Comm Tutoring Center

What We Do

The COMM Tutoring Center (CTC) provides FREE academic support and mentorship for ALL (and only) CSULB COMM classes, including upper division, lower division, core, and elective COMM courses.

We are open in the spring and fall semester starting on week 2 through the last week of classes. We do not offer tutoring during finals, on all university-recognized holidays/closures, and during the summer.

Please note: Peer mentors’ advice never supersedes the guidance of the professor or the best judgment of the student.

Who We Are

Meet the Peer Mentors

Sarah Wilson--Lead CTC Peer Mentor

Sarah Wilson, Lead Peer Mentor

Email: Sarah.Wilson02@student.csulb.edu

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110, 130, 131, 200 (Kelsey)

Core: 300 (Cloud), 301 (Hartzell), 306 (Raz), 307 (Russell), 330 (Cargile)

Elective: 412 (R. Fox), 415 (Hartzell), 422 (Kahn), 432 (Young)441 (K. Johnson)

Michael Gutierrez--Lead CTC Peer Mentor

 

Michael Gutierrez, Lead Peer Mentor

Email: Michael.Gutierrez01@student.csulb.edu

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division: 110, 130, 131, 200 (Kelsey)

Core: 300 (Cloud), 301 (Hartzell), 306 (Raz), 307 (Russell), 330 (Cargile)

Elective: 335 (Pfister), 432 (Young), 439 (Duerringer), 443 (Cargile)

 

Andrew Carrera--CTC Peer Mentor

Andrew Carrera

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110, 130 (Ayala), 131 (Aguirre), 200 (Kelsey)

Core:

300 (Duerringer), 301 (Hartzell), 306 (Bachman), 330 (Rich)

Elective:

331 (Cooper), 344 (Young), 355 (Bolkan)

 

Ashley Koustik--CTC Peer Mentor

Ashley Koustik

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110, 130, 131, 200 (Kelsey)

Core:

300 (Cloud), 301 (Cloud), 306 (Abrams), 307 (Russell), 330 (Rich)

Elective:

352 (Rich), 400 (McCroskey), 411 (Kreiser), 421 (Bolkan)

 

Angelica Profumo--CTC Peer Mentor

Angelica Profumo

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110 (Utley), 130 (Alatorre), 131 (Eisenstadt), 200 (Heyse)

Core:

300 (Duerringer), 306 (Derme), 307 (Bachman)

Elective:

333 (Sauceda), 410 (Bachman), 411 (Kreiser), 412 (Pfister), 415 (Hartzell), 422 (Derme)

 

Alyssa Shinar--CTC Peer Mentor

Alyssa Shinar

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

200 (Kelsey)

Core:

300 (R. Fox), 301 (Hartzell), 306 (Mao), 307 (Rodriguez), 330 (Cargile)

Elective:

331 (Cooper), 334 (Kopp), 335 (Pfister), 337 (Gradis), 411 (Kreiser), 412 (R. Fox), 414 (Utley)

 

Bram Verberg--CTC Peer MentorBram Verburg

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110, 130, 131, 200 (Kelsey)

Core:

300 (R. Fox), 301 (Hartzell), 306 (McPherson), 307 (Bachman), 330 (Rich)

Elective:

309 (McPherson), 331 (Cooper), 400 (McCroskey), 412 (R. Fox), 422 (Derme), 441 (K. Johnson)

Kaylani Ecevedo--CTC Peer Mentor

 

Kaylani Ecevedo

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110 (Rodriguez), 130 (Kopp), 200 (Kelsey), 236 (Fullman)

Core:

300 (Duerringer), 301 (A. Johnson), 306 (Richards), 330 (Cargile)

Elective:

355 (Bolkan), 411 (Kreiser)

 

Jacqueline Hilburn--CTC Peer Mentor

Jacqueline Hilburn

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110, 130, 200 (Kelsey)

Core:

300 (Cloud), 301 (Husain), 306 (Cruz), 330 (Abrams)

Elective:

333 (Sauceda), 337 (Gradis), 352 (Husain), 358 (Kelsey), 410 (Bachman), 421 (Bolkan), 434 (Edwards)

Lori Stark--CTC Peer Mentor

Lori Stark

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110, 130, 132, 200 (Kelsey)

Core:

300 (Asenas), 301 (Husain), 306 (McKay)

Elective:

334, 335 (A. Johnson), 400 (McCroskey), 410 (Rodriguez), 414 (Utley), 422 (Kahn), 444 (Young), 439 (Utley)

 

Sylvia Lee--CTC Peer Mentor

Sylvia Lee

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110 (Utley), 130 (Lyrse), 131 (Eisenstadt), 200 (A. Johnson), 220 (Aguirre)

Core:

300 (Cloud), 301 (Heyse), 306 (Richards), 330 (Abrams)

Elective:

335 (Ruiz de Castilla), 338 (Janke), 495 (Janke)

Tayler Locke--CTC Peer Mentor

 

Tayler Locke

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:

110, 130, 200 (N. Fox), 220 (Aguirre)

Core:

300 (R. Fox), 301 (A. Johnson), 306 (Ith), 307 (Mao), 330 (Mao)

Elective:

334 (Bolkan), 355 (Bolkan), 411 (Kreiser), 421 (Bolkan), 423 (Kahn), 431 (Kreiser)

 

 

Stacy L. Young, Director of the Comm Tutoring Center

Director of the COMM Tutoring Center

Dr. Stacy Young
Office Location: AS-352
Email: sly.young@csulb.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Connect With a Tutor
How to Join Our Team

How can I become a Peer Mentor for the COMM Tutoring Center?

For individuals interested in serving as a Peer Mentor for the COMM Tutoring Center in an upcoming semester, please complete the Tutoring Center Application and submit it by the deadline noted on the application (which is typically by 12-noon on the first Friday in November for spring enrollment and the first Friday in April for fall enrollment).

How are Peer Mentors selected?

Peer Mentors are chosen based on:
1. Strong overall GPA in the Major 
2. Eligibility (i.e., students must be COMM majors and must have completed COMM 200 as well as at least 3 of the core COMM classes [300, 301, 306, 307, 330] with a B or better), 
3. Recommendations from faculty, 
4. Breadth of course coverage represented on the team
5. Motivation/goals of service

Once chosen as a Peer Mentor, what happens next?

Selected individuals are invited to enroll in the designated upper division (400-level) course. Please be sure to speak with a COMM Undergraduate Advisor to ensure how this course will fit in your program of study in preparation for graduation. 

Why should I consider applying to be a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors overwhelmingly find the experience to be a positive one. They have a flexible schedule while earning units for their service. They get to apply the communication skills that are covered in our classes to real-life situations. They make important contributions to our department as a meaningful way to give back and to inspire other students. It is a great resume builder and a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow COMM students (as well as faculty members). I encourage you to visit the center to speak with current Peer Mentors to learn more about their first-hand experiences and perceptions about this type of service-learning opportunity.

If you have any questions about what Peer Mentors do or whether or not this service-learning internship would be a good fit for you, please contact the Director of the COMM Tutoring Center, Dr. Young (sly.young@csulb.edu)

 

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