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Meet Our Subject Tutors

Our peer tutors are excited to meet with you! We'd like to introduce you to the team of tutors who guide and coach students through the learning process. You can find out more about our appointment tutors who support Biology, Chemistry, CME, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Human Biology, Math, Physics, and Statistics. You can also learn about our drop-in tutors who support Chemistry, Math, and Physics. Want to meet with one of our tutors? Check out our course list and drop-in schedule or make an appointment

Biology/Bioengineering Appointment Tutors

Jainith Patel, Biology

Jainith Patel

My name is Jainith Patel, and I’m a junior majoring in Biology with a Biophysics/Biochemistry concentration. As a biology enthusiast, I am drawn to biology by the diversity and expanse of concepts that govern how living systems function and interact. I am passionate about medicine and enjoy applying biology and bioengineering to help improve therapy for stroke in the lab. In my free time, I enjoy chatting with friends, watching movies, playing basketball, and cooking!

Javarcia Ivory, Biology

Javarcia Ivory

My name is Javarcia Ivory, and I’m a fifth-year student double majoring in Biology with a Biophysics/Biochemistry concentration and English with a Creative Writing concentration. Additionally, I’m a co-term student in the Epidemiology master’s program. I’m interested in health and medicine, biochemical research, and related topics. I’m originally from Clinton, Mississippi, and I love Southern food, spicy foods, and boba among other things. In my free time, I read and write poetry, jam to hip-hop/r&b, play Pokémon, and practice taekwondo.

Remi Akindele, Lead Tutor, Bioengineering and CME

Remi Akindele

My name is Remi Akindele and I’m a junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’m majoring in bioengineering and am currently a subject tutor for the bioengineering core! Outside of class, I enjoy watching movies (in fancy artsy theaters or on Netflix in her room, I don’t discriminate), starting impromptu art projects, and making food from recipes on fancy cookbooks and websites like Julie from “Julie and Julia”. 

Rishabh Kapoor, Biology

Rishabh Kapoor

My name is Rishabh (pronounced like bishop with “R” at the beginning) and I’m a junior majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology with a minor in Education. What draws me most to biology is the way in which simple, elegant principles like natural selection can explain otherwise bewilderingly complex phenomena. I’m also passionate about teaching and learning and love the challenge of making daunting concepts accessible to students. Outside the classroom, I love audiobooks, chai, Bollywood and watching The Daily Show!

Chemistry Appointment Tutors

Angela Xie, Chemistry

*Away until winter 2021

Hi I’m Angela, and I am a junior majoring in materials science and engineering, with a focus on chemistry. I’m a San Franciscan native, and I can’t seem to leave the Bay Area! I love how chemistry can relate to everyday life and tackle some of the largest problems in today’s society. I do research in the Karunadasa Lab on white-light emitting phosphors. Outside of classes and research, I love watching reality TV shows, Netflix originals, thrillers, animal videos, and baking desserts.

Foster Birnbaum​, Chemistry and Computer Science

Foster Birnbaum

I am Foster Birnbaum, a junior majoring in biology and computer science on the molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and the biocomputation tracks. I have also enjoyed the organic chemistry and biochemistry series in the Chemistry Department. I have worked in the Baxter Lab for Stem Cell Biology since the beginning of freshman year. To relax, I run the dish, read science fiction and epic fantasy, and solve puzzles in Bay Area escape rooms.

Jerry Sun, Chemistry

Jerry Sun

I am Jerry, a junior from Singapore and majoring in Chemical Engineering. I developed a passion for Chemistry because of the subject's versatility -- I currently use Chemistry to make my food taste better and also develop methods to study the brain. Since starting at Stanford, I have discovered interests in Medical Sociology and Urban Studies and I am excited to explore them further.

