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Student Success Center

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Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center
301-934-7657

La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For information regarding academic issues contact:
studentsuccess@csmd.edu

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657
Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Leonardtown Campus
B Building, Room 111

For information regarding academic issues contact:
Beverly Dearstine-Russell
240-725-5329
beverlyr@csmd.edu 

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340
LEON_Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Prince Frederick Campus
PFA Building, Room 125

For information regarding academic issues contact:
Laura M. Robins
443-550-6042
lrobins@csmd.edu

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040
PRIN_Testing_Center@csmd.edu

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Meet the Tutors


 

 

 

   

 

George Douglas 

Tutors: MTH 1080 - 1150; PHY 1210, 2200, 2210; CHE 1000, 1200 & 1210
LAPL campus

 

 

 

 

Deborah Everhart has been an assistant in the College of Southern Marylandís Learning Lab for several years. She lives in Mechanicsville, MD with her husband, Jim. Originally from Illinois, she came to Maryland approximately fourteen years ago and has been associated with CSM, either as a student or employee, for 13 years. Debbie received her Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences degree from the College of Southern Maryland in 2009. She tutored English at CSM for several semesters before she began working in the learning lab. She really enjoys getting to know CSM students through the lab and finds working with the students very rewarding. She will be happy to help you in any way she can. If she cannot answer any and all of your questions, she will direct you to someone who can.

 

LAPL campus


 

 

 

 

Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, about 15 minutes from the beach, Jennelle Grier-Vaughan grew to love spending hours relaxing on the shore, splashing in the water, and fishing. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling, and experiencing new things. Jennelle is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and holds a Bachelor degree in Biology with medical emphasis, Chemistry with Pre- Health emphasis, and Math minor. She plans on continuing her education in the field of Physician Assistant School by 2015. Jennelleís strengths include actively listening to her studentsí needs to ensure that the student understands the material being reviewed. Ms. Grier- Vaughan believes that the biggest learning barrier in math and science is the ideology that math and science are too difficult to understand. Her philosophy of success has a great deal to do with challenging her studentsí perspectives when approaching challenging subjects. If a student can adopt an open mind they will be better able to grasp seemingly insurmountable concepts and be pleasantly surprised to find that they actually like math and science. Lastly Jennelleís teaching experience has taught her the importance of understanding studentsí learning styles. Jennelle is trained to advise and evaluate how students learn best- audibly, tactile, visually, or all three- in order to capitalize best on understanding their lessons. She feels that if students go into new situations that are perceived as too hard with open minds, then they will be more apt to learning and pleasantly surprised that they were successful and actually like math and science. Also students should evaluate how they learn best; audibly, tactilely, visually, or all three, in order to capitalize on understanding the lesson.

Tutors: MTH 1080-1210; CHE 1000, 1200/L; BIO 1040/L-2800
LAPL/WALD campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willy Hamel is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is an active member of the CSM Talons Robotics Team and, in his spare time, also enjoys biking, programming, and listening to music.

Tutors: CHE1000-1200; MTH1080-MTH2220; PHY1010-PHY2210; EGR 1100, 2310, 2710
LEON campus


 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Hardman is an alumna and adjunct English instructor who teaches developmental, composition and rhetoric, and introduction to literature classes at CSM. She enjoys sewing, reading novels, writing poetry, playing English handbells, and going to the beach.

Tutors: all English, Reading, Writing courses and Reviews Papers
LEON campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Henderson relocated to the Southern Maryland area from Wilmington, North Carolina in 2010 where she held the following positions at Cape Fear Community College: Learning Lab Co-Coordinator; Editor and Publisher of "The Riparian", an English department newsletter; Geology (Physical & Historical) and Spanish I tutor; and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel, Publisher) basic and intermediate levels Supplemental Instructor. Since coming to Charles County, Linda has served as a long-term, substitute, English II and III teacher at North Point High School. Most recently, Linda has begun teaching the STU 1010 College Success Skills course in addition to her English tutoring duties.

