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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, Management Science and Engineering, , 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

Abel Gonzalez, Biology

Abel Gonzalez

Hey everyone! My name is Abel Gonzalez, I use he/they pronouns, and I'm a senior studying biology and human rights. I'm interested in infectious disease, public health topics, and health in conflict regions. I'm originally from Miami, FL and love cooking, plants, and Pokémon! In my free time I swim, play video games, and just chill with friends. I'm so excited to help you through bio core! Feel free to ask me about pre-med and MPH opportunities!

Andrew Li, Biology and Statistics

Andrew Li

Hi everyone! My name is Andrew Li, and I am a senior from Cupertino, CA who is majoring in biology. I am passionate about this subject because it shows how fundamental concepts from varying disciplines culminate to make living organisms function. In the meantime, I conduct research in the lab on how social behaviors are encoded in the brain, and I also play the tuba in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Outside of school, you can find me wandering in the foothills or playing basketball. Anyhow, I’m thrilled to be tutoring biology this year!

Emily Li, Biology

Emily Li

Hi! I am Emily Li, and I am a sophomore planning to major in Biology with a concentration in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. I have loved watching nature documentaries since childhood, and that unfolded into a long-lasting enthusiasm in the biological sciences (and their intersection with everything STEM)! In my free time, I love swimming, drawing, and hanging out with friends. I am excited to work with you!

Jainith Patel, Lead Tutor, 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!

Chemistry Appointment Tutors

​Gaby Li​, Chemistry and Human Biology

Gaby Li

Hi! My name is Gaby Haeun Li, and I am a senior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in human-centered and cross-cultural approaches to public health. I have enjoyed the chemistry and biochemistry series, especially organic chemistry! I am also an advocate for the power of storytelling, community, and the arts to heal and to uplift patient experiences. My current work includes leading a brain injury support group, creating medical curricula for advancing racial justice, and combating loneliness and ageism through an intergenerational nonprofit. In my free time, I enjoy learning new instruments, hiking, and Facetiming my dog. I am excited to work with you!

Neeharika Bandlapalli, Chemistry 

Neeharika Bandlapalli

Hi! My name is Neeharika or Neeha for short. I am a rising senior majoring in chemistry from Austin, TX. I am really looking forward to exploring chemistry with you! Aside from my interest in chemistry, my other love is stories. You can probably find me with my head buried in either a whodunit mystery read or a romance novel. Also, mystery movies, crime shows, and basically all things Psych-related are my everything. I look forward to meeting you and learning more together!

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.

Chemistry Drop-in Tutors

Allison Zhang, Chemistry

Allison Zhang

I'm Allison Zhang, a junior studying Biology and Archaeology. Despite the horror stories and the seemingly universal hatred for chemistry (particularly organic), I've really enjoyed the classes I've taken at Stanford and am excited to (attempt to) spread that enjoyment—or, at the very least, help you survive the class.

Alan Tong, Chemistry

Alan Tong

Hi there! My name is Alan, and I am a junior 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.

 Harshu Musunuri, Chemistry

I’m Harshu, and I’m a rising senior from Seattle studying chemistry and computer science. I love talking about viruses, shape-shifting proteins, and global health. If I’m not in lab, you’ll find me reading, dancing, or hiking. Looking forward to exploring chemistry with you!

James Reed, Lead Tutor, 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. 

 

Jenny Shi, Chemistry

I'm Jenny, a sophomore studying chemistry and computer science from the Bay Area. In my free time I enjoy talking about science, taking long naps, drawing cats (among other things), and writing poetry. Excited to meet you!

Jocelyn Chen, Lead Tutor, Chemistry

Hi! I'm Jocelyn, a rising junior majoring in chemistry and music. I'm excited to be a part of your journey through the chem series! If I'm not studying, you can probably find me on the piano, baking sweets, on a boba run with friends, or out hiking in a forest. 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 John Lee, Chemistry

Jordan John Lee

Hey everyone! My name is Jordan John, but you can call me Jordan! I am a senior double majoring in Biology and Classics, planning to complete an honors project in Classics on plague narratives. I will also start my co-term in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and I hope to attend medical school once my co-term is completed. I am fascinated in the simple, yet complex, nature of chemistry and how this subject forms the basis for human survival. You can catch me as an RA for Arroyo, so come say hi!! I am a proud FLI, Filipino-American, SoCal native (from the 626)! I cannot wait to meet you on campus or through Zoom!

