Hello, my name is Alexandra Riccardi. I'm from Long Island and am currently a junior Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Mathematics. I love reading, drawing, and spending time with my friends.
Hi! My name is Amanda Fernandes. I am a freshman commuter from Yonkers but I grew up in Portugal. My major is Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In the future, I hope to go to medical school to become a pediatric endocrinologist so I can help other diabetics like myself. I also aspire to join Doctors without Borders. I tutor Chemistry, which is a subject most disliked by students, but one that I love. Please feel welcome to come into the Learning Center and ask questions :)
Hello, my name is Betsy Camano. I am currently a junior majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Computer Science. I realize that math is a subject that many people do not enjoy. For that reason, I believe it is my job to ease the transition from hating math to thinking it is not as horrible. For fun I like to take part in karaoke, watch movies, play with children and play sports. My favorite fast food is chinese food. I am a Bronx native, and therefore, know my way around the city very well. In this stage of my life I find learning and sharing my knowledge with others to be rewarding.
Hi everyone, my name is Baishi Wang, which means "white stone" in Chinese. Yes, I am a no-nonsense kind of person, but generally I am quite amiable, so don't be scared to book an appointment with me. My personal proverb is; "the best skill to learn is the skill of learning." I am more than happy to share my study tips.
Hi! My name is Brian Manning and I am a junior Civil Engineering major. I hail from Levittown, New York and I enjoy watching and playing sports, watching TV and hanging out with friends in just about any kind of environment. I'm a good listener and patient with people. Come with questions and/or concerns and I'll do whatever I can to help!
My name is Bryan Galligan and I am from Baltimore, Maryland. I am a junior English major, Philosophy minor, and Writing Center Tutor at Manhattan College. I play music for various music groups on campus as well as at local pubs around Riverdale. Some of my favorite writers are Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, George Saunders, and Raymond Carver. My favorite bands include The Felice Brothers, Yuck, and The Babies. I like watching television programs about the universe because modern cosmology is mind-blowing. I also think Henri Matisse is pretty great. One day I hope to do something involving writing and music because they are important to me and I enjoy them very much.
Hi! I'm Chelsea, born and raised in Massachusetts and I'm a senior studying Secondary Education and French. I plan on attending graduate school for Linguistics next fall. Since I was little, I've always been fond of different languages from around the world - especially those that are endangered - traveling and exploring. I enjoy reading, meeting interesting people, salsa dancing and spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Clare O'Connell and I'm from Fairfield, CT. I am a senior Elementary Education major with a concentration in Spanish. This is my third year working at the Writing Center.
Hi! My name is Cliff and I am a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student with a minor in Math. I’m from Brooklyn and enjoy math and science. I especially enjoy physics and look forward to tutoring this year!
I am currently a junior from Baltimore, Maryland and majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration in English while minoring in Spanish. My dream is to teach here in the Bronx after I graduate from Manhattan College. I am an RA in Jasper (J4W) and am also involved in KDP, STD, Vistas Magazine, and MC Players. I love the color green, strategic essay writing, pogo-sticking, Indiana Jones, and musical theater. Come find me at the Writing Center this semester!
Greetings! My name is Connor Bilchak and I hail from a small town in upstate New York called Highland, located directly west of Poughkeepsie. I’m currently a junior at MC, majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics and Chemistry. After graduating from Manhattan College, I plan on pursuing a doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering, but my ultimate goal is to someday become a professor. I really love to help students learn, so this is a great stepping stone for me! Here at the CAS, I tutor mathematics, chemistry, and some basic engineering courses. Outside of classes, I enjoy playing nine different instruments and composing my own music, which I’ve been doing since I was 8 yrs old. I also enjoy running and playing darts, ping-pong, and frisbee.
My name is Danielle Gilman and I am a Senior English and Psychology major. I'm from Westchester, NY but love being close to the city here at MC. In my spare time I like to explore the city and I am also a fan of running, cooking and catching up on the books I keep meaning to read!
Hi, my name is Diana Luzuriaga. I am a sophomore Biology major from Singapore.
58% of the time, I like 'fry lice', 23% of the time, I talk way too much, 79% of the time, I'm unoriginal, 86% of the time I'm athletically inept, 25% of the time I make catty remarks but hey, I'm a good tutor.
P.S. I like Skittles.
My name is Fadhel Hamid and I am a sophmore Civil Engineering major here at Manhattan College. I'm of Asian descent living in Peekskill, NY. I'm tutoring because I have been tutored and would like to help others the way I was helped. My major interests are all sports, both playing and watching, as well as mind-puzzles.
I am a Sophomore English major/Catholic Studies minor at MC. I love music, movies, wearing button downs, and Dr. Chalk's Shakespeare class. I would love to help any/everyone with their papers, or to just have a conversation solely about the Oxford comma.
