Resources

Meet the Learning Consultants

English

Alex Kunkel: Alex earned his M.A. in the Applied Linguistics/TESL program here at USF. Originally from Central Illinois, he studied English and Psychology at Illinois State University, and tutored students in both English grammar and Japanese. He also held a job scoring standardized written ESL exams before moving to Tampa for school. In his dwindling spare time, Alex likes to play board games and go camping with friends.

Anne Marie Shaughnessy:  Anne Marie graduated from USF with a Master's degree in Linguistics in 2016 and has been tutoring and teaching English for years.  She spent time teaching English in Columbia and loves learning about other cultures.  she is excited to work with new students and hopes to share knowledge that helps with acquisition of the English language.

Travis Walters:  Travis is graduating from USF this semester with a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics: ESL.  Travis is an avid writer and is looking forward to helping students develop their writing skills along with other areas of academic English.

 

 

Math

Tabitha Boeringer:  Tabitha is in the process of earning her Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering here at USF. Her particular area of interest involves developing novel fusion proteins to aid in the treatment of chronic wounds (such as Diabetic Ulcers). After graduating she plans to continue doing research in an industrial or pharmaceutical setting, and later on become a physical sciences professor.

 

Test Prep

Alex Kunkel: Alex earned his M.A. in the Applied Linguistics/TESL program here at USF. Originally from Central Illinois, he studied English and Psychology at Illinois State University, and tutored students in both English grammar and Japanese. He also held a job scoring standardized written ESL exams before moving to Tampa for school. In his dwindling spare time, Alex likes to play board games and go camping with friends.

Ashleigh Fults:  Ashleigh Fults earned her Master’s degree from the Department of Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida in 2020. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Industrial Design in 2017 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is primarily interested in analyzing human biomechanics using motion capture. Ashleigh is excited to help prepare INTO USF students for the GRE and GMAT.

 

 

Bridge HUM - Introduction to Humanities

Mark Lane-Holbert: Mark is a 2nd year doctoral student in the College of Education's Interdisciplinary Curriculum & Instruction program, and he also graduated with a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from USF in 2017.  He has served as an instructor and adjunct faculty member in World Languages and TEFL Adult Education at USF over the past five years.  He loves to help students meet their goals abd find motivation in every task.  Mark believes that a strong liberal arts and humanities background is beneficial for progress in any field.

 

Bridge Business

Michael McClendon II – Michael graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from Daytona State College in 2018 and is a senior in the Executive MBA program at UAF.  He loves to learn about business and has a passion for helping students achieve their goals.  Michael looks forward to making a differenc in the lives of fellow Buls and is very proud to carry the torch and further the USF legacy.

Jieren Wu - Jieren Wu is pursuing a Marketing graduate degree the University of South Florida. He worked for an educational institution as a part-time marketing assistant for 2 years when he was an undergraduate student. He is interested in digital marketing and social media marketing area and he wants to utilize data analysis to achieve business goal in marketing area. He is a sports person. He watches sports a lot and plans to work in the sports industry in the future.

 

 

 

Content Areas

Tabitha Boeringer: Biomedical Engineering: Tabitha is in the process of earning her Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering here at USF. Her particular area of interest involves developing novel fusion proteins to aid in the treatment of chronic wounds (such as Diabetic Ulcers). After graduating she plans to continue doing research in an industrial or pharmaceutical setting, and later on become a physical sciences professor.

Tunan Peng – Chemical Engineering: Tunan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, as well as a minor in Biomedical Engineering in 2012 from USF. His interests are in theory and applications of off-flavor contaminants removal in aquaculture. He looks forward to working with INTO USF Students to help them in their Chemical Engineering courses.

Walid Elsiwi - Civil Engineering: Walid is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. He received his Master of Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) in 2017 from USF. He is looking forward to working with INTO USF students to help them in their civil engineering courses, especially in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering.

Jieren Wu - Marketing:  Jieren Wu is pursuing a Marketing graduate degree the University of South Florida. He worked for an educational institution as a part-time marketing assistant for 2 years when he was an undergraduate student. He is interested in digital marketing and social media marketing area and he wants to utilize data analysis to achieve business goal in marketing area. He is a sports person. He watches sports a lot and plans to work in the sports industry in the future.

Travis Walters - American History:  Travis is graduating from USF this semester with a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics: ESL. Travis is an avid writer and is looking forward to helping students develop their writing skills along with other areas of academic English.

Rahul Singh Gahlot - MechanicalEngineering:  Rahul Singh Gahlot is a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at USF and is expected to graduate in May 2021. He is passionate about coursework and has been through a wide variety of curriculum ranging from Mechanical Design and Development, Electronic Devices and Circuit’s, Nanotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Automation, and Industrial Economics.  Rahul believes that any curriculum challenge can be battled with strong fundamentals. Looking at the problem taking a step back and helping understand the bigger picture helps connect the concepts in an unforgettable manner. He hopes to create an impact on fellow students by suggesting a bottom-up approach.

Muffadal Yusuf Vadnagarwala– Industrial Engineering:  Muffadal graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering and is currently a senior in Industrial engineering at University of South Florida. His interest lies in optimization of manufacturing processes and likes helping other students to achieve their goals. Muffadal looks forward to helping fellow students realize their goals. Go Bulls!

Shavani Sharma - Electrical Engineering:  Shivani is pursuing a Master's in Electrical Engineering from USF and will graduate in 2021. Her key interests lie in Wireless Engineering and she wishes to seek a doctorate degree in the near future. She believes in knowledge shared is knowledge squared.

Hilary Roath - Global Sustainability:  Hilary is currently acquiring her Master’s degree in Climate Change and Sustainability from the Patel College of Global Sustainability at USF. She strives to incorporate her knowledge of sustainability within her daily life and would like to help educate students on the positive outcomes of pursuing sustainability. Hilary believes that sustainability is the answer to our global economic, environmental and ethical problems and looks forward to guiding students in discovering and implementing these solutions.