Tutoring Center


The Tutoring Center provides free, drop-in peer-led tutoring sessions and professional tutoring (in limited subject areas) to promote proactive and independent student learning. Our peer tutors facilitate learning, model academic success, and promote positive study habits.  The peer model reflects the student-centered nature of Cottey’s mission and fosters a collaborative learning environment through student-to-student interaction. It also offers a significant professional development opportunity to high-achieving undergraduate students.

Hours and Location

The learning center is open from 6-9 pm, Monday through Thursday

Contact Us:

Tutoring Center

Stephanie McGhee

Rachelle Pyle- Statistics

If you are struggling with Statistics, come see Rachelle down in the Tutoring Center! She is a second year here at Cottey College and is studying to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education in mathematics. Rachelle can help you out with your statistical needs!

Lydia Arthur- College Algebra

Hello College Algebra Students! My name is Lydia Arthur and I am the College Algebra tutor. I used to have a lot of difficulty with math and I went to see a tutor for two years. It helped me a lot and now I want to help you! I would love to help you in any way I can. I’m at the Learning Center in the lower level of the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8. Come to me with any questions!

Katrina Cantu- Calculus 1

Do you have a crazy, busy schedule? Me too! That’s why I have made my tutoring services for Calculus 1 available twice a week at varying times. Come down to the Tutoring Center Tuesdays from 6-7 or Thursdays from 8-9. See you soon!

Yasmine Juhoor- French

Hey! If you are in a French class (102 or 202) and you need some help, advice or you just want to speak in French, come and see me! I am here Monday from 6pm to 9pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.

Selica Piloy- Spanish

Are you struggling with Spanish? Do you have questions about these pronunciations or grammars that are quite confuse? I’m here to help you to help you! I’m in the Learning Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 9:00. Learn another language is fun, do not hesitate to come to the learning center!

Kara Alford- Sociology and Anthropology

Greetings to all the Anthropology (Intro, Music & Dance, and Food & Culture) and Intro to Sociology students at Cottey. Are you struggling to understand some concepts discussed in class, or how these concepts could be applied in society? Did you know there is an Anthropology and Intro to Sociology tutor in the Learning Center? I would be glad to help you. Please come see me in the Learning Center (lower level of the library) on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Jessie Havenridge- Tutoring Center Intern and Biology, Intro Chem, Anthropology

Jessie is a third year here at Cottey. She is currently majoring in Biology with an Anthropology minor. She is in the learning center Intern and also the tutor for Anthropology, Biology and Intro to Chemistry. She is in the learning center on Monday through Thursday from 6-9 except for Tuesdays and Thursdays when her hours are from 6-7 & 8-9.

Robin Coleman- Reading Specialist

Our Reading Specialist, Robin Coleman, is specifically trained to help students who are struggling with reading. If you struggle to stay focused while reading or cannot remember what you just read, Robin can assist you with reading strategies.

Brian Norton- Math Specialist

Our Math Specialist, Brian Norton, is a professional educator with almost 30 years of classroom experience teaching high school and college level math and science coursework. Brian can work with students in Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus 1 & 2.

Subject Tutoring

We have trained peer tutors who are available to work with students in specific subject areas. Schedules and content areas vary from semester to semester depending on peer tutors’ schedules. Our current schedule (including content areas) is available here. For more information, contact Stephanie McGhee, director of the Tutoring Center at smcghee@cottey.edu.