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Camila Arevalo

Tutor

Camila is originally from Asheville, North Carolina. She is studying Exercise Science because she would like to become a physical therapist. She will graduate in 2020. Her biggest pet peeve is procrastination. She recommends starting assignments early so they don’t pile up. Her favorite thing about DSU is all of the students who attend it. She loves the positive environment that everyone who works in the APC creates.

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Makae Rose

Tutor

Makae is a Biology major from Salt Lake City, UT. Her academic pet peeve is having multiple tests on the same day. She recommends always using FLASHCARDS! She loves Dixie’s small class sizes because they allow her to get to know her professors better. Her favorite thing about the APC is “the fact that all the tutors want to help people and will generally work together to solve problems for students if they have a particularly difficult one.”

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Moshood Osinusi

Tutor

Moshood is studying Biological Sciences. He is from Lagos, Nigeria. He loves the weather in St. George, does not like writing essays, and recommends practicing good study habits. His favorite thing about the Academic Performance Center is that it is very well organized.

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Solomon Aliche

Tutor

Solomon is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. He will graduate in 2020 with a degree in Accounting. He recommends rereading the material before class, and his pet peeve is procrastination. He loves DSU’s small class sizes because it makes the professors seem more approachable. His favorite thing about the APC is that “it provides a serene environment to study in.”

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Maliea Holden

Tutor

Maliea is a Biochemistry major from Washington, Utah. She will graduate in 2020. She does not like when students beg for specific questions or answers for an upcoming test. She recommends completing the practice problems at the end of the textbook and reading the chapter summaries. She is also a fan of Dixie’s small class sizes. “I love that ‘aha’ moment when I am working with a student and they finally understand something they have been struggling with.”

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Jacob Fink

Tutor

Jacob is studying Biology Integrated Science, he is also minoring in Chemistry Education and Physics; he will graduate in the Spring of 2022. He is from Northern California. He dislikes busy work, and recommends to avoid procrastination. His favorite thing about DSU is Saint George, “This area is beautiful.” His favorite thing about the APC is the opportunity he has to build his skills in helping other students.

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Kurtis Hinton

Tutor

Kurtis is a Biomedical Studies Major with an emphasis in medicine. He is also minoring in Chemistry, Health Psychology, and Psychology. He is from Gilbert, Arizona. His biggest pet peeve is lab homework. Kurtis’ best study tip is to, “remember what you know.” He likes the amount of resources available at DSU and the student involvement in extracurricular activities. His favorite thing about the APC is the receptionists.

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Katie Eastmond

Tutor

Katie is a Psychology Major from Lehi, Utah; she plans to graduate in 2022. Her biggest academic pet peeve is when people refuse to ask for help. She says, “we all need it sometimes!” Her best study tip is to teach someone because, “If you can teach it, you know it.” Her favorite thing about DSU is the campus culture. She loves how inclusive DSU is for all types of students. Her favorite thing about the Academic Performance Center is that students are able to help other students. She says, “We have all had a class that we struggle with, and learning from someone who understands what you’re going through is so helpful.”

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Lin Tian

Tutor

Lin is a Mechanical Engineering major from Hangzhou, China. He went to High School in Melbourne, Australia, and he has lived in America for 2 years. His biggest pet peeve is when professors only give two days in the testing center, and his schedule only allows him a 2 hour window to take the test. His best study tip is to start working on things as early as possible. His favorite thing about Dixie is the staff to student ratio because it makes it easy to get help from professors. His favorite thing about the APC is the view, “[the APC is] one of the best places on campus.”

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Dagny Hunt

Tutor

I am studying Biology and will be graduating in the spring of 2020.

I am from St. George Utah

My biggest Academic Pet Peeve is vague instructions.

My best study tip is to write it down! Rewriting notes, fully writing out practice problems, and writing or drawing lists of terms or structures from memory and then filling in the gaps afterward- all of it helps the information stick.

My favorite thing about DSU is the people here. Getting to know my professors and fellow students has made this school feel like home.

My favorite thing about the APC is  that it is a great place to study and work on assignments: even if you aren’t here to meet with a tutor, there are people around to help if you have questions.

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Braden Stutzman

Tutor

I am studying finance and will be graduating in December 2020. I am from Twin Falls, ID. My biggest Academic Pet Peeve is when a professor’s lectures on one thing and then tests on something different. My best study tip is to know what you don’t know. Don’t waste your time studying a whole chapter of information. Figure out the things you don’t have a good understanding of and just focus on those. What I like best about DSU is the staff here really cares about your success in life after school. They don’t just care about you getting a degree, they care about helping you use that degree in the real world. My favorite thing about the APC is that students are able to help other students. It can be hard to approach and learn from a Professor during office hours, so having other students who have been through the same classes and are here to help is a huge advantage for DSU students.

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Demmy Polad

Receptionist

I am currently majoring in Accounting and hope to go through DSU’s Master of Accountancy program. I have no idea when I will be graduating (I may be at DSU forever). My biggest Academic Pet Peeve is when someone doesn’t try their best. We all have greatness inside of us we just need to put in the effort! I was born in South Ogden Utah, but I have lived in St. George for the last 13 years and I love it here! My best Study tip is to talk with others about what you are learning! I find when I do that I remember things a lot better! I love DSU because the people here are so kind and loving towards each other! My favorite thing about the APC is all the awesome people I get to meet and get to know! The APC is such an awesome environment that is focused on student success and I just love that!

 

 

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Esme Cope

Receptionist

I am majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. I will be graduating in 2021. I’m from Herriman, Utah. My academic pet peeve is procrastination. My best study tip is to review the material daily. What I like about Dixie is the small class sizes that let me get to know my professors and peers. My favorite thing about the APC is that it’s a great resource for students who are struggling in classes to find the help they need.

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Haley Hedricks

Receptionist

I will be graduating in 2022. As of now, I’m Undeclared. My academic pet peeve is math homework.Originally, I’m from Portland, Oregon. I suggest finding a study spot outside of where you live that you enjoy going to, and always do your work there. I love that there are so many things to do on campus and around St. George. I love my job at the APC because I get to meet and interact with so many students every day.