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Johanna Lee

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Johanna M. Lee

Tamra Woodrow Tamra is a native of the North Country. She began working at SUNY Canton in 1999 and spent 12 years as the Science Tutoring and Learning Center Coordinator. Since the fall of 2012, she has assumed the role of Assistant Director of Tutoring Services and is the Coordinator of the Math and Science Tutoring and Learning Center. Tamra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam. In addition to auditing courses in biology here at SUNY Canton, Tamra has taken courses in math, physics, and engineering at the University of Buffalo, SUNY Canton, and Clarkson.
Assistant Director
Tutoring Services
Tamra Woodrow
Tutoring Center Coordinator
Tutoring Services
Illissa Barney

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Rebecca began tutoring in the SUNY Canton Writing Center in 2008 while completing her MA in English and Communication from SUNY Potsdam. Her master’s thesis focused on North Country author Marietta Holley and issues related to women’s authorship and literary celebrity in the late 19th and early 20th century. Rebecca currently serves as a professional tutor in the Writing Center and works as an adjunct instructor at SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University, where she teaches courses in composition, communication, and first year experience. Rebecca values the experience of working with students on all aspects of their writing and assisting new students with the transition into college.

Professional Tutor
Writing Center
Rebecca Jewell

Melissa received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from SUNY Potsdam, where she began tutoring as an undergraduate, working with students in English, anthropology, and art history. Her graduate research focused on contemporary regional literature, and her master’s thesis explored dialogic regional landscapes in modern fiction. Melissa first joined the SUNY Canton Writing Center as a graduate assistant in 2008, and she’s been happily helping students become better writers ever since. In addition to her work in the Writing Center, Melissa is an adjunct instructor who teaches Expository Writing, Oral and Written Communication, and Approaches to Literature.

Lab Coordinator
Writing Center
Melissa Manchester

Alumna Robin has been a mainstay on SUNY Canton's campus since the mid-'80s with the exception of a ten-year hiatus. She resumed tutoring at SUNY Canton in 2008 upon returning to the area, initially volunteering in the Business and Accounting Lab. Robin's dedication and supportive nature built and re-established rapport and alliances amongst faculty, staff, and students. Her devotion to a successful learning experience and interest in the topic of learning styles and strategy development spurred her to research techniques on her own. Her continued commitment to faculty, staff, and students is evident in her effectiveness and ability to adapt to ever-changing academia,  technological transitions, and the campus environment. Robin is building upon her Bachelor's degree in Management with an Accounting Minor by seeking an advanced degree in higher education.
Lab Coordinator
Business/Accounting Lab
Robin Palm
Paul has always had a passion for helping others students. While attending SUNY Canton for the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems bachelor’s program, Paul was a student tutor. Paul also discovered his love for 3-dimensional drafting and building information management (BIM) as a student at SUNY Canton.┬áTaking a 6-month hiatus from the academic atmosphere to serve as a traveling electrician, Paul returned to SUNY Canton in 2015 to serve as the Engineering Lab’s enthusiastic coordinator. Paul enjoys helping students excel in their academic work, while also igniting a fire in those who have untapped and unnoticed potential. In addition to his duties as a coordinator, Paul also works as a BIM specialist with the START-UP NY company- ADKOPS. The combination of his love for helping students learn and thrive, as well as his real world experience makes Paul an excellent resource in the school of engineering sciences.
Lab Coordinator & CRLA Tutor Training Coordinator
Engineering Lab
Paul Todd

Lab Coordinator
General Studies Lab
Danielle St-Denis

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Tutoring Services
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Learning Commons
Southworth Library