Academic Center for Excellence

Academic Coaches

Computer Information Systems & Computer Science Programming

Vincent Bilotta
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): CIS & CPS
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College

 

Matthew Kozar
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): CIS & CPS
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College

English as a Second Language (ESL)

David Mitchell
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): English as a Second Language & Reading
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.”

Mathematics

David Brown
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
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
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
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.”

 

Dominic Kitterman
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College

 

Dawn O’Brien
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Math
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
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.”

Reading

David Mitchell
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): English as a Second Language & Reading
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.”

Science

Amanda Saunders
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): A&P I & II, Medical Terminology, & Gen. Pharm.
BIO: Stop by the Academic Center for Excellence to work with this academic coach! See the “Hours” tab for more information.

 

John Strong
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Chemistry
BIO: Stop by the Academic Center for Excellence to work with this academic coach! See the “Hours” tab for more information.

Writing

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

 

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
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.”

 

Emily Welch Ruth 
Academic Coach
Content Area(s): Economics & Writing
Graduate of: Niagara County Community College

Student Support Staff

Coordinator

Madison Ebsary
Academic Center for Excellence Coordinator
Enjoys Assisting Students With: Time management, study skills, or any NCCC questions!
Graduate of: NCCC, Niagara University, & Buffalo State College
Phone: 716-614-6453
Email: mebsary@niagaracc.suny.edu

Front Desk

Cory Hewitt
Front Desk
Student Support Staff
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.”

Student Tutors

Our student tutors can be found by hovering over the ‘Academic Support’ tab and clicking on ‘ACE Tutoring Services’.

 

Spring 2021 Student Tutors:

  • Natalie A.
  • Ibram A.
  • Savannah H.

Contact

Academic Center for Excellence
Phone: 716-614-6724
Email:  ace@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: D-201 (within the Lewis Library)