Ed oversees the administration of the tutorial services program and provides academic counseling to students while interfacing with the other campus colleges, schools, departments, and colleagues in the field of learning assistance. He has held a number of positions during his time with the SLC, and, in 2005, was the recipient of the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award.
Darcy is Program Coordinator for the Academic Counseling Services team. She leads study effectiveness workshops, trains learning specialists for academic counseling duties, and directs the center’s Peer Academic Coaching program. She provides individualized academic counseling to students in the areas of general study effectiveness, academic/ test anxiety, and foreign language/ ESL issues. Prior to joining the SLC staff, she taught at the secondary level in the U.S. and Japan and supervised both student teachers and teaching interns for UT in Austin ISD schools. She holds a master’s in Education and a bachelor’s in the Plan II Honors Program, both from The University of Texas at Austin. She received a UT Staff Excellence Award in 2008 and has held prior positions at the SLC in the areas of tutoring, TA support, and developmental reading/writing.
Eric coordinates the Supplemental Instruction program for the departments of American Studies, Classics, Government, History, and Religious Studies as well as the international relations and global studies program. He also provides support for TAs in the School of Undergraduate Studies’ Signature Courses. Additionally, Eric works with the Center for the Core Curriculum to integrate SI learning and teaching techniques with flagged core required courses. He offers individual academic counseling to graduate and undergraduate students and teaches workshops on various learning and critical-thinking skills. Eric holds a B.A. in English and international studies from the University of Denver, and completed his Ph.D. in urban and environmental history at UT Austin in fall 2012.
Lisa has been part of the finance and administration team of Sanger Learning Center for 17 years. She oversees departmental accounting processes, participates in budget planning for the agency, and serves as a liaison for administration and human resources issues at UT Austin. She also conducts an English practice group class for international students. Lisa received her B.A. in French and English from the University of Connecticut.
Leta is a learning specialist on the Course Supplemental Instruction team, which trains and provides resources to TAs leading discussion sections in large, historically difficult courses. She helps support and facilitate the integration of best teaching practices to TAs in an array of disciplines. Leta also provides individualized academic support to students through academic counseling and teaching. She earned her master’s degree in cancer biology from Vanderbilt University and created her own major in bio-social nutrition as an undergraduate at Beloit College.
Graciela is responsible for the hiring, training, and certification of all tutors and oversees the development and implementation of instructional programs for the Developmental Math program at Sanger Learning Center. She also supervises the student associates at the drop-in tutoring center. As a learning specialist, Grace takes private appointments with students to discuss such topics as study strategies, math and test anxiety, and time management. Grace holds an A.A. in business administration, a B.A. in English, a B.S. in mathematics, and an M.A. in developmental and adult education.
Pam supervises and coordinates the Drop-In Tutoring Center. As a member of the Tutorial Services program, Pam assists with the hiring and training of approximately 180 tutors. Additionally, Pam provides academic counseling to students, specializing in motivation, time management, and test anxiety, and leads the assessment and evaluation efforts for the Sanger Learning Center. In fall semesters, Pam teaches a signature course for the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan (TIP) scholars. Pam earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in program evaluation, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology, all from The University of Texas at Austin.
Laura is the outreach program coordinator for SLC. She oversees the administration of the outreach programming for both the SLC and the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling, which includes hiring and training student outreach assistants. Laura also is responsible for the creation of print and electronic publications and content development for our website. Laura received a Master of Education degree in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies from the University of Wisconsin.
Jay supervises the mathematics portion of the Supplemental Instruction program and also contributes to TA training for Signature Course support. Jay develops the content for the SLC’s mathematics classes, selects mathematics graduate students for leading many of these classes, and teaches the algebra refresher and trigonometry refresher classes each semester. Jay also provides academic counseling, primarily for topics related to the study of mathematics. Jay received his master’s degree in mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2005.
Jenell is a learning specialist on the Course Support and Instruction team. She primarily supports the Signature Course and math Supplemental Instruction programs, contributes to the planning and teaching of the SLC math refresher courses, and provides academic counseling to students. Jenell earned her bachelor’s in mathematics and master’s in mathematics education, both from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.