Academic Success Center Tutor Bios
Get to know some of the tutors at the Academic Success Center.
Brandon VincentMath Tutor
Major: Integrated Mathematics
My job is to relay information on mathematics to students who come to the Academic Success Center. I need to be able to teach this information in many different ways because a specific style or learning method does not best serve the entire student body. I love helping students understand and enjoy mathematics as much as I do.
I am currently a student teacher at Green High School and I believe my experience as a student tutor at Kent State Stark will help me in my career as a high school math teacher.
Dan GarbinskyMath Tutor
My purpose is to help students who have questions related to their mathematics coursework. I enjoy the interaction and the opportunity to hone my own skills in mathematics.
This position has allowed me to practice patience and extra thoughtfulness in order to find the best way in which to communicate mathematics clearly and logically. I expect that the experience will benefit me in my future. Just being around the professionals in the Academic Success Center has been a blessing.
The thing I enjoy most about tutoring is explaining the material to the students, and if they don’t understand it the first time, I enjoy rethinking my approach and explaining it a second time. I really like to see the student progressing. Maybe the first day they couldn’t begin a certain problem, then a week later they can not only begin the problem, but they can also finish it. It’s this kind of progress that encourages me and makes it fun for me to sit down and work with the students that come in to the Academic Success Center.
I know that, no matter which career I pursue, being a tutor has helped me grow into a more confident person, not just in social matters, but also in my own analytical thinking.