Center for Academic Enchancement

CAE Support Staff

Meet the Support Staff of the Center for Academic Enhancement...

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Brianna
My name is Brianna. I am a Nursing major. I find the CAE to be very helpful when it comes to academics, and I recommend it to all students. As student support, I hope to make the students that walk through the door feel welcome and to bring a lot of positivity to the room.
 
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Danielle
My name is Danielle Schulke and I am an Early Childhood Education/ Special Education Major. I am focusing more on Special Education. As a student support, the CAE allows me to make students feel welcome. The CAE is very helpful to me as a student and I recommend it to all.
 
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Esha
My name is Esha Dean and my major is Business Administration with concentration in Management Marketing. A fun fact about me is that I am a great public speaker and I can speak four languages. The CAE offers so much to students and this is the big reason why I decided to be a part of it.
 
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Melissa
My name is Melissa. I am a Mathematics major in the class of 2020. In my downtime, I watch Netflix or spend time with friends. Thanks to groups like the CAE, I know that it is never too early to ask for school work assistance.
 
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Nicole V.
My name is Nicole Valecce, and I am a Computer Information Systems major. I joined the CAE in order to support the resource that Holy Family has to offer in order to help us better understand our studies. I am a member of the school's Computer Society, and I plan to graduate Spring of 2020.
 
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Theresa
My name is Theresa Przepiorka. I am a transfer student and my major is Nursing. I will graduate in December of 2021. I joined the CAE to support students so they can achieve their academic goals. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and my friends.
 

Student/Peer Tutors

Meet our team of Student/Peer Tutors...

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Abaigael
My name is Abaigeal BeninCasa and I am a nursing major. I tutor ENG 101 and 102, SPA 101, 102 and 103, BIO 120 and PHIL 101. I joined the CAE because I find it rewarding to help people and get feedback on how well they are doing. I think it also helps me remember different things in subjects that I might need a refreshment on. I am also a member of SNAHF and Student Government.
 
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Abigail
My Name is Abby Zaleppa. I am a Sports Marketing Management/Accounting Major. I tutor in Accounting, Math, and Business courses. I joined the CAE because it is a great opportunity for me to get more involved on campus and help people achieve academic goals. I am a member of the Business Society and the Accounting Society on campus.
 
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Alex
My name is Alex Varghese and I am an accounting major. I tutor ACCT, BUSA, and MATH. I joined the CAE because I find it fulfilling to help others and get a response on how well they are doing. I also want to make sure that they are meeting their academic goals and expectations. I am also a member of the Business Society and Campus Ministry.
 
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Alexis
I’m Alexis Bizupic a neuroscience major with a minor in mental health here at Holy Family. I look forward to working with students and helping anyone to the best of my abilities!
 
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Alyssa
My name is Alyssa Zintner and I am a nursing major at Holy Family. I currently tutor NURS-202, NURS-204, and NURS-341. The opportunity to tutor for these classes allows me to help others while also allowing myself to grow as a student and eventually as a nurse. Outside of CAE, I am a member of Holy Family's Honors Program, the Student Nurse Association at Holy Family, the Ambassador Program as well as our Love Your Melon Club. I also love to coach gymnastics in my spare time!
 
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Amanda
My name is Amanda Wisler. I am an early childhood education with special education major. I tutor Math 111 and 150, Public Speaking, English/Writing, and Education 115. I joined the CAE because I enjoy helping others and I want to help others achieve their academic goals.
 
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Amber
My name is Amber Dawes and I am an Education major Pre K to 4th /Special Ed Pre K to 8th leaning more towards Special Education and have a minor in Philosophy. I tutor English, Public Speaking, Philosophy, Religion, and Writing. I joined the CAE to help guide students who are struggling on the right path.
 
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Asawir
My name is Asawir Abdelgadir, a Biology major. I am Sudanese-Yemeni-American currently living in Delaware. At Holy Family, I am involved in the Science Club, Campus Ministry, Fusion, and am also working in the disAbility Services. I am a peer tutor for a variety of subjects including Math, Italian, Biology, Philosophy and Public Speaking.
 
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Brandi
My name is Brandi, and I am a Nursing major here at HFU. I tutor NURS 202, 204, 343, 345 and Med Math. I joined the CAE to help my fellow nursing students achieve their academic goals. Outside of school, I have a 3-year-old son. In our free time, we like to visit the zoo, go to local farms and spend time at the beach. I am also a member of the PTK honor society, NSLS, and NSNA.
 