Olayemi Ajao​, Chemistry

Olayemi Ajao

Hi! My name is Olayemi Ajao and I am a junior majoring in chemical engineering. I love to read YA (young adult) novels, watch shows and movies (this activity alone occupies 80% of my “free” time), and have random conversations with my roommate (ask me about the dinosaur conspiracy). I often dance and sing despite not being great at either, and am obsessed with Indian food, ramen, and hot pot. Be warned: I am not a fan of dogs (mainly because they really scare me). P.S. chemistry haunts me in my dreams and the only cure for these nightmares is tutoring, so book an appointment and save a life.

Spencer Guo, Chemistry

Spencer Guo

My name is Spencer and I'm a senior studying chemistry with a minor in computer science. I find all parts of chemistry exciting, but most of all its applications involving biology, physics, and computers. This is my second year being a subject tutor and I'm excited to meet you all while hopefully sharing my love in chemistry. Outside of tutoring, I play violin in the Stanford Collaborative Orchestra, do research in Tom Markland's lab, and attempt to maintain my interests in music, cooking, and science.

Chemistry Drop-in Tutors

Ashley Riley, Lead Tutor, Chemistry

Ashley

Hey! My name is Ashley Riley, and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am senior double majoring in Chemistry and Human Biology with an interest in obtaining an MD PhD. In addition to classes, I have been conducting research in Professor Du Bois’ lab on a project pertaining to ligand binding. In my free time, I enjoy throwing lop-sided coffee mugs, watching too many shows on Netflix, and eating as much food as possible with my friends. I have been tutoring for many years and I love connecting with each student that stops by. I cannot wait to meet and help all of you!

Alan Tong, Chemistry

AlanTong

My name is Alan Tong, and I am a sophomore majoring in biology and chemistry. I am from Maryland but I have loved the West Coast ever since attending Stanford. I am passionate about science communication and I aim to be a biochemistry professor in the future! In my free time when I’m not pondering over the molecular basis of life, I enjoy playing Pirates of the Caribbean on the piano, cooking, and hanging out with my three younger brothers.

James Reed, Chemistry

I'm James and I'm a junior from Washington, DC. I'm a chemistry tutor majoring in biology in the biochemistry/biophysics track, and I'm especially interested in neuroscience. For fun, I love backpacking and camping outdoors, playing ultimate frisbee, and keeping aquariums. 

 

Jocelyn Chen, Chemistry

Hi! I'm Jocelyn, a sophomore and prospective Chemistry and Music major. I'm excited to be a part of your journey through chemistry class and learn with you along the way! If I'm not studying, you can probably find me on the piano, in the kitchen baking cake, on a boba run with friends, or out enjoying nature. I also love to travel — my dream destinations are Italy, Hawaii and New Zealand. Can't wait to meet you someday, whether it be in person or over Zoom!

Jordan Lee, Chemistry

Hey everyone! My name is Jordan Lee, and I am a junior double majoring in Biology with a Microbes and Immunity concentration and in Classics with a Latin concentration, aspiring to attend medical school in the future. I am fascinated in chemistry’s simple, yet complex, nature and how chemistry forms the basis for many things that keep us sane and alive. I currently do prostate cancer research in the Stoyanova Lab. I am a proud FLI, Filipino-American, SoCal native (from the 626)! Fun fact about me: I can touch my thumb to my wrist!

Sara Frigui, Lead Tutor, Chemistry

Sara Frigui

My name is Sara, and I’m a rising junior majoring in chemistry and minoring computer science, with the goal of pursuit an MD PhD. I’m from Louisville, Kentucky, and have been tutoring for several years. I love biology and chemistry and nothing excites me more than helping others learn the fascinating material! In my free time, I love running and exploring new food places with friends. 

William Chow, Chemistry

My name is William, and I’m a junior majoring in chemistry. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California- so naturally, I love sunny weather, great music, and every type of food. Nothing makes me happier than meeting and working with new people. Even though chemistry can be a bit daunting sometimes, I truly believe it’s one of the most interesting subjects out there!

CME Appointment Tutors

Carlos Ciudad-Real, CME, Math, and Physics

My name is Carlos and I am a coterminal masters student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I studied Environmental Systems Engineering for my undergraduate degree and wrote an honors thesis on revenue estimation for tidal and wave energy projects in California. I have also been involved in research at the GSB that studies the economics of electric vehicles. Outside of academics, I am involved in Los Hermanos de Stanford where we give out scholarships to underprivileged Latinx students.

