Service Appointments and Study Space Reservations Now Available!
Online tutoring and library services continue to be available for students and faculty:
The STAR Center tutoring and library services staff remain committed to supporting your academic success. For assistance, contact us at:
Math Homework Lab (F234)
All MATH tutoring services are located in The Math Homework Lab (F234). The Math Lab offers individualized and group-based, course-content-focused learning assistance for a broad selection of Math courses. Math tutoring is first-come first-serve based, students must sign-in at the entrance to have access to this service. Resources available at the lab include textbooks and free access to computers. Check the Math Tutoring hours here.
Biology Homework Lab (B113)
All Biology tutoring services are located in the Biology Homework Lab (B113). The Science Lab offers tutoring in Biology, Microbiology, and A&P. Resources available at the lab include textbooks, models, bones, digital microscopes, and slides. Students must sign in at the entrance to have access to this service. For Physics, Chemistry, and Geology visit the HUB 1 (F102). Check the Science Tutoring hours here.
Write Place (G103)
The writing tutoring services are located in The Write Place (G103). The Write Place services include free consultations in writing, ESOL support, reading, and public speaking to improve students writing, communication, and reading comprehension skills across the academic curriculum. The Write Place works by appointments and walk-ins on a first-come-first-served basis. Check The Write Place Tutoring hours here.
HUB (F102 & F112)
The HUB provides centralized access to tutoring and academic coaching services. HUB 1 (F102) offers basic tutoring services for all subjects, including reading and writing support. HUB 2 (F112) offers academic coaching to assist students in developing study skills, as well as workshops and study space for groups and individual students in need of a welcoming academic environment.
Language Lab & Tutoring (G104 & G101)
The Language Lab offers online and face-to-face appointments, on a first-come, first-served basis. Language help is typically available in the Language Lab (G104) and the Language tutoring lab (G101). The Language Lab is equipped with computers with specialized programs that offer students complementary support, and students will find dedicated tutors that will help them master the language they are studying. For more information please, visit LSC-Montgomery Languages & ESOL Support.
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 Cammack | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487
MLS, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
Subject Librarian for: Anthropology, Art, Automotive Technology, Communications/Journalism, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drafting, Drama/Theatre, Education, English, English as a Second Language, Humanities, Human Services, Live Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, Philosophy, Professional Pilot, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Visual Communications, and Welding.
Cole Williamson | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091
MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BA, History, University of Houston
Subject Librarian for: Accounting, Administrative Services, Astronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Information Technology, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Government/Political Science, History, Kinesiology, Land Surveying, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology.
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; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery
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.