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Academic Coaching

An overview of all the areas under Academic Coaching, including the Math Lab, Math Hotspot, Science Hotspot, and Writing Lab.

Meet the Science Peer Coaches

Danny Cruz

Subjects: Physics I/II, Biology I/II, A&P, Chemistry I/II

Education: B.A. Oboe Performance and Music Education

Danny Cruz is an active performer and teacher serving the communities of Greater Houston and Baton Rouge. He has spent 11 years developing his skills as an educator including teaching at Zwink Elementary in Klein ISD and maintaining a private oboe and piano studio. He holds a bachelor's degree in Oboe Performance and Music Education from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. In 2013 he won the Brighton Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and performed with the orchestra. He also was runner up in the Mid-Texas Symphony concerto competition and the Clear-Lake concerto competition. Danny also enjoys playing and teaching piano, percussion, and guitar. To vary his work he will occasionally tutor Physics, Biology and Physiology, Chemistry and Math. 

Rory Tucker

As a student at Texas A&M University, I worked as a student researcher studying pecan genomics using SSR genetic markers. After graduating in 2017, I changed career paths and decided to enter the medical field and become a radiologic technologist. In 2018, I was hired at Lone Star University-Park as a biology tutor while I completed pre-requisites needed for a radiologic technologist program. I served as a Science Hotspot coordinator from November 2018 - January 2020. I returned part-time as a tutor for biology and anatomy courses.





Nicolas Nino

Subjects: Chemistry (I, II, and Organic I), Physics I/II, Math (Algebra-Calculus II).

Education: Pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering; S.A.

In his free time, Nicolas enjoys being outdoors, working out, and swimming. He also enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and watching movies. Nicolas has been a peer coach since Fall of 2018 starting tutoring. Nicolas is currently attending UH for his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.





We are seeking current University Park students to join our team of Science Hotspot peer coaches. If you are interested, contact for more information on how to apply.