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Bria
My name is Bria Savage and I am a Business Management major with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I tutor intro to business, business math and Spanish 101 and 102. I joined the CAE because I have a passion for helping others, especially my own peers.
 
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Elizabeth
My name is Liz Hawrylack and I am an Accounting major. I tutor Accounting, Spanish, Public Speaking, and Economics. I joined the CAE because I enjoy helping others succeed in school and achieve their academic goals.
 
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Emily
My name is Emily Zumar and I am a nursing major here at Holy Family. I currently tutor NURS 202, 204, 341 and 351. I became a tutor at the CAE because I love to help others learn and find the study habits that work best for them. Outside of the CAE, I am also a member of the Student Nurse Association and the FEXP Mentor Program. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family!
 
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Hemani
My name is Hemani Patel and I am a biology-pre-medicine major. I tutor MATH 150, 210 and SPAN 101 and 102. I joined the CAE because it could teach me new skills that would help me understand people better but also make me grow as a person academically. I want to help students become successful in whatever major they choose. I am also a part of the honors program, IDEA club, pre-health club, and the Albertans science club.
 
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Jamie
My name is Jamie Cannon and I am an Art-Therapy major with a Minor in History. I tutor Writing, Public Speaking, French, and Psychology. I decided to join the CAE because I really enjoy helping others to achieve their academic goals. I enjoy learning and I hope that by working in the CAE I can help others to love learning too.
 
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Juliana
My name is Juliana, and I am an Early/Special Education Major here at Holy Family. I tutor Writing, Basic Math, and Education. I joined the CAE because I enjoy helping others, especially helping them learn. In my downtime, I love to sing and spend time with family and friends.
 
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Katelyn
My name is Kate Dearing. I am an Accounting major and I plan to graduate in 2022. I am a peer tutor at the CAE for Accounting 205, 206, 307 and 308. I became a peer tutor to be able to assist my fellow accounting majors through some of the more difficult courses. I am a member of the Campus Activities Board, the Accounting Society, the Video Game Club, and the Choir.
 
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Kelsey
My name is Kelsey Janda, I am a Biology/Pre-Med major and I tutor Biology. I became a tutor because I want other students to feel the same success in their biology classes that I do. I hope to help my peers understand the material in a simple way that will help them in class.
 
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Leah
Hello, my name is Leah Gaston. I am from South Jersey and I am a junior majoring in Physical Therapy and minoring in Psychology. I am a jumper on the track and field team and I tutor Spanish! I joined CAE because I like being a helpful resource for other students.
 
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Maria
My name is Maria and I am a Psychology major with the minors of Mental Health Services and Childhood Studies. I tutor in Psychology, Spanish, Public Speaking, Philosophy 101, and World Religion. I joined CAE because I enjoy helping other students and being a guide for them to achieve their academic goals.
 
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Marian
My name is Marian and I am a junior majoring in Early Childhood/Special Education. I tutor Religion, Education and Public Speaking. I joined the CAE in order to help other students achieve their goals and succeed in their courses!
 
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Melissa
My name is Melissa. I am a Mathematics major with minors in Psychology and Actuarial Sciences in the class of 2020. At Holy Family, I am the president of the PI-gers, and a member of the Honors Program. In my downtime, I love to watch Netflix or spend time with friends. I am an administrative student support and peer tutor for a variety of subjects including Math, French, and Public Speaking. Thanks to groups like the CAE, I know that there is always someone willing to help you in any way possible.
 
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Nicole
My name is Nicole Hedricks, and I am a Business management-marketing major intending to graduate in the spring of 2022. I tutor Italian, Religion, and Math. I joined the CAE because I love helping others and I enjoy learning new things from other students.
 
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Samantha
My name is Samantha Logan and I am a nursing student, I tutor NURS 341, 351, 343, 353 in hopes to help fellow nursing students achieve their goals.
 
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Sarah Maloy
My name is Sarah Maloy, I'm a psychology major with a minor in sociology. I tutor public speaking, writing, and world religions. In addition to tutoring at the CAE, I am a member of the Honors program and Co-president of the SBS (Social Behavioral Sciences) Club. I hope to help fellow students achieve their academic goals and find success in their studies.
 