I'm majoring in International Studies with a minor in both Economics and French. Currently I'm a sophomore at Manhattan College. I'm from Madrid, Spain. I enjoy traveling, learning about other cultures, reading, and spending time with my friends.
I am a junior with majors in both Sociology and Spanish. I participate in student government and am studying abroad. I am from Buffalo, N.Y., and I enjoy cooking, and love the snow!
My name is Jordan Bland, and I tutor Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus, and logic--basically all the fun classes you can possibly think of. I love my job here at the Center, almost as much as I love breakfast burritos. I also love playing music, making jokes, and watching "Parks and Recreation". And I hate soup.
My name is Justin Vento and I am a junior Chemical Engineering major here at Manhattan College. I am from Staten Island and I currently live in Lincroft, N.J. I enjoy being a member of ISPE and the Chem-E car team, as well as playing intramural sports.
Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Wilson and I'm from Albany, N.Y. I am a junior studying International Studies with a focus on the Middle East and I am minoring in Arabic. I love languages and traveling and plan on incorporating the two in my future. I enjoy reading, being outside, skiing, going to the beach and eating sushi whenever I have free time. I'm currently studying abroad in Spain.
Katelyn is a junior English and Psychology major at MC. She has been tutoring for the past three semesters, and can't get enough of the best job on campus! Outside of the Writing Center, Katelyn is one of the Arches RA's in East Hill and is very involved in Performing Arts. In her free time, she loves to go on tumblr, drink lots of coffee, and cuddle with her fat beagle.
Hi I'm Kathleen White and I am currently a junior studying History and Peace Studies. I hope to use my knowledge gained from this double major to one day be a researcher for a non-profit organization. I am originally from New Jersey and grew up in a small beach town called Keansburg. Here at Manhattan College I am an active member of the JustPeace club which is a campus group that is passionate about various social issues such as fair trade, war and peace, human rights etc. I am very interested in non-profit work and a major supporter of organizations such as Falling Whistles, TOMS, LiNK, and Invisible Children which all help people in need globally. Aside from JustPeace I am also involved with the Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E) here at Manhattan which promotes social justice by sponsoring student trips to various locations to preform service work. I love to work with other people and I am very excited about working with the Center for Academic Success.
Hello! My name is Kayla Mancuso. I am a senior at Manhattan College. My major is Communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in Marketing. I live in Orange County, N.Y., with my very outgoing Italian family. As the eldest of four children, there is never a dull moment. I enjoy spending time with the people I love, I have a passion for music and theater, and I aspire to be a successful wedding planner.
Hi ! My name is Kelly, I'm a freshman Marketing major at Manhattan College. I completed high school education in Port-au-Prince, Haïti and I now live in Bronx, New York. I'm open to experiencing new things in foreign countries ! I enjoy comedy, good music, the nightlife and meeting new people.
Hi! I’m Kimsy, an international student from Cambodia. I am a sophomore Math major but I am really open to all kinds of knowledge. Since I came to the United States two years ago, I have changed the way I think about the world and my country. Having friends with diverse backgrounds helps me understand their cultures, religions and languages. I enjoy doing stained glass, photography, Tae Kwon Do, puzzles and there is much more that I intend to learn. My philosophy is learning by teaching, so I will try my best to teach and to learn from you.
My name is Lauren Buckheit. I am a senior majoring in Allied Health Science, and minoring in Psychology. I am from Long Island, N.Y., and enjoy sampling what New York City has to offer. In my spare time you can find me listening to an eclectic assortment of music and visiting art museums. I also enjoy painting, running, and practicing yoga.
Hi! I'm Lindsey Pamlanye, proudly from Long Island, NY. I'm currently a sophomore studying Secondary Education in English with a minor in Religious Studies because when I grow up I want to teach both English and Religion, as well as be a Campus Minister. Please come find me in the Writing Center! I feel extremely passionate about helping people write papers that they can be proud to hand in. I like double stuffed oreos, reading, getting great concert tickets for not a lot of money, Netflix, and borrowing CDs from my public library to import into my iTunes. On campus I am Secretary of Lasallian Collegians, a CRS Campus Ambassador, a School of Ed Rep in Student Gov., a Sacristan, and most importantly, a Writing Center tutor really excited to help you write a paper you're going to want to hang on your fridge.
Hi, my name is Maria Sanzari. I am a junior Elementary and Special Education major with a concentration in English. I have worked in the Writing Center since the beginning of my sophomore year. I am a member of the Manhattan College Women's Soccer team and I am a goalie. I am also the Vice President of Fundraising for Kappa Delta Pi and I am traveling with them to Istanbul for two weeks this summer. I have a huge family that I love spending time with when I am home especially my brother and three sisters. .
