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Professional Tutors

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Students who visit the Academic Success Center have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with Professional Tutors, all of whom have earned Bachelors degrees, and most of whom hold advanced degrees. Our Professional Tutors offer a wealth of experience and are available to work individually with students to improve their reading, writing, and review strategies across the disciplines in addition to help non-native speakers improve their command of the English Language.

Appointments with the Professional Tutors can be scheduled through Tutortrac.

This resource is provided to our students at no additional cost to them.

Headshot of Isabel Baker

B.A. Swarthmore College, M. Ed. Sydney University, Australia; M. Ed. Loyola University, Chicago; Ed.D. Rutgers University

Headshot of David Berger

B.A. Fairleigh Dickenson University, Political Science Major, Fine Arts Theater Minor; Social Studies Certification, Montclair State College; M.Ed. Rider College, Education Administration; M.A, Rider University, Counseling; Life Coaching Certification, Rider University

Headshot of Zachary Bragg

B.A. Rider University, English Literature and Fine Arts: Music Major
Graduate Student, Princeton Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity Program

Teaching Experience: Preschool Music; Adult Religion classes
Awards and Recognitions: Rider University Honor Society; Achievement in Writing and Liberal Arts

Areas of specialization within the Academic Success Center: Writing and Study Strategies

Headshot of Chris Cassel

Adjunct Instructor: College Reading, Rider University 
B.A Gettysburg College, Psychology; M.Ed. Shippensburg University, Education; Reading Certification, Rider University 
Teaching experience: Elementary school, corporate trainer
Additional Faculty Development: Writing Across the Curriculum

Areas of specialization within the Academic Success Center: Academic Coaching, Reading and Study Strategies

Headshot of Caroline Cullen

B.A.  Rider University, Organizational Psychology

Areas of specialization within the Academic Success Center: Study Strategies, Psychology

Headshot of Martha Higginbotham

B.A. Ohio University, Psychology; M.A, Rider University, Reading; NBCT- Reading and Language Arts Literacy
Teaching Experience: Elementary and Middle School Reading Specialist and Literacy Leader, Trenton Public School District; Reading Specialist, Minding Our Business
Awards and recognitions: Minding Our Business Innovator of the Year

Areas of specialization within the Academic Success Center: Reading, Writing, Study Strategies, Praxis Review

Headshot of Katharine Hoff

Professor Emerita of English and American Studies, Rider University
B.A. Oberlin College; M.A. and Ph.D. Yale University--all in English
Teaching experience: English and American Studies at Yale University, Rutgers University, and Rider University
Awards and Recognitions: Frank N. Elliot Distinguished Service Award, Christian L. and Mary C. Distinguished Teaching Award
Publications and conference papers on literature, writing, American culture, faculty development Writing Across the Curriculum

Headshot of Iwona Ionescu

Adjunct Instructor: Composition
M.A. English Warsaw University, Poland, Philology; M.Ed. University of New Orleans, Curriculum and Instruction
 Teaching experience: English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, Expository and Research Writing 

Areas of Specialization within the Academic Success Center: English Language Learning, Writing

Headshot of Terri Mandigo

Purdue University:  MS Ed in Special Education
State University of New York:  BS in Clinical Nutrition; Childhood and Adolescence; Registered Dietitian