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John Boyer
John Boyer Rank: Graduate Student

Major: Philosophy

Tutoring in: Philosophy and writing

Professional Goal:  Professor of Philosophy

Cool Points: My birthday is July 4th, which means that every year you celebrate my birthday with fireworks, whether you know it or not.

Favorite Quote:  "A Socratic dialog, like a Pentecostal sermon, is a monologue punctuated by worshipful interruptions.”  Tom Wolfe

Ivan Gonzalez
Ivan Gonzalez Rank: Junior

Major(s): History, Secondary Education

Tutoring In: History, Education

Professional Goal(s): Educational Administration

Cool PointsI am a huge soccer aficionado who supports Liverpool Football Club, Entrepreneur, Star Wars enthusiast, triathlete, and sculptor.

Favorite Quote: “A parent gives life, but as a parent, gives no more.  A murderer takes life, but his deed stops there.  A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” -Henry Adams

Haley Hewitt
Haley Hewitt Rank: Senior

Major(s):  Secondary Education and History

Tutoring in: Education and History; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal: Professor of History

Cool Points: Star Wars and Doctor Who fan and trivia enthusiast

Favorite Quote: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein
Sydney Keller
Sydney Keller Rank:  Junior  

Majors:  Political Science and Psychology

Tutoring in:  Political Science and Psychology; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal:  My professional goal is to become a family lawyer and to own my own law firm.  

Cool Points:  I am on the UST mock trial team, and I enjoy judging high school debate tournaments on the weekends. I like to play league of legends and knit. I have an addiction to collecting nail polish. I also love going to the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Favorite quote: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

Keaton Lambert
Keaton Lambert   Rank: Graduate student

Position: Tutor Coordinator

Major(s): Philosophy and Theology (undergrad); Philosophy (graduate) 

Tutoring in: Theology; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal: Complete a doctorate in Philosophy and teach at a Catholic college or seminary. 

Cool Points: Served in the US Navy for 6 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. 

Favorite Quote: "Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." - GK Chesterton

Chelsea Mendonca
Chelsea Mendonca Class Rank: Senior

Major:  Biochemistry

Tutoring in:  Chemistry and writing

Professional Goal:  Pediatric Oncologist

Cool Points:  I'm a shopaholic and I love to travel.

Favorite Quote:  “Believe you can and you're halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Nguyen Nguyen
Nguyen Nguyen Rank: Graduate student

Major: Finance

Tutoring In: Finance, Economics, Accounting

Professional Goal(s): Work for a large accounting firm

Cool Points: I enjoy playing table tennis.

Favorite Quote: “Everyone wears his cross.” – one of my English teachers in Vietnam

Catherine Peters
Catherine Peters Rank:  Graduate Student  

Major(s):   Philosophy

Tutoring in:   Philosophy; subject area and general writing 

Professional Goal:   Professor

Cool Points:  In high school, I was a “Foster Puppy Raiser” and helped train service dogs. I have lived in five states and three countries. I love languages, am currently working on my seventh, and would like to learn at least two more! 

Favorite Quote:  "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

Erin Quinones
Erin Quinones Rank: Senior 

Major: Mathematics and Education; minor: Philosophy 

Tutoring In: Mathematics and Education; subject area and general writing 

Professional Goal: Mathematics Professor 

Cool Points: I am currently working on producing an album (I play guitar, piano and sing) and I played basketball for the University my freshman year

Favorite Quote: "Every man Dies. Not every man really lives." - William R. Wallace

Clara Ribadeneyra
Clara Ribadeneyra Rank:  Senior

Major:  Biology

Tutoring in:  Biology; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal:  To earn a PhD in molecular biology so I can discover cool things

Cool Points:  My house is full of thousands of origami cranes because I need something to occupy my hands while I watch movies.

Favorite Quote:  "The branch will not break." - James Wright

Charlie Thai
Charlie Thai Rank: Senior

Major: Biochemistry; minor: Physics

Tutoring in: Physics and biochemistry; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal: Medical School

Cool Points: Some people say I look like a monkey

Favorite Quote: "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" - Bob Marley

Janna Tierney
Janna Tierney Rank:  Senior

Major(s):  English (writing concentration)

Tutoring in:  English; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal:  To inspire critical thinking and creative ingenuity through Catholic education and authorship.

Cool Points:  I published my first book at 17, can recite numerous Disney films verbatim and am a firm believer in the benefits of second breakfast. 

Favorite Quote:  "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world." - C.S. Lewis

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