Tutors: all English, Reading, Writing courses and Reviews Papers
WALD campus


 

 

 

 

Adelia Joseph, a junior from Dominica, is currently studying Mathematics at College of Southern Maryland. Upon graduation, she plans to study Architecture. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, nature walks, and visiting historic buildings to examine their distinctive architecture designs. Adelia has extensive experience working with the Student Success Center. She has served as a Math and English tutor for the past two and a half years in addition to her work as a scribe for Disability Support Services. She has a unique approach in helping students reach their academic goals. Adelia believes everyone can succeed with persistence and diligence.

Tutors: MTH 1080-1210; all English, Reading, Writing courses and Reviews Papers
LAPL and WALD campuses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Kaniss studied Computer Science at CSM before transferring to Capitol College, where he is a senior majoring in Information Assurance. His hobbies include playing video games, programming, and reading.

Tutors: MTH 1080 - 2500 (including MTH 2300); all English, Reading, Writing courses and Reviews Papers
LEON campus

 

 

 

 

Seung Kim goes by Jake. He is in his second semester at CSM as Computer Science major. Though this is Jake's first time tutoring, he has extraordinary abilities in math and unique techniques that he has honed over the years to conquer often difficult topics. Come to him for mathematics courses under 1210 and including 1210 and Chem 1200. He is happy to help you and share his hard won methodologies.

Tutors: MTH 1080 - 1210; CHE 1200
LAPL campus

 

 

 

 

 

Warren La Heist has been and adjunct- math professor at CSM since 2008. Professor La Heist has taught math 0800, 0900, 1000, 1080, 1105, 1130 and 2300 at CSM. He has been a CSM math tutor for the last three years. Professor La Heist taught high school from 1999 until 2008. Prior to being a teacher, Mr. La Heist had a career with the Federal Government as an industrial engineer. Mr. La Heist earned his bachelor degree in industrial engineering from Syracuse University and his masters in engineering from The George Washington University. To be a certified math teacher in Maryland, he took graduate courses in education from The College of Notre Dame in Maryland.

Tutors: MTH 1080, 1100, 1105, 1120, 1130, and 2300
PRIN campus


 

 

 

 

 

 

LeAnn LaMarca is the mother of five current and graduate CSM students. She has just completed 20 years of homeschooling and is back in school picking up a minor in Spanish to add to her current Bachelorís degree as well as working towards a Masterís in English as a Second Language. Her LOVE of the outdoors ranging from gardening to taking her five kids on a summer long camping tour of the western United States encompassing Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Yellowstone National Park. If she cannot be out West for a camping trip, her next favorite place to go is Assateague Island camping among the ponies and swimming with the jellies. She has spent a year tutoring CSM students in English Writing and is looking forward to many more.

Tutors: all English, Reading, Writing courses and Reviews Papers
LAPL campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janelle MacLean has a degree in mathematics from Douglass College, Rutgers University. A retired teacher of mathematics, her wide range of experience includes positions as a regular education teacher (and department chair), a Title I math teacher (and supervisor). as a teacher of the mentally gifted and college level courses. and as a school tutor, homebound instructor, private tutor, and as an online tutor. Her main goal always is to help students meet their mathematical potential. She currently tutors math courses thru 1130 at CSM.

Tutors: MTH 1080 - 1130
LEON campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Mitchell is in his sophomore year at CSM. He plans to complete his bachelorís degree in computer and information science after receiving an Associateís degree in General Studies from CSM. Jason has had a deep passion for the weather since early childhood. He currently forecasts the weather daily for the greater Washington, D.C. area through the online organization Footís Forecast. In addition to the weather, he likes working with computers and playing basketball.

Tutors: MTH 1080, 1120, 1130, 1150, 1200 and 1560; ITS 1015/1020
PRIN campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Moraca tutors writing in all subjects at the Leonardtown campus. He is an English adjunct faculty member and an alumnus of Montgomery College and UMUC. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He also works a few hours a week at a private vineyard and winery, where he is paid in wine. Tim enjoys the outdoors and quiet time. He lives with his fiance and their six pets in Lexington Park.

Tutors: All Writing courses
LEON campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki Phillips has been an Adjunct Professor for the CAH and LAN departments since 2004. She began serving as a Writing Tutor in 2011. She enjoys helping students figure out thesis statements and writing college level essays, for an subject. Ms. Phillips approaches essays like puzzles, you have all the right pieces, we just need to figure out how they best fit together.

Tutors: All Writing courses
PRIN campus