The Subject Tutoring Program, formerly known as the Peer Mentor / Tutor Program, employs our largest group of tutors with the widest range of majors and minors.

These tutors have been recommended by faculty in their disciplines as possessing the skills and the knowledge to effectively assist their peers with challenging coursework.

As subject tutors, they provide help with content comprehension to help students prepare for tests, research papers, and other class projects.

Tutorials take place in the collaborative space of the Center for Student Success, on the first floor of the Grafton Library on Mary Baldwin University’s Staunton campus.

Sessions usually last for 30-60 minutes and can be set up to recur on a weekly basis. Face-to-face appointments are easy to schedule: just click on the link above, quickly create an account if you haven’t done so, then check the master schedule for your selected tutor’s availability. The brief bios on our tutors below indicate areas of specialization and will help you make your selection.

If you are an online student and need an online tutorial, one can be arranged via Blackboard or Google Docs. Check the tutor’s availability for working with you online.

In the event that you need help in a course that we do not have a tutor for, every effort will be made to find you a tutor. For more information, please contact Dr. Jenny Joczik, Director, Academic Resource Center,, 116A Center for Student Success

For more information about our Peer Mentors/Tutors, please see below.


Caroline Fresch: Chemistry major from Charles Town, WV

Caroline FreschYear of graduation: 2019
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Leadership
Career Goals: Air Force Physician or Chemical Engineer

Areas of strongest academic interest/strength: Biology, history/politics, general mathematics, grammar and writing, chemistry


Qadira Muhammad: Political Science major from Richmond, VA

Qadira MuhammadYear of graduation: 2019
Major: Political Science
Minor: Religious Studies
Career Goals: I want to work within international law or global humanitarianism.

Areas of strongest academic interest/strength: Japanese, political science, and religion are my academic specialties, and I am really good with time management.


Mary Oliver: Biology major from Springfield, VA

Mary OliverYear of graduation: 2019
Major: Biology
Minor: Music
Career Goals: Pre Med (Nursing)

Areas of strongest academic interest or strength: I love the sciences. Even though I don’t particularly enjoy math, I’m pretty good at it. I am also good at writing.


JaNell Chavis: Liberal Arts and Education major from Richmond, VA

Year of graduation: 2019
Major: Liberal Arts in Educational Studies
Minor: History
Career Goals: Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Areas of strongest academic interest or strength: Spanish, History, and English



Rhealiza Ambanta: International Relations major from Alexandria, VA

Rhea AmbantaYear of graduation: 2020
Major: International Relations
Minor: Political Science & Leadership
Career Goals: Cyber Security Officer or Public Affairs Officer in the US Air Force

Areas of strongest academic interest or strength: International Relations, World History, Sociology, English

Tamia Baker-Johnson: Political Science major from Silver Spring, MD

Tamia Baker-JohnsonYear of graduation: 2020
Major: Political Science & Economics
Minor: Possibly Business
Career Goals: Project Manager, Human Resources, Entrapreneur

Areas of strongest academic interest or strength: Communications (ex. – Writing, Public Speaking, Editing, etc.), Time Management, Economics

Jaquelin Rosas: Social Work major from Marietta, GA

Jaquelin RosasYear of graduation: 2020
Major: Social Work
Minor: Social Studies and History Education, Leadership, and Political Science
Career Goals: To become a Social Work Officer in the US Army

Areas of strongest academic interest or strength: Political Science, College English, Social Work


Casey Trzcinski: English major from Chesapeake, VA

Year of graduation: 2020
Major: English
Minor: Studio Art and English Education
Career Goals: Secondary English teacher in the Hampton Roads area

Areas of strongest academic interest or strength: English, Art, History