Darren Redic, CME, Engineering, and Math

*Away until winter 2020

Hi, I’m Darren and I am a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in product realization. I'm a San Diego native and I truly think it’s the best city, but I must admit, the Bay Area has its golden moments. This will be my first time tutoring and I am extremely excited to meet you all! In my free time, I love to engage in anything artistic (drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.), listen to music, and workout, just to name a few.

Remi Akindele, Lead Tutor Bioengineering and CME

Remi Akindele

My name is Remi Akindele and I’m a junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’m majoring in bioengineering and am currently a subject tutor for the bioengineering core! Outside of class, I enjoy watching movies (in fancy artsy theaters or on Netflix in her room, I don’t discriminate), starting impromptu art projects, and making food from recipes on fancy cookbooks and websites like Julie from Julie and Julia

Computer Science Appointment Tutors

Alice Viera, Computer Science

Alice Viera

My name is Alice Viera, and I am a current English major and junior. I love tutoring because it exposes me to a wide variety of Stanford students that all have as much to teach me about the learning process as I can teach them about Computer Science. Other than that, I'm from Weston, Florida, and I love dogs, movies with plot twists, and Indian food!

Alisa Wang, Computer Science 

Alisa Wang

Hi! My name is Alisa, and I am a sophomore studying computer science. I am enthusiastic about teaching and very excited to be a tutor. Some of my hobbies include painting, walking, and making music. I look forward to working with you!

​Bowen Jiang​, Computer Science

*Away until winter 2021

Bowen Jiang

Hi! I’m Bowen, and I’m a sophomore intending to major in Bioengineering. I’m originally from Chico, California, but I’ve lived in Sacramento for the past three years. I’m fascinated by the natural world, and I enjoy nature photography, hiking, snorkeling, and fishing as well as just plain reading about biology too. When I’m not somewhere outdoors, I like to compose and produce music, play table tennis, and cook. I look forward to working with you! 

Clinton Kwarteng, Computer Science

Clinton

Hello! I am a sophomore from Kumasi, Ghana. I am currently undeclared but I look forward to majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. I am a big fan of all Late Night, Got Talent and Comedy shows. I love tutoring because it is a great way for me to meet new people and learn from their experiences. I am excited to meet you all soon!

Cora Wendlandt, Computer Science 

Cora Wendlandt

Hi, my name is Cora Wendlandt, and I am a sophomore from Boston. I am a prospective Computer Science major interested in biocomputation and a tutor in general chemistry. I love hanging outside, orange spice tea, a good adventure, exploring new places, running with my dog and reading. I am excited to meet you and help you out in computer science!​

Hikaru Hotta, Computer Science

*Away until winter 2021

Hikaru

I am a CS coterm passionate about machine learning and tinkering with things to understand how they work. In my free time, I like to scuba dive and to explore to world's oceans. I'm really excited about meeting all of you and about helping with your understanding of CS concepts.

Jasmine Bayrooti, Computer Science

*Away until winter 2021

Jasmine Bayrooti

Hi! I’m a sophomore studying math and/or computer science at Stanford. I am originally from the suburbs of New York. I have done a lot of robotics throughout high school and enjoy spreading STEM enthusiasm. I particularly love teaching and am excited to help others in these areas. In addition to school, I enjoy skiing, reading, traveling, and playing the piano.

Luis Govea, Computer Science and Physics

Luis Govea

Hey everyone! My name is Luis and I'm a senior majoring in Bioengineering! I’m a proud Mexican and Texan – nothing beats our steaks! Some of my hobbies include soccer, listening to music, watching television shows, movies and playing video. Hope to see y'all during my sessions soon!

 

Zixian Ma, Computer Science

*Away until winter 2021 

I'm Zixian Ma (or Sunnie), a junior majoring in computer science and minoring in biology. I grew up in the southeast of China and went to high school in Shanghai. I'm a CS tutor (who can also talk about biology if you're interested). Outside of classes, I enjoy dancing (a lot!) and especially love hiphop and kpop dances. I also like watching sci-fis, (long-distance) running and biking. I'm excited to meet and become friends with you!

