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Meet the Staff

Academic Learning Center Staff

Rebecca Makowiecki Assistant Director of Academic Support – Tutoring Program

Becky is the Assistant Director of the Academic Learning Center. She has been with the ALC since June 2011, managing the office and assisting with student, faculty, and community inquiries. Becky grew up in the Reading area and finished her K-12 education all here on 13th Street. She is an Albright Alum, earning her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology/organizational behavior. She is very familiar with the Albright Campus and feels at home here. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the students of Albright and working with such a dedicated staff.

Professor Schott Academic Coach

Professor Schott teaches management and marketing courses with Albright’s Department of Business, Accounting and Economics. He has been at Albright for 20 years. He joined the ALC staff as a counselor in Fall 2014. His bachelor’s degree is in Business Administration (management and marketing) from the University of Richmond, and his MBA is from St. Joseph’s University.

He loves Albright, the ALC, talking about business, and helping students to achieve their inherent and complete potential.

Professor Kauffman Academic Coach

Shelley Kauffman is a native Pennsylvanian who studied geology at Juniata College before heading south for graduate school at the University of Virginia where she obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. She has held various teaching and research positions in Connecticut and has been an adjunct instructor at Albright since 2004. Through her work on outside grants, she has gained invaluable insight into science education and innovative teaching techniques. She is excited to work with students in the ALC and accompany them on their academic and life journeys.

Student Office Assistants

Katheline Batista ‘21

Katheline is an environmental science major with a minor in Spanish, and is an ALC Peer Tutor.

Jaelynn is a psychology and criminology major, and is an ALC Peer Tutor. Jaelynn’s hometown is Chambersburg, PA.

Gillian Umstead ‘22

Gillian is a business administration marketing major. She is an ALC peer tutor, Student Ambassador, and a member of Lion Diplomats and Albright Improv. Gillian’s hometown is Chadds Ford, PA.

Tutor Managers

Victoria Baumert ‘21, Foreign Languages

Victoria is a public health and Spanish major and has been a tutor since Spring 2018. She tutors SPA101-204 and POL202 courses. Her hometown is Hamburg, PA. She is excited to tutor because she enjoys helping others and watching them become successful.

Suzanne Spriggs ‘21, Sciences

Suzy is a biology, pre-med major with a minor in marine science and has been a tutor since Fall 2018. She tutors BIO151-152, BIO203, CHE105-106, CHE208, MAT125, MAT131-132, and PSY205 courses. Suzy’s hometown is Westminster, MD. She is a biology TA, a member of the Biology Honor Society, ISA, NSLS, Big Domain Adventure, and Symphonic Band. She enjoys tutoring because she enjoys helping other people succeed in their classes and reach their goals.

Gillian Umstead ‘22, Accounting and Economics

Gillian is a business administration marketing major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. She tutors ECO105, ECO207, ACC101, and GER101-201 courses. Gillian’s hometown is Chadds Ford, PA. She is a Student Ambassador, and a member of Lion Diplomats and Albright Improv.

Jaelynn Walker ‘21, Social Science and Humanitites

Jaelynn is a psychology and criminology major and began tutoring in Spring 2019. She tutors SPA101-201, PSY100, PSY200, PSY201, PST250, SOC101, SOC213 and SOC251 courses. Jaelynn’s hometown is Chambersburg, PA. She is the Class of 2021 Treasurer, an AC2 E-board member, a member of Albright Track Team and a POP. She enjoys tutoring because it is a way to help boost a student’s confidence.

Peer Tutors

Victoria Albritton ‘21

Victoria is a Biology major with a Spanish minor. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors SPA101-202 and SOC211 courses. Her hometown is East Stroudsburg, PA. She enjoys tutoring because having a tutor helped her in the past, and she would love for her knowledge to help someone else succeed.

Brigette Amendano ‘22

Brigette is a biology/pre-medical studies major and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors BIO152, BIO203, CHE106, and CHE207-208 courses. Her hometown is Hackensack, NJ. She is Vice President of the Hispanic Culture Club, part of Tri-Beta and a Chemistry TA. She enjoys helping others obtain their goals and encouraging her peers to follow their dreams without hesitance.

