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About Our Tutors

We employ both peer and professional tutors in the ASC, and we work closely with faculty members to provide assistance that in linked to particular courses. All tutors, peer and professional are evaluated by USCL faculty to determine their level of expertise.


Mallory Cauthen

Subject Area: Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Statistics. I graduated at the top of my class from Lancaster High School in 2016. I am currently a freshman, and I am majoring in Exercise Science. After I receive my undergraduate degree, I would like to pursue a Master's degree and become a physician's assistant. At the Academic Success Center, I tutor Biology 101, Chemistry 111, Math 111, 111i, Math 122, 141, RCAM 105, and Statistics 201. I decided to apply for a tutoring position at the Academic Success Center because everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve their goals and reach success. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my two dogs (Toby and Chesnee), watching Grey's Anatomy, and reading books. Please feel free to drop by at the Academic Success Center and see me for help.

Griffen Clarke

Subject Area: Biology, Chemistry and Statistics. I graduated from Nation Ford High School in 2015, and I am currently a sophomore at USCL studying in the four year nursing program.  After I complete my undergraduate degree, I plan on going to graduate school to become a nurse anesthetist.  Right now, I tutor Biology 101, 120, 243, 244 along with Chemistry 102 and Statistics 110.  I like working in the Academic Success Center because I think it’s very rewarding to see students that I helped excel in their classes.  When I’m not studying for school or tutoring in the ASC, I like spending time running, hanging out with friends, and just taking my mind off of school.

Ann Garner

Subject Area: Math. I am originally from Seneca, SC, but spent most of my youth in North Carolina. I earned my BS degree in Mathematics from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, then married my high school sweetheart and moved to Hagerstown, MD. After my husband’s tour of duty in the army ended, we moved here to Lancaster where I taught mathematics at Buford High School until I retired in 2010. During my time at BHS, I earned my MAT degree in Mathematics from Winthrop University. Once retired, my friend and former colleague, Betty Stroud, encouraged me to come to USCL and apply for a tutoring position in the ASC. I’m so glad I did!! It is so rewarding to work with the students I’ve met here, as well as, to see and talk with some of my former students from Buford High School. With my 34 years of experience in teaching high school mathematics, I think I am able to communicate well with the students I encounter in the ASC.

Caroline Howey

Subject Area: Spanish, Italian, and Writing. I am a Spanish tutor at the Academic Success Center as well as Italian and writing. I have been working at the Academic Success Center since my freshman year, so this is my seventh year. I am from Lancaster, South Carolina. I graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 2010. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of South Carolina Palmetto College in 2014. Apart from working in the ASC, I work in game day guest relations with the Carolina Panthers. In my free time, I enjoy going to church, listening to music, watching movies, reading, and spending time with my family.

Joshua Hunter

Subject Area: Chemistry, Spanish, and Writing. After completing my first two years of college at USCL, I graduated from USC in May 2015 with a BA in philosophy. I am currently a graduate student at Columbia International University, pursuing an MA in theological studies with a concentration in Koine Greek. Because I was homeschooled for a number of years, I had no idea of what to expect when I began college, but I had a very rewarding, productive experience at USCL, and I learned a great deal about which direction I wanted to take as a student. I thoroughly enjoy working as a tutor in the ASC, which I have been doing for the past four years. I tutor writing, Spanish, and general chemistry, and I have a unique interest for each of these subjects. There are few things I enjoy more than helping students succeed academically in areas which challenge them, and I often find that I learn quite a bit during the process as well. Whenever I’m outside the classroom, I enjoy jogging, weightlifting, playing bass guitar, and researching medieval philosophy.

Phyllis Jarvis

Subject Area: French and Writing. Having taught a French course at USC-L in spring 2012, I was pleased to be given a chance to tutor in the ASC. I missed teaching French and English students at Andrew Jackson High and am enjoying seeing and helping former students and meeting new ones. I have a BA degree from Western Carolina and a Master’s from Francis Marion plus 30 more hours from Winthrop. When I am not in the ASC, you will typically find me on the golf course, in my yard, reading a book, or out with friends. My husband and I like to travel and go as often as time and dollars permit! Baton Rouge is a regular visit for us since my daughter, her husband, and three great grandchildren live there. Drop by the ASC for me to help you with either French or writing.

Molly Melton

Subject Area: Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Statistics. I graduated from Rock Hill High School in 2015. I am currently a sophomore in the four year nursing program here at USCL. After earning my four year degree, I hope to work in a trauma center or an Emergency Room. I eventually want to attend graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. I would like to work in the medical field because I really enjoy helping others. This is why I decided to work in the Academic Success Center. I enjoy helping other students when they do not understand something and even learn something new myself. I tutor Math (111, 111i, 112), Statistics (110, 201), Biology (243, 244, 250), and Chemistry (101, 102). In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, going to hockey games, going to football games, and taking care of my animals.