CME Appointment Tutors

Darren Redic, Lead Tutor, CME, Engineering, and Math

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.

Juliana Lu-Yang, CME and Computer Science

Juliana Lu-Yang

Hi! My name is Juliana and I'm a senior from the DC metro area majoring in chemical engineering. I'm especially interested in research at the intersection of statistics and materials science that advances our ability to bring low-carbon energy resources (batteries!) onto power grids worldwide. For fun, I love going on long runs with friends, trying new InstantPot recipes, and taking aerial silks classes.

Michael McDermott, CME, Engineering, and Math

Michael McDermott

Hey everyone! My name is Michael McDermott, and I am a Bay area native from Santa Rosa. I am currently in my Junior year studying Mechanical Engineering, with minors in Electrical Engineering and Italian. I am very passionate about applying my work and love to build and design new electronics and design projects in my free time. I am also applying my studies through the Stanford Solar Car project, and in research through the Precourt Institute for Energy Research. I can't wait to work with you in your studies!

Computer Science Appointment Tutors

 Arman Aydin​, Computer Science

Arman Aydin

Hey! My name is Arman, and I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Science from Istanbul, Turkey. Besides Computer Science, I like keeping up with financial news and investing in the stock market. Outside of academics, I like biking in San Francisco on the weekends, try out new hiking routes with friends, and playing the piano. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and hope that it’ll be an enjoyable learning experience for us all. 

Bowen Jiang​, Computer Science

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, Lead Tutor, 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!​

Juliana Lu-Yang, CME and Computer Science

Juliana Lu-Yang

Hi! My name is Juliana and I'm a senior from the DC metro area majoring in chemical engineering. I'm especially interested in research at the intersection of statistics and materials science that advances our ability to bring low-carbon energy resources (batteries!) onto power grids worldwide. For fun, I love going on long runs with friends, trying new InstantPot recipes, and taking aerial silks classes.

 Luna Yang, Computer Science

Luna Yang

Hey! I'm Luna, a rising sophomore from Singapore/China. I'm planning to major in Computer Science – particularly interested in CS theory. It's so cool! In my free time, I have a weird collection of little hobbies like fountain pens and inks, knitting, walking randomly, looking at cute birds, binging anime and playing Gu-Zheng. Hope to work with you soon!

 Melinda Zhu, Computer Science

Melinda Zhu

Hi! My name is Melinda, and I’m a junior from Santa Monica, California. I’m super excited to work with you! I’m a Computer Science major interested in systems and AI. Outside of CS, I’m also involved in music and neuroscience research. Some of my hobbies include playing the flute and piano, cooking a wide variety of dishes from different cuisines, and gaming!

Sophia Love, Economics and Computer Science

Sophia Love

Hi! My name is Sophia, and I am a junior from Dallas, Texas. I am a prospective economics major also pursuing a minor in computer science. Outside of class I direct Stanford Smart Woman Securities’ Investment Committee and am interested in the intersection of business and tech. In my free time, I enjoy gluten-free baking, staying active, drawing, and watching movies with friends and family!

Economics Appointment Tutors

Cathy Luo, Economics

Cathy Luo

Hello! I'm Cathy, a junior studying Earth Systems and Economics. I'm so excited to help you understand microeconomics, but feel free to reach out to me to grab coffee or chat about anything! On campus, I'm part of Students for a Sustainable Stanford and Common Origins Dance Team. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, trying new restaurants with friends, watching sunsets, hiking, and journaling.

Ivy Manna, Economics

Ivy Manna

Hi! My name is Ivy, and I’m so excited to be tutoring for the Center for Teaching and Learning this year! I’m a sophomore from England, prospectively studying economics and public policy. I love exploring the intersections of economics with female empowerment, intergenerational inequality, and climate change — and it’s so amazing to share my love for economics with you all! Beyond academics, you can find me playing tennis with friends, advocating for FairTrade, hiking in the Cotswolds, and reading mystery novels. It’s so lovely to get to meet you all!

