Ms. Debbie Malewicki, Director
Ms. Malewicki is the director of the Center for Learning Resources, including the Peer Tutoring Program. She earned a BA in English and a BFA in Creative Writing from Roger Williams University, as well as an MA in English Literature from UConn-Storrs. Ms. Malewicki spent a decade teaching English, literature, and humanities courses at schools such as Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Norwalk Community College (NCC), in addition to serving as a faculty tutor in various writing centers and later as the associate director of the Writing Center at NCC. She has also worked as a technical writing consultant, proofreader, and editor in fields such as medical marketing, medical journals, high-level finance, theology, engineering, and children’s media, in addition to freelancing as a software trainer for several years.
Jodi Shydlo is the associate director of the Center for Learning Resources (CLR). She was also a part-time tutor at the Writing Center at Norwalk Community College (NCC) in Norwalk, Connecticut, and worked there from 2005-2012 to help students at any stage of the writing process for any class that assigned writing projects, such as research papers, essays, compositions, professional letters, literature responses, and creative pieces. She has taught basic composition courses as an adjunct at NCC. In addition to Jodi’s duties as associate director, she also tutors in the Writing Lab and proctors placement exams. Jodi earned a BA in Psychology as well as an MS and 6th year diploma in School Psychology. In addition, she earned a 6th year diploma and certification in Secondary English Education in the state of Connecticut.
Tutors: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 1103, ENGL 1104, ENGL 1105, ENGL 1106, ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111, ENGL 2201, PSYC 1111, PSYC 2216, PSYC 2218, PSYC 2220, PSYC 3305, PSYC 3306, PSYC 3312, PSYC 3315, PSYC 3330, PSYC 3351, PSYC 3365, PSYC 3370, and PSYC 3375
Racquel Arnold, CLR Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant
Racquel Arnold is an undergraduate student majoring in Biology with a Pre-Medical emphasis. She plans on being in the hospital environment during and after her studies in medical school. Aside from being part of the CLR staff, Racquel is an A-Team and LEGOS member. She enjoys spending time with her friends, having fun, playing video games, and spending time with her cat.
Elizabeth (Liz) Medina, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth (Liz) Medina is an undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Investigative Services. She is planning on minoring in Sociology and earning a certificate in Paralegal Studies and Law Enforcement Science. Some of her hobbies outside of school include the following: hiking, reading, being with friends and family, arts and crafts, and anything dealing with penguins or the color teal.
Siddhi Mulaokar, Adminstrative Support Graduate Assistant
Siddhi graduated with a bachelors in Interior Design/Pre-Architecture and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from the University of New Haven. She is passionate about design because of her family background in construction and design. She aspires to merge her design and business background to eventually work as a design manager at a big firm. Her hobbies include travelling and sampling cuisines from around the globe.
Tutors: ACCT 6620, MGMT 6637, Auto CAD, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office
Jaque Perez is an undergraduate peer tutor for CJ and psychology courses, as well as the senior administrative assistant/receptionist. She is a senior studying Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology, and will graduate with a Paralegal Certificate. She is an undergraduate student government senator, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and actively participates in REC sports. She also enjoys working out, cooking, and reading.
Tutors: CJST 1100, CJST 1102, CJST 2201, CJST 2205, CJST 2217, CJST 2250, CJST 3311, CJST 3312, CJST 4400, CJST 4408, CJST 4535, LSTD 1100, PSYC 1111, PYSC 2217, PSYC 3336, PSYC 3370 and SOCI 1113