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”Students helping students succeed.”Students at the Tutorial Services Center

Brett Bagur
Brett Bagur

Rank: Senior

Major(s): History

Tutoring In: History and theology; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal(s): to be a priest

Cool Points: I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and enjoy Cajun cooking. 

Favorite Quote: "Tradition is not the tyranny of the past over the present; Tradition is the adherence to the same eternal reality throughout all time."- Fr. Stephen Freeman 

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

Dr. Kathleen Broussard
Dr. Kathleen Broussard

Degrees and Majors:  Spanish (B. A., Rice University); Teaching English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education (M. A. T., Georgetown University); Applied Linguistics (Ph. D, Georgetown University)

Tutoring in: Academic writing for international students, students whose first language (L1) is not Standard American English (SAE), and students whose native dialect is not SAE; APA 6th style.

Professional goal: Facilitate students’ development of effective academic writing skills

Cool points: I am not a native Houstonian or even a native Texan, but I got here as fast as I could! I am fascinated by the German farming heritage of the Klein community, where I grew up and continue to live. At different times in my life out here in Klein, I have cared for various farm animals, including horses and cows.

Favorite quote: “We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” – Georg Hegel

Quang Do
Quang Do

Rank: Junior

Major: Cooperative Engineering

Tutoring in: math, physics, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal: work at NASA

Cool Points: I break dance.

Favorite Quote: “Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” Pope John Paul II 

Nicole Fahmy
Nicole Fahmy

Rank: Senior

Major: Biology

Tutoring in: Biology, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal: Pharmacist

Cool Points: I try to visit a new country every year, and so far I have been to over 15 countries. 

Favorite Quote: "I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer. Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?" - C.S. Lewis

Sydney Keller
Sydney Keller

Rank:  Senior  

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

Kevin Markose
Kevin Markose

Rank: Junior

Major: Biochemistry

Tutoring in: chemistry; biochemistry

Professional Goal: Doctor

Cool Points: I can bake really fancy cakes. I've made them in the shape of the tower from Tangled and a pineapple.

Favorite Quote: “I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” - Takeshi Shudo  

Patrick Miller
Patrick Miller

Rank: Junior      

Major(s): English with a writing concentration, minor in philosophy

Tutoring in: English, philosophy, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal: Possibly teaching English, continuing to tutor.

Cool Points: I devote a lot of time and concentration on making music. I hope to continue doing this for a long time, and hopefully professionally.

Favorite Quote: “The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” – Vladimir Nabokov

Bill Walter
Bill Walter

Rank: Sophomore

Major(s): English Writing

Tutoring In: English/General Writing

Professional Goal(s): Write fiction, teach high school English, possibly work as an editor for a literary magazine

Cool Points: (1) I'm working on my first book--a collection of short stories (2) I've worked with Writers in the Schools to help teach fiction writing to middle school students (3) I play electric guitar, mostly blues music

Favorite Quote: "Remember her hair in the morning before it was pinned, black, rampant, savage with loveliness. As if she slept in perpetual storm." -- Suttree, Cormac McCarthy