The Murphy Learning Center will be open Sunday and Monday (October 17th and 18th) during Wellness Weekend. Times may be slightly altered from regular hours, so please check the schedule before you visit the MLC.

The full schedule can be found here:

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!

Kayla Casper

Kayla Casper

Major: Psychology Minor: CYC

About me: I am a major in psychology and a minor in CYC. I am hoping to attend graduate school to further my knowledge with psychology after I complete my undergraduate degree. In my free time I like to spend time with friends, go to coffee shops, be outside, and go to the gym.

Study tip: Find a method of studying that works for you. For me, it's flashcards. I like to write terms, vocabulary words, or important concepts on flashcards and then quiz myself to see if I know the material. Writing things down will help the material stick in your head better!

Kohleen Lyons

Kohleen Lyons

About me: Hello, my name is Kohleen Lyons. I am a new tutor this year but have taken a multitude of varying psychology courses including Developmental Psych., Abnormal Psych., and Social Psych. My favorite courses, however, have been Counseling the Culturally Diverse and Counseling and Personality Theories. I am currently a member of two research teams with papers close to publication; topics for those papers include microaggressions and various psychological perspectives. 
This is my senior year at UWL. Following my graduation in May, I plan to attain my masters and/or PhD in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis either on cross-cultural psychology or trauma. Outside of school, I often find moments to go hike the bluffs with my daughter, kayak the Kickapoo, knit on my couch, or cook/bake my heart away. 
Study tip: Well, I don't know if this would be considered a "study" tip, but something that's always gotten me through my classes is the pact I made with myself that "I will never turn in anything late, not even an optional assignment." Not only has this made me motivated to do my homework, but it's allowed me to be successful even in my least favorite classes. 
Paige von Mende

Paige von Mende

Major: Psychology; Minor: Statistics, and At-Risk Youth Childcare
About me: I am a senior here at UWL, I am majoring in psychology and double minoring in statistics and at-risk youth childcare. After graduating from UWL, I plan on pursuing a doctoral degree in school psychology. Outside of school you can find me working at the Boys and Girls Club, hiking, camping, or at home reading and hanging out with my cats.
Study tip: Attend class (especially if it's virtual!). By attending class you are able to gain valuable knowledge in an engaging and exciting way that you probably wouldn't get by only reading the textbook.
Emily Veroeven

Emily Veroeven

Major: Psychology; Minor: Sociology

About me: I am from Mankato, Minnesota and majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. After I graduate from UWL with my undergrad, I plan to attend grad school with the goal to become a Clinical Psychologist! I love to hang out with friends and family, be active, and to travel.

Study tip: Always attend class and take notes in a way that will benefit you the best personally. For me, examples are extremely helpful so when I take notes I always think of a personal example to help keep it locked in my brain. Also do not procrastinate! Studying 1-2 weeks in advance for an exam will not only help you for the exam, but help you remember the material long term.