Meet Our Tutors

STEM Learning tutors are available at four different campuses and are able to assist you with a variety of courses in math, science, and engineering. If you would like to work with a specific tutor listed here, please contact the coordinator for the corresponding campus for availability.

Dani Smull
Taylorsville Redwood Coordinator
danielle.smull@slcc.edu
801-957-4138

Hernán Pinto Zambrano
Jordan & South City Coordinator
hpintoza@slcc.edu
801-957-2770

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Austin McCoy

Austin McCoy

Subjects I Tutor:

Chemistry, Math, Engineering

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Hiking, cycling, weightlifting, basketball, cooking, and reading

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I love helping people learn.

Austin Schembri

Austin Schembri

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Chemistry, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Playing musical instruments

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Anyone can learn anything, they just need the proper resources.

Cam Kopaunik

Cam Kopaunik

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I like to hang out with friends.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

To have a little fun and break down the problems into bite sized pieces.

Connie Smith Barnes

Connie Smith Barnes

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I love Geosciences and all the broad applications. I have eight children and 14 grandchildren. Hiking and exercising in a variety of sports is my passion. My favorite thing is to explore the Utah Geologic Survey Portal to examine the stratigraphy and sedimentary geology of the mountains.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

My goal is to build the student's confidence through active learning that includes listening to the student's individual needs. Understanding the student's individual needs provides me with the knowledge to guide the student on skill building exercises, resources, patterns, and analytical thinking techniques. In addition, genuine affirmation of the student's successes is part of my strategy to assist the student to be an independent learner.

Cyrus Safai

Cyrus Safai

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Engineering, Physics

I Can Tutor In:

Farsi

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Sports

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Being patient, polite, and keep trying

Elise Walker

Elise Walker

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Biology, Chemistry

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

DND

My Tutoring Philosophy:

The three most important tools for learning are practice, encouragement, and confidence.

Eliza Kitchens

Eliza Kitchens

Subjects I Tutor:

Math

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Dance! being outside, dogs, and reading

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I learn best when working with another person one-on-one. I want to provide the resources that work best for me to other students.

Ezequiel Salas

Ezequiel Salas

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Engineering, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Cooking

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Practice a little bit everyday. Take time to relax and reflect on ideas. Remember what worked and did not work.

Faith Grimes

Faith Grimes

Subjects I Tutor:

Biology, Chemistry

I Can Tutor In:

French

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Sewing

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I like to help students find connections in what they are learning.

Hayden Matthews

Hayden Matthews

Subjects I Tutor:

Math

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Games

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Put down the pen (and let the student write)

Isaac Thomas

Isaac Thomas

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Right now I am working on fixing up an old CRT TV, so I'd say my favorite hobby is "Building Electronics" ​

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Although I believe it is important to help a student, I feel it is equally important to help them learn how to learn. One of the hardest challenges in college is learning how to find the resources you need to succeed. My role as a tutor falls right into helping a student learn, whether directly or down the road in their college career.

Jackson Merriam

Jackson Merriam

Subjects I Tutor:

Biology, Chemistry, Math

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I enjoy playing sports and exercise. I also love to read a good book and to further my knowledge in all types of subjects.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I decided to become a tutor so that I could help students to succeed in the field of STEM and be there as a helping hand when they hit a fork in the road.

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I love to paint and draw.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

"If you believe you can achieve- and then you will. Keep on going no matter how tough it gets. I believe in you. One day you will look back and be grateful you persevered and conquered. You can do hard things!"

John Steiner

John Steiner

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

writing, research for writing, PC games, reading

My Tutoring Philosophy:

There is a connection with a subject to what students already know in their life experiences. It comes down to finding that. Also, learning styles is largely hokum and that all perceived styles of learning are in fact skills that can be developed even if they're a weak point.

Kat Todd

Kat Todd

Subjects I Tutor:

Biology, Chemistry

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I really enjoy reading and love giving book recommendations. I also love cooking Asian foods and studied abroad in Japan for a summer.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I love learning and being able to help others learn new things and ways of thinking. Sometimes all it takes is someone else's perspective to understand something.

Kyle Heath

Kyle Heath

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Hiking, Camping, Backpacking, Road Trips, Reading and Computers.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Be an extension of your own efforts

Lydia Olschewski

Lydia Olschewski

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Chemistry

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Playing the piano!

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Don’t tutor and drive!

Malina Pacheco

Malina Pacheco

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Physics

I Can Tutor In:

American Sign Language

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Hiking, biking, and playing video games

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I think confidence is one of the most important things about learning. As a tutor, helping to build confidence in your abilities will help you succeed.

Mark Rader

Mark Rader

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

My favorite hobby is fly fishing.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

My tutoring philosophy is that to understand a topic sometimes we need to talk about it with another person and try to explain it to them. Nothing comes to us instantly and practicing is the only way to get better, but it can be hard on your own just doing problems out of the book. I find it much more helpful to talk it out and ask questions.

Matthew Sargent

Matthew Sargent

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Listening to music, hiking, traveling

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I enjoy learning, and helping others learn.

Robert Mayo

Robert Mayo

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Traveling the world.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I believe that all students have the right to receive additional help in reaching their academic goals. I can help with this as a tutor by finding a method that best suits the student.

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Drawing

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I want everyone to be comfortable and optimistic no matter the obstacle.

Skylor Brown

Skylor Brown

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I like to go hiking.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

I try to help students become self motivated learners. I encourage students to take advantage of the many wonderful online resources that are available. I let students know that making mistakes is a part of the learning process and its okay to make them.

Suzanne Riding

Suzanne Riding

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Chemistry

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

My favorite past-time is taking my dog out for walks on the many walking and hiking trails around the Salt Lake Valley. If you have a favorite trail let me know!

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Learning is rooted in the questions of students that arise through experiencing the world. It is active, not passive. The learner is a problem solver and thinker who makes meaning through his or her individual experience in the physical and cultural context.

Syrus Vahdati

Syrus Vahdati

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Chemistry

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Baking

My Tutoring Philosophy:

The more the student does and the less I say, the better.