Meet the Graduate and Professional Program CLASS Tutors

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Audiology Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! I’m a second-year doctoral student at the School of Audiology and excited to be a CLASS tutor! I understand how challenging the first year of an accelerated graduate program can be and I look forward to helping guide you through it. Outside of school, I find joy in taking casual strolls, playing Animal Crossing, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

Taryn Lum Photo CLASS Peer Tutor
Audiology and Time Management Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! I’m a third year doctoral student at the School of Audiology and am excited to be a CLASS tutor! I know how challenging the first year of an accelerated graduate program can be and I look forward to helping guide you through it. Outside of school, I enjoy exploring the beautiful PNW, searching for the best espresso, and volunteering in animal rescue.

Tutoring summer 2024:

  • AUD 555 - Hearing Conservation
  • AUD 556 - Tinnitus & Hyperacusis
  • AUD 575 - Educational Audiology
  • AUD 535 - Vestibular II
  • AUD 570 - Pediatric Foundations
  • AUD 553 - Counseling in Audiology
  • AUD 558 - Advanced Amplification
  • AUD 589 - Audiology Lab
  • Didactic/Praxis Prep
  • Time Management
Dental Hygiene Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hello, I'm a second year dental hygiene student. In my free time I love to edit videos, spend time with my family, watch k-dramas/animes, and sleep! I know how challenging it can be in the program and I'm excited to help as many people succeed as I can.

Rose Nguyen CLASS Peer Tutor
Dental Hygiene and Time Management Peer Tutor

Hello, I'm a second year Dental Hygiene student. I enjoy playing Valorant, eating, taking naps, and being on Tiktok! I am excited to help my peers because I enjoy finding new ways to explain concepts and help people understand difficult material. I find it very rewarding to be a part of that process. 

Tutoring summer 2024: 

  • DHS 313 - Advanced Dental Hygiene Procedures
  • DHS 325 - Pain Management
  • DHS 360 - Oral Pathology
  • Time Management
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Graduate Psychology Peer Tutor

I'm a third year student in the PsyD program in the adult emphasis. I really enjoyed being a TA and I'm looking forward to helping students find new ways to think about complicated material and integrate that knowledge into their work.

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Graduate Psychology Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hello! I am a second year student in the health emphasis of the PsyD program. For fun, I love trying new boba places, doing anything outdoorsy (especially involving bodies of water) and taking a good mid-afternoon nap. I look forward to helping students understand complicated concepts and clear any confusion they may have.

Kelsey Travis CLASS Peer Tutor
Graduate Psychology Peer Tutor (she/her)

I am a third year in the PsyD program, I am in the adult emphasis with a sub-emphasis in Neuropsychology. I really enjoy learning about neuroanatomy and the way our brains work, and have come up with lots of useful study strategies and mnemonics to help simplify this complicated material. A fun fact about me, is I am from Ohio and am a huge Ohio State Football and Cincinnati Reds fan!  

Carrissia Keeling
Occupational Therapy and Writing Peer Tutor (she/they)

Hello there! My name is Carrissia, and I am a third-year Occupational Therapy student. My favorite occupations are going on road-trips, learning about the natural world, and spending time with my senior dog. I look forward to empowering students to explore different study strategies and succeed academically.

Tutoring summer 2024: 

  • Writing
Occupational Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

I am a third year Occupational Therapy student, and I am interested in eventually working in the acute care setting. I also have a Bachelor's in Kinesiology and I really enjoy learning all about the human body. Outside of school, my favorite thing to do is hang out with my really cute dog (yes, I have pictures). I love getting to support other students in their learning and I am so excited to be a tutor this year!

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Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! My name is Alexa and I am a 3rd year optometry student from Kelowna, Canada. In my free time I love to travel, ski, and hike. I look forward to working with you all!

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Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

I'm a third year optometry student from Colorado and love to spend my time outside of school either cycling, rock climbing, or hiking. I'm excited to be diving back into these topics and would love to chat with you and answer your questions. Attending CLASS peer tutoring is a great option to engage with the material in a different way and improve/change your learning style. I would highly recommend it!

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Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! I'm a third year optometry student from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Don't hesitate to reach out to your tutors! This is such a great resource to have, and it helped me a lot when I was in your shoes. Some of these classes can be really tricky so let's talk about it!

Fiona Chui CLASS Peer Tutor
Optometry Peer Tutor

Hi! My name is Fiona and I'm a Canadian student from BC. I love to travel and eat good food so feel free to share with me new places to explore and eat!

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Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! I'm Irene, a 4th-year optometry student from Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm excited to become a peer tutor and assist other students to the best of my ability. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the city to discover new restaurants and cafes, as well as practicing yoga and Pilates.

Optometry Peer Tutor (he/him)

I am a 2nd year Optometry student and I love playing video games and sports with friends. I am really looking forward to the challenges that come with being a tutor and I am looking forward to meeting everyone this year!

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Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! I'm Kate, a third-year optometry student from State College, PA. Some of my favorite things to do outside of school are cycling, surfing, scuba diving, hiking and HIIT. The mentorship I received from my upperclassmen was invaluable, so I'm eager to pay it forward through tutoring!

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Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

I'm a fourth year with the College of Optometry. I really enjoyed being a TA for Clinical Procedures I & II, Visual Perceptions, and Systemic Disease and I look forward to tutoring!

