Supplemental Instruction at WVU
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Christine Doepker

Major: Biology/Pre-Medicine
Hometown: Short Gap, WV

I graduated third in my class at Frankfort High School in Short Gap, WV. I plan on attending Medical School where I aim to work with children. I received the CRC Press Freshman Achievement Award in 2014 for a perfect score on the Chem 115 Final and have made the President’s list for both my semesters at WVU. I am Treasurer of the Pre-Medical club, volunteer at Ruby Memorial Hospital, and a member of the MED Life Chapter at WVU. In the summer I am a camp counselor at Mercersburg Adventure Camp and spend my downtime hanging with friends in hammocks or around a campfire.    


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Jessica Carls

Major: Biology
Hometown: Ridgeley, WV

I am a sophomore biology major here at WVU. I plan on becoming an Optometrist or PA. I was awarded the John H Strohl Chemistry 110 award for the highest grade in all sections and have made President’s and Dean’s list my freshmen year. In my free time, I volunteer at the local animal shelter.    



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Claire Struebing

Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Martinsburg, WV

I graduated from Martinsburg High School in 2015. I am currently studying Chemistry and plan on pursuing a doctoral degree post-graduation. Dance is a passion of mine and I enjoy meeting new people and spending time with friends. I hope to help people realize that they are capable of succeeding in their Chemistry classes.    


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Sydney Giles

Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Oak Hill, WV

I grew up in the military and moved around throughout most of my life before settling in my parents’ hometown of Oak Hill. I was born in Turkey and also lived in Guam and England. I am a chemistry major with minors in physics and mathematics. Besides leading PLTL sessions, I have worked as a learning assistant for PHYS 111 and 112. I am very interested in understanding how students learn and how to teach effectively.   


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Allison Schroeder

Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Dayton, OH

Hi guys! My name is Allison Schroeder and I am a Chemistry Major at WVU. I plan to live in Holly Springs, North Carolina and become a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative when graduated. My hobbies include reading a good book while eating a bunch of junk food and enjoying the outdoors. I am also President of AWIS, (Association for Women in Science) a member of the University’s softball team and a private tutor. Feel free to ask me any questions outside of our PLTL session. I am here to help and I want all of you to know that you are capable of succeeding in your chemistry classes. :) 😊    


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Samantha Pagel

Major: Forensic Investigative Science
Hometown: Strongsville, OH

I graduated from Strongsville High School in 2016 in the top ten percent of my class. I am currently pursuing a degree in Forensic Investigative Science. I plan to focus on the biology track within the major, double major in biology, and apply to medical school for post-graduation. Volunteer work is very important to me; I also love to travel.    


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Garrett Volk

Major: Exercise Physiology
Hometown: Cross Lanes, WV

I graduated from Nitro High School in 2015 and plan on attending the WVU School of Dentistry in order to eventually become an Oral Surgeon. I love to play tennis and my two favorite sports to watch are professional football and soccer. I also love to make people laugh and enjoy watching a variety of movies (my favorite being Inception). My goal is to show students that Chemistry is not as difficult as it seems if you put in the hard work.    



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Victoria Irr

Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Wheeling, WV

I am currently a Freshman who is interested in chemical engineering, but also interested to find out if I would enjoy a teaching career. I was excited to have this opportunity to tutor because I knew that I wanted to work as a tutor at WVU. I graduated from Wheeling Park High School where I was a math tutor. I really enjoy both Calculus and Chemistry. I love to spend time outside and with cats and horses.    


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Colby Gresak

Major: Biology
Hometown: Morgantown, WV

I graduated from Morgantown High School in 2016 and am currently studying biology here at WVU. I am on the XC/Track and Field Club and enjoy reading books in my free time. Also, I believe anyone can be successful if they are willing to devote the time. I’d love to tell you a joke about chemistry… but all the good ones Argon.    


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Steven Wu

Major: Biology
Hometown: Morgantown, WV

I am from right here in Morgantown and graduated from Morgantown High School. I am currently majoring in Biology and have goals of going to medical school and becoming a doctor. For me I believe Chemistry has several fantastic components. In addition to enhancing problem solving, it also forms a basis for explanation of how everything functions. Hobbies of mine include tennis, basketball, ping pong, and video games. A quirky fact about me is that while I write with my right hand, I play sports with my left hand.