Student Success Center

Student Success Center Tutors

 Neha Bang

This is Neha Bang, a tutor at MSSU.

Biology, Chemistry

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.


Jared Beasley

This is Jared Beasley, a tutor at MSSU.

General Studies

Hi, my 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.

Tommy Bentley

This is Tommy Bentley, a MSSU tutor. General Studies

Hello, 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.


Aji Fatou Dibba

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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.

Blair Freed

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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.

Chad Harris

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Math, Physics, Chemistry

Hello, 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.

Kurt Housh

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Hi, 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.

Jake Messer

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Writing, General Studies

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 involved 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 be outdoors.

Samuel Miller

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General Studies

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.

Armando Jésus Moreno

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Math, Computer Information Science, Writing, General Studies

Hey, 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.

Mattison Reed

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Biology, Chemistry, Writing

Hi, my name is Matti Reed and I tutor chemistry and lower-level math. I am a sophomore Biology/Pre-Pharmacy major here at Missouri Southern and plan to become a clinical pharmacist in a hospital after I complete pharmacy school. I am currently the Vice President of the Caduceus Club and am actively involved in the Baptist Student Union on campus. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Cori Smith 

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Hi, 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.

Juliet Smith 

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Hello! My name is Juliet Smith and I am in the Dental Hygiene Class of 2016 here at MSSU. I'm from Northwest Arkansas and I received my B.S. in Environmental, Soil, and Water Sciences from the University of Arkansas. I love nature and science and learning new things. My aspirations include being a ninja warrior in the battle against tooth decay and periodontal disease and convincing all of my classmates to sing karaoke with me. In my leisure time I enjoy breaking a sweat at the Beimdiek Recreation Center, playing board games, thrift shopping, and watching TED Talks. During the summer, I enjoy spending time in and on the river and volunteering at my favorite summer camp. I hope that my previous experiences can be of some help to you in your classes. I know that we can work together to achieve success!

Benjamin Starkey

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Physics, Math

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.

Derek Stokes

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Physics, Biology, Chemistry

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

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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.

Zack Wages

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Math, Biology, Chemistry

My 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. 

Courtney Wosoba

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Hi, 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.