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ACE Tutors

Check out our tutors for Fall 2013!

Rebecca Scott

Tutoring Coordinator

Rebecca Scott is ACE's Tutoring Coordinator, a PhD student, and a part-time instructor in the Philosophy department at Loyola.  In addition to overseeing tutoring operations at ACE, she works as a tutor-mentor specializing in Philosophy, Writing, Humanities courses, and Study Strategies.


Dureshahwar Ali


Dureshahwar Ali is a senior and expects to graduate in Spring 2014 with a major in biology and a minor in sociology. As a pre-med student, she has delved into several activities. She has extensive research experience as a research assistant in the field of ecotoxicology. She has been tutoring since high-school and finds it fulfilling to impact someone's life with knowledge. She enjoys learning and she hopes to pass this on to her tutees. She is a positive person and loves to be of service to people around her. She feels that it is important  to build a relation of trust and friendship with her tutees in order to develop and enhance interest in learning. Through her experience, she has acquired skills to tackle difficult content in biology and chemistry. As a tutor, she hopes to assist her tutees with opening the gift of genius that she believes everyone is given. She is determined to enthusiastically contribute to the vibrant community of ACE.

Teyana Morgan


Teyana Morgan is a Biology major in her third year at Loyola. Her hometown is Frankfort, Illinois. After her undergraduate study, she plans on attending pharmacy school. Her tutoring specialties are focused in Chemistry and Biology.


Jon Kusner


Jon Kusner is a junior majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry. He is a tutor for ACE where he mainly helps out with Math, Chemistry, and Biology. He very much enjoys building relationships with students which helps to establish accountability, for both the student and himself. He looks forward to continuing with ACE in their pursuit to encourage mastery inside and out of the classroom.  

Matt Russo


Matt Russo is originally from Youngstown, OH, and he moved to Chicago 2 years ago to attend Loyola.  He is 20 years old and is currently majoring in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience.  He is hoping to obtain his PhD in Biology, with the ultimate goal being to teach and conduct research at a university.  He currently volunteers in a lab on-campus, and they research the effects of Eph/ephrin proteins on the guidance of axons of nerve cells that extend to taste buds and the surrounding epithelium.  Many of the courses he tutors fall in the hard sciences (Biology and Chemistry) because, as you can tell from my career aspirations, he is passionate about those subjects.  He finds the content very interesting and compelling to think critically about.  He also tutors in two Psychology courses that introduce students to basic research methods and data analysis.  Lastly, he tutors Health Care Ethics, a philosophy course that deals with a number of issues from research ethics to accessibility of health care.  He is looking forward to helping students in working to achieve their academic goals this semester.

Taylor Dahlgren


 Majoring in Economics and International Studies, Taylor Dahlgren has developed skills that apply to many social science classes. She is able to assist students with a range of tasks including research papers and presentations, creating and interpreting graphs, extracting important details from lengthy readings, and preparing for exams. In addition to tutoring for various social science courses, she is also able to help with what goes on behind the scenes of conquering a class or schedule. Whether it's creating a plan for studying and completing projects due throughout the semester, finding what study strategies work best to succeed on exams and papers, or prioritizing what needs to be done within a specific timeline, she is able to provide suggestions and work with students to develop strong academic and organizational skills.

Julie Flannery


Julie Flannery, originally from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, is currently in her third year at Loyola. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Neuroscience. She is involved with Loyola's Neuroscience Society and does research in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience lab on campus. She hopes to continue research in this field in graduate school. Julie also works in the Center for Tutoring and Academic Excellence and has experience tutoring Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. She looks forward to working one-on-one with students this year to help them develop skills to succeed in all their academic endeavors!

Andrew Kletzien


Andrew Kletzien is a junior double-major in Political Science and Philosophy interested in going on to graduate school and becoming an undergraduate professor. In addition to being an ACE tutor, he is a high school tutor at the Indo-American Center in Chicago and is the president of the Loyola Chicago Secular Student Alliance. He has experience tutoring high school and college students in mathematics, English and writing, philosophy, political science, and general study skills.

Michelle Thomas


Michelle Thomas is originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She is currently a sophomore at Loyola and majors in psychology. Her tutoring specialties include both psychology and math classes but also many other classes ranging from philosophy to writing. She looks forward to working with Loyola students to help them achieve academically and reach their goals.

Nick Fox


Nick Fox is a junior at Loyola and is majoring in forensic science and minoring in philosophy. He enjoys a wide variety of activities, including playing the trumpet, social dancing, and playing ultimate frisbee.


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