Grace Andrefski ‘23

Grace is a criminology major and a legal studies minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SOC211 and SOC251 courses. Her hometown New Ringgold, PA. She is also a member of the volleyball team. She is excited to be a tutor and to have the opportunity connect with her tutees.

Jose Balcarcel ‘23

Jose is an international student and is a Fashion Design Major. He has been a tutor since spring 2020. He tutors SPA101-201 and GER101-201 courses. He was originally born in Guatemala, therefore Spanish is his mother tongue and he studied German for 15 years. He has a degree in Business and lived in Austria for 6 months. Jose enjoys tutoring because he likes to help others with their challenges and seeing them be successful.

Stephanie Barefoot ‘22

Stephanie is majoring in psychology. She has been a tutor since Fall 2020. Stephanie tutors PSY100, PSY200, PSY201, PSY206, and SPA101-201. Stephanie’s hometown is Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Organization of Women on campus. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to continue to keep Albright a community in which students can lean on each other.

Logan Barrella ‘21, Social Science & Humanities Senior Tutor

Logan is a psychology and criminology major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. He tutors SPA101-SPA203, SOC211, SOC213, SOC251 and PSY240 courses. Logan’s hometown is Belvidere, NJ. Logan enjoys tutoring because he is able to make a difference in people’s lives and help people succeed.

Katheline Batista ‘21, Foreign Languages Senior Tutor

Katheline is a sophomore and an environmental science major with a minor in Spanish and has been a tutor since Fall 2018. She tutors SPA101-202 courses. Katheline enjoys tutoring because she wants other students to realize that with practice, studying can be easy and sometimes fun!

Meghan BlonderMeghan Blonder ‘22

Meghan is a Political Science major with a minor in Spanish. She has been a tutor since the spring 2020. Meghan tutors POL101, POL202, POL205, POL206, MUS120 and SPA100-202 courses. Her hometown is Beachwood, New Jersey. Meghan also enjoys helping her community as a Resident Assistant. Meghan’s goal in tutoring is to help students overcome challenges and learn to love learning.

Leticia Borges ’22, Sciences Senior Tutor

Leticia is a biology major and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors CHE100, CHE105-106, BIO151-152, MAT125 and MAT131 courses. Her hometown in Philadelphia, PA. She is part of the Hispanic Culture Club and Albright College Activities Council (AC2). Leticia enjoys tutoring because she wants to help those who are struggling so that others can reach their goal.

Eli Bowers ‘21

Eli is an education and social studies major with a minor in Spanish, and began tutoring Fall 2018. He tutors SPA 101-102, HIS122, HIS151, and HIS152 courses. His hometown is Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania and he is a member of the Men’s Soccer Team. Eli enjoys tutoring because he enjoys helping others and helping them succeed.

Teana Brooks ‘22

Teana is a psychology and criminology major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SOC211. Teana’s hometown is Elmira, NY. Her goal for tutoring other students is not only to help them succeed in the course, but also to become comfortable with the material and thoroughly understand it.

Tara Caldwell ‘22

Tara is a Criminology major with a minor in French. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors FRE101-201 and SOC210 courses. Tara’s hometown is Newark, NJ. Tara is a believer in having an open mind to new ideas and maintaining your mental health. She enjoys tutoring because she loves the feeling to help students succeed to their highest potential. In addition, she enjoys tutoring because she loves to give back to her community and help others with challenging courses.

Evan Carr ‘22

Evan is a business administration major with tracks in economics and finance and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. He tutors SPA101-102 and ECO105 courses. His hometown is Bordentown, New Jersey and he is a member of the Men’s Soccer Team and SAAC. Evan enjoys tutoring because he enjoys helping people and seeing them succeed.

Brittany Cianela ‘21

Brittany is a fashion design and merchandising major and minors in French, and has been a tutor since Fall 2018. She tutors FRE101-202 and FAS208 courses. Brittany’s hometown is in Bucks County, PA. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to help other students understand their course material and succeed in their academics.

Justine Cooper ’21

Justine is a costume design major with a Spanish minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-201 and FAS112 courses. Justine’s hometown is Brooklyn, NY. She is a Domino Player and works in the costume shop on campus. She enjoys tutoring because she understands that sometimes students need assistance and reassurance from their peers and because she learned a lot from her experience as a tutee.

