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Meet the Tutors

Tech Tutors are Michigan Tech students with a wide range of expertise. Here is a little bit about them...

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Ryleigh Parsons

President

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Chemistry Focus

Year: Fourth

Hi, my name is Ryleigh! I'm a Senior. I am from the Grand Rapids area. I love playing sports specifically volleyball and soccer, baking/cooking - especially cakes, and just hanging out with my friends and family. I wanted to become a tutor because I always liked having someone to help me when I didn't understand something and I want to help others do the same!

Grace Hay

Vice President 

Major: Human Biology

Year: Second

Hi, I'm Grace! I am a second-year Human Biology major who is minoring
in Pre-health. I am looking to attend PA School. I love going to
the gym, hiking, reading, playing soccer, and spending time with my
family. Some subjects I really enjoy are science and English! I love tutoring because I love helping others get the support I wish I had when I was in grade school. I have a passion for helping others and impacting the community! 

Maeli Coveyou

Director of K-12 Outreach

Major: Human Biology

Year: Third

Hi, my names Maeli! I am a second year human biology major minoring in pre-health. My education is something that I value greatly and I love the feeling of succeeding when passing a class or even a test. I started tutoring because I wanted to help others feel that same way and learn that school can not only be interesting, but also rewarding at the same time. In my free time I enjoy, volunteering, golfing, working out, or just hanging with my friends. I also love playing with my dogs or cats when I'm at home as well! My favorite subject is obviously science as that is my field of study, but I also enjoy english and math.

Betty Jo Swajanen

Tutor

Major: Exercise Science

Minors: Psychology and Pre-Health

Year: Third

Hi, my name is Betty Jo, and I'm a third year exercise science major with minors in psychology and pre-health professions. I'm a part of the Huskies Pep Band (I play trombone!), and when I'm not at sporting events with them, I enjoy hiking, learning how to play the ukulele, and reading.

Ryan Moreau

Director of Media

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: Third

Hi my name is Ryan! I am a third-year biomedical engineering student. I love fishing, skiing, and most things outdoors. Some of my favorite subjects are math and science.

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Sierra Williams

Tutor

Major: Environmental

Year: Masters

Hi, I'm Sierra! I am very passionate about studying the natural world and how it works, as well as for working in outreach through my job and participating in student orgs. During my free time, I enjoy experimental cooking, playing ultimate frisbee, dancing, and doing anything outside whether that be jumping in a lake somewhere or ice skating. Through tutoring, I hope to help kids gain a passion for learning the way I have through reading and science.

Charis Bronson

Tutor

Major: Applied Ecology & Environmental Science with a Biotechnology focus

Year: Second

Hey there, I'm Charis! I'm all the way from Oregon and my favorite subjects are chemistry and biology. In my free time, I'm usually trail running, watching Star Wars, or skiing. In addition to being a student here at Michigan Tech, I am also an Air Force cadet! I plan to go to flight school and be a pilot for the Air Force after I graduate. I wanted to be a tutor because I love to share my enthusiasm for science, encourage curiosity, and help students in detailed learning.

Jasmine Brown

Tutor

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Third

Hi! My name is Jasmine and I joined Tech Tutors as a way to explore the world of teaching. I'm a third-year mechanical engineering student who loves helping their friends and family with their math homework, so tutoring seemed like a great next step! I think the best part about tutoring is being able to help someone understand their material, even if it's just a little bit more than they did before. We've all had trouble understanding a subject, so if I can help in any way, I'm happy too! In my free time I enjoy crocheting, baking, and hanging out with my friends. I also love cats and have three adorable ones back home.

Sophia Bancker

Tutor

Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Year: Fourth

Hi, I'm Sophia! In addition to my major, I am minoring in International Spanish and Public Health. I am passionate about these subjects and enjoy helping others find what they love and making it a little easier to get there! Outside of academics, I really enjoy being outdoors and exploring, playing piano, and being on the cheer team :)

Kylie Strom

Tutor

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Biology Focus)

Year: Second

Hi, I'm Kylie! I'm a transfer student from Illinois. Math and biology are my favorite subjects, but I understand how frustrating they can be. I tutored throughout high school and really enjoy the process of finding a way of learning and explaining that works for each student. Outside of class, I draw, play video games and puzzle games, and keep my cat Moose out of trouble.

