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

Andrew Carrera_Peer Mentor Team Lead

Andrew Carrera

Lead Mentor/Team Captain

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)
411 (Kreiser)
421 (Bolkan)
432 (Young)

Kayla Ecevedo_Peer Mentor Team Lead

Kaylani Ecevedo

Lead Mentor/Team Captain

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
110 (Rodriguez)
130 (Kopp)
131 (Eisenstadt)
200 (Kelsey)
236 (Fullman)

Core:
300 (Duerringer)
301 (A. Johnson)
306 (Richards)
307 (Raz)
330 (Cargile)

Elective:
355 (Bolkan)
411 (Kreiser)
412 (Fox)
430 (Mao)
432 (Young)

Ashley Lindsay_Peer Mentor

Ashley Lindsay

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
110 
130 
131 
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Hartzell)
306 (Abrams)
330 (Rich)

Elective:
412 (Hanna)
414 (Utley)
421 (Bolkan)

Chanta'Via Turner_Peer Mentor

Chanta’Via Turner

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division
110 (Utley)
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Cloud)
301 (Williams)
306 (Yao)
307 (Kahn)
330 (Abrams)

Elective:
331 (Cooper)
333 (Sauceda)
334
337
338 (Janke)
412 (Hanna)
421 (Bolkan)
422 (Abrams)
443 (Cargile)

Grace Kang_Peer Mentor

Grace Kang

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES: 

Lower Division:
110 
130 
131 
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Duerringer)
301 (Heyse)
306 (Cargile)
307 (Kahn)
330 (Abrams)

Elective:
335
400
410
421
422

Josey Siemon_Peer Mentor

Josey Siemon

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
110 
130 
131 
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Duerringer)
306 (Cargile)  
330 (Abrams)

Elective:
334 (Hudson)
410 (Rodriguez)
411 (Kreiser)
421 (Bolkan)

Joshua Michael Terry_Peer mentor

 

J. Michael Terry

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
110 
130 
131 
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Duerringer)
301 (Hartzell)
330 (Rich)

Elective:
338 (Janke)

Miguel Amenyniu

Miguel Amenyniu

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
200 (Johnson)

Core:
300 (Fox)
306 (Raz)

Elective:
335 (Pfister)
434 (Edwards)
441 (Johnson)

Rebecca Cantor_Peer Mentor

Rebecca Cantor

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
110 (Utley)
130 (Captan)
131 (Eisenstadt)
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Hartzell)
306 (Richards)
307 (Rodriguez)
330 (Rich)

Elective:
335 (Fullman)
400 (McCroskey)

Rigo Carbajal_Peer Mentor

Rigo Carbajal

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
130
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Fox)
306 (McCroskey)
307 (McCroskey)

Elective:
352 (Husain)

Ryan Fish_Peer Mentor

Ryan Fish

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
130
131
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Duerringer)
301 (Husain)
306 (Bachman)
330 (Cargile)

Elective:
335 (Pfister)
344 (Young)
411 (Kreiser)
421 (Bolkan)
431 (Kreiser)

Sam Goldowitz_Peer Mentor

Sam Goldowitz

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
130
132
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Fox)
306 (Derme)
330 (Rich)

Elective:
334 (Lyrse)
344 (Young)
412 (Fox)

 

Samantha Quintanilla_Peer Mentor

Samantha Quintanilla

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Fox)
301 (Heyse)
306 (Raz)
307 (Raz)

Elective:
422 (Abrams)

Thanya Quintanilla_Peer Mentor

Thanya Quintanilla

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
110 
130 
131 
132
200 (Johnson)

Core:
300 (Fox)
306 (Derme)
330 (Abrams)

Elective:
422 (Abrams)

Valeria Martinez_Peer Mentor

Valeria Martinez

Specializes in the following COMM CLASSES:

Lower Division:
200 (Kelsey)

Core:
300 (Hartzell)
306 (Raz)
307 (McPherson)

Elective:
352 (Robinson)
410 (Raz)
411 (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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