The Center is staffed with both professional and peer tutors who
are trained in a variety of learning and teaching techniques. The
peer tutors, usually successful upperclassmen, are carefully
screened and selected. The tutor application includes a
recommendation of the major professor, a writing sample, and a
tutoring attitude questionnaire. The candidates are then
interviewed by a member of the professional staff and must commit
to weekly tutor training sessions throughout the semester.
Dr. Joanne MacEachran: Director, Academic
Student Support Services (352) 588-8462
Dr. Joanne MacEachran has been teaching at Saint Leo since 1999.
Before coming to Saint Leo she taught for 23 years at a small
college in Henniker, New Hampshire called New England College. When
her youngest child graduated from college, she had the freedom to
travel and moved to the University of Washington in Seattle where
she was the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services and a
Learning Specialist. From there, she was drawn to the land of
warmth and sunshine and settled in Florida. Dr. MacEachran has a
Master's degree in 19th century British Literature from Indiana
University and a Doctorate from Harvard University. She is also a
foster mom for a Bichon Frise rescue group called Small Paws Rescue
and has 2 Bichons of her own.
Jo Hutterli: Assistant Director, Supplemental
Instruction (352) 588-8302
She has been with Saint Leo University since January 2013. She
holds a B.S. degree in English Education from East Tennessee State
University, and is enrolled in the Master of Instructional Design
program at Saint Leo University.
Dr. Chris Georgallis: Assistant Director,
Accessibility Services (352) 588-8464
Christine (Chris) Georgallis received her B.A. in Special
Education/Education from the University of Iowa and her M.A. in
Special Education from the University of North Florida. She has
completed her Doctoral Degree with a specialization in Special
Education. Chris has taught in the public school sectors in Special
Education, as well as being the Operations Manager in the retail
field. Chris has two adult children, her daughter lives in New York
and her son lives in California. Along with spending time with her
husband, Bill and their dog, Moe, Chris enjoys cooking (especially
traditional Greek dishes), needlework, reading, and traveling.
Tina Greene: Coordinator, Academic Student
Support Services (352) 588-8409
Tina Greene is the Staff Coordinator for Academic Student
Support Services. Tina provides administrative support for the
center and assists the FYE and Retention Advisors as well. She has
been with Saint Leo University since September, 2013. Please
contact Tina at extension 8409 with any questions or concerns
regarding the Learning Resource Center or the Office of
Matthew Urbaniack: Professional Tutor/Evening
Matthew is the evening manager in the LRC and tutors in English,
history and humanities. He lives in Lutz, Florida. He graduated in
May 2015 with his BA in History from Saint Leo University. While
attending Saint Leo, he worked as a student tutor and ran cross
country. His hobbies include reading, painting, and
Eric Bryan: Professional Tutor/TutorTrac
Coordinator (352) 588-7147
Eric Bryan is the Tutortrac coordinator and a professional
English tutor for the LRC. A Florida native, Eric grew up on the
university campus. He enjoys the picturesque surroundings of Saint
Leo and the friendly students and faculty. He received his B.A in
English with a focus in fiction writing from the University of
Florida in 2013. Eric will soon be applying to graduate programs
and hopes to receive an MFA in fiction writing. Mr. Bryan enjoys
the outdoors and is much more at home off the beaten path.
Craig Henry: Professional Tutor/online MBA, DBA
Craig obtained his MBA from Saint Leo University in December
2009. Prior to attending Saint Leo, Craig obtained his bachelor’s
degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton in 1989. After
graduation, he spent over five years in the U.S. Army as a Military
Intelligence Officer. Craig left the service to pursue a civilian
career in manufacturing, and he has spent the last 17 years leading
business units for various corporations. Craig says, “The
atmosphere at Saint Leo and the entire MBA experience has motivated
me to share my business experience and knowledge with others.” He
enjoys spending time with his family, sports, cooking, traveling,
and his two Standard Schnauzers.
Roy Marks: Professional Tutor/English and
Roy has been helping students in English and other Humanities
subjects for 11 years now. Roy came to SLU after thirty years of
teaching English, Speech, and Journalism at the secondary level. He
especially appreciates the motivation to succeed which many Saint
Leo students exhibit. “The people here are great,' Roy says.
Brittany Robinson: ADA Alternative Formatting
Coordinator (352) 588-8461
Brittany worked in the Learning Resource Center as a student
tutor while she was pursuing her BA in English, professional
writing here at Saint Leo University. She graduated in 2012 and
returned in August 2013 to join the professional staff as a full
time English/writing tutor. She is enrolled in the graduate program
of Vermont College of Fine Arts and earned an MFA in Poetry in
December, 2014. Brittany will be working with the Assistant
Director of Accessibility Services to help review and support
assistive technologies. She loves working with most technologies
and will strive to answer your technology questions. She has
enthusiasm for: living passionately, making things, plants,
traveling, her husband’s cooking, her husband, and her cat.
Matthew Craft: Professional tutor/Weekend
Matthew worked in the Learning Resource Center during 2013-2014
as a student tutor before becoming professional staff. He received
his BA in Criminal Justice and is now pursuing his Masters of
Science in Critical Incident Management at Saint Leo University.
Matthew says, "I love the people I work with and the students I
tutor. I couldn't be happier!" When Matthew is not at the Learning
Resource Center or doing homework, he is either playing video
games, playing poker, or weight lifting.
Nancy MacWethy: Professional Tutor/Math
Nancy is a dedicated mathematics teacher/tutor with great
success in translating complex math concepts to all students.
She is most happy to help any student understand math problems
clearly. Come in and let her help.
Cynthia DiMarco: Testing Assistant for
Accessibility Services (352) 588-7026
Cynthia Di Marco has been working for Saint Leo since 2014 as a
Testing Assistant in the Office of Accessibility Services.
She gets fulfillment knowing she is helping students. Born
and raised in New Jersey, she earned her B.S. degree in Business
Administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She moved
to Florida in 2013 with her husband and 2 sons adding “it was a big
adjustment but now, palm trees make me happy”. She enjoys
being outdoors, swimming, walking, biking, cooking and family
Ray LaBonte: Academic Coach/Professional
Ray joined the Learning Resource Center as a part-time Academic
Coach and Professional Tutor in January 2015 and then became
full-time in the new academic year, 2015-2016. He graduated
from Providence College with a degree in History and Secondary
Education. While working as an Academic Advisor at Landmark
College in Putney, VT he earned his M.Ed. from Keene State
College. A former Peace Corps volunteer, he has worked
overseas for many years teaching and managing ESL programs.
Ray’s wife, Fran, is from Glasgow, Scotland, and they have two
sons, James and Andrew.