Talyn Cross ‘22

Talyn is a biology/pre-med major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SPA101-201 and CHE105-106. Talyn’s hometown is Brown Mills, NJ. She enjoys tutoring because she loves see students finally understanding concepts that were unfamiliar to them.

Eli Davis ‘23

Eli is biology and game/simulation development co-major and started tutoring in fall 2020. He tutors LAT101, LAT102, and HIS122 courses. Eli is from Columbia, Maryland. He is a part of the eSports team and improv. He aims to assist students in understanding their subjects more thoroughly and meet their goals. He understands the difficulties of college life and courses and so wants to help students adjust and excel.

Jisela Eck ‘23

Jisela is a political science major and legal studies minor and has been a tutor since fall 2020. She tutors POL101, POL220, and SPA101-102 courses. Her hometown is Harrisburg, PA and she is a member of the field hockey team and SAAC committee. Jisela enjoys tutoring because she likes to see her peers succeed academically and being able to help them achieve their goals.

Cecelia Ensell ’22, Social Science & Humanities Senior Tutor

Cecelia is a psychobiology major with a minor in evolutionary studies and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors BIO151, PSY200, PSY205-206, SPA101-102 courses. Her hometown is Pennsauken, New Jersey. Cecelia is a Davis scholar, a member of both Albright’s Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale, and volunteers at Northeast Middle School. She has always enjoyed tutoring others because she wants to help her fellow students achieve their academic goals.

Amanda Fulcher ’21

Amanda is biology major and has been a tutor since Spring 2018. She tutors SPA101-203, BIO151-152, CHE106, and MAT131-132 courses. Amanda’s hometown is Lyndhurst, NJ. She is a member of the women’s soccer team. Amanda enjoys tutoring because she likes to help students understand their coursework and find academic success.

Jaquan Harley ‘22

Jaquan is a biology major with a minor in Spanish and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. He tutors BIO152, CHE105-106, and SPA101-203 courses. His hometown is Newark, Delaware. Jaquan is the President of Tri-Beta, Vice President of Communications for Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, and an Admissions Ambassador. He is also a member of the Lion Diplomats, Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, POPs, and has recently finished an ACRE focused on public health. He enjoys tutoring because he knows what it is like to struggle on certain topics, so he wants to offer his skill set and patience to help
others become better and get through difficult subjects.

Heidi Hernandez ‘22

Heidi Hernandez is a digital communications major with a minor in Spanish and has been tutoring since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-203 and MAT102 courses. Her hometown is New Castle, Delaware. She is the Vice President of the Albright Arts Magazine (AM). Heidi enjoys tutoring because she loves seeing people improve in their academic classes.

Mia Hernandez ‘22

Mia is a Spanish and secondary education major with a minor in painting and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SPA101-204 courses. Her hometown is North East, Maryland. She enjoys tutoring because her passion for education drives her to help her peers improve and succeed in their classes.

Francesca Horner ‘22

Francesca is double majoring in game and simulation design and criminology. She has been tutoring since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-201, SOC101,and SOC251 courses. Her hometown is Severn, Maryland. She is a member of Sigma Kappa, President of the eSports club, and a member of the eSports varsity team. She became a tutor to help her fellow Albright peers excel in their studies and help them reach their full potential.

Carmen Johnson, ’22

Carmen is an English and Spanish co-major and has been tutoring since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-203 and MAT102 courses. Carmen became a tutor because of her love for learning and her desire to ensure that other students can be successful in their different courses.

Megan Keller ‘ 23

Megan is a biochemistry premed major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors BIO151, BIO203, and SPA101-201 courses. Her hometown is Bel Air Maryland. She is also a member of SAC and a player of Albright’s field hockey team. She enjoys tutoring because she loves to help people and see people succeed.

Ryan Kelly ‘21

Ryan is a political science major with a minor in French and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. He tutors POL101, POL202, POL212, and FRE 101-201 courses. Ryan’s hometown is Dallastown, PA. He is a member of the Men’s Soccer Team, Pi Delta Phi, and the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Ryan enjoys tutoring because it gives him the ability to help his peers succeed in the classroom and spread his love for learning to others.

