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The Student Learning Programs team is part of the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning

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Our Mission

Our programs are designed to teach transferable academic skills, create a safe space to take intellectual risks, and help all students become self-directed learners. Through our professional and peer-led services, we hope to provide you with the tools necessary to help you achieve your academic goals—no matter where you are in your learning process.

Our Philosophy

We take a student-centered approach to our services, acknowledging that a variety of factors within and beyond the classroom can influence student learning. We also strive to promote a growth mindset, the idea that all learners can improve themselves with sufficient effort and guidance.

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Our Professional Staff

Tim Randazzo

Tim Randazzo

Senior Director, Student Learning Programs
Tim provides leadership and strategic direction to CTL’s Student Learning Programs. Before coming to Stanford, Tim worked in several positions supporting student learning at UC Berkeley, including Coordinator of the McNair Scholars Program, an undergraduate research program providing research opportunities and mentoring to low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. Tim received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where his doctoral research focused on U.S. immigration and refugee policy.


Jae Chung

Associate Director, Student Learning Programs
Jae received his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Stanford University, where his doctoral research focused on cardiovascular development and cancer genomics. Jae has launched mentorship and TA support programs and was the Residential Academic Director for the Leland Scholars Program at Stanford before coming to CTL. Jae has worked with Stanford students since 2012 and is committed to helping students reach their academic goals.


Provides: Workshops, Consultations
Manages: Academic Coaching ProgramsPeer Learning Consultant Program, Academic Skills Programs, Additional Calculus for Engineers (ACE), ADHD/LD Support Program

Yvonne Ngo

Yvonne Ngo

Assistant Director for Tutoring & Student Learning Programs
Yvonne supports the Subject Tutoring and Language Conversation Partners programs at CTL. Prior to Stanford Yvonne was a Tutor Coordinator at UC San Diego supporting both the subject tutoring and metacognitive tutoring programs. She is passionate about supporting students in reaching their academic goals and mentoring student professionals.  


Provides: Workshops, Consultations
Manages: Tutoring Program, Foreign Language Conversation Partners Program, ADHD/LD Support Program

Rhean Sun

Academic Coach, Student Learning Programs
Rhean Sun is an Academic Coach in the Center for Teaching and Learning. She offers workshops and individualized coaching to help undergraduate and graduate students develop the skills necessary to reach their academic goals and become lifelong learners. Her favorite topics to discuss include procrastination, motivation, and resilience, but she enjoys speaking with all students about their diverse academic experiences. Rhean holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Amherst, Massachusetts.


Provides: Academic CoachingWorkshops, Joint Advising and Coaching Support, Consultations
Manages: Marketing and Communications

Jessie Schwab

Academic Coach, Student Learning Programs 
Jessie Schwab (she/her) is an Academic Coach at the Center for Teaching and Learning. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University, where her research focused on how young children learn language. Jessie is passionate about using her knowledge of psychology and the learning sciences to help students more successfully learn and thrive in college and graduate school. She has previously taught courses in psychology, education, and writing at Harvard University, and she also spent several years in Residential Advising at Princeton and Harvard. She is now excited to join the Stanford community and to help Stanford students develop their learning skills and reach their academic goals.


Provides: Academic CoachingWorkshops, Joint Advising and Coaching Support, Consultations
Manages: Joint Advising and Coaching Support, Peer Academic Coaching Division

Rachel Stumpf

Academic Coach, Student Learning Programs 
Rachel Stumpf is an Academic Coach at the Center for Teaching and Learning. She has worked within a variety of education contexts, including K-12 education, higher education, and instructor professional development programs. Before coming to Stanford, she worked as an Education Specialist at the University of California, Davis, where she led programs for graduate student instructors. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Irvine, and her research has focused on students' transition from high school to college writing, as well as professional development in teaching. She is currently working towards an Associate Certified Coach Credential, and she is excited to partner with students to identify strategies that will help them to meet their academic goals. In her free time, Rachel enjoys baking, hiking, and finding new areas of California to explore.


Provides: Academic CoachingWorkshops, Joint Advising and Coaching Support, Consultations
Manages: Academic Skills Web Resources, Curriculum Design Division

Our Student Staff