About Us

Mission & Staff

The Multidisciplinary Tutorial Services 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.

 

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.

 

Samba: Writing, Accounting, & Resume Tutor

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.

 

David: Office Coordinator - Resume Tutor

Hello! My name is David. I am a sophomore/junior from Bushland, TX, and I play on the soccer team. I am an English major and history minor, and after college I plan on going to Law School. I am the office coordinator so I answer emails, schedule appointments, and handle social media. Occasionally I will review papers and resumes. I do what I can to make our office the best it can be!

 

Rebecca: Writing and Resume Tutor

Hello! My name is Rebecca, and I am a current senior at Wayland Baptist University, set to graduate in December. I am a Humanities major with a double minor in Honors and English. I am in the process of writing my Bachelor’s Thesis, and am focusing on use of color in films. I am available to tutor early areas of mathematics, and forms of writing, including: APA and MLA format, resumes, and cover letters. I am involved with many student organizations on campus and have thoroughly enjoyed my time as both a student and a tutor. Go ‘Neers!

 

Sara: Religion and Resume Tutor

Hi everyone! My name is Sara. I am currently a junior, and I’m from Midland, TX. I am a sociology major with a minor in family ministry. Some quick fun facts about me are that I can play the flute and I really enjoy listening to music. I tutor in religion. I really enjoy helping/serving others and I look forward to helping you in your educational journey!

 

Alex: Math, Computer Science, and Resume Tutor

Hello! I’m Alex, a Junior from Lubbock, TX. I’m majoring in computer science and plan on going into cybersecurity after college. I am on the Track and Cross country team as well as the esports team. I can tutor in math and computer science.

 

Arturo: Spanish Tutor

Hello, my name is Arturo. I’m from Dominican Republic and can tutor in Spanish.

 

Camron: Office Coordinator

Hi, I’m Camron Bendfeld. I am a Junior from Alberta Canada, and I study Christian studies and Exercise & Sport Science. I aspire one day to teach theology at the university/seminary level. I am an RA at Jimmy Dean and the office coordinator here at the MTS.

 

Tierra: Chemistry and Resume Tutor

Hello! My name is Tierra. I am currently a Senior at Wayland. I am majoring in chemistry and minoring in psychology. I hope to pursue in either medical school or graduate school. I can aid with analytical, organic, and general chemistry classes. I look forward in tutoring you!