Samantha King ‘21, Sciences Senior Tutor

Samantha is a biochemistry and psychology major on the pre-med track and has been a tutor since Fall 2018. She tutors BIO151, BIO203, CHE105-106, CHE207-208 MAT131, PSY100, PSY200, PSY201, PSY205, and PSY240 courses. Samantha’s hometown is Rochester, NY. She is a member of the Albright College Dance Team. She enjoys tutoring because she likes to see people reach their goals and be successful.

Taylor Lanier ’22

Taylor is a physics major with a French minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors MAT131-132 and FRE101-202 courses. Taylor’s hometown is York, PA. Taylor enjoys tutoring because she loves helping others succeed in their studies and finding their potential.

Abigail Lauterbach ‘23

Abigail is a sports management and accounting major with a Spanish minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SPA101-102 and ACC01 courses. Her hometown is Frederick, MD. Abigail enjoys tutoring because she is able to help students and help them find even more success in the classroom.

Brandon Maroney ’22

Brandon is a Secondary Education and History major. He has been a tutor since spring 2020. He tutors HIS122, HIS152, and SPA101 courses. Brandon is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi, Albright Sketch Society, Albright Improv, and the Domino Players. HIs hometown is Collegeville, PA, He enjoys tutoring because he loves to watch people learn, and help people through the process of learning.

Veloie Mastrocola ‘23

Veloie is an English and communications major with a track in public relations and advertising. She began tutoring Fall 2020. She tutors LAT101-102 and PSY100 courses. Her hometown is Reading, Pennsylvania, and she sings with the Albright choir and the a cappella ensemble. She is also a team member at the Albright Writing Center. Veloie enjoys tutoring because she wants to help fellow students overcome their challenges and achieve their goals.

Logan Maurer ‘23

Logan is a Biology/Pre-Med major. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors BIO151-152, FRE101-102, and PSY100 courses. She is a member of Albright’s Math Club. Logan’s hometown is Saint Clair, PA. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to help others succeed.

Amantlé Mogara ‘21

Amantle is a business and french major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors FRE101-202 courses. Amantle is an international student from Botswana, Africa. She is a member of the Albright Swimming Team. She looks forward to being able to help tutees grasp and excel in areas of a course they previously found difficulty in.

Carleigh Molinaro ‘22

Carleigh is a crime and justice major with a legal studies minor and had been a tutor since Fall of 2020. She tutors SOC210 and SOC251 courses. Carleigh’s hometown is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the secretary of the Pre-Law Society and is a member of the Women’s Soccer Team. She wanted to be a tutor to help other students to understand their course material better and to succeed to achieve their degree.

Kwabena Ofori ‘21, Accounting & Economics Senior Tutor

Kwabena is an accounting, economics, and finance major and began tutoring in Fall 2018. He tutors ACC101, ECO105, ECO207, and FRE101-102 courses. Kwabena is from Ghana, West Africa. He is also a member of the accounting club and Enactus. He enjoys tutoring because helping people learn and grow gives him the greatest fulfilment.

Desiree Rivera ‘23

Desiree is a Business Administration major with a minor in Spanish. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors SPA101-102 courses. Her hometown is Philadelphia, PA. She wants to tutor because she wants to share her skills with other people so that others can benefit from them.

Dallas Roberson ‘22

Dallas is a psychology and criminology co-major minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She has been a tutor since Fall 2020 and tutors SPA101-201 courses. Dallas became a tutor because of her drive to become a better peer, as well as to aid her fellow students in their academic journey.

Sinthia Rodriguez ’22

Sinthia is a Psychobiology major. She has been a tutoring since spring 2020. She tutors SPA101-204 courses. Her hometown is Philadelphia PA. She enjoys tutoring because she loves helping others.

Rachael Russo ‘22

Rachael is a Psychology major. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors PSY100, PSY200, PSY201, PSY206, PSY250, SOC251, and GER101-102 courses. Rachael is an active member of N.O.W (National Organization for Women). Her hometown is Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She enjoys tutoring because she wants those who struggle or those who simply like to collaborate on their schoolwork to feel like they have a safe place where they can better their academics and achieve their goals.

Shania Samuel ‘22

Shania is a music industry studies and Spanish co-major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. She tutors SPA101-204 courses. Shania’s hometown is Baltimore, MD. Shania is an avid believer in yoga and meditation. She enjoys tutoring because she has a desire to guide students to their fullest potential through a holistic approach.

