Tutoring and Learning Center

The Tutoring and Learning Center offers ALL Finlandia students FREE tutoring for help in many General Education courses, and some upper level courses.

The TLC also offers peer and professional tutoring, study skill workshops, study groups, computer literacy development, and the use of a small computer lab.

Peer tutors are recommended by faculty, and selected through the work-study program. Professional tutors hold bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degrees in their fields, and have professional teaching and/or tutoring experience.

Finlandia University faculty members utilize the TLC to provide students with study aids such as classroom reserve material, review sheets, and past exams.

The TLC is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and is located in Nikander 10. Call (906) 487-7255 with any questions.

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Professional Tutors

Chris Hatton

Math and Economics

Chris has a Masters of Business Administration from Michigan Tech, a Masters of Public Policy from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University.

Courses Supported: MAT 101, MAT 140, MAT 144, MAT 145, ECN 231, ECN 232, STA 201

Tuesday, 1-5 p.m., TLC
Wednesday, 2-5 p.m., TLC
Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Maki Library

Regan Antila

Writing, English, ESL, Psychology

Regan has a Bachelor of Science in English/Secondary Education with a Psychology Minor; a Masters of Science in Education-School Psychology; a Masters of Art in Reading. She is very helpful with helping students become organized.

Courses Supported: ENG 101, ENG 103, ENG 104, PSY 101, UNS 116, Writing (any course), Academic Skills (any course)

Monday, 4-6 p.m., TLC
Tuesday, 9 a.m. – Noon, TLC
Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Maki Library

Robby Berman

Writing and Computer Literacy

Robby has been a professional writer for over 20 years and a computer consultant for around 15 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Television Radio.
Courses Supported: ENG 101, ENG 103, ENG 104, Writing (any course), CIS 102

Monday, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., TLC
Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., TLC

Barb McTaggart


Barb has a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Earth Science, a Master of Arts in Geology and a PhD in Hydrogeology. Barb is an adjunct instructor at Finalndia.

Courses supported: BIO 111, BIO 113, BIO 171, BIO 172, PHS 112, CHM 115, CHM 145

Monday, 3-5 p.m., TLC
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – Noon, TLC
Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., TLC
Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., TLC

Irene Corrales Padro

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Irene has a Bachelor’s degree in Social work. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Courses supported: ESL

Monday, 9 a.m. – Nooon, TLC
Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., TLC
Friday, 9-11 a.m., TLC

Peer Tutors

Chris Dennis

Criminal Justice Major

Courses supported: CRJ 101, CRJ 205, CRJ 240, CRJ 420, SOC 101, SOC 205, SOC 290, SOC 372

Tuesday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., TLC
Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., TLC

Lee Pennington

Philosophy & PTA Major

Courses supported: PTA, BIO 171, BIO 172

Monday, 2:30-4 p.m., TLC
Tuesday, 12-1 p.m., TLC
Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., TLC
Thursday, 12-1 p.m., TLC
Friday, 2-3 p.m., TLC

Lisa Kline

Nursing Major

Courses supported: ENG 101, ENG 103, ENG 104, Writing (any course), ESL

Monday, 12-3 p.m., TLC
Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., TLC

Michelle Rose

Medical Billing & Coding Major

Courses supported: ENG 101, ENG 103, ENG 104, Writing (any course), BIO 171, BIO 172

Tuesday, 12:30-5 p.m., TLC
Thursday, 12:30-5 p.m., TLC

Amelia Rikard

PTA Major

Courses supported: ENG 101, ENG 103, ENG 104, Writing (any course), MAT 101, MAT 140

Monday, 3-5 p.m., TLC
Tuesday, 12-3 p.m., TLC
Thursday, 1-3 p.m., TLC

Zong Deng

Graphic Design Major

Courses supported: MAT 101, MAT 140, MAT 144, MAT 145


Tuesday, 9-11:30 a.m., TLC
Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m., TLC

TLC Staff

Katie CurtisAcademic Success CoachFinlandia Universitykatie.curtis@finlandia.edu906-487-7326
Regan AntilaAcademic Coordinator, TRIO Upward Bound (UB)Finlandia Universityregan.antila@finlandia.edu906-487-7293
Robert BermanWriting & Computer Literacy TutorFinlandia Universityrobert.berman@finlandia.edu


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