Sarah Vicol, 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

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 and Computer Science

Sophia Love

Hi! My name is Sophia, and I am a junior from Dallas, Texas. I am a prospective economics major also pursuing a minor in computer science. Outside of class I direct Stanford Smart Woman Securities’ Investment Committee and am interested in the intersection of business and tech. In my free time, I enjoy gluten-free baking, staying active, drawing, and watching movies with friends and family!

Engineering Appointment Tutors

Burcu Alici, Engineering

Burcu

Hi! My name is Burcu, and I am a junior from Turkey. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering, and I hope to combine my love for engineering with space and/or neuroscience in the future. I’m passionate about encouraging women in STEM and love working with SWE’s Outreach team. In my spare time, I like to read, watch crime shows and drink coffee.

Darren Redic, Lead Tutor, CME, Engineering, and Math

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.

Michael McDermott, CME, Engineering, and Math

Michael McDermott

Hey everyone! My name is Michael McDermott, and I am a Bay area native from Santa Rosa. I am currently in my Junior year studying Mechanical Engineering, with minors in Electrical Engineering and Italian. I am very passionate about applying my work and love to build and design new electronics and design projects in my free time. I am also applying my studies through the Stanford Solar Car project, and in research through the Precourt Institute for Energy Research. I can't wait to work with you in your studies!

Human Biology Appointment Tutors

Bryanna Godfrey, Human Biology

Bryanna Godfrey

Hi! My name is Bryanna Godfrey, and I am a senior majoring in Human Biology with a focus on Novel Treatments to Neurological Conditions from Sugar Land, Texas. 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 address community health disparities in education and volunteering. I am excited to support you guys in the Core and can't wait to get to know you all!

Gaby Li​, Chemistry and Human Biology

Gaby Li

Hi! My name is Gaby Haeun Li, and I am a senior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in human-centered and cross-cultural approaches to public health. I have enjoyed the chemistry and biochemistry series, especially organic chemistry! I am also an advocate for the power of storytelling, community, and the arts to heal and to uplift patient experiences. My current work includes leading a brain injury support group, creating medical curricula for advancing racial justice, and combating loneliness and ageism through an intergenerational nonprofit. In my free time, I enjoy learning new instruments, hiking, and Facetiming my dog. I am excited to work with you!

Madeleine McGlynn, Human Biology

Madeleine McGlynn

Hello! My name is Madeleine, and I’m a junior and Bay Area native. I’m so elated to be majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Oncology and Bioethics, and minoring in Theater and Performance Studies. When I’m not working on papers and PSETS in Green, you’ll find me behind the bench in the immunology lab, hiking coastal trails, or ‘foodie-ing’ my way through Palo Alto. I cannot wait to get to know you and work alongside you through the Core! 

Neil Wary​, Lead Tutor, 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!

Samuel Fuentes, Human Biology
 

Samuel Fuentes

Hi everyone, my name is Samuel (feel free to call me Sam). I'm a Human Biology major with academic interests in immunology and bio-computation. I was born in Los Angeles, and in my free time, I like hiking/backpacking, playing basketball, reading, and hanging with friends. I'm excited to provide y'all with support and learn with you!

Sarrah Hussain, Biology

Sarrah Hussain

Hi everyone! My name is Sarrah and I am a junior from Los Angeles, California. I am a Human Biology major interested in global and women's health with a minor in Computer Science. When I’m not studying, I enjoy attempting recipes from the Great British Baking Show, rewatching Grey’s Anatomy, and walking around Trader Joe’s. I’m really excited to work with you all and help you succeed in the Core!

Sophia Kreider, Human Biology

Sophia Kreider

Hi everyone! My name is Sophia and I'm a junior from Chicago, IL. I am majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience, Behavior, and Mental Health, and I'm also minoring in music. Outside of the classroom, you can catch me playing tennis, obsessively attempting NYT crossword puzzles, and jamming on the ukulele. I can't wait to meet you all in the fall!

