Staff and Tutors

Meet the Academic Support Center (ASC) staff and tutors. The ASC resides in the Division of Faculty Support 


Tabitha AppleberryTabitha Appleberry
Title: Associate Director
Location: Union Avenue Campus, Parrish Library, Room 278
Phone: 901-333-5358

Tabitha Appleberry is the Associate Director for the Academic Support Center, overseeing the Union Avenue Campus and the Gill and Whitehaven Centers. She has been an employee of Southwest since 2016 and is a proud alumna of the institution. She has over 25 years of educational experience in and out of the classroom. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis, obtained two master’s degrees, which include a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University and an M.A. in Education from University of Phoenix. Ms. Appleberry brings a wealth of experience and expertise to help students succeed at Southwest.

Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole
Title: Director
Location: Macon Cove Campus, Bornblum Library, Room 114
Phone: 901-333-4107

Thomas Cole is the Director of the Academic Support Center. He joined Southwest in 2015. He possesses over a decade of experience in tutoring academic and professional forms of writing; he also has taught undergraduate composition and literature for fifteen years. He graduated from Rhodes College with a B.A. in English and German. At the University of Florida, he earned both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. Dr. Cole is dedicated to student success.

Kenneth Foster

Kenneth Foster
Title: Master Tutor
Location: Macon Cove Campus, Bornblum Library, Room 118
Phone: 901-333-4135

Kenneth Foster is a laboratory technician and College Reading & Learning Association certified Master Tutor for the ASC in the fields of Chemistry, Math, and Physics.

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The ASC staff tutor in several content areas including English and Mathematics, as well as Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Physics, and Spanish. ASC locations vary on the availability of tutoring in some of these content areas. For additional information on tutoring for specific courses, contact individual ASC locations.

Note: To sort the information shown in the table below, select the respective column heading. Many tutors tutor in more than one subject area. Tutoring availability by course title is available in the schedule feature or by calling the ASC location.


Macon Cove      
Jordan Aulfinger History English/Writing  
Shannon Crowder Statistics Biology I Nutrition
Kenneth Foster Math Chemistry Physics
Bill Hirsh Math Office Apps.  
Michelle Sanchez-Nava English/Writing Spanish Communications
Matthew Teal Accounting Math Office Apps
James Tomlinson English/Writing Music  
Glenda Vaporean English/Writing Communications Statistics
Dianne Wilson-Hayden History English/Writing  
Nenet Wotengo A&P    
Kim Xiong A&P Biology  
Martha Ynguanzo Spanish    


Maxine Smith Center      
Kevin Kelley Math Physics Chemistry
Elizabeth Perry Math    
Terri Thornton English/Writing Communications  
Gwen White English/Writing Communications  


Union Avenue      
Oretha Anderson English/Writing Crim. Just.  
Kitty Baker Computer Apps    
Chemella Branch English/Writing    
Russell Conard Statistics Algebra  
Ashley Franklin English/Writing Nursing  
Michael Love Statistics    
Janet Luellen Statistics    
Rose Moore English/Writing Trigonometry  
Juliet Okeke A&P Nursing   
Angeles Padilla Spanish    
Alfred Robinson Nursing    
Destiny Royston English/Writing Communications  
Antonius Smith English/Writing History Psychology
Edgar Smith Statistics    
Kevin Washington Statistics Nursing Dosages
Chermakie Westbrooks Computer Apps    


Whitehaven Center      
Andre Appleberry English/Writing English Support Music
Cicely Conner Statistics Finite Math English/Writing
Jereme Jones Statistics Biology  
Bryant Lockhart Math Statistics  
Terry Pruitt Statistics    
Phyneria Smith English/Writing Trigonometry Algebra
Aminata Sow Computer Apps    
Sierra Thompson English/Writing    


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