Hey Jaspers! The name is Matthew Packowski, from Lodi, New Jersey. I am a sophomore, majoring in Electrical Engineering. My interests are as vast as they are numerous. Listening to old jazz music, playing Call of Duty or Leaue of Legends, cooking up some nice Italian food in the kitchen, or playing catch on the quad are some of the things I really enjoy doing. I've been a regular blood donor on and off campus, and stay involved in a bunch of the school's intramural sports, like soccer and volleyball. My future goal is to use the knowledge I've gained and make a difference.
Hi! My name is Melissa Worthington, and I am a sophomore from South Jersey. I'm majoring in Accounting and minoring in English. I have been an office assistant as well as a math tutor within the Center of Academic Success; this semester I will be an English tutor and an SI for Math 153. I became a grammarian after spending my junior high years with a very scary, old nun, and I am happy to pass on what I know. When I am not studying English, creating costumes for Players and singing in the shower is how I occupy my time.
I'm Michael Gallarello and I'm a junior here at Manhattan College. I'm from the Bronx and have since located to the Poconos. I'm an English major with a double minor in Government and Religious Studies. My specialty is English and I'd love to help with any part of the writing process from brainstorming to revisions. When I'm not working or in school, I'm usually either listening to music, watching the Rangers or Giants, at the gym, journeying around Riverdale with my friends, or procrastinating.
I am currently a junior at Manhattan College double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and French. It may seem like an odd combination but don't worry, it doesn't always make sense to me either. Some of my favorite things are playing guitar, classic rock, good food, and bad movies. If you need help with math and science, I'd love to help out! Just come find me down in the Leo Learning Center.
I like to build in a good sense of understanding and how to connect concepts into applications. I like to stress the importance of logic and reasoning behind everything we learn, because it is these tools which we'll be applying no matter what profession we choose. Cheers!
Hello! My name is Robert Fiore. I am a Secondary Education major with a concentration in mathematics and a Religious Studies minor. My interests include bowling, watching baseball, going to the movies, and visiting New York City. Next fall I hope to be teaching and attending graduate school.
Hi everyone, I’m Sam Ortiz and I am a junior studying English and French. I hope to use my majors at publishing companies or maybe even doing some work in translation. I am originally from Rockaway, New Jersey and, thanks to my parents, can speak Spanish! At Manhattan, I love to be at the Writing Center but I also love libraries, reading books, listening to music in all languages and running. I also love meeting new people, and how better to do so than by talking about writing- am I right?
Hey everyone, I’m Sean Scarisbrick. My hometown is the exotic Massapequa, Long Island, and I’m currently a sophomore. I am majoring in History and minoring in English and Arabic. When not reading or writing, I enjoy indie music, gyros, and my fisheye camera. I look forward to seeing you in the Writing Center!
Hiya fellow Jaspers! I'm Taylor Purcell and I am currently a freshman. I plan to major in Marketing and minor in Computer Information Systems. I enjoy spending time with others and reading. I'm an easy going gal with a passion for music, learning new things, and eating frozen yogurt.
I am a junior from Merrick, Long Island. I am a history major with a minor in English (and amateur psychology). I have been literate for the better part of the last decade, so words are kind of my thing. I like motion pictures, blue jeans, and historical fiction but dislike horror, bad grammar, and nuclear proliferation. In addition to working at the Writing Center, I am a Supplemental Instruction fellow for History 150. I perform improv comedy with MC's own improv troupe, Scatterbomb, attend MC Film Society events, and independently research on Wikipedia (but not for papers). I have also written for Manhattan Magazine and am a proud member of the Manhattan College Debate team, so if you wish to quarrel with me, it will occur on the battlefield of wit and reason. This semester some fellow students and I will be embarking on the creation of a student run academic journal for the liberal arts called, Tabula Rasa. I love reading, writing, and talking, so come to me with your papers.
P.S. Spellcheck can make mistakes, so always proofread.
P.P.S. Also, don't clap in movie theaters. It just annoying.
My name is Vanessa Verde and I am a senior at Manhattan College majoring in Special Education with a concentration in English. I love Manhattan College and the community as well, but most importantly I love being a part of other student's endeavors here at the college. I have a passion for teaching younger students, but also find great rewards and interest in assisting my peers that I can further connect with as well. I enjoy helping out my fellow students because I too learn a lot during the process! Im here to discuss your concerns at either the Writing or Learning Center and hope to help you achieve your academic goals!
Hello! My name is Walaa Abdallah and I am from Yonkers, NY. I am a senior Chemical Engineering student with a minor in Chemistry and am expected to graduate this May. So exciting! However, I plan on staying at Manhattan College for another year to attain my Masters degree. My interests include shopping, watching dubbed television shows, reading, and yoga.
My name is Zach and I am a junior majoring in Business Management. I also moonlight as an English minor. Since I enjoy writing and like to help others understand and become better with their own writing, I became a tutor at the Writing Center. I consider myself a fun and witty dude who knows a thing or two about comma usage and all that other stuff you may find yourself questioning at the end of a paper. As a Writing Center tutor it is my goal to help you write right, or should I say "write", and say a few puns now and again too.