell

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I know how to make homemade black and white cookies!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and Latin courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Office hours are a great way to help you in a course and get to know your professor!

Kayla Greene

Kayla Greene

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I got to teach Zumba at Relay for Life my freshman year, and it was pretty much the greatest moment ever.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: SP*102 Introduction to Human Communication, SP*103 Introduction to Communication Disorders, SP*201 Hearing Science and Acoustics, SP*205 Phonetics, SP*206 Observation Methods, SP*207 Speech and Language Development, SP*304 Articulation and Phonological Disorders, and SP*340 Clinical Audiology
  • Tutor’s tip: Staying organized is so important! I use a planner to keep track of all my deadlines in one place and color-code my notes so they’re easier to reference for quizzes and exams!

Kyle Gunzy

Kyle Gunzy

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m from Arizona and am on the swim team here at Loyola!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, and CH*102 General Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Your professors are here to help you in any way they can!

Cecylia Guye

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I have an extremely long list of movies I want to see (like 120+ movies).
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math courses and PH*201 General Physics 1
  • Tutor’s tip: Plan when to work on assignments ahead of time so you don’t fall behind or miss something.

Abigail Hamilton

Abby Hamilton

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m on the volleyball team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Engineering, math, and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Make a master list of all your assignments and exams at the beginning of the semester to stay organized!

Grayce Heinemann

Grayce Heinemann

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I am on the cross country and track and field team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: EG*331 Linear Circuit Analysis, French courses, MA*251 Calculus I, and MA*251 Calculus II
  • Tutor’s tip: Manage your time efficiently, stay on top of assignments, and communicate with your professors!

Alexandra Jerrett

Alexandra Jerrett

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I am a twin.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Biology and chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Try to spread out studying every day; cramming doesn’t work.

Lan Le

Lan (Mary) Le

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I was afraid of dogs for the longest time. Now, I love them!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Biology and chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Try out different learning methods! Studying can definitely be really stressful sometimes. Switching it up and seeing what works best for you can help to make things a lot more manageable.

Grace Li

Grace Li

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I am a co-host to a podcast called Athletic-ish.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: EG*301 Statics, MA*251 Calculus I, MA*252 Calculus II, MA*301 Introduction to Linear Algebra, MA*304 Ordinary Differential Equations, MA*351 Calculus III, PH*101 Introductory Physics I, PH*102 Introductory Physics II, PH*201 General Physics I, and PH*202 General Physics II
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions; a tutor is always willing to work with a tutee!

Christina Lutton

Christina Lutton

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I love to knit!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Computer science, political science, and statistics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to meet with a tutor! I think there is sometimes an unfortunate stigma related to receiving tutoring, but it is so foolish. I am both a tutor and a tutee, and tutoring through The Study has been so helpful on both sides!

Allison Lynn

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I am on Loyola’s club tennis team.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Keep up with studying, practice a lot, and do not be afraid to ask for help.

Ciera Miller

Ciera Miller

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m studying abroad in Newcastle, England for the fall 2020 semester.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, introductory and intermediate Latin courses, PY*101 Introduction to Psychology, and MA*251 Calculus I
  • Tutor’s tip: Plan ahead so you don’t fall behind.

Molly O’Hare

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I was a competitive figure skater for 10 years.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Computer science and core courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Stay on top of assignment due dates and aim to be ahead of schedule!

Abigail Potticary

Abby Potticary

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I am a distance runner on the women’s cross country and track and field team, and I have a pet bunny named Marvin!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: CH*101 General Chemistry I and CH*102 General Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Attend your professor’s office hours—they are there to help! Building a relationship with your professors can also increase your interest in the class and what they are teaching as well as make you more comfortable to ask questions in class.

Grace Schilling

Grace Schilling

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m a member of the women’s club soccer team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Biology courses, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, CH*301 Organic Chemistry I, and CH*302 Organic Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Always reach out to peers and friends in your classes for support and set up times to study together. Explaining concepts out loud to other people in my own words always helps it stick in my mind.

Jessica Schmidt

Jess Schmidt

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I can scuba dive!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, and CH*301 Organic Chemistry I
  • Tutor’s tip: Take advantage of every opportunity at Loyola, especially your professors’ office hours.

Audrey Schoonover-Brown

Audrey Schoonover-Brown

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I love running!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Psychology and speech-language-hearing sciences courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Be confident and try different methods of studying. What works for others may not work for you, but eventually, you’ll click with something!

Will Stann

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I love rock climbing!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: EC*103 Engineering and Society: Engineering, Design, and Creative Problem Solving in the Built World, EG*301 Statics, EG*302 Dynamics, EG*380 Thermodynamics, MA*251 Calculus I, MA*252 Calculus II, MA*301 Introduction to Linear Algebra, PH*101 Introductory Physics I with Lab, PH*201 General Physics I, and PH*202 General Physics II
  • Tutor’s tip: Stay organized with your class work and your schedule. Don’t be afraid to go to office hours to get extra help; teachers usually love to meet with students. Never be afraid to ask for help and guidance. Always do the optional practice problems!

Kayla Thomsen

Kayla Thomsen

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: My family has a great dane named Maisy!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: 100-level biology, 100-level chemistry, and HN*201-204 Human Drama sequence courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Use a whiteboard calendar to keep all your assignments, tests, quizzes, and favorite motivational quote in one space!

Brendan Toulan

Brendan Toulan

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: Over the summer, I conducted research on honeybees!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Always reach out to your professors if you need help with class material. Loyola professors truly care about their students and are always happy to help.

Faith Tyranski

Faith Tyranski

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I swim for Loyola!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity; BL*301 Vertebrate Anatomy; BL*346 Plant-Animal Interactions; CH*101 General Chemistry I; CH*102 General Chemistry II; and ST*210 Introduction to Statistics
  • Tutor’s tip: Use a whiteboard for visualization and guided explanations.

Catherine Vaccaro

Catherine Vaccaro

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I play volleyball here at Loyola!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, philosophy, psychology, and studio arts courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Never be afraid to ask for help.

Kelly Waters

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I have a twin.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and French courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t try to compare your study methods to anyone else’s; only do what works for you!