The Academic Coaching areas help students achieve their potential and succeed in their classes through the efforts of the qualified, experienced team working as math, science, and writing coaches.
Kitty Jordan, Manager of Academic Coaching
Education: B.A. in English with a minor in Latin from University of Texas; Master of Library Science from Texas Woman's University
Contact: Kitty.Jordan@Lonestar.edu or (281) 401-5388
Kitty worked as an Undergraduate Writing Consultant at UT while studying for her B.A. in English. After graduating, she moved back home to Tomball and began working as a circulation assistant at LSC - University Park in the SLRC, then as a writing coach. She became the full-time manager of the Academic Coaching areas in 2014. She reads anything she can get her hands on, enjoys baking, and has two cats who constantly steal her seat on the couch.
Mike Alose, Specialist IV, Science Hotspot
Education: BS in Psychology from University of Houston
Michael began tutoring fellow undergraduates over a broad range of subjects as a hobby during his time at the University of Houston. In the time since, he continued to help students as a writing coach at Lone Star College-University Park before moving on to a P/T Coordinator, and now F/T Specialist IV of the Science Hotspot. Michael is a passionate writer and avid reader. When not being terrorized by his dog, he divides his time between finding new things to worry about and the best way to convey them in short-story form. He is something of a technophobe and has a grave fear of the ocean at night.
Amber Pommier-Johnson, Specialist IV, Reading & Writing
Education: B.S. in Integrated Studies, emphasis in Communication Studies and minor in Psychology from University of Houston-Downtown
Amber began her professional tutoring career in high school with a group of young Algebra students. She quickly transitioned to academic writing, along with college application essay coaching, which is where she found her niche and continued providing help to her fellow peers throughout her college career. While working in the eCommerce and accounting industries, she used her love of writing to offer consultation services in professional communication and marketing to small businesses. With an expansive knowledge base for writing across disciplines and industries, Amber returned to the academic setting at Lone Star College-University Park to coach part-time in the Writing Lab. After over six years of helping UP students write with originality and intention, she now occupies the full-time role of coordinating coaching and supplemental instruction for the upcoming Reading & Writing center. Amber loves the creative expanse of a whiteboard, enhancing her novice-level graphic design skills in Canva, and the practical application of theoretical concepts of psychology. When she's not in the Lab, she's either attending one of her sons' baseball or football games or sipping on her husband's locally roasted, specialty coffee.