Meet our Tutors
I am an athletic training major.
A fun fact about me is that I love tennis!
My favorite thing about GVSU are the friends that I have made and the sports events!
I am majoring in Music Education with a minor in Studio Art. A fun fact about me is that I play the flute and am working with the Grandville High School marching band as their flute tech this season! My favorite thing about GVSU is the family of friends I have created during my time here:)
My major is biology secondary education with chemistry and english minor. A fun fact about me is I have a kitten named Athena. My favorite thing is the ravines in autumn. The color of the leaves from the little mak bridge is gorgeous!
Major: Computer Science.
Fun Fact: I have a serious interest in true crime. If you see me with headphones on, I’m most likely listening to a true crime podcast.
Favorite thing about GVSU: the location and environment of the campus. I love that it is like a little community tucked away from the big city.
Fun fact: I've been to 8 different countries across 2 continents.
My favorite thing about GVSU: I love how beautiful both campuses are and I love getting to find new places to hang out with my friends or do my work
Major: General Business.
Fun fact: I'm an international student so sometimes I get tired of speaking English.
Favorite thing about GV: I love everything about GV and it makes me feel like home.
I am a Biology major with a pre-veterinary emphasis, and chemistry minor. I am the webmaster for the GVSU pre-veterinary club. My favorite thing about GVSU is the inclusiveness of our campus!
Fun fact: I love spending time on the lake tubing and kneeboarding.
Favorite thing about GVSU: The wide variety of ways to get involved and meet new people on campus.
Major: Biology with an Emphasis in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Chemistry Minor
Fun Fact: I love cooking!
Favorite Things about GV: My favorite thing about GV is our campus. I really enjoy going afternoon and evening walks or hikes to relax, especially in the ravines.
Major: Senior in Geology with a GIS Technologies certificate
Fun fact: I enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and anything that involves being in nature.
Favorite thing about GVSU: The best thing about GVSU in my experience is the very helpful community. Professors and other staff are here to help students grow throughout their time at GVSU
My major is Biomedical Science with an emphasis in Nutrition. A fun fact about myself is that I enjoy hiking, being on water, making ice cream at Moomers, and I love studying anatomy! My favorite thing about GVSU is how beautiful the campus is and how close it is to the lake.
Majors: Biomedical Sciences & Psychology!
Fun fact about me: I have a webbed toe!
Favorite thing about GVSU: Dr. Capodilupo’s unwavering kindness and positivity!
Fun Fact: I am a plant mom of 10
Favorite thing about GVSU: How passionate the professors are to see us succeed
Hi! My name is Elise, I'm majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Cell and Molecular Biology. A fun fact about me is I've been to 5 European countries! My favorite thing about Grand Valley is the community and how easy it is to get involved :)
Hi, I'm Emerson Bella and I'm a senior studying Biochemistry. My goal is to be a laboratory scientist and maybe eventually get my PhD. I have been a BIO 120 tutor for three semesters (going on my fourth), and a CHM 115 tutor for two semesters (going on my third). Outside of school I enjoy drawing and watching netflix.
Major: Allied Health with an emphasis in PT
Fun Fact: I am VP of Medical Science Discussions Club
Favorite thing about GVSU: The Rec Center
My majors are Spanish and Global Studies & Social Impact and my minor is in Latin American Studies. A fun fact is that I have traveled to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine. My favorite thing about GVSU is that it has not only one beautiful campus but two
My name is Gabe Watson I am a Senior Accounting Major here at GVSU! This is my first year tutoring and will be doing mainly drop-in tutoring. I am originally from the east side of Michigan in a town called Lapeer. I plan to graduate with a Master’s Degree and then acquire my CPA license to work in public accounting. When I am not doing schoolwork, I enjoy golfing with my friends. I look forward to working with you!
Major: I am a Graduate Student in the Masters of Science in Accounting Program.
Fun fact: I have traveled to more than 10 countries. My favorite country I have traveled to was Spain!
Favorite thing about GVSU: My favorite thing about GVSU is that we are able to take full advantage of having one-on-one relationships with our peers and professors.
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Fun fact: I have Canadian and American citizenship
Favorite thing about GVSU: The Laker Marching band.
Hello! My name is Holly Hibma and I am a secondary education: math major and a chemistry minor. A fun fact about myself is that I work in a mental health hospital! My favorite thing about GVSU is the campus in the fall. The colors are so pretty!
Major: My major is in Biology and I have a minor in chemistry with a focus in Secondary Education.
Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I really enjoy the outdoors.
Favorite thing about GVSU: My favorite thing about GVSU is all of the opportunities here.
My Major is Biomedical Sciences with a hope to go to dental school.
A fact about me is I am a big Packers Football fan
My favorite thing about Grand Valley is how close we are to many outdoor activities.
Major: Classical Languages, with Latin as my primary language. After GVSU, I am attending Harvard
Law School in 2024.
A Fun Fact: I work as a camp counselor and am deeply passionate about wiffle ball.
Favorite thing about GVSU: The professors know your name and really do care about your learning.
Class Standing: Senior
Tutors: FIN 320
Bio: Hello! I am currently studying finance at GVSU and I plan on taking the CFP exam after I graduate. Drop by for any finance questions!
My name is Jordyn Plichta. My major is Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology (for now.) I am thinking about becoming either a Physician's Assistant or going into psychiatry. My favorite thing about GVSU is how it feels small and community based like a high school but still has the features and opportunities of a big university. I am excited to be a tutor because I love learning and want to help other students be successful in the subjects that I love like chemistry! :)
Major: Accounting and Finance. Enrolled in the MSA/BBA program
Class Standing: Senior
Tutoring ACC 212, 213 and possibly FIN 320
Fun fact: I have been to 48 out the 50 states in the US
Favorite thing about GVSU: The amount of connections GVSU can provide to you with numerous firms in Grand Rapids
Major: Health Information Management
Fun Fact: I have dog named Tyran.
