Residents in Science and Engineering (RiSE) Program
The RiSE Living-Learning Community supports the academic transition of first-year engineering and science students through providing in-hall tutoring. Tutoring services are provided in Lever Hall Lounge on Sundays through Thursdays from 6:30 – 10 p.m. RiSE tutors are upperclassmen students who have a strong grade point average, commitment to student success, and complete training through the Academic Success Center. Tutors focus on courses known to provide most difficulty to students, such as Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, but will endeavor to assist students in any courses where they need help.
Name: John Bender
Tutoring Schedule: Monday and Wednesday
Tutoring Specialties: MTHSC 106, MTHSC 206, MTHSC 208, PHYS 122, PHYS 221, ENGR 141, CES 102, EG 208Major: Mechanical EngineeringHometown: Philadelphia, PAHobbies: SnowboardingFavorite Clemson memory: The ACC Championship GameAdvice to underclassmen: Don’t Procrastinate
Name: John BurkhartTutoring Schedule: Sunday - Sanders and Monday - Geer
Tutoring Specialties: CES, MthSc, and PhysicsMajor: Civil EngineeringHometown: Naperville, ILHobbies: Traveling, hiking, listening/playing music, offroading, snowboarding and playing golfFavorite Clemson memory: Studying Abroad in AustraliaAdvice to underclassmen: Do your homework early in the day so that you can have fun later in the evening. Try to start your homework as soon as possible after it is assigned while the information is still fresh in your memory from class. Take breaks while you are studying.
Name: Jessica CanavanTutoring Schedule: Thursday Geer
Tutoring Specialties: CES 102, Chemistry, Matlab, PhysicsMajor: Biomaterials EngineeringHometown: Charlotte, NCHobbies: Playing piano, flute, guitarFavorite Clemson memory: Hanging out around campus with friendsAdvice to underclassmen: Don’t wait til the day before to start studying!
Name: Jhilmil DhulekarTutoring Schedule: Sunday and Wednesday Geer
Tutoring Specialties: CES 102, CH101, CH102, MthSc106Major: BioengineeringHometown: Greenville, SCHobbies: Dance, reading, travel, piano and eatingFavorite Clemson memory: Studying abroad in Singapore with some of my closest friends in my major.Advice to underclassmen: Keep calm and carry on.
Name: Mike Diorio
Tutoring Schedule: Monday - Sanders and Tuesday - Geer
Tutoring Specialties: Physics and CESMajor: Civil EngineeringHometown: Wayne, NJHobbies: Golf and guitar.Favorite Clemson memory: FSU vs Clemson 2011.Advice to underclassmen: Do work when it is assigned, not when it is due.
Name: Brian KlettTutoring Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday
Tutoring Specialties: CES 102, Chemistry and PhysicsMajor: Chemical EngineeringHometown: Melbourne, FLHobbies: Long-boarding, X-box and Playing soccer with friends.Favorite Clemson memory: 2011 ACC Championship.Advice to underclassmen: Go to office hours and look over the homework at least 2 days before it is due.
Name: Jackie Kovach
Tutoring Schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday
Tutoring Specialties: CES 102, CH 101-102 and MthSc 106-208Major: Materials Science and EngineeringHometown: Wyomissing, PAHobbies: Rowing, listening to music, running, video games, and reading.Favorite Clemson memory: Watching the football team win the ACC Championship last year.Advice to underclassmen: Be optimistic. You may encounter one bad day, but there is always tomorrow. Set your goals high, and reach for the stars. Anything is possible!
Name: Katie Miller
Tutoring Schedule: Sunday and Monday - Geer Wednesday - Sanders
Tutoring Specialties: CES, Chemistry, Math and PhysicsMajor: BioengineeringHometown: Hereford, MDHobbies: Cooking, studying and traveling.Favorite Clemson memory: The ACC Championship and exploring campus with friends.Advice to underclassmen: Start the Clemson traditions early.
Name: Amanda Nguyen
Tutoring Schedule: Sunday and Thursday
Tutoring Specialties: CES 102, Chemistry and ENGR 141Major: Bioengineering - Electrical concentrationHometown: The Woodlands, TexasHobbies: Playing tennis, crafting, and hanging out with friends.Favorite Clemson memory: Fall home football games.Advice to underclassmen: Get to know your professors! They are great mentors and are incredibly helpful.
Name: Courtney Rowe
Tutoring Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays - Geer
Tutoring Specialties: CES, Chemistry, and CalculusMajor: Chemical EngineeringHometown: Charlotte, NCHobbies: Playing tennis, shopping, cooking, and attending Clemson athletic events.Favorite Clemson memory: Clemson vs. FSU home football game 2009.Advice to underclassmen: Go to class and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Make the most of every day in Clemson because your years here will fly by!