Name: Toni Colello
Subjects: English, History, Political Science, Religion, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Fashion, Communications, Equine
Degree(s) Earned: Bachelor of Arts- Social Studies secondary Education
Other Interests: Certified- Secondary Education Social Studies, Certified- Secondary Education English, 12 Years of Tutoring at Centenary
Name: Hong Rong (Tina) Tang
Subjects: Business (except Accounting and Finance), ESL
Degree(s) Earned: MBA; MA (Instructional Leadership); BA (International Studies)
Best Tip for Student Success: Preview textbooks and/or class materials, Review right after classes, Form study group to share info
Other Interests: Bilingual (Mandarin, Chinese, and English)
Name: Stephanie Ciampoli
Subjects: History, Political Science, World Religions, Education, Sociology, English Comp and Rhetoric
Degree(s) Earned: B.S. Education
Best Tip for Student Success: Stay organized and plan ahead!
Other Interests: I enjoy reading mystery novels.
Name: MaryAnn Simmons
Subjects: English, History, Test-Taking and Review, Writing, Critiquing and revising of papers
Degree(s) Earned: B.A. English Education at Montclair State University, M.Ed. with Reading Specialist Certification at East Stroudsburg, Educational Leadership-Supervisory Certification at Centenary University
Best Tip for Student Success: Work hard at writing and you will become good at it
Other Interests: Hobbies include reading novels, traveling within the U.S., the beach, and rescuing greyhounds. I have been tutoring at Centenary as a Professional Tutor since 1994!
Name: Emily A.K. Rugys
Subjects: General Subjects, except math
Degree(s) Earned: B.A. Education; completed course requirements, Masters in Environmental Studies
Best Tips for Student Success: Develop all study skills- stay positive and enthusiastic
Name: Elisa DeStefano
Subjects: English, Writing, Social Sciences, Psychology, World Religions, Philosophy, History, Nutrition, Art and Film Appreciation
Degree(s) Earned: Bachelor of Arts
Best Tip for Student Success: If you say to yourself, “I can’t,” then you probably won’t. If you say, “I can,” then you most likely will.
Other Interests: When I lived overseas, I worked as a writer and editor, as well as an English teacher. I enjoy helping others to become better writers.
Name: Cathy Keenan
Subjects: College Math, Quantitative Literacy, Statistics, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus
Degree(s) Earned: Bachelor of Science- Actuarial Science
Best Tip for Student Success: Staying organized and managing your time effectively is key to success
Name: Carrie Frei
Subjects: Fashion Design
Degree(s) Earned: B.F.A. concentration in Fashion Design
Best Tip for Student Success: Pay attention in class. Your professors have a wealth of knowledge, so absorb as much as you can. Read your textbooks; they were written for a reason.
Other Interests: I love tutoring our students because it gives me a great opportunity to learn even more. Each student has their own ideas and creativity, so I get to learn new ways to handle similar issues, which in turn helps me assist future students.
Name: Dana-Maree Maney
Subjects: Criminal justice, Education, Education Psychology, English Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, Advanced Composition, Creative Writing, Perspectives on Grammar, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, and more. I also teach Study skills/habits, organizational techniques and test review for most college classes
Degree(s) Earned: B.A. in Spanish/Certified Spanish Teacher K-12; 30 Graduate Studies in Education credits
Best Tip for Student Success: Stay positive and organized. Each day is a new day to be successful. Enjoy the journey!
Other Interests: I enjoy the beach and nature. I spend a lot of time outdoors with my family. I have a passion for travel. Some of my adventures include The United States, Europe, Africa, Central and South America. I am a professional chocolate taste tester for M&M Mars and I love tutoring at Centenary University. I have a passion for teaching and learning and look forward to helping my students be successful in their studies.