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Nathan Roenitz
Nathan Roenitz
Academic Coach, Math

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My professional background is in mechanical engineering.  After college I spent 10 years at various companies as a design engineer.  My passion for math and helping others led me back to college to earn a graduate degree in math education.  Since then, I've been fortunate enough to work at NWTC coaching math and natural science students as they work towards their education goals. While my main focus is math, because of my background in engineering I can also help with General Chemistry and Physics.

In addition to topics from class, I can help you with learning strategies, study strategies, and with any other life issues by directing you to one of the many resources at NWTC. I will even listen if you're having a difficult time and need someone to talk with. I want to see you happy and successful. So please use the link below to see my available office hours and make an appointment. If nothing works call or email me. I can sometimes shift things in my schedule around to meet student needs.

Shane Gassaway
Shane Gassaway
Academic Coach, Math

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Hello everyone. A little bit about me. I began my college experience at a two-year college back home in California. My counselors and professors played a big role in helping me transfer to a four-year university. I finished my undergraduate education at the University of California Los Angeles where I received my Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Math is something I enjoy doing. One of my greatest joys comes from helping others persevere in learning it. Math education and math curriculum are just of a few of my academic interests.

As your Academic Coach I would be happy to help you succeed in your math courses. During my office hours I can help you with reviewing material, general course questions, and even developing study plans. I can get you connected to other student resources as well. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss anything mentioned above.

Laura Castleberg
Laura Castleberg
AcademicCoach, Writing&Reading

Hi. I'm Laura. I enjoy talking with writers at any stage of the writing process. Whether you are trying to come up with a topic, figure out how to get started, or are in final revisions of a piece of writing, I’m eager to work with you. Let me know if I can help you discover the tools that will be part of your writing success. My background is in education, and I have a Master’s Degree in English Composition and Rhetoric. I have enjoyed teaching and coaching writing students in my career. I look forward to working with you or introducing you to the peer coaches in the Writing Lab.

My office is located in the Writing Lab, in Academic Coaching (walk through the library), in SC215C3.

Kristen Barszcz
Kristen Barszcz
AcademicCoach, Writing&Reading

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My name is Kristen Barszcz and I am a Writing and Reading Academic Coach at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. I have Bachelor’s degrees in English and Secondary Education Teaching Literature Communication and Arts. I also have a minor in foreign studies. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Higher Ed. Counseling and Administration. I have spent the last ten years teaching English classes as well as serving as an academic adviser. I am committed to providing support and guidance as well as be a positive resource for students.

Please feel free to contact me either by phone 920-498-6915 or email:Kristen.barszcz@nwtc.edu to set up a time to meet. I hope to work with you soon!

Deborah Rezner
Deborah Rezner
Academic Coach, Science

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My name is Deb Rezner and I am the Anatomy/Physiology and Microbiology Science Academic Coach for NWTC. I have a B.S. Degree in Wellness/Health Promotion & Health Education; and a Nursing Degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. I am currently working on earning my Master's Degree in Biology. I am committed to helping you achieve your dreams! Success starts here!

Science Academic Coach: I support General, Basic and Advanced Anatomy & Physiology as well as Microbiology. My schedule is posted outside my office SC215 and online on the Science Academic Coaching Blackboard Organization. Feel free to contact me either by phone 920-491-2603 or email: deborah.rezner@nwtc.edu to set up a time to meet. Looking forward to working with you to help you stay successful in your endeavors.

Bruce Chinen
Bruce Chinen
Academic Coach, Nursing

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Aloha students! My name is Bruce Chinen and I am the Academic Coach for Nursing. My educational background includes: BS in Exercise Science; Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine; BS in Nursing; MS in Nursing Education. I have nursing experience in the following areas: CVICU; Cardiac Telemetry; MS Progressive Care (step down or intermediate care); Care Management/Discharge Planning/Utilization Management; instructor in Nurse Aide and BSN programs.

My goal is to support you during your academic journey here at NWTC. Please make an appointment with me during my available office hours (office: SC215D6). Thank you.

Regina Warrington
Regina Warrington
AcademicCoa,Network&CompSuppor
Emily Barros
Emily Barros
AcademicCoach, EnglishLang

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Hi! As the EL Academic Coach, my focus is to work with bilingual students to improve their writing skills and be successful in their courses. I taught ELL (English Language Learning) classes for 10 years at NWTC, prior to taking this role in Academic Coaching. I love helping students succeed, and helping them see that they CAN do it and they DO have the ability to be a great reader and writer.

Currently I am working with College Reading and Writing 1. I work with students on their assignments and course content to enhance understanding of the topics. I am present in the classroom once a week for each section of CRW1, as well as the co-facilitator of the Supplemental Instruction time once a week. I am also available for student appointments. My office is located in the Writing Lab, which is in the back of the NWTC library. My office is room SC215C1. I am also available via text, phone, or email with the contact information available in Starfish.

Alicia Stichman
Alicia Stichman
Coordinator,Academic Coaching
Veronica Zarate
Veronica Zarate
Coordinator,Academic Coaching
Shelly Burby
Shelly Burby
Support, Acad Coaching Program
Elyzabeth Hoffman
Elyzabeth Hoffman
Academic Coaching Coordinator
Wayne Walker
Wayne Walker
Mgr, Asmt & Academic Coaching