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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 Hege


Astrid Guevara

Astrid Guevara

Rank: Senior

Major/minor: Biology/creative writing

Tutoring in:  Biology, subject area and general writing

Professional goal:  Medical school to pursue either dermatology or emergency medicine. Publish my writing.

Cool points:  I play the violin

Favorite quote:  "God has made everything beautiful in its time" - Ecclesiastes


Joseph Gutheinz

Joseph Gutheinz

Rank: Senior

Major: Chemistry and Computer Science;

Minor:  Physics

Tutoring in: General and Organic Chemistry; Thermodynamics and Kinetics; all Physics;  all Calculus and Linear Algebra; C++ and Java-based Computer Science courses; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal:To earn a Ph.D. in Material Science and Computational Chemistry Methods

Cool Points: I build computers and 3D Printers

Favorite Quote: "There is no great genius without some touch of madness." - Aristotle


Keaton Lambert

Keaton Lambert

Rank: Graduate student

Position: Tutor Coordinator

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

Tutoring in: Theology and philosophy; 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


Eli McFarlane

Eli McFarlane

Rank: Senior

Major(s): International Studies

Minor: Creative Writing

Tutoring In: international studies, creative writing, English, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal(s): Community Health Nurse – minority and/or immigrant populations

Cool Points: I am a beekeeper and make my own honey.  I love insects.

Favorite Quote: "She thought for a few days that she must have come to the end of her life, because it felt so much like the beginning of it." from Lila by Marilynne Robinson


Audrey Renee Novak

Audrey Renee Novak

Rank: Senior

Major(s): International Development and Philosophy; Minor in Economics

Tutoring In: philosophy, international studies, economics and theology; subject area and general writing

Professional Goal(s): Undecided – maybe the foreign service, maybe non-profits

Cool Points: I’m vegan and I bake vegan goodies.

Favorite Quote: "Something there is more immortal even than the stars" - Walt Whitman


Jaileen Sanchez

Jaileen Sanchez

Rank: Senior

Major/minor: Psychology/Latin American Studies

Tutoring in:  Psychology, subject area and general writing

Professional goals:  Work at a non-profit

Cool Points: I am obsessed with banners, glitter, and the color pink.  I have a lot of the lines from the movie "Cars" memorized and I love puns!

Favorite Quote: “Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” - A.A. Milne


Anna Leigh Sargent

Anna Leigh Sargent

Rank: Senior

Major: Education

Tutoring in: Education and writing

Professional Goal: I want to teach elementary school so I can share my passion for learning with younger generations and help them develop their own curiosity and creativity.

Cool Points: I love to read, knit, crochet, bake, sing, play the violin, and write. I also perform with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston every summer.

Favorite Quote: ". . .The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon." -G.K. Chesterton


Alison Tran

First Name Last Name

Rank: Junior

Major(s): Biochemistry; Minor:  Mathematics    

Tutoring In: Chemistry, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal(s): I plan to head off to medical school after my studies here at the University of St. Thomas and successfully become a surgeon. My goal is to be able to provide health services to those in need.

Cool Points: I speak three languages: Vietnamese, English, and Spanish. I also enjoy traveling during my free time.

Favorite Quote: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started."   Mark Twain


Lynn Tran

First Name Last Name

Rank: Junior 

Major(s): Applied Mathematics

Minor: Physics 

Tutoring In: Mathematics, physics, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal(s): Work in Military Defense 

Cool Points: My favorite movie is Dream Girls. I have every line and song memorized. I may be pitchy but my rhythm is spot on.

Favorite Quote: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin


Yen Tran

First Name Last Name

Rank: Senior (2018-2019)

Major(s): Biochemistry, no minors    

Tutoring In: Chemistry, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal(s): General practitioner, Medical school. I love working with people in every walk of life and am looking to serve those under-represented in the community. I volunteer at a hospice in my free time, and the experience has been amazing.

Cool Points: I can snap my pinky toes, and I practice origami as a hobby.

Favorite Quote: "When you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up." - Unknown


Andrew Troxler

Andrew Troxler

Rank: Junior 

Major(s): Philosophy; Minors:  Finance/Economics/Accounting/Classical Languages    

Tutoring In: Philosophy, Economics, and Finance, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal(s): To get a CFA and work in the finance industry, most likely in sell-side equity research. 

Cool Points: I enjoy researching and investing in the stock market in my spare time. 

Favorite Quote: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”  Ernest Hemingway


Bill Walter

Bill Walter

Rank: Senior

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


Lan Vu

Lan Vu

Rank: Senior

Major: Biology

Tutoring in: Biology, subject area and general writing

Professional Goal: General Family Practitioner

Cool Points: I have dual-citizenship from America and Denmark. I have also lived in Denmark for a year.

Favorite Quote: "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson