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A picture of Aji Fatou Dibba, a tutor at MSSU. Aji Fatou Dibba

Computer Information Science (CIS)

Hello, my name is Aji Fatou Dibba. I am from The Gambia, West Africa. I am a junior, triple majoring in Computer Information Science, Computational Mathematics, and French. I plan to attend graduate school to study software engineering after my undergraduate degree. The French club, CIS club, and National Alpha Chi Honor Society are organizations that I am part of on campus. On my free time, I enjoy exercising, watching TV shows, reading articles, hanging out with friends, and shopping. I hope to one day travel the world, meet new people, and experience different cultures. I will be tutoring CIS, Math, and French. Don't hesitate to pass by the Student Success Center if you need some help with your classes.

Jordan Blythe

Respiratory Care

Hello, my name is Jordan Blythe and I am a Respiratory Care tutor. I am a junior here at MSSU. I am double majoring in Health Sciences with an emphasis on Respiratory Care. I wish to continue with my education once I get my bachelor degree from MSSU. I plan on getting my masters to be a Physician Assistant. I was born in Denver, Colorado and moved to Grove, Oklahoma when I was seven. I enjoy longboarding, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

A picture of Blair Freed, a tutor at MSSU.Blair Freed


Hi, my name is Blair Freed. I tutor chemistry, biology, math, and writing. I am a sophomore majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. After graduating from Missouri Southern, I hope to attend medical school and become a doctor. On campus, I am the vice-president of the Biology Club and am active student and officer in the Honors department. In my spare time, I enjoy being a dance teacher, running, and traveling.

Trish LeeTrish Lee


Hi, my name is Trish Lee. I'm in my junior here at MSSU majoring in Secondary Math Education. I love math and hope to someday teach high school Algebra and Trigonometry. I’ve been a CRLA certified tutor for two years now and have found that I have a passion for helping students succeed with their math classes. What a lot of people don’t know about me is that I started out in Beginning Algebra. I didn’t really discover my love for math until I came back to school. So I understand how frustrating it can get, but with patience and determination anyone can succeed! I also love to read, garden, and playing golf in my off time. Can’t wait to see you in the Student Success Center!

Danielle Long

Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiiology I & II and Microbiology

Hi, my name is Danielle Long. I tutor chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology I & II and microbiology. I’m currently a junior and enrolled in the nursing program. I have hopes of becoming a CRNA. I will be running for office in MSSU’s Student Nursing Association this semester. Due to my starting college full time at 16, I am an advocate for the dual enrollment program on campus.

Becky Morris

Dental Hygiene

Hi, my name is Becky Morrison, and I am a tutor for the Dental Hygiene courses.  I’m a senior at MSSU.  My major is Health Science, and I’m in the Dental Hygiene program as well. I grew up in Northern Idaho and now currently live in Northwest Arkansas. I enjoy playing tennis and volleyball in my spare time

James Nguyen


Hi there, my name is James Nguyen. I tutor mathematics at the Student Success Center here at Missouri Southern. I am currently a sophomore pursuing a major in Computational Math (a double major between Computer Information Science and Math). After I graduate, I might plan on continuing my education, and going to graduate school for a masters’ degree in CIS. In my free time, I enjoy working out in the gym, watching TV and sports (especially American football and basketball), hanging out with friends, playing video games, and catching up on sleep.

Nathaniel Oberly Nathaniel Oberly

Math, Physics

Hey, I'm Nathaniel Oberley, a junior here at Missouri Southern.  I tutor Math and Physics at the Student Success Center.  I have lots of passion for math and I hope to become a math teacher when I graduate!  I am also a swim coach for Berzerker Swimming, the USA swim team in the area.  I spend a lot of time on the pool deck but I always try and swim a few hours a week to stay in shape.  I am from Virginia Beach, VA but I have really enjoyed my time in MO so far!  If you want to talk about Star Wars, Math, Marvel movies, or the newest alternative rock music, I am always up for it!

Tyler PutneyTyler Putney

Biology, General Studies, Writing

Hello! My name is Tyler Putney and I am currently tutoring in Biology, General Studies and Writing. I am dual majoring in Secondary Education and Ecology. I was born in Omaha, Nebraska and moved down to Kansas City when I was 8. I am a huge Chicago Cubs fan, I love playing guitar, and can spend hours being a fanatic over Green Day.

Faith Scheidemantle photoFaith Scheidemantle

General Studies, Writing

Hello! My name is Faith Scheidemantle. I tutor general studies and writing. I am currently a freshman at Missouri Southern. I am also a member of the MSSU Honors Program. I am an English major with an emphasis in Professional/Technical Writing. I plan on minoring in Public Relations. When I am not tutoring, I enjoy spending my time either reading, writing, running, or hanging out with my friends and family.

Colby Smith photoColby Smith

Chemistry, Math

Hi, my name is Colby. I tutor chemistry, and math. I am a junior majoring in Biology. After graduating from Missouri Southern, I will hopefully attend medical school and become a doctor. I am the President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, catching up on sleep, watching movies, playing video games and watching TEDTalks.