Favorite thing about GVSU: I love GV’s location. It’s close to necessities, but far enough away to have that rural beauty.
Hello! My name is Kayla Keckler, and I am a senior BMS/Microbiology major with a minor in Spanish. Im originally from Findlay, Ohio. Next year, I will be attending Western Michigan University medical school with plans to enter public health and infectious disease research. Some of my favorite things about GV are the relationships I've been able to build with my professors and classmates in my major and in the honors college, and the awesome amount of research this school has to offer!
My major is Behavioral Neuroscience
Fun fact about me: I have 9 siblings!
My favorite thing about GVSU was meeting my roommates!
Fun fact: I have an unhealthy amount of candles.
Favorite thing about GVSU: The walking trails behind the Calder Living Center are beautiful!
My name is Lauren Hackett and I am a senior Accounting major. A fun fact about myself is that I love cats and have two named Kit and Kat. My favorite thing about GVSU is the Pew campus I think it is super beautiful and I love being downtown, as well as all the people I have met here.
Hi! I am Lea and I am a nursing major and will graduate in April 2022. I have tutored most nursing prerequisites for more than 4 semesters now. A fun fact about myself is I love being outside and being active on the lake. Boating and beach volleyball are my go to summer activities. My favorite thing about GVSU is all of the opportunities that are given to students to get involved and volunteer with different organizations.
Major: Recreational Therapy
Fun Fact: I taught myself how to knit when I was 8 years old and I have never stopped since!
Favorite thing about GVSU: I love the scenery during the fall time. It is so relaxing to walk to classes and see all of the leaves changing colors!
My major is Psychology and my minor is Statistics
I know more than 100 facts about sharks because I’m obsessed with them!
My favorite thing about GVSU is the beautiful campus and the professors!
My major is Allied Health Sciences-Pre-PT
A fun fact about myself is that I can practically recite the entire script of the movie Mamma Mia
My favorite thing about GVSU is the friendly and welcoming environment
I am a Classics major with a math minor.
A fun fact about me that I’m the president of the Grand Valley Club Gymnastics team and I have a golden-doodle named Otis!
My favorite thing about GVSU is the nature on campus.
Major: Political Science
Fun Fact: I love to downhill ski
Favorite thing about GVSU: My favorite thing about GVSU is the small town feel of campus even though we are right next to the big city!
Major: Integrated Science for Secondary Education.
Fun Fact: I spend most of my free time outdoors. I also love to cook!
Favorite Thing about GVSU: being able to make connections with people of all different backgrounds.
I am a music education major, I play the tuba and have a cat named Aphra, and my favorite thing about GVSU is how helpful and friendly the faculty are.
Major: I am a junior working towards a physics major with mathematics and computer science minors.
Fun Fact: I enjoy working with micro electronics (circuit boards and stuff). I have modded a GameBoy Advance with some updated hardware.
Favorite thing about GVSU: The countless communities GV has for students to get involved in. From my freshman year I’ve been part of the Laker Marching Band which is one great group to be a part of.
Fun fact: I have a tiny dog with no teeth
Favorite thing about GV: The walking trails in the arboretum and throughout the ravines
My name is Olivia Palumbo and I am majoring in Psychology, hoping to go into mental health counseling. A fun fact about myself is that I traveled to Costa Rica for a study abroad trip! My favorite part of Grand Valley is just how kind everyone is that I come in contact with. I also love hammocking in the Arboretum!
Major: I am majoring in Allied Health Sciences with an emphasis on Pre-PA and minoring in Psychology
Fun Fact: a fun fact about me is that I am from Houghton in the UP where I live on a Berry farm!
Favorite thing about GVSU: I love campus, especially in the fall when you walk through and the leaves are all changing!
My name is Robert Dolan and I am in my third year here at GVSU. I am a Physics and Mathematics double major and in my free time I enjoy watching comedies and playing tennis. I believe everyone has the potential to understand physics and mathematics by finding ways to leverage our everyday experiences and exploiting our innate curiosity about the world around us."
Major: I am majoring in both accounting and finance.
Fun Fact: The only pets my family have ever owned are goldfish and turtles.
Favorite thing about GVSU: My favorite thing about GVSU are the amount of connections you can make with students, faculty, and recruiters.
Major: I'm a criminal justice and legal studies major
Fun Fact: I've ran a half marathon before
Favorite thing about GVSU: Being able to do the homework on the roof of the lib while watching the sunset during the fall
My name is Sara Moore and I am majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematics and minoring in Psychology. A fun fact about me is that I am on the Pom Pon team at GV. My favorite thing about GVSU is that it is a smaller community in comparison to other campuses so you are able to form better relationships with the students and staff here!
My major is psychology and I have a minor in aging and adult life. I am a pre-OT student and will be attending graduate school in the fall of 2022! A fun fact about myself is that I love to workout! My favorite thing about Grand Valley is the abundance of resources and support offered to students to be successful! I also love how close Grand Valley is to Lake Michigan :)
Hi! My name is Tabor Gleason and I am majoring in Clinical Exercise Science. I tutor BMS 105, 202, 212, 250, and 251. A fun fact about me is that I am a jumper on the track and field team here at GVSU! My favorite thing about Grand Valley is the abundance of resources available for all students to help us be successful and reach our goals!
Major: Accounting and Marketing
Fun Fact: I am from Chicago so people say I have an "accent"
Favorite thing about GVSU: All the different places to study on and around campus