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ASC: About Us - Our Team

Meet our Admin Team

Chris Harder – Supervisor, Tutoring Services

Picture of Chris HarderSee Chris for Tutoring Referrals, TracCloud technical support and sponsorship and grant funded tutoring for students with disabilities.

Hi! I'm Chris Harder, I supervise the Academic Success Centre's tutoring services unit. I help students connect with the academic supports that will enable them to be successful in their program or course. I also manage the recruitment, hiring and training of tutoring staff, as well as develop and support TracCloud, the ASC's online tutoring and referral portal.

Prior to joining the Academic Success Centre in 2015, I worked for 13 years as an ESL teacher, corporate trainer and university lecturer in Seoul, South Korea.

Dayna Graham – Student Case Manager and Faculty Liaison

Picture of Dayna GrahamSee Dayna at EDC for Coaching, Tutoring, and Workshop Requests.

Dayna Graham’s education degree, EAL certificate, and 15 years in the field of education, combined with a lifetime commitment to sport, has driven her to seek out practices which elevate students’ learning and academic performance. Dayna has a hand in administering several student supports at the ASC, including academic coaching, tutoring, student success workshops, group review workshops, support for incoming students, and partnerships with various programs across Red River College Polytechnic.

Kaleigh Quinn – EAL Specialist

Picture of Kaleigh QuinnContact Kaleigh if you need language support in these programs/schools: School of Community Services, Educational Assistant, Electrical/Electronic/Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Power Engineering.

Hello! My name is Kaleigh, and I joined the Academic Success Centre in January 2016 as an EAL Specialist. I work with students, tutors, and program staff, to assist students to develop the language skills they need to be successful in their academic programs and in the workplace; we provide supports through individualized and small group tutoring, workshops, and classroom embedded supports.

I have a B. Ed, M. Ed, and a TESL Certification, and have experience supporting EAL learners in K-12, university, college, language training, and government capacities. I value the opportunity to support EAL students in their Red River College Polytechnic academic programs, and am passionate about finding creative ways to support students’ language needs. Please stop by the ASC if you’d like to learn more about our EAL supports!

Stephen Sawchyn – EAL Specialist

Picture of Stephen SawchynContact Stephen if you need language support in any of the programs in the schools of Transportation Technology, Skilled Trades, or Health Sciences.

Hi everyone!  My name is Stephen Sawchyn and in June, 2017 I  joined the team at the Academic Success Centre as an EAL Specialist. I work with students, instructors and programs to provide the language supports needed for students to be successful in their college courses and in their field after graduation.

Send me an email or stop by the ASC to learn more about the supports we offer and how we can help.

​Melissa Coyle - Academic Support Coordinator

Picture of Melissa Coyle

Hello! My name is Melissa Coyle and I am the Academic Support Coordinator at the Academic Success Centre. 

Working between both campuses, I am responsible for the organization, implementation, and promotion of ASC services including individual/group tutoring, review workshops, academic coaching, and in-class workshops. I am also responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supporting our Peer Tutors and I work closely with both our Peer Tutors and Staff Tutors to ensure their schedules are up-to-date and available to students online and on-campus.

Before joining the ASC team, I completed my BFA, B. Ed, and TEAL certification at the University of Manitoba and worked as a teacher for two years. I have over six years of experience supporting adults of diverse needs in our community and I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals.

You can find me in ATLAS (NDC Library) or contact me at tutoring@rrc.ca. I look forward to meeting you and connecting you with our amazing staff!