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Meet the Tutors


Anna Do ’18

Anna Do ’18

Psychology & Creative Writing

On campus, Anna dances on the HEAT hip-hop team and plays guitar for Catholic mass on Sundays. In her spare time, Anna likes to write poetry and daydream about Copenhagen, where she studied abroad last semester. Anna hopes to continue traveling the world, and to one day adopt a puppy. Fluent in Vietnamese, and working proficiency in French and Danish.

Daniel Horgan ’18

Daniel Horgan ’18

Psychology

As much as Dan enjoys his studies, you will likely find him occupied with extracurricular pursuits. On campus, he works at the Levitt Center, Wellin Museum, and of course here at the OCC. As a lover of music, Dan is co-founder of the Vinyl Appreciation Club and sings in the College Choir and in the a capella group, The Buffers.

Elisa Taylor ’20

Elisa Taylor ’20

Neuroscience

As a sophomore pursuing a degree in Neuroscience, Elisa’s on-campus activities include HAAND organization, rock climbing, neuroscience research, AXB, and HOC. She loves learning from her peers while helping them best communicate their presentations and interests in an engaging manner. If she could go back in time she would go back to sitting at the top of a waterfall in Puerto Rico with her best friend.

Emily Granoff '18

Emily Granoff '18

History

On Campus, Emily is involved in Hogwarts at Hamilton and Challah for Hunger. Being a tutor gives her the opportunity to meet fun people and learn a variety of things everyday! You may run into her eating breakfast at McEwen or reading her favorite books: The Name of the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Emma Belanger ’20

Emma Belanger ’20

Chinese & Russian Studies

Hailing from Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark, Emma is a RA, and involved in Club Soccer, the Debate Society, WHCL, and Project SHINE. Her favorite book is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. If she could go back in time she would go to the 1980’s and meet Bono in hopes to marry him. Emma is fluent in Danish, Spanish, and Chinese.

Fred Pollevick ’20

Fred Pollevick ’20

Government

Fred, from Dobbs Ferry, New York, is a Government major who enjoys being an OCC tutor because of the ability to hear all of the interesting projects that people are working on at Hamilton. His favorite book is American Psycho, and you may find him reading it in Commons. If he could go back in time he would live during the age of the Roman Empire. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Hannah Young ’20

Hannah Young ’20

Sociology

Hannah comes from New York City as a Sociology major. She serves as Editor in Chief for The Monitor, as well as the Vice President of Finance for the Debate Society. When she was younger she wanted to be a teacher, and as an OCC tutor she loves the opportunity to not only teach but also learn from her peers.

Helena La Porte-Burns ’18

Helena La Porte-Burns ’18

Philosophy

As a Continental, Helena is a RA, a campus tour guide for the Admissions Office, a layout editor for The Continental and a member of the Hamilton College Orchestra. In her (limited) free time, Helena enjoys spending time in the company of dear friends or a good book.

Jonathan Stanhope ’18

Jonathan Stanhope ’18

Public Policy

Hailing from the great Maine woods, Jon is a public policy major, interested in politics, the economy, and the effects of government policies. Jon works on campus as a RA and competes on Hamilton’s Mock Trial team. After graduation, Jon plans on attending law school and pursuing a career in law and politics.

Melissa Paragamian ’18

Melissa Paragamian ’18

World Politics and Economics

On campus, Missy is a tour guide, a member of the Alternative Spring Break e-board, a diver on Hamilton's swimming and diving team, and a member of Hamilton's equestrian team. Missy just returned from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal where she spent time learning the local dialect, Wolof; therefore looking forward to tutoring at Wolof-related conferences. As a French minor, Missy is also fluent in French.

Noam Z. Barnhard '18

Noam Z. Barnhard '18

Behavioral Economics

Noam is the captain of the Hamilton rugby team and is an avid poker player. He looks forward to the weekends where he mostly sits by a fire reading books about old wooden ships and different types of rocks. You can often find Noam eating alone, shopping with his mom or twiddling his thumbs.

Rachel Sutor '20

Rachel Sutor '20

Public Policy

Living on the “Light Side” of campus, Rachel is on the Women's Rowing team, and is involved with the Student Assembly. Her favorite part about being a tutor is getting to see and feel proud of the well-rounded intelligence in the campus community. When she was young she wanted to be lawyer and is pursuing a degree in Public Policy at Hamilton.

Reinaldo “Rey” Camacho '18

Reinaldo “Rey” Camacho '18

Philosophy

Passionate about tutoring and helping students, Rey has been tutoring since middle school. Born and raised in Miami, FL, he is a native Spanish speaker and specializes in debate. Rey has volunteered in Utica as a worker at Hope House, as well as in Miami at Academica and is a Community Service Officer.

Suzanne Finnerty '19

Suzanne Finnerty '19

History

Suzanne, from Fairfield, Connecticut, is a member of Club Soccer and the Italian Club. She says, " The best thing about being an OCC tutor is getting to work with so many different students in such a wide rage of topics!"

Taomi Kenny '20

Taomi Kenny '20

Economics

Taomi is an Economics major with a passion for theatre. She can often be found in the OCC, around campus guiding tours, and coordinating touring schedules for Admissions. When she was young she dreamed of being a Broadway star. Her favorite thing about being an OCC tutor is getting the opportunity to work really close with people when developing their projects. Taomi is fluent in French.

Wynston Pennybacker '19

Wynston Pennybacker '19

History & Russian Studies

Wynston’s hometown is Rowlett, Texas and is pursuing degrees in History and Russian studies. When she is not in the OCC she can be found participating in the Debate Society, Red Weather, and at the Writing Center. Her favorite book is The Tsar of Love and Techno and she really loves Lifesavers.

Contact Information


Amy Gaffney

Oral Communication Center Director
Kirner-Johnson 222
315-859-4401 oralcomm@hamilton.edu
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