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Meet the Tutors

Lucas AxmacherLucas Axmacher

About Lucas

I enjoy leadership roles and responsibilities (planning / organizing / supervising / creating / innovating) and why I am majoring in Business Management.

Courses / Subjects

  • Business / Management / Accounting / Statistics
  • Communications / Microsoft Office
  • Writing, reading, speeches, and study techniques)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)

Academic Advice

It is important to be organized in a way that works and makes sense for you. Study, work, and learn with others and the great resources that ACC has available to you.

Karl Buehler - ACC tutorKarl Buehler

About Karl

I graduated from ACC and am currently taking classes to complete my bachelor’s in biology at the University of Colorado-Denver. With the next step of medical school in mind, I am on route to becoming a neurosurgeon. Science is a great passion of mine as well as the medical community and helping people. Tutoring is a great outlet to continue doing what I love. 

Courses / Subjects

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • History
  • Philosophy 
    (Watch Karl's 5-minute videos on how to do your best in these challenging courses by clicking on the subject). Karl can help help with general advice in surviving and even thriving through college.

Academic Advice

Know yourself before tackling any large project in both life and class. Define yourself in your own way and be who you want to be. As long as you keep that in mind, the world is yours for the taking.

ACC Tutor Steve DupreeSteve Dupree

About Steve

After working in sales for many years, I went back to school to switch career paths and follow my passion of the medical sciences. I was able to achieve a Master’s in Biomedical Science, and Arapahoe Community College was an incredibly helpful resource to accomplishing this goal. I really enjoy tutoring and watching students learn and grow in subjects that I am passionate about. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, scuba diving, and traveling. 

Courses / Subjects

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Biology

  • Psychology

  • Human Nutrition

Academic Advice

Motivation is what sets you in motion; habit is what keeps you going.

Judy FarrellJudy Farrell

About Judy

I have a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Math from CSU. I worked in Software Development in the fields of Aerospace, Geographical Information Systems, Advertising and Telecommunications. My hobbies are skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, gardening, sewing and investing.

Courses / Subjects

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • CIS 118, 135, 145, 155
  • Python (CSC 119).

Academic Advice

I find it helpful to break problems into smaller, manageable pieces. Then, if you get frustrated or stuck, explain your design to someone else. They don’t even have to understand the subject. Just putting it into words often helps you identify things you overlooked.

Natalie Gamboa - ACC tutorNatalie Gamboa

About Natalie

I moved here to Colorado from Baja California, Mexico, about 3 years ago. I am currently a student at ACC, and I will be transferring to CU Denver to complete my BS in Biochemistry. I enjoy helping other students who are interested in making progress with their academic programs. I can speak, write, and understand both Spanish and English fluently, so reach out to me if you feel more comfortable communicating in Spanish! 

Courses / Subjects

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • English
  • Psychology
  • History

Academic Advice

Ask your professor any questions that come up, try to analyze a concept in various ways to have a better understanding of its meaning, review previously seen content in class to have it well established in your memory, always take notes in class, practice different exercises from homework and assignments, and be patient when you struggle with certain concepts.

ACC Peer Tutor Rob McCluskeyRob McCluskey

About Rob

I'm a Californian from west of San Jose (heart of Silicon Valley, so I know computers), moved to Colorado in 2016. After working for 15+ years in retail/customer service positions, I did career counseling and here I am at Arapahoe Community College working towards a career in accounting. I love numbers and spreadsheets, that's my creativity, and the best part about tutoring is watching people succeed! Gamer, book worm, movie buff, and animal lover.

Courses / Subjects

  • Accounting - Principles I/II, Payroll, Spreadsheet
  • Computer how to, both Mac and PC, general knowledge of Office 365
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Speaking

Academic Advice

Remember your due dates, and get the work done ahead of time. Never be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help, we have all needed help at one time or another. If you are unclear on an assignment, talk to the teacher ahead of time.

ACC Peer Tutor Leilani McGahaLeilani McGaha

About Leilani

As APTA Colorado’s PTA student of the year, I graduated from ACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program in 2020. I currently work as a licensed PTA specializing in geriatric home health care. I am passionate about tutoring 1st and 2nd year PTA students to promote strong academic performance and cultivate crucial hands-on clinical skills to contribute to continued excellence in PTA student and clinician communities.

Courses / Subjects

  • PTA program coursework

Academic Advice

Stay organized, seek help when needed, foster a supportive community & set goals! Remember, you are studying to enrich the lives of your future patients!

ACC Academic Support Center tutor - Alyssa NorrisAlyssa Norris

About Alyssa

I graduated ACC in 2017 from the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. I began tutoring at ACC as a peer tutor in 2015. I worked as a PTA from 2017-2020 in a skilled nursing facility specializing in geriatric care. I have always enjoyed learning and am passionate about helping others learn as well.

Courses / Subjects

  • PTA program coursework

Academic Advice

Be diligent with your work and enjoy learning! Right down any questions you have from the lectures and the readings. When studying, make sure those questions have been answered!

ACC Tutor Jessica OverholtJessica Overholt

About Jessica

I have completed a BS in Biomedical Science from the University of Northern Colorado and an MS in Medical Science from Hampton University in Hampton, VA.  I worked as a medical and cancer researcher in the area of Chron's Disease/Colon Cancer as well as COPD/ Emphysema. My hobbies are running, screenwriting, singing, and spending time with my family. Please reach out if I could be of help!

Courses / Subjects

  • Nursing

    • Fundamentals
    • Med Surg I
    • Pharmacology I & II

Academic Advice

Organization is key to success in nursing school. Asking questions (or active recall) is a key strategy to retaining the challenging information.

Mason Weaver, ACC Academic Support Center tutorMason Weaver

About Mason

I am currently in my fourth semester of the Nursing Program here at ACC, looking to start a second career after spending 22 years in the Navy. I have a BA in Economics from Lafayette College and a MS in International Relations from Troy University. During my career in the Navy, I was an instructor in two different Department of Defense schools and really enjoyed my time teaching. I have always had an interest in the medical services field and like the challenges of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. My hobbies have anything to do with getting outside, so lots of traveling, hiking, running, skiing, and snowboarding!

Courses / Subjects

  • Nursing: Fundamentals, Med Surg 1 and 2, Pharmacology 1 and 2

Academic Advice

Most importantly, have a study plan or strategy for each day and for each course. Then make sure you know how you learn best, which teaching style(s) help you learn the information well enough that you can apply it, or better yet, teach it to someone else.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Need some help reducing your stress levels? Take a lesson from Peer Mentor J Smith. She's got her Top 5 tips to reduce stress and a few additional ideas that can help you remain calm during those busy and stressful times.