• CSBS Tutoring Center

Meet the Tutors

Students interested in becoming a tutor are encouraged to email the program coordinators. See the CSBS Tutoring Center Home page for contact information.



Seth Almaraz

Seth AlmarazBio

Greetings everyone! My name is Seth Almaraz, my pronouns are he/him, and I am an undergraduate student and researcher here at CSUN. I am a Psychology major, with the prospects of pursuing a doctoral degree (Ph.D !) in Clinical Psychology. While at CSUN, I have taken basic psychological research methods courses, and have also ventured to undertake advanced stats courses in order to broaden my insights and curiosity into the tools that the faculty in my department use. One of my leading passions in academia is the opportunity to learn--a process, I believe, that impacts both the student AND mentor. Therefore, if I am uncertain about a question that you may have, I will make sure to find a resource that can attend to both of our understanding of the material. Mirabile dictu, I hope to see you in Sierra Hall (SH) 121!

Erick Carranza: General Psychology, Statistics, Advanced Research Methods, Writing, and Technical Writing (e.g., APA style)

Erick CarranzaBio

Hello! My name is Erick Carranza and I am a first year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program. I have completed statistics, research methods and advanced research methods at my undergraduate university. Additionally, I am currently enrolled in univariate statistics so this content is fresh in my mind! Although I'm currently completing my Master's program, I do hope on working toward a doctoral program in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on cultural specific treatment for LatinX teens and adolescents. I would be delighted to assist you in anything related to statistics, writing in APA-format, research methods, or general psychology questions.

Axel Franco

Axel Franco


I'm a second-year master's student in the psychological sciences program. My emphasis of research is on Esports psychology, integrating psychological research practices in the field of competitive video games to help deal with stress, performance, and equity in Esports. I also love messing around with R.


Phoebe Shorter

Phoebe Shorter CSBS Tutoring CenterBio

Hey there! My name is Phoebe Shorter and I am a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program. Throughout my educational career, I have completed courses in statistics, advanced research methods, and scientific writing. I am also a research assistant in the REACH lab here at CSUN and I am specifically interested in how childhood maltreatment impacts mental and emotional well-being. I am excited to meet you and am eager to help you out with whatever you may need assistance with, ranging from general psychology questions to comprehending statistics and understanding it in the context of research. See you in the tutoring center!


Cameron Takahashi

Cameron TakahashiBio

Hello! My name is Cameron Takahashi (They/Them) and I am in my second year of the sociology graduate program! I have been working as an ISA for statistics classes for three years, and I have five years of tutoring work under my belt. I have a BA in Sociology, and I love playing board games and Overcooked in my spare time. I also have a passion for cooking, as I make all of my own meals and add my own spin on things!