Elizabeth Donoghue

Tutor

Major: Electrical Engineering

Year: Fourth

Hi, I'm Elizabeth! I am currently a fourth-year electrical engineering student with a minor in law & society. I have a passion for problem-solving and a love for history, but outside of academics, I enjoy hiking and ice skating. I decided to become a tutor to share my love of learning with others and to inspire students to love it as well.

Adam Fenjiro

Tutor

Major: Computer Science

Year: Second

Hi! My name is Adam Fenjiro,  I am a second-year student-athlete from Morocco. I am double majoring in Computer Science and Management Information Systems. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need help in French, mathematics, or computer science!

Kai Jackson

Tutor

Major: Biomedical Engineering with a Spanish Minor

Year: Third

Hi, my name is Kai. I am a second Biomedical Engineering major with a minor in Spanish. I enjoy hiking, reading, and sewing. Academically I find any biological science interesting, and I enjoy math because it can be very similar to a puzzle! I am excited to be a tutor because I love helping people find new ways to figure something out that may have been difficult for them on their own.

Kenny Gonzalez

Tutor

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: Third

Hello, my name is Kenneth Gonzalez, I am a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering major and a Spanish minor. I am a Resident Assistant and a Tour Guide at Michigan Tech. I love to help and inspire a sense of confidence and belonging in people through my jobs, activities, and actions. I became a tech tutor to assist students in any academic difficulties they may have and hopefully make it a fun learning experience for everyone. I enjoy playing video games, going on long runs, and rock/wall climbing.

Gwen Markham

Tutor

Major: Medical Lab License

Year: First

Hi My name is Gwen Markham! I grew up here in Houghton and I'm a first-year medical lab science student who is also minoring in psychology and pre-health professions. I enjoy reading books and hanging out at coffee shops with my friends; I also love all things hockey and basketball. I tutored throughout high school and got to meet and connect with some amazing people because of it, which is why I want to continue tutoring through Tech's program. My favorite subjects are English, science, and math.

Kylin Campbell

Tutor

Major: Computational Biology

Year: First

Hi! My name is Kylin Campbell, and I am a first year computational biology major with minors in pre-health and diversity studies. Back at home, I work as a nursing assistant in my local hospital, and in my free time, I love to read, hike, and spend time with friends and family. I tutored all throughout high school, and my favorite subjects to tutor are math and chemistry!

Raegan Dick

Tutor

Major: Forestry

Year: First

Hi! My name is Raegan, and I am a first year forestry major. When I’m not studying, I enjoy working out, listening to podcasts, hanging out with friends, and drinking coffee. I have a huge interest in environmental policy and action, as well as climate change and other environmental issues! 

Rhia Jenkins

Tutor

Major:  Psychology

Year: Third

Hi there! My name is Rhia. I am a third year majoring in Psychology. My favorite subject is science, but I love English as well! In my free time, I like to write stories, play video games, and study foreign languages. I love helping students who struggle and hope that my experience as a tutor furthers my career plan as a developmental psychologist.

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Andy Priskorn

Tutor

Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Year: First

My name's Andy Priskorn, and I'm a college freshman from Rochester Hills, Michigan, studying mechanical engineering with a minor in German. I'd love to help with math, science, and German tutoring! As for my interests, I'm an easy going guy who loves playing pickleball, jamming on my saxophone, and sharing some good old-fashioned dad jokes.

Bhargav Varada

Tutor

Major:  Computational Chemistry

Year: Graduate

Hi, I'm Bhargav! I'm a second year PhD student in Computational Chemistry and I work on Enzyme catalysis. I like tutoring as it helps students to understand their concepts easily. It will be a great thing when we are able to clarify others doubts. I love to teach math and chemistry. Outside my lab, I like to play volleyball, badminton and chess. I am learning fencing now.

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