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.

Dallon Knight

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. 

Jamie Rose


My name is Jamie Rose and I tutor in Biology and Chemistry. I am majoring in Wildlife Biology with a minor in chemistry. I am from northern Arizona and after attending school in Boston, transferred to UAF. I love the outdoors and in my free time enjoy swimming, biking, rugby, hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding.

Keanu Paikai

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



Patrick Steckman

Hi, I am Patrick Steckman and I tutor Math and Engineering. I am currently in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. After I graduate, I am hoping to pursue a career working with UAV’s/UAS’s. Over the summer I helped with the Modern Blanket Toss program, which works with high school students from the different rural communities, to learn about and how to use UAV’s. I served in the military for three and half years as an imagery analyst. Feel free to ask me about it because it was fun and is related to what I want to pursue after my degree. Outside of work and school, I tend to play with my dog and hang out with my wife.

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