SSS Tutors

Meet Our Tutors

Our tutors are available Monday-Friday in the Tutoring Center. Check our detailed schedule for available times.

If you have used our tutoring services, please fill out an evaluation form. You can also click on each tutor's picture to navigate to the evaluation form.

Genevieve Johnson: We're thrilled to have Genevieve back as a returning tutor! She tutors Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and many other courses. She also heads up the MRAP Internship at the museum.

Sidney Huhndorf: I'm currently attending UAF as a student in the Petroleum Engineering program. I hope to graduate with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and start a career in the oil and gas industry shortly after. I'm from Galena, which is a small town along the Yukon River approx. 360 or so nautical miles west of Fairbanks. Hobbies and interests of mine include Longboarding, snowboarding, flying, automotive projects, drinking coffee and racing autocross.


I am Dallon Knight. I tutor in Biology, Chemistry, and Math. I study chemistry at UAF and am planning on being a Pharmacist one day. I moved to Alaska in 2012 with my wife to go to school here. I was born and raised in southern Utah (the part with all the cool rocks). I enjoy learning new things, hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, movies, board games, cooking, and all sorts of stuff. I have worked at SSS for two years already and really love to help other people understand the things they are learning.

Nicole Kelly

My name is Nicole Kelly. I tutor in Chemistry, Math, and English. I have a wonderful family, which consists of my great husband Phillip, two awesome daughters Sabrina and Naomi, and our two furry forever-babies Mick and Dooley. 

Alan Lipka

My name is Alan Lipka. I tutor in Math and Psychology. I received a bachelors in Psychology from UAF in 2009 and am currently studying Mining Engineering. I was born in Alaska and have lived in Fairbanks for most of my life. When I'm not studying I enjoy snowboarding, camping, cooking and getting addicted to TV shows in the winter. I just started working at SSS and am really excited about getting to help others. 

Lutfi Lena

Lutfi Lena:  I am a student at UAF School of Management. I plan on graduating with a BBA in Accounting and Economics. I enjoy spending my time discovering new places to travel while keeping up with news about financial markets and soccer leagues.

Omo Oisamoje

Omo Oisamoje: I will be tutoring in Biology and Chemistry. I have a doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm.D) from the University of Wyoming and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Business Administration. I admire nature from a distance and I love anything fashion, beauty, food, and traveling. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, hanging out with friends, shopping or working on my fashion blog.


Gina Rotermund

Gina Rotermund: I tutor English and Spanish. I was born and raised here in Fairbanks, and absolutely love Alaska. When I'm not drowning in copious amounts of reading assignments, I love getting outside (even in the winter time!). I enjoy hiking, camping, running, skiing, and spending quality time with my friends.

Keanu Paikai

Hi, I am Keanu Paikai. I tutor in Math, Physics, and Engineering courses. I am studying mechanical engineering.


Ken Shin

Hello! My name is Kenneth Shin. People call me Ken. I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. My parents and I moved to California about 10 years ago. I have been in Fairbanks about two years and love this place. I used to live near Yosemite National Park in California so I did a lot of hiking, camping, and fishing. Fly-fishing for salmon here is a truly awesome experience. When I am not studying for Biochemistry or working, I like to travel, learn new languages, and play baseball and tennis. My life-time goal is to visit all 30 baseball stadiums in the U.S. I am studying at UAF to earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and do a cancer research about metabolism and genetic markers for proto-oncogenes.

David Schweigert: You may recognize David from the front desk! He has made the transition from office staff to tutor for SSS. He tutors Math, English, ES 101, and History 100. We are super glad to have David on our fantastic tutoring team!

Hi, my name is Joshua Purba. I will be tutoring mainly Math and Physics, but early level of Geology and Chemistry would come in handy too. I am in my junior year at UAF majoring in geophysics. This is my second semester at the UAF, and previously got transferred from a community college in Minnesota. My hobby is playing music, as you can see from my bio picture. I can play almost any musical instruments (the mainstream ones like in the band, of course). I forget to mention that I am an international student from a tropical, warm and beautiful country Indonesia. Love to talk about politics, science, religion, global issues, and food.

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