Suzette Staal

Coordinator of Tutoring Services
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Suzette Staal started at Hope College in August 2015 as the coordinator of tutoring services for the Academic Success Center (ASC). She is responsible for all peer tutoring and ASC-sponsored help sessions, including:

  • Recruiting, hiring and training staff
  • Matching tutors to students requesting tutors
  • Overseeing daily operations of the help sessions
  • Providing resources for good study strategies

Suzette also teaches a first year seminar and serves as an advisor to her students. 


  • MAE, counseling and guidance, Pacific Lutheran University, 1994
  • B.A., education and English, Calvin College, 1989

Professional experience

Suzette worked in a social service agency providing school-based prevention programs. She also has classroom teaching experience.

Why I love Hope

Suzette loves the Hope campus and frequently walks by or through it. After living in other locations, she finds herself drawn to Michigan and the salt-free Lake Michigan.

Outside the college

Suzette loves being active. She walks her dog daily (frequently by campus) and teaches 3–5 fitness classes a week. She likes to cook and eat out. She also enjoys taking time out to read a good book.

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Suzette Staal

Phone Number616.395.7830

VanZoeren - Room 271 41 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423
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