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SI Leaders

What is an SI Leader?

For all intents and purposes, SI leaders are tutors but the two jobs do differ. Whereas tutors support general subjects, like biology or mathematics, SI leaders support specific courses such as BIO 2423: Human Anatomy or MATH 1302: College Algebra. Also, SI leaders are paid to attend the targeted classes and design SI sessions (group study) based on the lectures.

For more details about becoming an SI Leader, check out the SI student employment information or contact us.

 

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Richard Amoateng

CHEMISTRY 1412
ramoateng@angelo.edu

Hello, my name is Richard Amoateng and I am a sophomore majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. As an SI leader, I provide support to Dr. Zehnder’s CHEM 1412: General Chemistry II course. I chose to become an SI leader because it is a really rewarding job that helps to improve my people skills, as well as provide me with an opportunity to help my classmates earn better grades in their most challenging subjects.

Along with being an SI leader, I am also actively involved in Tri Beta, Chi Alpha, the African Student Association, and the Honors Program. I also enjoy indoor soccer and intramural sports. After I graduate from ASU, I hope to be accepted into one of the most accredited medical schools in the United States. 

imageAlex Barchet

HISTORY 2332
abarchet@angelo.edu

Hi, my name is Alex Barchet and I am a senior double majoring in History and English. I am the SI leader for Dr. Pate’s HIST 2332; Western Civilization after 1660 class. I chose to become an SI leader because I enjoy helping others and educating people in history. On campus, I am actively involved in Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Tao Delta, and Up and Coming Scholars.

An interesting fact about myself is that I am fascinated by European history and have studied in Italy, France, and England. After my BA, I would love to eventually get my doctorate and begin teaching at a collegiate level.  

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Dale Baren

CHEMISTRY 1407 
dberan@angelo.edu

Hi, I’m Dale Beran, a senior majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. I am currently the SI leader for CHEM 1407: Chemistry for Health Professionals with Dr. Maxwell. I chose to become an SI leader because I like helping people and would hope someone would offer me assistance if I was struggling with a challenging course. I am actively involved in Tri-Beta, the Honors Program, and various intramurals. After I graduate with my bachelor’s, I hope to attend a Texas medical school and become a doctor. 

Chris Durand

Chris Durand

BIOLOGY 1480 
cdurand@angelo.edu

Hi, I’m Chris Durand, a senior level biology major with a double minor in chemistry and history. As an SI leader, I provide support for BIO 1480: Principles of Biology. I chose to become an SI leader in order to help students become better and stronger learners throughout their college coursework. I find my job extremely rewarding. On campus, I am involved in BBB and Phi Alpha Theta. After college, I plan to attend medical school. 

Something fun and interesting about myself: I was born and raised in West Philadelphia and spent most of my time at the playground, relaxing and playing basketball. This one time, two guys showed up and started causing trouble. I got in a slight altercation with them and it frightened my mother who told me I would be moving to Bel Air to live with my aunt and uncle. Then I came to ASU.

imageAbby Hall

BIOLOGY 1411 

ahall11@angelo.edu

Hi! My name is Abby Hall and I am the SI leader for BIO 1411. I am a junior majoring in Biology with Secondary Education. I became an SI leader because I love working with others to help them succeed. I am involved in the ASU Honors Program, intramural sports, and my church youth group. In the future, I would like to do some teaching, but primarily, I would like to become a physician’s assistant. 

Favorite hobbies: I enjoy all sports, singing, and cooking. 

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Dennis “Joey” Kalec

BIOLOGY 2424 
dkalec@angelo.edu

Hi, I’m Joey Kalec, a senior majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. I am currently the SI leader for BIO 2424: Human Physiology. I chose to become an SI leader because I enjoy helping people discover things about themselves. As my tenure as a student progresses and I become engulfed in learning other disciplines, I think it is beneficial to stay sharp in my field before I attend medical school. My ultimate goal is to become a resident and/or fellow with a sub-specialty in retinal ophthalmology.

An interesting fact about me: I was in the Navy, and have been a DJ/Producer for the last 10 years. 