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Sarah Montgomery
My name is Sarah and I am a Biology Pre-Med major with a writing minor. I am a peer tutor at the CAE for English/Writing and 100 level math. I enjoy being a tutor because I find it very rewarding to help someone grasp a difficult concept or overcome a challenge. In addition to working for the CAE, I am a member of the Honors Program, the Pre-Health Care Association, the Folio Literary Magazine, and I am the secretary for the Albertans Science Club.
 
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Stephanie
My name is Stephanie Devlin and I am an Early Childhood Ed & Special Ed major. I am a tutor in Math 110, which is a new course that was added to Holy Family, so I have the opportunity to help my peers, and other tutors with this subject. I love hanging with friends and family, watching the Eagles, and love helping others. As a peer tutor, it allows me to help others to succeed in their classes and allows me to meet new people on campus.
 
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Yvette
My name is Yvette Costa and I am a Nursing major. I tutor writing, pubic speaking and A&P. I joined the CAE to help other students enjoy learning as much as I do and to help other students achieve their academic goals.
 

CAE - Professional Tutors

Director, Center for Academic Enhancement

Dennis MillanDennis Millan

Bachelor of Arts in English Studies: Language
University of the Philippines: Diliman

Master of Arts in English Studies: Language
University of the Philippines: Diliman

 

 

Nicole Fortuna

Nicole Fortuna

Bachelor of Arts, English
West Chester University

Master of Liberal Arts, Media and Cultural Studies
University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer in English
Tutor in English and Writing

 

Warren Hope

Warren Hope

Bachelor of Arts, English
Master of Arts, English
Ph. D, English

Temple University

Tutor in English and Writing

 

 

Irene Klosko

Irene Klosko

Bachelor of Arts in French
Temple University

Master of Arts in Comparative Literature
State University of New York at Binghamton

Advanced Graduate Studies in English Literature
Temple University

Lecturer in English
Tutor in English and writing

 

Kevin McAllister

Kevin McAllister

MA in Educational Psychology
Temple University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Loyola University

Tutor in English and writing

 

 

 

Teresa PrinceTeresa Prince

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Holy Family University

Master of Science in Education
St. Joseph's University

Tutor in mathematics

 

 

Peer Tutors from the HFU Center for Academic Enhancement

Center for Academic Enhancement

Holy Family University Center for Academic Enhancement - Team Picture

The Center for Academic Enhancement (CAE) supports the Mission of the University, in which the charge to educate students to assume responsibilities toward God, society, and self, by instilling a commitment to lifelong learning, runs deep.

The Center offers an array of diverse services, at no cost, designed to serve the learning needs of students at all levels of achievement. The goal of the CAE is to help students improve skills in order to achieve greater academic success, and to encourage them to take full advantage of the learning experience. We work in concert with faculty, staff, and all other academic and student services.

CAE Fast Facts

  • The Center for Academic Enhancement is open five days a week and is staffed by professional and peer tutors; the schedule is designed to serve both day and evening students.
  • Tutoring is available on a one-on-one basis, or in small groups.
  • Development of sound study skills is basic to the Center's mission.
  • Support services are available for the following areas:
    • Accounting
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Education
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Math
    • Nursing
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Religion
    • Spanish
    • Statistics
    • Study Skills
    • Time Management
  • Development of sound study skills, effective time management, and test-taking skills are basic to the Center's undertaking.
  • The Center has fully networked computers, with Internet access and appropriate software for diagnostic and teaching purposes.
  • We offer self-paced tutorial programs at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • In addition, we provide software for practice test taking, including PRAXIS.
  • Lectures and programs designed to be of academic relevance are offered to the University community.
  • Development and implementation of programs are ongoing as needs are identified.
  • Student study groups are also available.

Mission Statement

The Center for Academic Enhancement at Holy Family University is committed to providing a broad complement of diverse academic support services, addressing student needs at all levels. By strengthening the skills necessary for intellectual growth and scholarly achievement, the Center seeks to enrich the academic experience of each student, to instill in each student enthusiasm for lifelong learning, and to uphold the University commitment to maintaining standards of academic excellence.

Director: Dennis Millan
Northeast Philadelphia Campus: Library Building, 2nd Floor
E-mail: cae@holyfamily.edu