A round of Applause! for Ali Ghorbanpour and Julie Gloss

This week, we’re applauding the Learning Commons’ Ali Ghorbanpour.

“Ali has efficiently provided additional math tutoring/instruction sessions, the Math Exam Prep Parties, for students,” Mackenzie Baker wrote in the award. “His efforts included bringing tutoring services and mathematics faculty together in a joint effort to help students master their Math 121, 122, 151, 152 and 253 coursework. He is a rock star and so passionate about his work both with students and faculty.”

Applause also goes to faculty member Julie Gloss, who teaches Spanish classes.

“Julie went the extra mile for one of her students,” Andy George wrote in the award. “A student in one of her classes this summer was approved to test with a reader due to his disability. As Julie teaches Spanish, this was a bit complicated for our English-speaking readers. Julie took it upon herself to create a recording of her reading the test aloud that the student could use while testing. This ensured that pronunciation and inflection were accurate, and that the student had the best possible testing experience. I am grateful for Julie’s conscientiousness and creativity in the service of our students.”

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