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.

Daisy LiuDaisy Liu is currently seeking her Master Degree in Religious Studies. She has achieved a dual Master Degree in Hospitality Management and MBA with a concentration in Data Analysis at the University of Houston. In addition, she has a Bachelor Degree in English from Fort Hays State University. During her undergraduate studies, Daisy served as a tutor in the Writing Center and also a Grammar Teaching Assistant in the ESL Department. She offered constructive ideas on student’s writing assignments and implemented tutor sessions for 20 students from 4 different countries.

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.

Jacky XuJacky Xu, who hails from China, is a student in UWest’s BA Psychology program. In addition to working in the Enrollment Office, Jacky provides math tutoring in the SSC.

Ivan BjelicaIvan Bjelica comes to UWest from Belgrade, Serbia. He is studying for a BA in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Ivan provides tutoring in statistics to students of all majors.

Contact Information

Student Success Center Director
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 4:30 p.m.
Note: the center is currently on summer hours. 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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