Here To Help: The LaGrange College Tutoring Center

Lila Phurrough

The LaGrange College tutoring center is a resource for students to receive help in your classes outside of scheduled class hours. Tutors serve in the Moshell 24-hour study center, located in the library, and offer help to anyone who walks in.

Tutoring hours are Monday through Friday, subjects varying, 5pm-10pm.

The subjects each have their specific tutoring times, and these times are always posted in the 24.

Michael Bleimeyer

Michael Bleimeyer is an accounting major from Arvada, Colorado. He tutors accounting, business, and problem solving. Michael played hockey growing up, he is the current president of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and he is a presidential ambassador.

His advice for new students is, “Budget your time and money. Have fun and make friends!”

Jacob Harman is a biology and bio-chemistry major from Franklin, Georgia. He tutors general and organic chemistry and algebraic physics.

He says that he is “a senior pre-med student who loves a good book. I love to learn how the world works, and this was the reason for my science majors. My favorite courses are Genetics/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I/II.  I plan to gain my medical license and work in a rural, medically under-served community.”

His advice to new students is, “Don’t put off your work. This applies to both assigned work and review/preparation work (going over lecture and problems worked in class, and looking forward to future lectures, etc.). I have found that it is harder to catch up on work than it is to do work ahead of time.”

Philip Maeser is a biology major from Forsyth, Georgia. He tutors biology, statistics, chemistry, and Spanish. He says, “I’m a Junior Biology major and Spanish minor, and this is my second year of working as a tutor in the Tutoring Center. I love helping students understand the more difficult concepts in Biology and Chemistry and learn strategies to improve communication and comprehension in Spanish. I know how stressful it can be to reach out for academic help, so I do my best to offer a relaxed, judgement-free environment where you can get the assistance you need.”

His advice to new students is: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions; whether it be at the tutoring center, in class, or during your professor’s office hours.  It’s all part of the learning process, and the tutors and your professors understand that.”

Aly Lord is a math major from Lawrenceville, Georgia. She tutors math.

She says, “I play lacrosse for the school. I like to watch Netflix, [and] right now I’m watching Gilmore Girls for the third time. My favorite color is red. I also love to hang out with friends.”

Her advice to new students is: “I would say to get involved! Some of the best memories and connections I have made on campus are from getting involved early as a freshman!”

Thomas Dismuke is an exercise science major from Alabama. He tutors physics, A&P, and statistics. He says, “I love understanding the body and its functionality.”

His advice to new students is a paraphrased version of Rocky Balboa’s speech: “Life ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It can be a very mean and nasty place and beat you to your knees if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t about how hard you hit it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward, that’s how winning is done.”

Amy Channell

Amy Channell is a biology and biochemistry major. She grew up right here in LaGrange, Georgia. She tutors biology, general and organic chemistry, and problem solving.

“Growing up, I always loved science, and that passion has lasted into my college career,” she says. “Aside from my position in the tutoring center, I am also an active member of several organizations on campus. I am Panhellenic Delegate for AOII, treasurer of Tri Beta Biological Honors Society, and a member of the Panther Activities Committee (PAC).”

Her advice to new students is, “Build a relationship with your professors, go to class, and don’t stress over the little stuff. The professors here are always willing to help, especially if they see you putting in effort in their classes. Going to class is one way to show them you care, and it also helps you learn better. Put the effort in you need to, but don’t stress about the stuff you can’t fix. College is hard, but you can do it!”

Carlos Valdez

Carlos Valdez is a mathematics major from LaGrange, Georgia. He tutors math and problem solving.

He says, “I’m a junior math major with a minor in music, specifically in classical guitar performance. I love to play tennis, and it’s been my favorite outdoor activity since I was five.”

His advice to new students is: “If you’re a student who can’t decide what you would like to major in, don’t worry. I had no idea I would end up being a math major when I began college. A good idea is to try as many different subjects as possible.  Even if you are set on what you would like to major in, you might find something else that you enjoy doing even more.”

Melanie Prater

Melanie Prater is a psychology major from LaGrange, Georgia. She tutors psychology and behavioral statistics. “I am a senior psychology major with a music minor. I am involved in a number of groups on campus including presidential ambassadors, social council, Psi Chi honors society, and I am a member of the choir.”

Her advice to new college students is: “Find people who support you on campus. That could be a friend, professor, club, or even a tutor. It is important to have someone you can trust to support and help you through your college journey.”

Other tutors include Katlynn Parnell (biology/general chemistry/problem solving), Libby Compton (math/problem solving), Cameron Perkins (math), and Holston Sebaugh (math/physics/problem solving).

Lila Phurrough is from LaGrange, GA. She is a second year freshman and a proud member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She is a psychology and art double major.

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