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Tutoring Services

Academic coaching is a live interactive one-on-one session with an academic coach that provides support and assistance in improving academic skills & performance. Coaches can help mitigate and overcome perceived barriers, identify areas of strength and weakness, devise a personalized plan of action, and more!

Time Management, Study Skills, Study Planning, Note Taking, Test Taking, and Online Learning are just some of the topics in which a coach can work with you today in order to become more effective, and more successful in your academic goals.

There is NO COST at all. Academic coaching sessions are FREE to all enrolled Lone Star College students.

To get started ...

  • Sign in to, then click the LSC Online Tile.
  • Select "Online Tutoring" option" to access Brainfuse Tutor Match.
  • In the Tutor Match section, select "Academic Coaching" as the Topic and then select a subject you would like to discuss with a coach from the drop-down list.
  • Click "Schedule" to request session date and time with an academic coach.
  • ​Complete the request form and select "Request Session".
  • ​The notification will appear on your calendar after requesting an appointment.
    • Tip: Notice that your appointment has not yet been confirmed and the "Enter" button will appear after the coach confirms the appointment.
  • First, go to:
  • Select Academic Coaching as the service that you would like to make an in-person appointment for.
  • On the calendar, click on the day you want the appointment.
  • Select the available time slot, then, click "continue".
  • Complete the fields with your information, including your name and email address.
    • Tip: College email is preferred.
  • Click "Confirm Appointment".
  • You will receive an email confirming your appointment.
  • For the appointment, go to building F, first floor, and wait outside the library doors; someone will come to bring you in to the library at your appointment time.
    • Tip: Bring confirmation of your email and your college ID number; the Academic Coach will ask for them.

All you will need to bring to your first session is any questions you might have and a desire to improve." That's it! We will take care of the rest.

Here are just a few links to other STAR Center services that might help:


Writing Help

Academic Skills Workshops Academic Success Resources

Need Help?


STAR Center Service Desk


Get Research Help:

Text a Librarian: 936.657.2174


Get Tutoring Help:


Sylvia Naranjo-Blaschke | Coordinator II | 936.273.7494

M.Ed, Angelo State University; BA, History, Texas A&M University

Lead for STAR Center service desk operations, including hospitality, circulation services, reserve collection maintenance, and Conroe Center library services.

Rhonda Cox | Circulation Specialist III | 936.273.7462 

BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston-Downtown; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for evening STAR Center service desk operations, also supports collection maintenance, and provides technical support for public computer stations, patron printing, and student ID printing process.

Monica CammackMonica Cammack | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487 

MLIS, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

Lead Librarian for TEAM Division; Subject Librarian forArts & Humanities, Automotive Technology, Child Development & Family Studies, Dance, Drafting, Drama, Education & Human Development, Live Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, Theater, Visual Communications, and Welding. 

Melissa Heselmeyer | Reference Librarian/Professor | 936.273.7020 

MS Learning Technologies & MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BS, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University

Lead Librarian for NaSH Division; Subject Librarian forBiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering, Geology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology. 

Cole Williamson | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091 

MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BA, History, University of Houston

Lead Librarian for BASS Division; Subject Librarian forAccounting, Administrative Services, Business, Computer Information Technology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Land Surveying,  Management, Marketing, and Political Science. 

 Vacant | Students & Faculty contact for assistance.

Lead Librarian for BELS Division; Subject Librarian forAnthropology, Communication/Journalism, Criminal Justice, English, English as a Second Language, Fire Science, Human Services, Law, Library Science, Modern Language, Philosophy, Psychology, Sign Language, Sociology, and Speech. 


Mozhgan Pourasadollah | Manager, Academic Support Services | 936.271.6216 

MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University; BBA, University of Iran

Oversees subject and academic success skills tutoring, academic coaching, and desk services for all STAR Center spaces.


Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator III | 936.271.6113 

MSc, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; BA, Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. Also provides physics and math tutoring.

Adam Johnson | Coordinator III | 936.273.7414 


Lead for academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.

Nathan Zingleman | Specialist IV | 936.272.7055 

BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery; AS, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for writing tutoring and The Write Place.


Kara Castañon | Tutoring Specialist III | 936.273.7396 

BA, English, Sam Houston State University

Lead for tutoring desk services, also provides academic coaching and writing tutoring.

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean, Academic Affairs and Libraries | 936.273.7393 

M.Ed., The George Washington University; MS/LIS, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University

Oversees academic support services, including the STAR Center: Learning Center & Library, The Undergraduate Research Institute, Center for Civic Engagement, One Book One Campus, dual credit instructional support, and faculty professional development.


Steve Simon | Business Manager | 936.273.7453 

BS, Texas A&M University

Lead for Academic Excellence Division human resources, budget, and administrative processes.


Jennifer Mau | Specialist IV | 936.271.6360 

AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for Academic Excellence Division purchasing, marketing, and administrative support.