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Meet the ACE Tutors

Meet the ACE Tutors

Our ACE Tutors have a wide range of availability to fit students’ busy schedules. ACE students can arrange a one-on-one session for any subject on Navigate. Visit the Navigate scheduling system or email our Tutoring Coordinator, Sam Forrey, at sforrey@luc.edu to be paired with the right tutor for you! To schedule an appointment, go to https://luc.navigate.eab.com.

Sam Forrey, ACE Tutoring Coordinator

 

 

Samantha (Sam) Forrey is a master's student in Loyola’s Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program. They earned their bachelor’s degree in History and International Studies with Honors in History from Baldwin Wallace University. After graduating from Baldwin Wallace, they worked at College Now Greater Cleveland, a non-profit which focuses on college access in Cleveland, OH as a College and Career Access Advisor. Additionally, they served as the chairperson for College Now’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Communications Subcommittee.

As an advisor, they provided guidance and worked directly with students to address the barriers that made accessing college difficult. Sam is passionate about ensuring that higher education is diverse, equitable, and accessible.

While pursuing their graduate studies, Sam wants to focus their research on the epistemology and rhetoric of discrimination and the creation of marginalization, inclusion, and exclusion in professional and educational settings. They hope to earn their PhD in a field related to Women’s Studies and Gender Studies and work as an administrator in higher education to create and implement policies prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility on college campuses.

 

Jena Chekfeh, Senior, Lead Tutor

Major/Minor: Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience Major

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Pre-Dental Association (PDA), Training & Professional Development Committee (TPDC) for the Tutoring Center, Neuroscience Society.

Favorite part of ACE: How supportive the community is!

Courses taught: BIOL 101, BIOL 102, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 251, BIOL 252, BIOL 282, BIOL 283, BIOL 362, CHEM 101, CHEM 102, CHEM 105, CHEM 106, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 223, CHEM 224, CHEM 225, CHEM 226, CHEM 361, CLST 272, COMM 274, HIST 101, MATH 118, MATH 131, MATH 132, NEUR 101, PHIL 130, PHIL 181, PSYC 100, PSYC 304, PSYC 382, THEO 107, UCLR 100

 

Gina Canavan, Senior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Biochemistry Major; Bioethics Minor, Pre-Medicine Track

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): Alpha Delta Pi, Habitat for Humanity

Favorite part of ACE: My favorite part of ACE is getting to know our ACE scholars and seeing their "aha!" moments while tutoring.

Courses taught: BIOL-101, CHEM-101, PSYC-101, SOCL-101, BIOL-102, CHEM-102, HONR-102, CHEM 106, BIOL 111, PHYS 111, BIOL 112, PHYS 112, MATH 131, CHEM 223, CHEM 224, BIOL 251, CHEM 305, BIOL 335, CHEM 361, CHEM 370, CHEM 371

 

Megan O'Toole, Senior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Chemistry/Math

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Habitat for Humanity, Math and Stat Club, ACS, Intramural Volleyball

Favorite part of ACE: I love the welcoming community of students within ACE! Everyone is more than happy to help with any challenges that college might give you!

Courses taught: CHEM 223, CHEM 112, CHEM 225, CHEM 102, PHYS 111L, PHYS 112L, PHYS 112, PSYC 304, CHEM 224, CHEM 101, MATH 131, MATH 161, MATH 162, MATH 118, MATH 132, MATH 117, MATH 263, MATH 264, CHEM 221, CHEM 222, CHEM 105, CHEM 106, PSYC 100, CHEM 212, CHEM 214, CHEM 301, CHEM 302, MATH 304

 

Rebecca True, Senior, Tutor

 

Major/Minor: Molecular Biology/Bioethics

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Art Club

Favorite part of ACE: Making friends with my tutees!

Courses taught: BIOL 251, SOCL 101, BIOL 102, BIOL 282, HONR 230B, MATH 131, BIOL 265, PHIL 284, BIOL 283, BIOL 319, BIOL 387, FNAR 200, HONR 201B, HONR 212B

 

Charlene Guerrero, Junior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience and Molecular Biology; Minor: Biostatistics

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Training & Professional Development Committee (TPDC) for the Tutoring Center, Biology Research Lab, Neuroscience Society, Nu Rho Psi, Band of Wolves (BOW)

Favorite part of ACE: The community! I appreciate the endless support and encouragement that everyone gives.

Courses taught: CHEM 224, CHEM 111, CHEM 226, BIOL 251, CHEM 223, PHIL 130, CHEM 101, CHEM 112, CHEM 225, CHEM 102, HONR 101, HONR 102, STAT 335, BIOL 252, BIOL 362, CHEM 361, NEUR 101, STAT 336

 

Iris Joseph, Senior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience

Favorite part of ACE: I love getting to know the students and staff at ACE!

