Sullivan Center for Student Services, Suite 245
Front Desk Phone: 773.508.7708
Front Desk email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loyola University Chicago
Sullivan Center, Suite 245
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Tutoring Center Business Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Meet the Tutoring Center Staff
Betsi Burns, Director, Learning Support and Academic Success
Keyona Castleman, Learning Specialist, Tutoring Center
Contact for: Supplemental Instruction and Peer Tutoring, Tutoring Center Peer Leadership Opportunities
Keyona works as the Learning Specialist within the Tutoring Center. In her role she oversees the Supplemental Instruction and Peer Tutoring programs. Originally, from Columbus, Ohio, she made the transition to Chicago when she attended Loyola University Chicago as an undergraduate. During her time as a student at this university, she was able to gain an understanding of the characteristics of a Jesuit Education and continuously sought out opportunities that allowed her to engage in those traditions. After receiving her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola, she went on to earn a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, at the University of South Carolina. She loves inspirational quotes, time with family and friends, and a quality show on Netflix.
Fun Fact: Keyona considers herself to be a 90s R&B and magic enthusiast
Annie Kelly, Associate Director, Tutoring Center
Contact for: Course-Based Academic Support, Supplemental Instruction, Peer Tutoring, Faculty and Campus Partner Collaborations
Annie serves as Associate Director of the Tutoring Center overseeing academic support initiatives, including Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Peer Tutoring, and works closely with the Success Coach Program and UNIV 112: Strategies for Learning course. Annie started her career in academic support through coordinating a nationally recognized Supplemental Instruction Program at the University of South Carolina. This experience has been further complimented by her former roles at various universities within the functional areas of academic advising, academic coaching, first-year student programs, faculty development, and experiential learning. Annie also serves as a faculty member at the annual Appreciative Advising Institute at Florida Atlantic University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Loyola’s School of Education.
Fun Fact: Annie is a big fan of ghost stories/tours having grown up in a haunted house!
Sam Siner, Assistant Director, Tutoring Center
Contact for: Success Coach Program, UNIV 112: Strategies for Learning, Students on Academic Probation
Sam oversees Success Coaching, UNIV 112: Strategies for Learning, and other student success initiatives at Loyola. He is passionate about supporting and coaching students through their college experience. Sam attended the University of Illinois for undergrad, majoring in psychology, and Indiana University for grad school in Higher Education & Student Affairs. He loves singing and playing guitar, coding, discovering great places to eat, practicing French, and hanging out with dogs. He is from Glenwood, IL.
Fun Fact: Sam is a HUGE fan of the Legend of Zelda!