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  Meet with me  Office hours

Assistant Professor
349B Graff Main Hall
bbasten@uwlax.edu
608.785.6898

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!

Katherine McGinley

Katherine McGinley

Major: Psychology, Pre - OTMinor: Biology

About Me: I am from Burlington, WI and I want to be an Occupational Therapist. In my spare time I work as a CNA and spend time volunteering with kids with disabilities. I also love to travel and spend time with friends.  

Study Tip: Have a different study strategy for different classes. The study strategies that you have for one class might not work for different classes so make sure you have a variety of ways to study and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Sydney McKenzie

Sydney McKenzie

Major: Psychology Minor: CLS program, Junior

About Me: I am currently a junior at UWL. Following my undergrad, I plan to attend an Occupational Therapy program to obtain my masters degree. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends and family. I love to hike, run, cook, dance, and cuddle with my dogs.

Study Tips: When you go to class, do your best to be dedicated to that subject. Try not to look at your phone or study for other tests or quizzes. You'd be surprised how useful being present can be. Also, don't stare at your notes when you "study". Try rewriting them, having a friend quiz you, or make flashcards (depending on the material).

 

Mindy Schoengarth

Mindy Schoengarth

Major: Undecided currently, but thinking about majoring in either biology or psychology

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.

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!

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.