Academic Center for Excellence

Academic Coaches

Cynthia Walker
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Accounting
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Reviewing concepts that the student may be unsure of, in an effort to give them clarity so they can solve the problem on their own.
Graduate of: Niagara University

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David Mitchell
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): English as a Second Language & Reading
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Inference/Drawing conclusions
Graduate of: Notre Dame College, D’Youville College & Medaille College
Fun Fact: "I have been a professional stage actor for 25 years."

  Tyler Smith
  Academic Coach
  Content Area(s): History & Criminal Justice 
  Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
  Enjoys Assisting Students With: 
  Graduate of: Niagara County Community College
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Jonathan Tedesco
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): History & Writing
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: European History; more specifically wars, genocide, & terrorism
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College
Fun Fact: "I am an avid reader of science fiction and philosophy."

David Brown
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Algebra, trigonometry, calculus, & differential equations
Graduate of: SUNY at Buffalo
Fun Fact: "After retiring from teaching math for 32 years, I received the honor of an Emeritus Proclamation from NCCC."

Kay Brown
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Algebra, trigonometry, calculus, & business math
Graduate of: Houghton College & State University College at Buffalo
Fun Fact: "I love to memorize the Bible."

Dan House
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Calculus, differential equations, & linear algebra
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College, SUNY Buffalo, & SUNY College at Buffalo
Fun Fact: "I am an avid outdoors person."

Cody Kowal
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math & Physics
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Showing student’s alternative ways to approach challenging physics or mathematics problems, giving them a stronger overall understanding of the material.
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College
Fun Fact: "I graduated from NCCC last year with a 4.0 GPA in the Engineering program."

Dawn O’Brien
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Algebra classes.
Graduate of: Houghton College & Niagara University
Fun Fact: "In August 2018, I became a mom to an adorable baby boy. When I am not tutoring in ACE, I am home taking care of my son, Kenny."

Sue Schnure
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Algebra & Geometry.
Graduate of: University at Buffalo & Nazareth College
Fun Fact: "I have been a member of the Lockport Community Band for 20 years."

David Mitchell
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): English as a Second Language & Reading
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Inference/Drawing conclusions
Graduate of: Notre Dame College, D’Youville College & Medaille College
Fun Fact: "I have been a professional stage actor for 25 years."

Cody Kowal
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math & Physics
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Showing student’s alternative ways to approach challenging physics or mathematics problems, giving them a stronger overall understanding of the material.
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College
Fun Fact: "I graduated from NCCC last year with a 4.0 GPA in the Engineering program."

John Strong
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Chemistry
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019

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Lynn Bey
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Writing
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Editing and proofreading
Graduate of: Florida State & Florida Atlantic
Fun Fact: "I know how to make mincemeat."

Caitlin Fox
Academic Coach
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Brainstorming ideas/topics for papers and revising papers
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College & SUNY College at Buffalo
Fun Fact: "I participated in the Disney College Program in the Fall 2007 semester through NCCC. My role was merchandising in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom. It was a great experience and I loved making friends from all over the world, many of which I still have contact with today."

Laura Kowalczyk
Academic Coach
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Editing papers and helping students come up with ideas to write about.
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College & SUNY College at Buffalo
Fun Fact: "I am secretly a comedian. I am always making my family and friends laugh."

Lynn Lytle
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Writing
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Planning to write, researching, and organization. She also enjoys assisting students with general student skills like test taking, note taking, and time management.
Graduate of: Seton Hall University, New York University, and Daemon College
Fun Fact: "Besides my hair being pink? I love music."

Jonathan Tedesco
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): History & Writing
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Enjoys Assisting Students With: European History; more specifically wars, genocide, & terrorism
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College
Fun Fact: "I am an avid reader of science fiction and philosophy."

Student Support Staff

Cory Hewitt
Front Desk
Student Support Staff
Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 3:00pm-9:00pm / Saturdays 11:00am-3:00pm
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Being able to give them positive direction and assist them with an issue to hopefully get a successful outcome.
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College
Fun Fact: "Some call me a nerd. Some call me silly. Some call me crazy. Some call me shy. And some even call me smart."

Ryan Sessman
Front Desk
Student Support Staff
Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College & Elmira College
Fun Fact: "I enjoy snowboarding."

Madison Ebsary
Academic Center for Excellence Coordinator
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Time management, study skills, or any NCCC questions! 
Graduate of: NCCC, Niagara University, & Buffalo State College

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mebsary@niagaracc.suny.edu 

(716) 614-6453

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