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Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC)

The Tutoring and Learning Center offers all FinnU 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, masters 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.

Spring 2016 Tutors

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
Hours:
  • 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)
Hours:

  • 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
Hours:
  • Monday, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., TLC
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., TLC
Barb McTaggart, Science
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
Hours:
  • 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
Hours:
  • 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
Hours:
  • 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
Hours:

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

TLC Staff

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.

Katie Curtis
Academic Success Coach
Office: Mannerheim 111 & The TLC
Phone: 906-487-7326
E-mail: katie.curtis@finlandia.edu