Meet Our Tutors

STEM Learning Resources 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
Redwood Coordinator
danielle.smull@slcc.edu
801-957-4138

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.

Beringo Masumbe

Beringo Masumbe

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Dancing

My Tutoring Philosophy:

"There is always another way to see the problem, be flexible"

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.

Christian Riley

Christian Riley

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Engineering, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

Mountain biking

My Tutoring Philosophy:

We are all capable of doing whatever we set our minds to. Some people can do it faster then others, but don't let this get you down. If you set your mind to it and work hard, you will succeed.

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

Daphne Clarke

Daphne Clarke

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Chemistry

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I play guitar (electric and classical)

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Everyone can learn any subject if the material is broken down into small, understandable sections.

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.

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.

Fernando Araujo

Fernando Araujo

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Engineering, Physics

I Can Tutor In:

Spanish

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

I enjoy watching Anime, reading, playing video games, coding and working on Engineering projects.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

Set backs should never keep us from pursuing our academic dreams. You should never be discouraged from a hard class, push through the hard work and you'll make it one day.

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)

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 Freeman

John Freeman

Subjects I Tutor:

Math, Statistics, Physics

Non-STEM Subjects I am Interested In:

My favorite hobbies are watching movies and strumming at the guitar.

My Tutoring Philosophy:

My tutoring philosophy, in one word, is validation. A sense of belonging is essential for both the success of our students, and for the positive impact the college has on our community. We are in college to improve our livelihood. Therefore, we all belong here.

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.

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!

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.