A page within Murphy Learning Center

Psych tutors are located in Murphy 273! Go left at the bridge on the 2nd floor.


Psychology tutor coordinator

Bianca Basten  Profile of Bianca Basten  Office hours

Assistant Professor
349B Graff Main Hall

Specialty areas:

Cognitive Psychology (eyewitness memory; source memory)
Experimental design and statistics

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!

Abigale Hartwig

Abigale Hartwig

Major: Psychology Minor: Business Administration 

About me: Hi there!  I am a junior at UWL, and I am majoring in psychology and minoring in business. I hope to pursue my Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology after undergrad. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and hanging out with my roommates! 

Study tip: Teach the content to anyone and everyone around you! Your roommate, partner, cat- anyone who will listen! If you can teach the content, then you know the content. 


Brooke Voelz

Brooke Voelz

Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology 

About Me: I am a senior at UWL from Hortonville, WI. In my free time I enjoy hammocking, hanging out with friends, and working with kids with disabilities. I also work for It Make$ Cents, the money management center at UWL. My dream job is to be a School Psychologist.  

Study Tip: Read the textbook and take notes! This makes the content in class easier to understand. I also recommend going to office hours to not only ask questions but get to know your professors! 

Kathleen Casella

Kathleen Casella

Major: Psychology Minor: Neuroscience, Legal Studies 

About Me: I am currently a senior at UWL from LaGrange, IL. In my free time, I like watching movies, hanging out with friends, and reading. I am also a member of the Women’s Swim and Dive team at UWL. In the future, I hope to become a lawyer.  

Study Tip: Quiz yourself when reviewing material. This helps you comprehend the material rather than just being able to recognize it.  

Linnea Lerwick

Linnea Lerwick

Major: Psychology Minor: Theater Performance 

About me: I am a senior at UWL from Plymouth, WI. After graduation I plan to spend a gap year working in Italy, and then continue to study Psychology in grad school. Outside of Psych, I’m also really involved in theater, and I love hiking, baking, and hanging out with friends. 

Study tip: It’s tedious but read the textbook before the lecture. You’ll then be familiar with the content before it’s taught, and it will be easier to understand during the lecture. 

Molly Wiese

Molly Wiese

Major: Psychology Minor: Nutrition Track: Pre-Physical Therapy 

About Me: Hello everyone! I am currently a senior at UWL from Lyndon Station, WI. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching movies, being with friends and family, working out, and being outside. After I graduate, I hope to attend graduate school for physical therapy. 

Study Tip: When you sit down to study, recall as much as you can about a topic from memory, even if you are not completely sure about it! After you do this, look over the information you have and pick out what you missed or did not recall correctly and address those topics! 

Petar Lazic

Petar Lazic

Major: Psychology Minor: Neuroscience 

About Me: Hello everyone! I am currently a senior at UWL from the Greater Milwaukee area, WI. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, watching movies, and volunteering. My goal is to attend graduate school to continue studying psychology! 

Study Tip: Test yourself repeatedly on content from class and the textbook after you study. This will help you remember the content better and improve long-term memory! (This is known as the testing effect)