Philosophy tutor coordinator

Mary Krizan  Profile of Mary Krizan

Associate Professor

Specialty areas:

Research: Ancient Greek philosophy, especially Aristotle

Teaching: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Logic, Metaphysics (historical and contemporary), Philosophy of Language

Here at the Murphy Learning Center, our tutors are all friendly, qualified individuals. All of our tutors have gotten good grades in the classes they tutor and have been recommended by faculty from their department. In addition to their knowledge our tutors are now taking a class designed to make them effective tutors. Meet our tutors!

Brady Grapentine

Brady Grapentine

Major: Philosophy, Minor: Psychology

About me: I’m from a small town near Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and my sister and I attend UWL. I’m an avid reader, and I take pride in regularly confusing people on social media and in person. I would like to get a doctorate degree in philosophy after undergrad.

Study tips: I utilize the readings, the homework, professor’s office hours, my classmates, and the assistance of tutors. Studying in multiple ways helps me understand the subject with greater depth and clarity, but some people will learn better in different ways. Experimenting with different studying methods is the best way to figure out what works for you.  

Jennifer Evers

Jennifer Evers

Major: Psychology Minor: Philosophy

About me: I am a senior and this is my first semester tutoring Philosophy. I am from Rochester, MN and will be graduating in December! In my free time, I enjoy going home to see my friends, volunteering at the Campus Child Center, and doing crossword puzzles (or any puzzles, really.) I love philosophy- especially logic!

Study Tip: Study techniques may look different for different classes and will definitely be different depending on the person. Don’t be afraid to try different strategies and find what works for you! If a certain study technique isn’t working, try something that makes better sense to you personally.  

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

-Albert Einstein


Caleb Lingel-Macias

Majors: Philosophy and Mathematics

About me: I am currently a junior and this is my first semester as a tutor. I am from Minneapolis, and in my free time I enjoy reading, playing chess, hiking the bluffs, playing ping-pong, and just hanging out with friends.   

Study Tip: Quality over quantity. Sometimes the one necessitates the other, but quality time should always be spent with anything you’re trying to study.