Oakland University graduate student John Womack is the MTA Tutor of the Year for 2010. John started holding informal study sessions in a coffee shop; faculty quickly referred him to the Academic Skills Center where he has worked as a Peer Tutor and Supplemental Instruction Leader.CRLA Level 1 and certification and SI Leader Training are evidence of John’s professional development.
After three years running his own moving company and twelve years at Daimler Chrysler, John decided he wanted to teach math in college. Overcoming a serious illness in late 2009 and early 2010, John was awarded the Jon Froemke Graduate Assistantship at Oakland, which helps him be a perfect liaison between the ACS and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
In the community, John volunteers in a variety of roles combatting drug and alcohol use and domestic violence.
John’s dedication to his schooling, his work as a tutor, and his community involvement make him a model recipient of MTA’s Tutor of the Year.