Tutoring summer 2024: 

  • OPT 701 - Ocular Motility
Michelle Paul CLASS Peer Tutor
Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! My name is Michelle and I’m a 3rd year optometry student from Canada who can’t wait to talk eyes with you all! In my free time I love exploring the PNW, finding great places to eat, and collecting fun stickers.

Samantha Feng CLAS Peer Tutor
Optometry Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi! My name is Sam and I'm a 3rd year optometry student from Vancouver, Canada. When I am not studying, I love to watch Netflix, try out new recipes and discover new cute dessert shops/cafes.

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Pharmacy Peer Tutor (he/him)

Hi! I am Ash, a second-year PharmD student originally from Ethiopia. I aspire to practice in ambulatory care. Outside of school, I love watching and playing soccer. I enjoy helping students understand important and challenging concepts rather than just memorizing them.

Pharmacy Peer Tutor

Hi there! I'm Maryam, currently in my third year of the PharmD program. I have a passion for teaching and collaborating with others to tackle challenges. Outside my studies, you can find me hiking, discovering new locales, experimenting in the kitchen, or getting crafty with crocheting.

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Pharmacy Peer Tutor

Aloha, I am from Waimanalo, Hawaii, and I’m interested in becoming a preceptor/professor as well as a clinical pharmacist after graduating. I enjoy learning new skills and exploring new places on my free time. I’m looking forward to helping students learn and learning from helping other students.

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Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hello! I am a second year in the DPT program this year. I'm from Colorado and have been loving all the good hiking and sights the Oregon has to offer. I enjoy workout classes, taking walks and am a big reader. I learned so much from the peer tutors my first year and am excited to return the favor!

Casey Minnick CLASS Peer Tutor
Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (he/him)

Hello! My name is Casey and I'm a second-year physical therapy student. I enjoy taking hikes, playing pickleball, and watching movies and TV shows. I'm excited to be a peer tutor because I enjoy teaching other and hopefully making the school year less stressful!

Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hello! My name is Eryn and I am a second year Physical Therapy student. I am originally from Vancouver, BC, moved to ND for a while, and am super excited to be back in the PNW. I love exploring and finding new adventures to go on. I am looking forward to being your class tutor and helping you navigate the roller coaster of first year. You got this!!

Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi everyone! My name is Jordyn Duntley and I am a second year in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 9 year old pug named Leo and have recently gotten more into cooking. I am excited to tutor to get to know you all and hopefully help you a bit in navigating your first year of DPT school!

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Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hi everyone I'm Kaila Mann, from Honolulu, HI and I'm in the DPT program! A few of my interests are dancing, hiking, weight lifting and any chance to experience something new. I'm excited to get to know you all and give you some tips and tricks for studying and managing your workload this year!

Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hey! My name is Katrina and I am a 2nd year DPT student. I am from Minnesota and I love snow/winter sports like snowboarding, ice skating, and sledding. In my free time I like to play video games, work out, and hang out with my cat. I am super excited to tutor because I want to help others understand material and make it less daunting to tackle!

Lia Tom CLASS Peer Tutor
Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

I'm a 2nd year DPT student that likes to work out, read, cook/bake, and hike/go to the beach. I love the show Friends, I played softball all my life, and I'm a dog person! I'm excited to tutor because I want to help the upcoming class with their studies, and I like that I'll have the ability to communicate with the professors about their classes, the material, and the methods in which some of the material is taught!

Liz Belecky CLASS Peer Tutor
Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hello! My name is Liz and I am a second year DPT student. I moved here from Colorado and love to do anything outdoors! I also really enjoy traveling and serving the community. You can usually find me volunteering at Special Olympics or trying new trails with my friends! 

Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (he/him)

Hello! My name is Ram, and I am a second-year DPT student. Originally from Kurdistan, Iran, I have spent most of my life in Beaverton, OR. My interests are diverse and include playing sports and board games, hiking and camping, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends. I understand that grad school can seem daunting, but I'm here to help you navigate this journey and make it as stress-free as possible!

Physical Therapy Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hello! My name is Natalie and I am a second-year DPT student! I grew up in Portland, OR, and I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, watching reality TV shows, and going to Portland Trail Blazers games. I am excited to meet you all and share my passion for PT, while making learning fun and accessible!

Physician Assistant Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hello! My name is Jordyn and I'm a second year student in the Physician Assistant program. I know PA school is not easy, so I'm excited to be a peer tutor and help make the didactic year feel more manageable. When I'm not studying I love cooking, spending time with my friends, and watching bad reality tv shows. 

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Physician Assistant and Time Management Peer Tutor (she/her)

I am a second year student in the Physician Assistant program here at Pacific University. My favorite things to do include traveling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and playing music. PA education is difficult but possible, and I am excited to help students learn the skills they need to be successful.

Tutoring summer 2024: 

  • PA 553 - Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine (Physiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology)
  • PA 581 - CM Infection and Immunology
  • PA 597 - CM Surgery, Hospital Care
  • Time Management
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Writing Peer Tutor (she/her)

Hey! I'm a second-year doctoral student at the School of Audiology and I'm looking forward to empowering other students to achieve academic success. I know how challenging juggling a graduate program and life can be so I can hope I can help others find that balance. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with my cat Ziggy, thrifting and going on strolls!