Brian Sanchez ‘23

Brian is a history and secondary education major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. He tutors SPA101-201 and HIS122 courses. Brian’s hometown is Washington, DC. He is Secretary of the Hispanic Culture Club and a Corporate Development intern at The League of United Latin American Citizens organization. He enjoys tutoring because he loves to be engaged with his community and strongly believes in helping others out.

Senaah Scott ‘21

Senaah is a game and simulation development major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. She tutors SPA101-201 and PSY100 courses. She is a member of the NSLS and a mentor for elementary school children at 13th and Union. Senaah enjoys tutoring because she loves helping others and seeing them succeed.

Samantha Seador ‘23

Samantha is a biochemistry major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. She tutors CHE105, SOC101, BIO151, and MAT110 courses. Her hometown is Lancaster, PA. She is excited to tutor because she loves watching others grow and achieve their goals.

Reem Shadid ‘23

Reem is a criminology and economics co-major and a legal studies minor. Reem has been tutoring since Fall 2020. She tutors in SPA101-102, SOC 101, and SOC 251 courses. Reem’s hometown is Bethlehem, PA. She is a member of the Albright Chamber Ensemble and Pre-Law Society. Reem enjoys tutoring because she loves helping others overcome their academic struggles. She also loves to see others prosper and improve upon their daily goals.

Bria Stapleton ‘22

Bria is a Fashion Design and Merchandising major. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors FRE101-102 and ACC101. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to do her best in order to help her peers succeed academically.

Emily Stragapede ’22

Emily is a crime and justice major and legal studies minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors SOC101, SOC210, SOC251, and SPA101-102 courses. She is an Admissions Ambassador, the class of 2022 Treasurer, and involved in various clubs. Emily decided to tutor because she values the importance of a patient tutor and the frustration of needing to seek help in a class.

Jason Tai ‘23

Jason Tai is an alpha major. He has been a tutor since spring 2020. He tutors SPA101-204 and PSY100 courses. His hometown is Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Jason began tutoring because he enjoys working with fellow peers and empathizing with them on their arduous academic journey to success.

Micah Taylor ‘21

Micah is a sociology major with a minor in legal studies and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SOC211. Micah also works as a tutor manager with the 13th Street Partnership, which involves tutoring local elementary school students. Micah has dedicated herself to becoming a SOC211 tutor to help students reach their fullest potential in the course.

Malakai Thomas ‘22

Malakai is a criminology major with a minor in French and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SOC211. She is from New York City. Malakai believes that tutoring is important and wants to ensure that his peers are successful in their studies.

Melissa Tinoco

Melissa is a biology major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors CHE105 and CHE106 courses. Melissa’s hometown is Malvern, PA. She is a part of the Hispanic Culture Club, International Students Association, Pride +, and enjoys volunteering opportunities. She enjoys tutoring because it gives her the opportunity to help others and would love to help others succeed.

Maddison Wagner ‘23

Maddison is a chemistry major and has been tutoring since Fall 2020. She tutors SPA101-201 and SOC211 courses. Her hometown is Colmar, PA and is a member of the Women’s Golf Team. Maddison enjoys teaching because she wants to help people succeed and realize that it’s okay to struggle sometimes.

Taylor Williams ‘22

Taylor is an early childhood education & family studies co-major and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-201, MAT102, SOC211, and SOC213 courses. Taylor’s hometown is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to help her peers succeed in their classes and have positive academic experiences at Albright College.

Shelby Woodard ‘22

Shelby is a child and family studies major with minors in music and political science and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors MUS113, MUS120, MUS135, SOC101, SOC210, SOC211, POL202, PSY100, and PSY240 courses. Shelby’s hometown is Penn Yan, NY. She is a member of jazz and symphonic band, APO, the tennis team, and volunteers at 13th and Union. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to use the tips and knowledge she has learned in class to help others succeed.

Zuul Woodson ’22

Zuul is a Psychology major with a minor in French. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors PSY 200, PSY201, PSY206, and FRE 101-202 courses. She is a member of the Albright College Activities Council (AC2) and is a member of the Albright College Honors Program. Her hometown is Trenton, New Jersey. Zuul decided to become a tutor because she enjoys helping others and is passionate about French language and culture and psychological processes.