Student Resources

Student Success Center

Meet Our Tutors

Keith BrownKeith Brown Ed.D. is the director of the Student Success Center. Dr. Brown has over 20 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language as well as being an academic writing coach. His background also includes more than a decade of teaching in Japan. His rich experiences prepare him perfectly for coordinating UWest’s Student Success Center, which provides academic support to University of the West students.

Dr. Brown earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University in 2004. He has an M.A. in Humanities with a focus on EFL/ESL Teaching. He also carries certificates in TESOL teaching and Learning Community and Facilitator Development, plus International Tutoring Association Certification.

Farmata FallFarmata Fall is an undergrad Business student. She has been at UWest for one year. She started tutoring at the Success Center during her first semester at UWest. Farmata enjoys tutoring because she was an ESL student when she first came to the U.S. and had a tutor who really helped her overcome the language barrier. This is why she wants to help students.

Venerable HongVenerable Hong is currently in the MA Psychology program and has earned an MA in Divinity degree in 2015. She has been a student at UWest since 2011 and has been a tutor since 2012. She Helps students with their conversational, writing, presentation, and public speaking skills in all subjects except math. She likes helping students because she empathizes with students and the challenges they go through in learning English as a Second Language.

Contact Information

Student Success Center Coordinator
Keith Brown

Phone: (626) 677-3377
Fax: (626) 571-1413

ED231 & ED232
University of the West
1409 Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Note: tutoring hours vary from day to day. Check out the online schedule for available tutoring appointments.


You can make an appointment with our tutors by visiting our scheduling page.

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