Courses taught: CHEM 224, PHYS 111L, PHYS 112L, CHEM 111, CHEM 226, BIOL 251, BIOL 282, CHEM 223, PHIL 130, UCLR 100, COMP 150, ENGL 271, MUSC 102, NEUR 300, PHIL 284, PLSC 101, PSYC 250, PSYC 350, SOCL 101, SPAN 103, THEO 100, THEO 299

 

Kareem Touleimat, Senior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Psychology Major, Biology Minor

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Current active involvement as an E-board member for Students Organize for Syria, Palestine Children's Relief Fund, and Student Advocates for Medicine in Politics. As well as a member of Psi Chi, The National Honors Society of Psychology.

Courses taught: CHEM 111, CHEM 226, BIOL 251, CHEM 223, PHIL 130, CHEM 112, CHEM 225, CHEM 102, CHEM 361, PHYS 111L, PHYS 112L, PSYC 250, SOCL 101, PHYS 112, PHYS 101, UNIV 102, BIOL 101, BIOL 102, COMM 27, PHIL 181, PSYC 304, THEO 107, BIOL 265, CHEM 361, HIST 104, HIST 212, PSYC 101, PSYC 273, PSYC 275, UCWR 110

 

Gabriela Paiz, Senior, Tutor 

 

Major/Minor: Business Management, Minors: Psychology and Human Resources

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Tutoring Center/ ACE, LISA, AGAPE

Favorite part of ACE: I love how the ACE family is so eager to help its community and make an impact on fellow students. I also love the relationships I am able to make—it truly feels like a family.

Courses taught: PSYC 304, MATH 118, MATH 117, PSYC 100, PHIL 130, THEO 107, PSYC 101, UCWR 110, MATH 100, ACCT 201, COMM 103, HIST 102, HIST 208, HRER 301, ISSCM 241, MARK 201, MGMT 201, MGMT 318, MGMT 341, MGMT 360, UCWR 109

 

Molly Cho, Junior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Nursing

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): I am involved in Kapwa Modern and the Student Nursing Association of Illinois on campus!

Favorite part of ACE: Opens a comfortable space for students to be able to ask and receive help! It also gives the opportunity to build personal relationships and foster a smaller community within Loyola!

Courses taught: GNUR 155, GNUR 155L, GNUR 156, GNUR 156L, GNUR 160, GNUR 203, GNUR 207, GNUR 238, GNUR 238L, GNUR 293, GNUR 297, LITR 245, PYYC 274, STAT 103

 

Cian Dotson, Junior, Tutor 

Major/Minor: Biology Major, Biostatistics Minor

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): Undergraduate Research, Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Tour Guide

Favorite part of ACE: Getting the opportunity to relearn essential subjects with fellow aspiring scientists and academics!

Courses taught: BIOL 101, BIOL 102, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 251, BIOL 282, BIOL 283, CHEM 101, CHEM 102, CHEM 223, CHEM 224, MATH 131, CHEM 221, CHEM 222, COMP 141, HIST 103, HONR 101, HONR 102, MATH 161, MATH 162, PHYS 111, PHYS 111L, PHYS 112, PHYS 112L, STAT 335

 

Dhruv Patel, Junior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Computer Engineering w/ pre-med

Courses taught: CHEM 101, CHEM 224, MATH 131, MATH 161, MATH 162, PHYS 111, PHYS 111L, PHYS 112, PHYS 112L, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 225, CHEM 226, MATH 118, MATH 132, MATH 100, MATH 117, MATH 263, MATH 264, PHYS 101, UNIV 102

 

Nini Romac, Junior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Nursing

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): I am a member of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Society of Student Mentors, Hellenic Student Association (HSA), and Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)

Favorite part of ACE: Although this is my first year in the ACE Tutoring program, my favorite part is how inclusive the program is

Courses taught: PHIL 130, PHIL 181, PSYC 273, UCLR 100, THEO 100, GNUR 155, GNUR 155L, GNUR 156, GNUR 156L, GNUR 160, GNUR 203, GNUR 207, GNUR 293, GNUR 297, STAT 103, HIST 101, ENGL 273

 

Umair Mansoor, Junior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Biology

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Treasurer for Muslim Student Association (MSA) Favorite part of ACE: Interacting with ACE scholars

Courses taught: CHEM 223, CHEM 224, CHEM 101, MATH 131, MATH 132, CHEM 105, CHEM 106

 

Lauren Seger, Junior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Biology

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Research, American Cancer Society, American Chemical Society, Friends of MSF, Interdisciplinary Honors Program

Favorite part of ACE: My favorite part of ACE is the community of individuals working to help one another!

Courses taught: CHEM 223, CHEM 224, CHEM 101, PSYC 101, HIST 102, CHEM 112, CHEM 225, PHYS 111L, PHYS 112L, PHYS 112, MATH 162, CHEM 221, CHEM 222, CHEM 111, CHEM 226, BIOL 251, CHEM 361, SOCL 101, BIOL 101, BIOL 102, BIOL 252, NEUR 101, BIOL 282, PHYS 111, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 282, HONR 230B, PHYS 125, SPAN 104, THEO 232

 

Gelila Getachew, Junior, Tutor

Major/Minor: Management

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc.): Tutoring Center

Favorite part of ACE: The Community

Courses taught: PHIL 130, THEO 107, MARK 201, MGMT 201, PHIL 181, HIST 101, COMM 274