Economics Appointment Tutors

Jay Lee, Economics

*Away until winter 2021

Jay Lee

My name is Jay, and I'm currently a rising junior majoring in Economics/minoring in Spanish. I'm excited to be your Econ tutor, and hope we'll learn a lot together. Besides academics, I'm really into playing FIFA, running, internet shopping, and watching live DJ sets!  

 

Sarah Vicol, Lead Tutor, Economics

Sarah Vicol

Hi, I'm Sarah, a senior originally from Marlboro, New Jersey. I'm majoring and coterming in Management Science and Engineering, with a concentration in finance. I'm a STEM person at heart, but I have an eclectic mix of interests that includes economics and public policy, hence why I'm a subject tutor in economics in the first place! In my free time, you can find me playing piano, making origami, or baking way too much banana bread.

Sikata Sengupta​, Economics and Math

*Away until winter 2021

Sikata Sengupta

Hi! I'm a junior from New Jersey, majoring in Mathematics and Economics. I really enjoyed tutoring Math and Econ through CTL last year, so I am excited to continue! In my free time, I love watching films, juggling, and playing chess.​

 

Sophia Love, Economics

Sophia Love

Hi! My name is Sophia, and I am a sophomore from Dallas, Texas. I am a prospective economics major also interested Management Science & Engineering. Outside of economics my interests range from business and computer science to religious studies and art. In my free time, I enjoy baking gluten-free sweets, staying active, and watching new movies with family and friends!

Tiffany Zhu, Economics

Tiffany

My name is Tiffany (she/her), and I am a senior double majoring in Economics and Slavic Languages and Literatures. My academic interests are international development, Russian and Soviet history, and U.S. health policy; in my free time, I enjoy writing short stories, baking, and binging TV shows on Netflix. If you need help with the core, advice on combining very unrelated academic interests, want TV recs or just want to talk, feel free to set up a Zoom appointment with me and let's chat!

Engineering Appointment Tutors

 

Darren Redic, CME, Engineering, and Math

*Away until winter 2021

Hi, I’m Darren and I am a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in product realization. I'm a San Diego native and I truly think it’s the best city, but I must admit, the Bay Area has its golden moments. This will be my first time tutoring and I am extremely excited to meet you all! In my free time, I love to engage in anything artistic (drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.), listen to music, and workout, just to name a few.

Human Biology Appointment Tutors

Bryanna Godfrey, Human Biology

Bryanna Godfrey

Hi! My name is Bryanna Godfrey and I am a junior majoring in Human Biology with a focus on Novel Treatments to Neurological Conditions. Outside of academics, I love exploring new places and playing my flute on campus. Likewise, I am passionate about community health and love opportunities to support and intervene on health disparities. I am excited to support you guys in the Core and can't wait to get to know you all!

Neil Wary​, Human Biology

Neil Wary

Hello! My name is Neil and I am a junior from a small suburb just outside of Chicago, IL. I am studying Human Biology concentrating in biomedicine, anatomy, and disease with a minor in music. Outside of academics, I volunteer at Arbor Free Clinic, research in the School of Medicine, and play the violin. I’m super excited to get to know you and help you succeed in the Core!

Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh, Human Biology

Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh

My name is Psalm, and I'm a sophomore from Los Angeles, California. I am a Human Biology major with an Area of Concentration in Brain and Behavior. Currently, I work as a Research Assistant at the Parker Lab, where I am studying a novel drug for autism and pituitary disorders. I have also been a Bridge staffer since winter quarter of my freshman year and am passionate about mental health topics and advocacy. Outside of academics, I enjoy technical theatre, camping, scary movies, and videos of cute cats.

