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About the Learning Center


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 or by phone at 801-581-5153 so we can better support you.

Meet the Team

Learning Center Team (Roula, 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. In the summer of 2019, Casey moved to Utah to join the Learning Center team. 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 her two dogs.


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: 6/13/22