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Undergraduate Studies

 

About the Learning Center

Mission

The Learning Center strives to empower University of Utah students to succeed in their college career and beyond. Our services are intended to help students gain a deeper understanding of their course content as well as to develop transferable skills to help them become more successful students and lifelong learners. The Learning Center is sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) and serves currently-enrolled University of Utah students.

Commitment to Inclusivity

The Learning Center is committed to supporting learners at any stage of their learning process, and we strive to accommodate specific learning needs and preferences. We recognize each person holds a unique, intersectional identity which impacts how they interact with the world. If any aspect of our services, scheduling process, or website raises questions for you or presents barriers to your learning, please contact Casey Hoekstra, Associate Director, by email at Casey.Hoekstra@utah.edu or by phone at 801-581-5153 so we can better support you.

Meet the Team

Learning Center Team (Roula, Taylor, Casey, Rheannon)

Casey Hoekstra, Associate Director

Casey graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her B.A. in Communication Studies in 2017 and M.A. in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs in 2019. She thrives on buildling authentic relationships, fostering student growth, and serving the students of the U. Casey loves traveling, spending time outdoors, crafting, and being with family and friends.

Roula Sargetakis, Administrative Assistant

Roula has been a university employee since 2015 and joined the Learning Center in December 2018. She loves interacting with and helping students. Roula has an A.S. degree in English from the University of T.E.I. Athens, Greece, a two-year secretarial degree from the college of O.A.E.D Athens, Greece, and she is a returned SLCC student seeking a degree in Communication Studies. In her free time (when she has any!) she likes to exercise, read books, enjoy “outdoorsy” events/excursions, and spend time with her family and friends. 

Rheannon Burnside, Graduate Assistant

Rheannon joined the Learning Center in Fall 2021 and oversees the Supplemental Instruction (SI) team. She is a current student in the M.Ed Student Affairs program at the University of Utah and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in History from the University of Central Arkansas in 2017. Before coming to the U, Rheannon worked in Yellowstone National Park for six months and at an ed-tech startup in Little Rock, AR for three years.

Rheannon believes in using empathetic listening to help students reach their goals, fostering strong relationships among students and administration, and is always learning from her students, staff, and professors. In her spare time, she loves attending concerts, playing board games with her friends and family, and hanging out with Thunder, her beautiful corgi.

Taylor Johnson, Graduate Assistant

Taylor is the newest addition to the Learning Center team, joining in Fall 2022, and works as a graduate assistant, where he helps to oversee learning consultations and presentations. He graduated from the Honors Program at Utah Valley University in May 2021 with a B.S. in Psychology, in addition to receiving a Summa Cum Laude distinction. Taylor is currently attending The University of Utah as a student in the M.Ed Student Affairs program. Prior to beginning at the U, Taylor worked at UVU as an assistant coordinator in their Supplemental Instruction program.

Taylor is a firm believer in learner-centered pedagogy and creating opportunities for students to answer their own questions. During his free time, Taylor loves going to the movies, reading books, expanding his ever-growing vinyl and Funko Pop collections, and going to the park with his boyfriend and their dog, Daisy.

Tutors:

Kamryn

Adrian, he/him
Major: Recretional Therapy
Tutors: Chemistry, Biology,
Physics, Psychology

Kamryn

Ana, she/her
Major: Biology
Tutors: Biology, Chemistry, Math

Kamryn

Ashley, she/her
Major: Materials Science & Engineering
Tutors: Chemistry, Japanese, Physics

Kamryn

Bri, they/them
Major: Physics Teaching
Tutors: Math, Physics

Kamryn

Calder, he/him
Major: Biology, German
Tutors: Biology, Chemistr, German, Math

Kamryn

Chase, he/him
Major: Biochemistry
Tutors: Chemistry 

Kamryn

Colette, she/her
Major: Biology
Tutors: Spanish,
Introduction to ENVST Science

Kamryn

Elise, she/her
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Tutors: Chemistry, Engineering Design, Math,
Physics, Statics

Kamryn

Emma, she/her
Major: Computer Science
Tutors: Computer Science, Math

Kamryn

Erin, she/her
Major: Biology
Tutors: Biology, Chemistry, Math

Kamryn

Ezra, he/him
Major: Computer Science with EAE Emphasis
Tutors: Computer Science, Math, Writing

Kamryn

Hannah, she/her
Major: Computer Science
Tutors: Computer Science, Math

Kamryn

Haven, she/her
Major: Biomedical Enginnering
Tutors: Chemistry, French, 
Math, Physics

Kamryn

Izzy, they/them
Major: Mathematics
Tutors: Math

Kamryn

Jack, he/him
Major: Computer science
Tutors: Computer Science, Math, Physics
RStudio

KamrynJacob, he/him
Major: Business
Tutors: BCOR, Business

Kamryn

Jordyn, she/her
Major: Health, Society, and Policy 
Tutors: Biology, Chemistry, 
Math, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Writing

Kamryn

Kamryn, she/her
Major: Civil Engineering
Tutors: Architecture, Chemisty,
Math, Physics, Writting 

Kamryn

Katelyn, she/her
Major: Pre-Nursing
Tutors: Chemistry, Math, Writing 

Kamryn

Luke, he/him
Major: Physics, Applied Mathematics
Tutors: Computer Science, Math, Physics

Kamryn

Matthew, he/him
Major: Chemical Engineering
Tutors: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry

Kamryn

Melanie, she/her
Major: Honors Biology
Tutors: Chemisty, Honor, Math

Kamryn

Rowan, he/him
Major: Computer Science with EAE Emphasis
Tutors: French, Math

Kamryn

Rushmeen, she/her
Major: Biology
Tutors: Biology, Math

Kamryn

Ryan, he/him
Major: Mathematics Education
Tutors: Math

Kamryn

Teasha, she/her
Major: Kinesiology
Tutors: Chemistry, Math, Writing

Kamryn

 

Supplemental Instruction Leaders:

Kamryn

Abel, he/him
Major: Psychology
SI Course: Math 1030

Kamryn

Addie, she/her
Major: Biology
SI Course: Psychology 1010

Kamryn

Ella, she/her
Major: Education
SI Course: Math 1040

Kamryn

Freddy, he/him
Major: Chemical Engineering
SI Course: CHEM 2320

Kamryn

Gabi, she/her
Major: Biochemistry
SI Course: CHEM 2310

Kamryn

Katherine, she/her
Major: Psychology
SI Course: BIOL 2325 

Kamryn

Kesaia, she/her
Major: Biology
SI Course: CHEM 2310

Kamryn

Maddie, she/her
Major: Pre-Nursing 
SI Course: CHEM 1130

 

 

 

Certification

CRLA Internation Tutor Training Program Certification

The Learning Center is a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified program. Each tutor is required to complete the three levels of training through CRLA to show they meet the standard of skills to be a successful and effective tutor. 

The International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through CRLA offers three levels of certification.

  • Level 1: basics of being a tutor
  • Level 2: metacognitive and psychosocial requirements of tutoring
  • Level 3: holistic view of learning center management and student development theories

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Last Updated: 11/3/22