Meet the K.E.Y. Crew
Our tutors come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all have common characteristics. They have achieved excellence in their fields of study; they are thoughtful communicators, critical thinkers, writers, researchers, mathematicians, and scientists.
Our tutors are passionate about education and about sharing knowledge with their peers.
In addition, they understand what it is like to go to college while working full or part time. Most of our tutors have earned at least one college degree and are pursuing additional degrees, either at Ivy Tech or at 4 year institutions.
Because of their educational expertise and their experiences with subjects across the academic disciplines, our tutors are eager to help you to succeed too, in college as well as in the workplace.
Darla K. Crist
Associate Professor of English
Director, K.E.Y. Learning Center
Darla is the result of the school of life and a Masters degree in English with a specialization in Creative Writing from Indiana State University.
When she is not in the Learning Center, she is teaching creative writing or composition in her other role as a teacher.
Darla is the founder and faculty advisor for the Ivy Tech Creative Writing Club. She is a published author whose books include The God of Small Losses (2010), Catherine Sophia's Elbow: A Love Story (2014, 2016 ), and The Book of Wishful Thinking (2017).
Office Phone: 812-298-2563
K.E.Y. Learning Center: 812-298-2363