Math and Physics Appointment Tutors

Acacia Lynch, Math

Hi, I’m Acacia, a sophomore planning to major in Earth Systems or Engineering Physics, but I have loved taking math classes at Stanford. Outside of classes, I love hiking, baking, and woodcarving, as well as exploring the area whenever I get the chance. I’m a visual learner and often try to relate what I know in math to the world around me, so if you want any help with that, feel free to reach out!

Darren Redic, Lead Tutor, CME, Engineering, and Math

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 junior from Kansas City. I am currently planning to major in math, but I am also very interested in climate, energy, and environmental sciences. Outside of tutoring, you can find me: leading SPOT, frantically questioning if I should double major/switch majors, not so subtlety mentioning my winter as a ski instructor, going to sporting events to support friends and procrastinate, doing research, biking to Farrillaga for club swim practices, doing homework outside but actually just hanging out with friends, and trying to hone my taste in music. I’m excited to share my love of math through tutoring!

Jadon Geathers, Math

Jadon Geathers

Hello, my name is Jadon, and I am a sophomore from New York. Currently, I am studying Physics and Computer Science, and I am thrilled to be an appointment tutor this year for Mathematics! Beyond the scope of academics, I love to play the piano and saxophone, and I enjoy sharing my passion for music with others through TikTok. I also love exploring geography, bullet journaling, walking, and being around cats (because my allergies won’t stop me). If you are looking for support in the Core, general academic or non-academic guidance, or someone to simply chat with, I would be happy to connect with you.

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. 

Michael McDermott, CME, Engineering, and Math

Michael McDermott

Hey everyone! My name is Michael McDermott, and I am a Bay area native from Santa Rosa. I am currently in my Junior year studying Mechanical Engineering, with minors in Electrical Engineering and Italian. I am very passionate about applying my work and love to build and design new electronics and design projects in my free time. I am also applying my studies through the Stanford Solar Car project, and in research through the Precourt Institute for Energy Research. I can't wait to work with you in your studies!

Sikata Sengupta​, Economics and Math 

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!

Tirth Surti, Math 

Tirth Surti

Hello! My name is Tirth Surti, and I am from Sacramento, California. I am a sophomore thinking about studying a combination of astrophysics and computer science. I especially love just talking anything about astronomy and our universe. Outside of academics, I really enjoy playing the piano and guitar, and I will take any chance to go out for a hike or go skiing at Lake Tahoe. I am really looking forward to sharing my passion for math and physics with you all!

Math and Physics Drop-in Tutors

Alex Sun, Math and Physics

Alex Sun

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Sun, and I am a sophomore from Salt Lake City, Utah, thinking about majoring in engineering physics. Besides math and physics, I also love learning languages -- mainly French and Mandarin for the moment. Outside of class, I enjoy playing the guitar, skiing, hiking, and generally being out in nature. Hope to see you all soon!

Carmen Strassle, Lead Tutor, Math and Physics

Carmen Strassle

Hi, I’m Carmen. I double majored in math and physics and I’m getting my master’s in computer science theory. I started tutoring with CTL in 2018, and it’s been one of my favorite and most rewarding experiences at Stanford. I love teaching and definitely believe that there are no dumb questions, so don’t be afraid to sign up for an appointment or swing by a drop-in session to exploit this free resource! 

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.

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.

Management Science and Engineering Appointment Tutors

Statistics Appointment Tutors

Sarah Smale​, Statistics

Sarah Smale

Hi, I’m Sarah, a sophomore from the Seattle area. I am studying math and computer science, although I also love creative writing and art. I’m excited to get to know you and help you to be successful in statistics! In my free time, I like to draw, write, meet new people, explore new places with friends, and spend time in nature.

Andrew Li, Biology and Statistics

Andrew Li

Hi everyone! My name is Andrew Li, and I am a senior from Cupertino, CA who is majoring in biology. I am passionate about this subject because it shows how fundamental concepts from varying disciplines culminate to make living organisms function. In the meantime, I conduct research in the lab on how social behaviors are encoded in the brain, and I also play the tuba in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Outside of school, you can find me wandering in the foothills or playing basketball. Anyhow, I’m thrilled to be tutoring biology this year!