About Us

Mission & Staff

The Multidisciplinary Tutorial Service and staff strive to meet the learning needs for all of Wayland's students. Located on the Plainview campus, all tutors are outstanding students recommended by professors to tutor in their areas of study. Find out more about your tutor by scrolling down to find his/her biography.

“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15

 


 Mission Statement 

Our mission is to offer peer (student-to-student) tutoring (with faculty oversight) across the Wayland curriculum in an inclusive environment and at no cost to students. Our services therefore are dedicated to accomplishing the following:


• Helping students achieve academic and professional success in the classroom and beyond
• Aiding student learning in discipline-specific contexts across the curriculum
• Supplying students with knowledge and skills for career readiness
• Training students to work collaboratively with a diversity of students in a faith-based environment
• Making available academic and professional workshops and resources


The Multidisciplinary Tutorial Services believes that competent, collegiate-level tutoring is important for the Wayland community to become more academically, professionally, and spiritually sound.

 

 

Dr. Brent Lynn: Director

Dr. Brent Lynn received an M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. Over the last 24 years, he has taught various Latin and English classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been directing Wayland’s Writing Center for the last 13 years, and as of 2020, he began directing all of Wayland’s Tutorial Services. Ongoing projects include improving virtual tutoring and resources across the Wayland curriculum as well as studying the trends of grammar and rhetoric in student writing.

 

Christine: Assistant

With a B.A. in Communication Studies and Intercultural Missions, Christine is the Tutorial Services assistant and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Human Services: Crisis Response. With a passion for research, Christine received the Research Champion award in 2017 and is available to tutor in various writing/research assignments and three writing formats: APA, MLA, and Turabian. As an undergraduate at Wayland, Christine competed in extemporaneous speaking on the Speech and Debate team and is ready to help students develop public speaking skills. Invested in helping students cultivate writing and communication skills, she is continually developing writing and professional workshops.

 

Sam: Writing & Religion Tutor

Hello, my name is Samuel, but you can just call me Sam. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and this is my fourth year at Wayland. I am an English major with a minor in Professional Writing and Religion. My specialty is in all areas of writing including all formats. I also look at resumes and can tutor in basic religion courses as well. Some things I enjoy doing are playing football here at Wayland, writing, and playing the guitar.

Sam's TikTok Introduction

 

Brisa: Biology, Psychology, & Writing Tutor

Hi, y’all! I'm Brisa Gonzalez. I'm currently a junior here at Wayland. I'm studying towards my major in biology with a minor in psychology with hopes of pursuing a graduate education after graduation. I can aid with the elementary classes in the areas of biology, psychology, and statistics. I'm happy to assist you in your education as a tutor. Go 'Neers!

 

Ilan: Math, Computer Science, & Writing Tutor

Hi! I'm Ilan, a computer science major. I'm able to tutor in computer science and math, including both calculus and trigonometry. I can also help with using Wayland's computer systems. I play for Wayland's baseball and esports teams.

 

Ryan: Writing & Business Tutor

My name is Ryan Naidoo, and I am an international student from South Africa. I am on the men’s soccer team, and I am majoring in Business. I tutor in Business and Writing. I have a passion for writing, which is why I am also taking on a minor in Professional Writing. My goal as a tutor is to aid any writing issues you may come across and help you prevent those issues in the future.

 

Bianca: Kinesiology, Physiology, & Computer Applications Tutor

Hi! My name is Bianca Roman, and I am a senior Exercise and Sport Science major with a minor in Psychology. I am an active member on the women’s soccer team, and can assist in several areas including: APA formatting, Kinesiology, Physiology, Computer Applications, and Resumes.

 

Samba: Writing, Accounting, & Resumes

Ciao! My name is Samba, and I’m an international student from Italy. I’m currently a junior and part of the men’s soccer team. I work as a freelancer photojournalist at the Pitch KC, in Kansas City. I can assist you in: Writing, Resumes, and Accounting.