Meet Our Tutors


Rebecca Alpern

Hi, my name is Rebecca Alpern! I am a Spanish major for the Education program. This is my fourth year at UMW, and I tutor Math 100s and SPAN 101-205. Fun facts about me: I am obsessed with superheroes, Disney, and Pinterest, and I enjoy baking and crafts. 🙂

Nicole Haynes

Hi, my name is Nicole Haynes! I am a senior majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Business Administration. This year, I will be tutoring BIOL 132. I am an expert gingerbread house architect, and I love to read in my free time.


Anushah Hassan

Hi 🙂 My name is Anushah. I am a senior majoring in Accounting. I will be tutoring Accounting and Economics this year. I am a co-president of UMW Eagle Bhangra and am learning how to play the piano.

Kylie Sunamoto

Hi, my name is Kylie! I’m a junior planning to major in biology, which I will also be tutoring for. Fun facts: I think sharks are really fascinating and I am also a dancer!

Makayla Ferrell

Hi, My name is Makayla. I am a junior computer science and mathematics double major. I will be tutoring computer science 110 and 220.  I love to travel, try new foods, and binge watch shows on Netflix during my free time. Fun fact: I have been to all but six states in the US.

Claire Marsala

My name is Claire Marsala, and I’m a French and Linguistics double major in the PreK-12 Education program. I’ll be tutoring French 101-202 and Italian 101-202. This past summer, I spent 6 weeks in the south of France!

Ashley Utz

Hi guys! My name is Ashley Utz, and I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry. I’ll be tutoring Bio 121-132 and 340, and possibly stats. Fun fact: I’m currently doing undergraduate research on apoptosis and microfluidics!

Jessica Harris

Hi! My name is Jessica Harris, and I am a senior majoring in Business Administration. I will be tutoring Accounting and Economics. My favorite TV show is Friends.

Bailey Bashara

My name is Bailey Bashara and I am a Biology major and Spanish/Neuroscience minor! I will be tutoring Stat 180 and Spanish 101-202. I lived in California for four years (8th grade-11th grade) before moving back to my hometown in Virginia Beach!

David Miller

Hello! I’m David Miller, and I am a Computer Science and Biology double major. I’ll be a tutor for the CPSC 110/220.  I was an Orientation Leader over the summer and am an RA in Virginia this year!

Lauren Westendorf

Hey guys! I’m Lauren Westendorf, I’m a sophomore majoring in Political Science and minoring in Social Justice. I’m tutoring Political Science 101 and 102,  and I love Criminal Minds and game of Thrones. My favorite animal is a narwhal, and I enjoy chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.




Justin Mittereder

Hello! My name is Justin Mittereder, and I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Economics. I will be tutoring CPSC 110 & 220. My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough, and I am learning how to play the guitar.

Kate Safian

Hi, my name is Kate Safian! I am a junior, Math major, Spanish minor, and am in the Secondary Education program. This semester, I am tutoring Math 100s courses. I like shopping, doing Zumba, and vacationing at lakes.