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Psychology tutor coordinator

Alexander O'Brien Profile of Alexander O'Brien Office hours
Assistant Professor
341M Graff Main Hall
aobrien@uwlax.edu
608.785.6886
Specialty areas:

Visual and auditory perception, Research methods, Memory

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!

 
Megan Mathison

Megan Mathison

Major: Psychology Minor: Economics, Junior

About Me: I am a junior and plan to graduate in May of 2019. After graduation, I would like to obtain my real estate license and eventually become a real estate broker. In my free time, I like to hangout with my friends and family, cook, volunteer, and spend time outside.

Study Tip: Find a study space that works for you. Instead of switching up your environment frequently, focus on a space where you notice you are most productive so that your mind knows that it is time to work.

Chelsey Sloan

Chelsey Sloan

Major: Psychology

About Me: I like to spend my free time being active outside with good company, whether it be hiking, canoeing, hammocking, or rollerblading.
I thoroughly enjoy making people laugh, I dig puns, and I loving listening to music (going to concerts is my jam… get it?). I’m also really into houseplants.

Study Tip: Attend class regularly, take your studies seriously, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you get stuck! Always ask questions if you’re confused about something, chances are somebody else has that same question. If you don’t feel comfortable asking it during class, talk with the professor after class, during office hours, or come see one of us!

Mindy Schoengarth

Mindy Schoengarth

Major: Undecided

About Me: Some of my favorite things to do are play sports, paint/craft, sing, hang out with my family and friends, and do things in the outdoors such as boating and camping. After graduation, I plan to go to graduate school to become a genetic counselor.

Study Tips: Try to study in groups and do the homework/practice exams, even if they're not graded. If you've been studying all day, give yourself a break! Go do something fun or get some sleep because there's no point in wasting time if you're so exhausted that you're not taking in the information anyways.

Jenny Parlier

Jenny Parlier

Major: Psychology; Minor: At-Risk Child and Youth Care

About Me: I plan on graduating from UWL May 2019 and going on to get a Master’s degree and getting licensed to be a Marriage and Family therapist. I am passionate about people, the outdoors, yoga, and my education. In my free time I enjoy working as a barista, hiking, baking, and spending time with my family and friends.

 

Study Tip: Read the syllabus and the textbook. Try to find a quiet, relaxing place to study, and be sure to stay hydrated! Exercise and get a good night’s sleep for a clear mind.

Nicholas Glodosky

Nicholas Glodosky

Major: Psychology Minors: Sociology and Statistics, Senior

About me: I am a senior this year and am getting ready to graduate in May. I hope to go to graduate school for Experimental Psychology or Neuroscience. I am originally from La Crosse and in my free time I like to hang out with friends and play video games.

Study tips: My biggest study tip is to try to space things out and study a little bit at a time rather than stare at the same information for hours and not really learn anything.

Samantha Beckett

Samantha Beckett

Major: Psychology; Minor: At-Risk Youth and Child Care, Senior

About me: I plan on graduating in December, and then go on to graduate school for School Psychology. In my free time, I love to spend time with family and friends, traveling, painting and scrapbooking, and of course, watching Netflix.

Study tips: Avoid cramming right before exams - make flashcards as you learn the material and review them as often as you can. Also don't hesitate to go into office hours and ask as many questions as you need to in order to understand the material. Join study groups or find at least one study partner.

Samantha Anderson

Samantha Anderson

Major: Psychology, Sophomore

About me: I plan to get my master's degree in mental health counseling or school psychology after I graduate. Some of my hobbies include playing basketball, shopping, traveling and hiking. I love being with my friends and spending time with my family.

Study tips: Don't study the day before an exam. Make an effort to look at your notes a little everyday because seeing it everyday will make you more familiar with the content. Make study groups with your classmates and friends. I encourage students to either turn off your phone or put it somewhere else when you are studying.

Hannah Bontrager

Hannah Bontrager

Major: Psychology and Pre-med track Minor: Chemistry

About Me: After college, I want to attend medical school to become a pediatric physician of some kind.  It sounds corny, but I love learning. Whenever I learn something that can apply to my life, it brings a smile to my face. I like seeing the classroom connect to the real world. When I am not learning I like to have deep chats with my friends or play lacrosse.

 

Study Tip: Allow yourself time to take a break. It can be so easy for you as a student to get caught up in all the things that need to get done, but without little breaks you can’t perform your best. For me I like to go get a cup of coffee and just relax when I am overwhelmed.

Sara Fulghum

Sara Fulghum

Major: Psychology, pre-OT track, Sophomore

About me: I have a strong passion for working with children who have disabilities and can not wait to become an Occupational Therapist in the future. In my free time, I love rollerblading and binge-watching New Girl and Friends.

Study Tips: Know when exams are and study ahead of time, don't cram it all in one night. Do not be afraid to use professor's office hours, they are here to help and won't bite!!



Kassidy Veness

Kassidy Veness

Major: Psychology Minor: Business Administration

About Me: My goal is to become a counseling psychologist! I love reading, coffee, hammocks, traveling, and being outdoors!

Study Tip: Make sure you ask for clarification about things that don't make sense to you! Notes will only help you so much if you don't understand what you wrote down.

Karina Weltcheff

Karina Weltcheff

Major: Psychology Minor: At-Risk Child Youth Care, Sophomore

About Me: I am a sophomore and I am looking to either pursue a career in school psychology or counseling in the future. I love to travel, hang out with my friends, ski as much as I can in the winter, and watch Netflix in my free time.

Study Tips: The best way for me to learn and remember information for a test is to explain concepts in my own words to other people, so my study tip is to try and study with a friend or classmate as much as possible.