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.


Aji Fatou Dibba

Aji Fatou DibbaHello, 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

Blair Freed photo 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

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.

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.

Mattison Reed

Mattison Reed photo 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.

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.



Juliet Smith

Juliet Smith photo 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!

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.

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.