Stephanie Chang​, Lead Tutor, Human Biology and Statistics

Stephanie Chang

Hi! My name is Stephanie, and I'm a junior from Houston, TX majoring in Human Biology. I love to dance, and I'm a member of Cardinal Ballet Company and Urban Styles. In my free time, I like to run, swim, and watch Criminal Minds. I'm excited to be a Stats 60 tutor for a second year!

Math and Physics Appointment Tutors

Carlos Ciudad-Real, CME, Math, and Physics

My name is Carlos and I am a coterminal masters student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I studied Environmental Systems Engineering for my undergraduate degree and wrote an honors thesis on revenue estimation for tidal and wave energy projects in California. I have also been involved in research at the GSB that studies the economics of electric vehicles. Outside of academics, I am involved in Los Hermanos de Stanford where we give out scholarships to underprivileged Latinx students.

Darren Redic, CME, Engineering, and Math

*Away until winter 2021

Hi, I’m Darren and I am a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in product realization. I'm a San Diego native and I truly think it’s the best city, but I must admit, the Bay Area has its golden moments. This will be my first time tutoring and I am extremely excited to meet you all! In my free time, I love to engage in anything artistic (drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.), listen to music, and workout, just to name a few.

Emily Dickey, Math

Hello! My name is Emily, and I am a sophomore from Kansas City. I am planning to major in either Mathematical and Computational Science or Environmental Systems Engineering, and my other interests range from classics to geopolitics. Outside of class, I am a proud member of Stanford’s Club Swim Team and Stanford Outdoor Outreach Program. In my free time, I love listening to podcasts, hiking, and watching sports (go Chiefs!). I’m excited to share my love of math through tutoring!

Francesco Insulla, Physics and Statistics

*Away until winter 2021

Francesco Insulla

Hi! I’m a senior majoring in Physics and MCS. I’ve been moving between Physics, CS and Math research groups, and outside of class, I am the financial officer for the Stanford Italian Society. During my spare time, I enjoy watching tv shows and movies, listening to music and playing tennis. I like breaking down concepts and explaining them in simple bites, and I’m excited to be a Physics and Stats tutor this year!

Giulia Socolof, Math and Physics

Giulia Socolof

Hi! I’m Giulia, and I’m a sophomore from New Jersey planning on studying physics. I’m so excited to continue tutoring this year! Outside of tutoring, I’m really involved with SSI’s rockets team and the club ice hockey team here at Stanford. In my spare time, I like to bake, play bass and guitar, and watch movies.​

 

Jason Zhu, Math 

Hey everyone! My name’s Jason, and I’m a junior majoring in math from Frisco, Texas. I’m super excited to offer tutoring appointments in math this year, and I’m hoping to share some of my enthusiasm for the subject with more people. Talk to me about applied math, numerical methods, and computer graphics! Outside of academics, I play piano, make TikToks, and choreograph for Stanford’s Common Origins dance team. 

Kevin Huang, Math and Physics

*Away until winter 2021

Kevin Huang

My name is Kevin Huang, and I’m a junior at Stanford University with extensive research and teaching experience in physics. I am an invited Associate Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, invited Member of the National Space Society, and Member of the Society of Physics Students. Currently, I am pursuing condensed matter theory research at the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials. For the past four years, I have kept my teaching outreach active in the community, most recently tutoring Stanford Summer Session students. In my spare time, I am a dedicated pianist, having performed at many prestigious venues, senior centers, universities, and government institutions.

Luis Govea, Computer Science and Physics

Luis Govea

Hey everyone! My name is Luis and I'm a senior majoring in Bioengineering! I’m a proud Mexican and Texan – nothing beats our steaks! Some of my hobbies include soccer, listening to music, watching television shows, movies and playing video. Hope to see y'all during my sessions soon!

Sikata Sengupta​, Economics and Math 

*Away until winter 2021

Sikata Sengupta

Hi! I'm a sophomore from New Jersey and a prospective Mathematics and Economics major. Outside of class, I am an editor for the undergraduate journal Comparative Advantage and part of the chess club. In my free time, I love watching films, reading, and anything vegan food related. This year, I am excited to tutor a mix of math and econ with CTL!

