Meet the Staff
I am a math tutor at the Learning Center. I enjoy seeing students make progress in their mathematical understanding, to be successful in their coursework, and to meet their goals. I enjoy traveling to visit out-of-state family members, watching sports, working with my plants, and doing math problems!
Favorite Quote: “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” –George Eliot
I like being able to help students. I know when I had my first writing class in college it was anything but easy. I can relate to the struggles that students are having and offer advice that will help them with the problems they are having. It is very rewarding. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to read in my spare time and listen to music.
Favorite Quote: “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
Shonda Shannon WilkeMy name is Shonda Shannon Wilke and I am an accounting and ALEKS tutor at the Learning Center in the Kent Salem branch.I also enjoy helping with computers.I love being able to explain and show fellow students a different approach to learning and find tremendous joy when I see a student grasp a concept that they may have been struggling with.I truly feel that learning is a life-long experience, and that one is never too old to learn something new.I love spending time with my family as I am a wife and mother of three.
Favorite Quote: “I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.” Valdimir Nabokov (Lolita)
I coordinate the Learning Center and do my best to help our talented staff in any way I can. I also enjoy tutoring writing whenever I get the chance. Watching someone become a better academic writer is exciting to me, because it's not just about performing a task for a class in college - it's about becoming a better thinker, a more engaged participant in our society. When I'm not on campus I enjoy playing with my kids, battling the pests in my organic garden at home, and reading everything I can get my hands on.
Favorite Quote of the Moment: "Metamorphosis arouses the mind." - Richard Sennett
I tutor Math and Genetics in the Learning Center. I enjoy being able to help students understand math and genetics in a different way, through critical thinking and application. I love watching students progress in understanding throughout the sessions. Math can feel overwhelming but you don't have to do it alone. I delight in making sure a student feels comfort and relief after a session and essentially will put in extra time as needed!
Favorite Quote: Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil,for you are with me; your rod and your staff,they comfort me. - Psalm 23:4
My name is Breanna McCreary, but I go by Bre. I am a receptionist at the Kent State Salem Learning Center, and I also work as a Library Aid. I'm only there on Thursdays, but I would be glad to help in anyway I can. I am a Psychology and Video Game Design Major. I enjoy drawing, reading, writing, playing video games, and watching movies. I hope everyone has a great year.
Greetings...I will be a writing tutor as I recently have found this new gift. How awesome when the mind grows with new ideas and the written word takes meaning on the page. I am sure many of you have that ability within you and it is waiting to come forth. Come see what we can discover in the Learning Center. When I am not here at Kent State Salem I enjoy singing, playing guitar and writing in my journal.