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Assistant Director

Rebecca Steinberg

Rebecca’s LRC journey began in September 2018 as a graduate assistant to the tutoring program. As a graduate student, she worked with Stacie to observe and train LRC tutors.

After graduating with a Master’s of Education in 2020, she worked in the nonprofit world, developing digital literacy and job readiness programming for refugee and asylum seekers.

Rebecca returned to the LRC as Assistant Director of Supplemental Instruction Programs in Spring 2023. She coordinates and supports day-to-day operations of the Supplemental Instruction Program in close collaboration with the executive

Rebecca Steinberg

Assistant Director of the Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center, Fitchburg State University


 

Jen Abott

Jen Abbott is the Assistant Director of the Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center at Fitchburg State University, where she coordinates the peer mentoring program for First Year Experience seminars at Fitchburg State. Jen also supervises writing tutors and subject area tutors in the humanities and social sciences and manages CRLA certification at Fitchburg State. She has been a member of the NEPTA steering committee since 2019.

Jen Abott

Assumption University

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Assistant Director: Tutoring and Student Success at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Todd Borcher

As Assistant Director of the Centers for Learning, Advising, and Student Success, Borchers is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Centers for Learning South Campus location. The Centers for Learning covers Academic Services such as; Advising, Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Testing Center, and Graduate School Preparation Workshops.

Additionally, since 2017, Borchers has served as Co-Chair on the UMass Lowell Training and Development Task Force, under the University Council of Advisors, which focuses on training staff and faculty on best practices for academic advising, professional

Todd Borcher

Northeastern University

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Assistant Director for Tutorial Services, Providence College

Jennifer Sousa

Jennifer Sousa is the Assistant Director for Tutorial Services in the Student Success Center at Providence College. Sousa manages the day-to-day operation of the Christie Family Tutoring Center and oversees drop-in tutoring conducted in partnership with the Providence College School of Business (PCSB). Sousa has over twenty years of experience working as a learning professional in higher education with a focus on promoting inclusive learning environments and preparing students for standardized test success.

Jennifer Sousa

Associate Director, ACE and Peer Tutoring at Bryant University

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As the Associate Director of ACE and Peer Tutoring, I am responsible for managing every aspect of the CRLA-certified peer tutoring program at Bryant University. I manage all aspects of hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating a staff of over 70 peer tutors, two professional math specialists, and two professional learning specialists for student-athletes. I have been employed at Bryant since 2007 and I find it very rewarding to manage a team of peer tutors and professionals who take great pride in helping students become self-reliant, independent, confident learners.

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Tech Lead

Aadam Lokhandwala

Having held various roles at the Learning Resource Center (LRC), including serving as the SI Supervisor in Fall 2023, Assistant Tech Lead in Spring 2023, and SI Leader for CS230 from Fall 2021 to Spring 2023, Aadam has been instrumental in cultivating successful peer-facilitated learning and contributing to the evolution of the LRC's technological framework.

Aadam's commitment extends beyond projects; he finds joy in returning to the LRC, driven by the wonderful team's dedication to supporting students. The collaborative spirit and shared passion for educational enhancement make the LRC a

Aadam Lokhandwala

Academic Coach

Cassidy Buchanan-Gauthier

Cassidy Buchanan-Gauthier is in his first year of the School Counseling Graduate Program in the College of Education. As an Academic Coach he gets to apply his education and wealth of life experience to his mission, supporting people on their journey.

It wasn’t until the age of 37 that Cassidy realized what he wanted to be when he grew up. Since that moment his entire life has been devoted to pursuing the goal of becoming a School Adjustment Counselor. As an Academic Coach with the Learning Resource Center he gets to live that dream of supporting students while continuing his education

Cassidy Buchanan-Gauthier

Student Access Manager

Kereth Cole-Spigai

Kereth has been with the Learning Resource Center since November of 2021. In her role as Student Access Manager, Kereth specializes in connecting undergraduates with tutoring services. She also directly supports tutoring and front desk operations while services are running. In addition to supporting day-to-day operations, Kereth supervises the LRC’s front office staff and participates in the recruitment and training of tutors.

Kereth’s favorite part of her job at the LRC is collaborating with students to find out what they need to achieve academic success, whatever that may look like for them

Kereth Cole-Spigai

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