Math and Physics Drop-in Tutors

Ava Jih-Schiff, Math

*Away until winter 2021

Ava

Hi! My name is Ava Jih-Schiff and I am a sophomore from Danville, California planning on majoring in electrical engineering. Outside of class, I am an athlete on the varsity synchronized swimming team and a member of Stanford Synapse, a club that runs support groups and various events aimed at helping those with traumatic brain injuries. I also enjoy running, spending time outdoors, and cooking. I’ve learned so much since coming to Stanford, and I can’t wait to share my passion for math and physics through tutoring!

Ben Hu, Math

Ben Hu

Hi! My name is Ben and I am a sophomore from Connecticut thinking about majoring in MCS. I am really excited to be a part of the CTL tutoring team! Outside of the classroom and tutoring, I am involved in Cardinal Free Clinics and Stanford STEAM. In my free time, I love to cook, watch Netflix, and swim. 

Drew Wadsworth​, Lead Tutor, Math and Physics

Drew Wadsworth

My name is Drew Wadsworth, and I am a junior studying engineering physics. I’m from Menlo Park, California, just a few miles from Stanford campus. I love the outdoors, and could talk for days about running, backpacking, and the ocean. I also took Latin for 7 years and am always interested to talk about and learn about Greek and Roman myths. The concepts I’ve learned taking physics and math at Stanford are especially meaningful and interesting, so I am excited for every opportunity to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for these subjects with other students.

Patin Inkaew, Math and Physics

*Away until winter 2021

Patin Inkaew

Hi! My name is Patin Inkaew and currently, I am a junior. I am originally from Thailand. I am interested in physics, electrical engineering, and computer science and a member of in Stanford Robotics Club. I love teaching because I could share my experiences. I am excited to see you!

 

Sophie Parsa, Math and Physics

Hi I’m Sophie and I’m a Junior majoring in Computer Science on the biocomputation track. I’m also premed and I’m interested in the intersection of Computer Science and Medicine! I’m currently a tutor in math and physics and love talking about these subjects! Outside of school, I like running, coloring doing origami, and trying out new food recipes.

Tim Dai, Math and Physics

Tim Dai

Hi! My name is Tim, and I’m currently a sophomore interested in CS, math, and energy resources. I really enjoy working through problems with people so if you have a problem that needs working through I can try to help! Outside of academics, I like home cooking, meeting with Stanford Christian Students, and listening to new music.

Yosheb Getachow, Math and Physics

Yosheb

Hey everyone! My name is Yosheb Getachew, and I am a junior majoring in Physics with a concentration in either Theoretical or Applied Physics, and minoring in Math. I'm a Math and Physics tutor, but I love to talk about pretty much anything, especially in an interdisciplinary context. So if you love chemistry, computer science, religious studies, or history, definitely give me a call! I have engrained origins in neurobiology and chemistry from high school, but changed my degree and encompassing career trajectory when I arrived at Stanford. If you have any questions navigating a similar transition, I'm completely available to share my experiences and offer advice. I love teaching and I hope that I can instill as much enthusiasm as I can while facilitating a glimpse into the confounding yet elegant world of math and physics. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, watching my SF 49ers compete, reading anything I can get my hands on, and spontaneous adventures with the people I love!

Statistics Appointment Tutors

Stephanie Chang​, Lead Tutor, Statistics

Stephanie Chang

Hi! My name is Stephanie, and I'm a junior from Houston, TX majoring in Human Biology. I love to dance, and I'm a member of Cardinal Ballet Company and Urban Styles. In my free time, I like to run, swim, and watch Criminal Minds. I'm excited to be a Stats 60 tutor for a second year!

 Francesco Insulla, Physics and Statistics

*Away until winter 2021

Francesco Insulla

Hi! I’m a senior majoring in Physics and MCS. I’ve been moving between Physics, CS and Math research groups, and outside of class, I am the financial officer for the Stanford Italian Society. During my spare time, I enjoy watching tv shows and movies, listening to music and playing tennis. I like breaking down concepts and explaining them in simple bites, and I’m excited to be a Physics and Stats tutor this year!