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Meet the Academic Support Center Team

ASC is comprised of ultra-talented and experienced tutors.

Learn more about each person by reading their descriptions below:

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    Edwar Aguiar -Tutor II - Hardin Valley Campus

Edwar is passionate about technology, Networking & Security. This is his second year working as a Networking & Spanish Tutor for the ASC. In addition to his degree in Information Technology from Venezuela, he is also a proud graduate from PSCC where he got his AAS in CSIT Networking and Communications Systems. He tutors Windows Professional Courses, MS Office, MS Access, A+ Hardware & Software, Networking Fundamentals, Routing & Switching, and Security & Wireless. As a native Spanish speaker, he also helps students in their Spanish Class. From the professional perspective, he has the certifications Network + and Security + from CompTIA. Edwar Aguiar, happily married and with a child of seven years old, enjoys playing soccer in his spare time.

Cullen Briere

    Cullen Briere - Tutor I

Cullen has earned his Associate Degree from Pellissippi State in 2013. He tutors in Academic Support and has assisted statistics instructors by facilitating study groups for thier classes.

Cathy Hurrell

    Cathy Hurrell - Tutor III

Cathy earned her B.A in botany from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. She was a biology lab instructor for six years and a science lab technician for ten years at Pellissippi State. She has tutored biology for eight years and currently is auditing Anatomy and Physiology. She leads a study session for the A&P class on the Hardin Valley campus in addition to tutoring on the Division Street campus.

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    Ed Broxson - Peer Tutor

Ed has worked in the ASC for three years. Ed Broxson will soon be completing his computer science degree at Pellissippi. He tutors the software side of computer science including; Java, Android, C++, C#, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Database Design and MS Office.

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    Pam Carter - Tutor II 

Pam has been a tutor with Pellissippi State for 21 years. She has almost 40 years experience in teaching mathematics. She tutors Algebra, Precalculus, Business Calculus and Statistics. Her husband also works at the college teaching math. Pam works at the Hardin Valley and Blount campuses.

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    Janet Westbrook - Tutor III

Janet has been a tutor with Pellissippi State for five years. She is proficient in all areas of mathematice through calculus III, Spanish, French and Chemistry I.Janet works on the Hardin Valley Campus.

Kevin Deike

    Kevin Deike-Tutor III - Hardin Valley Campus

Kevin has worked in the ASC for three years. He has a Masters degree in Library Science and a BA in English. Kevin tutors in all math through Calculus II, Writing, History, Political Science and ENS. Kevin is working on a certification as a yoga instructor in his spare time.