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

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

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

Jae Chung

Associate Director, Student Learning Programs
Jae received his Ph.D. in 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, Leadership in Inclusive Teaching Fellowship, Additional Calculus for Engineers

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

Rhean Sun

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

Our Student Staff