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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

​Anjali Khisty

Subjects: Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Intro to Chemistry, Chemistry I, Physics I 

Education: Pursuing A.S.; plans to pursue B.S. in Geological Sciences

Anjali is currently studying geology in order to learn more about the Earth and our place in the Solar System. She plans to transfer to A&M University in the fall of 2020. In her spare time, Anjali enjoys sculpting tiny figures out of clay and loves listening to different types of music





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. 


Kyle Larsen

Subjects: Biology I, Physical Geology

Education: Pursuing A.S.; plans to pursue B.S. in Cyber Security from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Kyle enjoys reading books in his free time from topics ranging on gardening and beekeeping, to building simple structures and setting traps and snares. He also enjoys listening to a variety of music genres, and even plays the ukulele on weekends with his brother on Skype. Kyle was introduced to the Science Hotspot by his Physical Geology class and aspires to diligently work with students as a peer coach. 



Luis Reyes

Subjects: Intro to Chemistry, Chemistry I

Education: Pursuing A.S.; plans to pursue B.S. in Food Science & Nutrition at SHSU

Realizing his newfound interest in helping others, Luis took on the responsibility of peer coach with the aspiration of helping students discover a greater appreciation for science. He hopes to carry these new skills of assisting peers into his career and beyond. Aside from providing chemistry coaching in the Hotspot, he is a big fan of honing his skills in fighting and rhythm games, alongside spending time with his siblings and family.


We are currently 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.