The Learning Commons
How long have you been a part of the SUA community?
What is your position at/affiliation to SUA?
- Learning Commons tutor
- Parent of 2018 alumna
- Former Math teacher: Algebra I, Algebra 2, Intermediate Algebra, Freshmen Study Skills
- Avid SUA supporter!
What are you most proud of being affiliated with SUA?
I am most proud of being part of such a great school community that produces well rounded, academically strong, empowered, independent young women who are proud of their school and carry the SUA mission into the community. As a tutor in our Learning Commons, I support students when they are challenged academically. It is such a gift for our girls to be able to seek out tutoring/extra assistance when needed, and I am proud to be one of the tutors they can come to. I love being able to send a frustrated student off with a new-found sense of understanding and confidence. I love the "ah- ha" moment!!!
What SUA core value is most important to you and why?
Several core values are particularly meaningful to me, but Development of the Whole Person is my favorite. It is so important because it is the various parts of a person that, when put together, make a person who she is. We are all blessed with intellect, kindness, spirituality, and athleticism—and more traits—to a certain degree. These pieces need to be intertwined, and the development of all these characteristics working together is what truly makes a person whole.
How she impacts students...
“I started working with Mrs. Karban when I was a freshman through my focus group. It is not easy for me to seek out assistance, but I quickly learned how approachable and supportive Mrs. Karban is so now, even as a junior, I still look to her for guidance. I consider her a mentor and a person I can always approach when I need help. She goes above and beyond to understand our individual learning styles so that she can teach us effectively. I really appreciate the help and the advocacy that she has given to me.”
-Ahnna Lewis ’23
- Inside SUA