Student Success Center

Student Success Center Tutors

Jared Beasley

jared beasleyHi, name is Jared Beasley. I am a senior  working towards a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. I am a SSgt in the Missouri Air National Guard - 131st Civil Engineering Squadron. On campus I am involved with the Sociology club, Southern Ambassadors, Southern Welcome, and Super Leaders. After I graduate I plan to  pursue a Master's of Social Work.  I enjoy volunteering, rock climbing, backpacking, fishing, and spending time with my beautiful wife and two awesome kids.

Neha Bang

Neha Bang photo Hi, my name is Neha Bang and I am a biology tutor. I am currently a junior pursuing a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. On campus I am involved with the Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Chi Honors Societies, as well as Southern Welcome. After I graduate, I hope to attend medical school. Whenever I have free time, I enjoy long-distance running, hiking, and traveling to exotic places!

If you need any help with biology, please feel free to take advantage of what the Student Success Center has to offer! I will try my best to help you out.


Tommy Bentley

Tommy BentleyHello, my name is Tommy Bentley. I am a junior Environmental Health major here at MSSU and a biology tutor at the Student Success Center. After graduation, I plan to begin a career in public health. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and fishing.

Chad Harris

chad harris photoHello, my name is Chad Harris. I am currently a senior and will be graduating with a triple major in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry this May. After graduating I plan to attend the University of Washington to acquire my PhD in Nanotechnology. I love the outdoors and am a bit of an adrenaline junkie. When asked about which quality best personifies me, most friends have said that I am emotionally contagious. They don't mind though since I am usually happy and hyper.


Courtney Hooper

courtney hooper pictureHi, name is Courtney Hooper. I am currently a sophomore at MSSU. I am working on a major in Secondary Education and Mathematics. After I graduate I plan to return to my home town and teach high school math. When I'm not at school I enjoy hunting, working on the farm, baking, and browsing Pinterest. 


Kurt Housh

kurt houshHi, my name is Kurt Housh and I am a Junior Biochemistry major here at Missouri Southern and a biology tutor. When I am not at school I coach a swim team in the evenings. After graduation I hope to attend medical school and begin a career in medicine. In what spare time I have I like to read and spend time with my family.

Sushant Karki

sushant Hi, my name is Sushant Karki. I am an international student from Nepal. I am a Physics and Math tutor at the Student Success center.  If you need any help in these subjects, please stop by at the Success Center and I or some other tutor will try our best to help you out.

I really like sports a lot, especially soccer. I also like playing the guitar when I'm free. I recently came back from a one-year study abroad program in Japan. So, if anybody would like any advice or information regarding study abroad, I would be more than happy to share my knowledge and experience!

Jacob Messer

Hey, my name is Jake Messer, and I'm a psychology major of sophomore standing. On campus, besides tutoring, I am the Public Relations Chair of Student Senate and am Zac Wages pictureinvolved in the psychology club and the Honors department.  In my spare time, I like to play my guitar, create new songs in my band, ride my motorcycles and being outdoors.


 Armando Jésus Moreno

armando moreno photoHey, I'm Armando Moreno, but you may know me by my middle name Jésus. I am currently an accounting major of junior standing. My career goal is to become an internal auditor for the company I have pledged my allegiance to: Zale Corporation. Although I enjoy math, I also enjoy English. In my free time, I read and write. I am working to publish a science-fiction quartet called The Gravity Saga, and a memoir trilogy, which has been named Love's Trilogy. I have this extraordinary aspiration to inspire.

Samuel Miller

samuel miller picture Hi, my name is Samuel Miller. I am a junior here at MOSO; I’m double majoring in Biology and Spanish. However, I will be tutoring general studies this semester. I live on campus, and I love it! When I’m not on campus or buried in homework, I enjoy being outdoors. Kayaking is my favorite thing to do. On the weekends, I enjoy picnicking and grilling with my girlfriend.

Benjamin Starkey

Ben Starkey photo Hello, my name is Ben Starkey and I tutor math and physics. I'm a sophomore physics major and plan to go into the Navy after graduation. I'm involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus and I played for 2 years on the MSSU golf team. In my free time, I enjoy playing music and golf and looking for cheap stuff on eBay.


Cori Smith

cori smithHi, my name is Cori Smith and I tutor math and science. I am a sophomore majoring in Computational Math. After graduation, I plan to either continue school and get a master's degree in math or work as a computer programmer. In my free time, I enjoy playing my violin, clogging, reading mysteries like Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, and spending time with friends and family.


Derek Stokes

derek stokes Hello, my name is Derek Stokes. I am a junior biology major here at Missouri Southern. Along with tutoring I am also the vice president of the Caduceus Club and a member of Kappa Alpha. After graduation I plan to attend medical school. Some of my hobbies include playing/watching sports, kayaking, hunting and other activities.


Kayden Toone

kayden toone Hi, my name is Kayden Toone, and I am a senior here at MSSU and a biology tutor. I'm working on wrapping up my B.S. in Biology with the hope of attending veterinary school in the near future. Outside of classes, I am involved with the Biology Club, and I love to draw, read, and volunteer my time with veterinary clinics and animal shelters.

Haley Velez

Haley VelezHello, I am Haley Velez. I am a senior dual major in Environmental Health and Chemistry. I am the newly elected president of the Environmental Health Club on campus. My career interests are: biological/chemical security, detection, and remediation. Outside of school, I enjoy practicing speaking Spanish with friends and learning new dances.


Zac Wages

Zac Wages photoMy name is Zack Wages and I am a sophomore Biology major. After I graduate I plan to attend medical school and become a medical missionary. Along with tutoring, I love to meet new people, spend time with friends and family, and be a part of Koinonia.