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.

Hi, my name is Alina Cushing and I'm a nursing student at UAA/UAF. I enjoy reading, writing, and languages, and love to help students with those subjects, as well as math and science. Come find me on Tuesday afternoons if you need help with English, German, Spanish, Russian, writing a paper, doing some math problems, or studying some biology!

I’m Megan Earle and I am a Peer Coach but I’m also available to tutor in Sociology, English, and Accounting. I’m currently a senior Sociology major/Accounting minor and I hope to graduate in May. I’ve lived in five states but don’t plan on leaving Alaska anytime soon. I have been a student worker with SSS since February of 2012 so when I’m not tutoring you’ll probably find me working at the front desk! When I do get out of the office I love to run, mountain bike, camp, hike, figure skate, and anything else outdoors. I’m also a huge Boston sports fan and love to talk hockey, baseball, and football.

Kate Guillemette

My name is Kate Guillemette and I tutor in Math, Chemistry, and Biology. Currently I am pursuing a degree in biochemistry with the hopes of working in microbiology. I was born and raised in Alaska and have loved every minute of it. Some things I enjoy are: biking, whitewater rafting, board and card games, cats (I have two adorable ones waiting for me at home), reading for fun, movies, and cooking. This is my first semester working at Student Support Services and I hope that I can help others learn new things as well as learn new things myself.

I'm Genevieve Johnson. I tutor Biology and Math. I am currently working toward a B.S. in Fisheries as well as Biology, because ultimately, I'd like a career in marine research. I love all things aquatic! I swam for the UAF Nanooks for three years. I grew up in California where swimming is a very popular sport because it's the only way to escape the heat, and the sport is what led me to UAF. This is my fourth year in Alaska and I'm loving it!

 
 

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.

My name is Nicole Lamers. 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. 

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. 

I’m Teddy Matrin and I tutor in Math, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering courses. I am studying Petroleum Engineering and will be graduating in the spring of 2015. I am pretty easy going and laid back for the most part. I enjoy school, learning, and helping students. I believe as a tutor that I have just as much to learn from you as you do from me. In my free time I enjoy playing sports, going outdoors, and reading.    

My name is Joe Ofeldt and I was born in Washington. As a kid, I lived in the Philippines, Thailand, and Japan. I went to high school in California, Hawaii, and ended up in Washington. I joined the army in 2001  and have experienced a number of trainings including cold weather and warm weather survival, and repelling. I've also completed a number of leadership and command schools. I qualified as an expert at arms and physical fitness/heath trainer. I ended my contract with the military in 2008 and worked as a mechanic until I decided to go back to school where I worked for my associates in aviation maintenance. I recently worked at the Fairbanks airport while I worked on my Mechanical engineering degree. I tutor in Math, Physics, and Engineering courses.

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.

Hello, my name is Elias Wheeler. I am a senior in the School of Management hoping to finish my Business Administration degree this fall. I tutor in math up to 107 as well as accounting, and most other business and economics courses. I can also offer assistance and tutoring for Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. I am originally from Whitestone Farms near Delta Junction, Ak. I have played hockey my whole life, and I play intramural hockey up here at UAF. During the summer, I work in Prudhoe Bay with a company that I hope to work with after college. See you in the tutoring center!

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