Tutoring Team

The Center for Academic Excellence tutoring staff strongly believes in a growth mindset, which emphasizes that anyone can learn anything with hard work and commitment to learning. Thus, we employ a collaborative tutoring model in which the client is central to the learning process. This is to say that CAE subject tutors don't simply provide answers to challenging assignments and problems; instead, our subject tutors seek to help clients discover the answers themselves by working through examples using variety of teaching techniques.
 

 

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Faculty Fellow

Sandy Wingate

Born and raised on the West Coast, I have lived in California, Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, and now Alabama. However, one-third of my life has been spent as a resident of Jerusalem, Israel, where I began teaching English as a second language and working on an MA in TESL.

 

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Hope Bae

Hope is in her third year as an undergraduate student majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Global Health and a minor in Spanish. After graduating from university, she plans to attend medical school. Outside of tutoring, she enjoys running, traveling, and attempting to climb! 

 

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T.J. Carlton

T.J. Carlton is a senior-level accounting student at USA's Mitchell College of Business. After graduating, he hopes to obtain his CPA license and practice public accounting as a tax advisor. T.J.'s hobbies include reading, hiking, going to the beach, and traveling.

Katelyn Cowie Tutor

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Katelyn Cowie

Katelyn is a senior accounting major from Birmingham, Alabama. She hopes to one day earn her CPA and become a partner in a CPA firm and be able to assist various companies and individuals in their needs when it comes to tax and audit. In her spare time in college, she is actively involved in NSCS as VP of Community Service, Beta Alpha Psi as Secretary and Wilmer Hall tutoring elementary children in various subjects. Besides being a subject-tutor, she loves to run, hang out with friends, and explore nature. Earlier in her college career, she was involved as Recruitment Chair for Circle K and was a distance runner on the University’s Cross Country and Track team. She is passionate about what she studies and hopes to help you learn what you need to know.

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James Day

James is a graduate Secondary Education major concentrating in English Language Arts after receiving his B.A. in English from the University of South Alabama in 2019. His goal is to one day teach English at a local high school to instill in students the importance of language and the knowledge to use it. When he’s not reading or writing for the University, he can be found spending the day lost following an undiscovered hiking trail. 

Gabrielle Ducote Tutor

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Gabrielle Ducote

Gabrielle is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Communication with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English. After graduation, she will be staying at South to pursue her Master’s degree in Public Administration. Her career goal is to work in the field of community engagement where she can focus on public service. She is passionate about helping others, and loves engaging with students as a math tutor. In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys reading, spending time with friends, listening to music, and watching her favorite sports teams

Ashley Elkins Tutor

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Ashley Elkins

Ashley is a first year graduate student focusing on Coastal Engineering at USA. After graduation she plans on continuing to work on shore protection and mapping. When she’s not crunching numbers she enjoys playing games with friends, listening to music, or reading science fiction books.

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Aaron Haider

My name is Aaron and I am a Senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences. I am currently applying to medical school and wish to become a physician. I enjoy fishing and working out in my free time and always am down for a beach day. I look forward to my last year at South and definitely will be making the best of it!

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Tutor - Graduate Assistant

Pamela Hovell

Pamela is a Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant in the USA English Department. She is also currently a Writing Consultant in the USA Writing Center, where she worked during two previous semesters. She received her BA degree, summa cum laude, in English Language and Literature from Southern New Hampshire University, where she was awarded an Outstanding Graduate Award in 2019 and a Distinguished Scholar Award in 2020. She is the recipient of the USA 2017 Steve and Angelia Stokes Undergraduate Creative Non-Fiction Scholarship and the USA 2016 and 2017 Outstanding GPA Awards. She has also served on the Editorial Board of the Oracle Fine Arts Review.

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Isabella Jetten

Isabella is a senior undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing. She is working as a Writing Consultant for the second year at the USA Center for Academic Excellence. 

Warren Law Tutor

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Warren Law

Meet Warren, a senior undergraduate student majoring in Biology with a pre-medicine concentration. He has plans on becoming a marvelous physician in the community to give people "hope" because he believe that hope gets people through their day and alleviates their worries. While he has lived in Mobile, Alabama his whole life, he still isn't immune to the weird weather. In his spare time, he enjoys going out to eat with friends and family, playing his ps4, and traveling to new places. He enjoys tutoring because he says, "I feel that I am able to connect with students on a level that some professors can't for the simple fact of me being a student, too. This creates a common ground between the tutee and, in which we are able to connect and work together to explore various concepts." 

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Tutor - Graduate Assistant

Abby Plowman

Abby is a Graduate Assistant in the USA English Department, as well as a Writing Consultant with the USA Center for Academic Excellence. She completed her undergraduate studies in English at the University of South Alabama. 

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 Drew Russ

Drew is an undergraduate senior working on a double major in Physics and Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, along with a Math minor. His hobbies vary from doing math and baking bread to collecting minerals and stationery. He promises it is much cooler than it sounds. Drew is pictured here with some of his bread babies. 

 

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 Jumoke Sanusi

 

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 Erika Schoemehl

Erika Schoemehl is a junior at South majoring in criminal justice and minoring in political science, she is also from St. Louis. Post-graduation she hopes to either go to law school or get her masters in education and teach government at a high school. She also plans on maybe one day getting her PhD in political science and teaching at a university, and will probably one day become a politician. When not engaged in school work or tutoring, she enjoys playing with her dog, cooking and baking, fishing, and reading.

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Anna Shunnarah

Anna is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Forensics. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and work in health policy/legislation. Anna volunteers with Camp Kesem, a nonprofit that hosts free summer camps for kids of cancer patients and does health policy research through the College of Allied Health. Outside of work and school, she enjoys traveling and staying active (especially dancing!).

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Merritt Vise

Merritt Vise is a senior this year majoring in kinesiology with a concentration on health and fitness. He hopes to be accepted into USA’s occupational therapy program this fall. After graduation he hopes to work in a hospital environment as an OT so that he will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and help them through hard times with a smile and a caring attitude. In his free time you can find him in the gym, with friends and family, or in his forge where he makes jewelry and tools out of steel.

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Kennedy Winton

Kennedy is a Senior undergraduate student majoring in Nursing. After completing college she plans on becoming a Labor and Delivery nurse or a Surgical Trauma ICU nurse. She plans to go back to school to get her Masters of Science in Nursing degree. She is a member of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Student Nurses Association, Nurses Christian Fellowship, and the Chi Omega Sorority. She loves helping people and is more than willing to show you pictures of her dog at any time. Her main goal is to bring happiness and comfort to individuals and families in need. When she is not studying, she loves to spend her free time traveling, crafting, watching Netflix, or spending time with her friends and family.

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Isabella Zimlich

Isabella is a 4’11” sophomore student majoring in elementary education, but what she lacks in height she makes up for in enthusiasm! Besides laughing, Isabella loves to talk, write, read, dance, bake desserts, eat desserts, hoard desserts, play sports (specifically soccer), and help people. In addition to working as a subject-area tutor Isabella serves as an Orientation Leader and does her best to make visiting families and incoming students feel as comfortable and at home at South as she does.