 

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Paige Letcher

BIOLOGY 2423
pletcher@angelo.edu

Hi! My name is Paige Letcher and I am a junior majoring in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and Mathematics. I am the SI Leader for BIO 2423; Human Anatomy Lab. I chose to become an SI leader to enhance my personal knowledge of the subject matter I am teaching, to help prevent student drop-outs, and to assist in increasing the overall average score in Human Anatomy. My campus involvements include Remedy, Tri-Beta Biology Club, and I volunteer at Mosaic. After ASU, I plan to attend medical school.

An interesting fact about myself: I have danced on Angelo State’s dance team, as well as performed in the Dallas Cowboy’s stadium.  

 

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Sam Luedecke

NURSING 2324
sluedecke@angelo.edu

Hello, my name is Sam Luedecke and I am a senior level nursing student. As an SI leader, I provide support to Dr. Brown’s NUR 2324: Pathophysiology class. I became an SI leader because I want to help students feel comfortable in traditionally difficult coursework and ease their fears about this course. On campus, I am an active member of the Alpha Chi. When I graduate from ASU, I hope to continue with my education and become a family nurse practitioner. 

An interesting fact about myself: Along with being an SI leader, I am also a former member of the United States Navy. 

 

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Benjamin “Quaid” McKinnon

HISTORY 1302
bmckinnon@angelo.edu

Hi, my name is Quaid McKinnon and I am a senior majoring in history with a minor in English and an ASU baseball player. I am the SI leader for Dr. Wongsrichanalai’s HIST 1301: US History to 1865 to Present class. I chose to become an SI leader because I love working with people and I enjoy history. Supplemental Instruction is the perfect combination of both. My career plan after graduation is to become a teacher and a Phoenix firefighter. 

 

 

Kelsey Merritt

Kelsey Merritt

BIOLOGY 2423
kmerritt1@angelo.edu

Hi, my name is Kelsey Merritt and I am a senior majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Communications and Kinesiology. I am the SI leader for BIO 2423: Human Anatomy Lecture, and I love to help others understand how the human body works. Along with being an SI leader, I am also a mentor in the ASU Honors Program, a Young Life leader, and I am active in HSA and Psych Club. When I graduate from ASU, I plan to obtain a MA in Communication and work for a nonprofit company. 

An interesting fact about me: I’m currently training for a half-marathon. Also, I love movies, music, and reading. My favorite superhero is Captain America! 

 

imageDonald “Trey” Moore

POLITICAL SCIENCE 2302
dmoore26@angelo.edu

Hello, my name is Trey Moore and I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. I am the SI leader for POLS 2302; Federal and State Government II. I became an SI leader because I believe it is important to promote an understanding of the way government and politics function. Also, I’d like to help others learn the correct method of studying and being successful. After ASU, I plan on attending Harvard Law School and working at a private firm as a corporate lawyer. 

An interesting fact about me: I am colorblind!

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Erin Newman

NURSING 2411
enewman1@angelo.edu

Hi, I’m Erin Newman, the SI leader for Dr. Brown’s NURS 2411: Microbiology for Health Professionals class. I am currently a junior majoring in Nursing. I became an SI leader because I genuinely like helping students improve their study skills and grades. I enjoy sharing tips that helped me succeed in my own coursework. Once I acquire my BSN and become an RN, I plan on pursuing my Master’s degree in Nursing at Washington State. 

My hobbies include: Spending time with family, traveling, and reading. 

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Suzanna Tolboom

SPANISH 1301
stolboom@angelo.edu

Hi, I’m Suzanna Tolboom, a junior double majoring in Communications and Spanish. I provide support to all of the SPAN 1301 classes. I decided to become an SI leader to share how I learned to study the Spanish language as a non-native speaker. When I am not helping students, I am actively involved in Rams 4 Life and intramural volleyball.

An interesting fact about me: I can play many different instruments, including the piano, trumpet, French horn, and the accordion. I have also studied Spanish in Spain!

 

imageTrevor “Kain” Tomlin

HISTORY 1301
ttomlin@angelo.edu

Hi, I’m Kain Tomlin, a senior majoring in History with a minor in Kinesiology. I am the SI leader for HIST 1302: US History, 1865 to Present. I wanted to become an SI leader because I hope to gain experience in the field of teaching and I aim to spread knowledge and my love of history. When I’m not with students, I enjoy wakeboarding, sports, ping pong, movies, and meeting new people. After ASU, I was to become a high school teacher. An interesting fact about myself: I love to learn and find history fascinating.