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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

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!

Theo Gress, Biology

Theo Gress

Hi, my name is Theo and I am a coterm student biology. I also majored in biology on the ecology and evolution track. Knowledge of ecology and environmental change for teaching about sustainability and conservation is extremely important to me. I am also a fan of chemistry and math but chose to focus on biology because of its breadth. I grew up in Sacramento, CA and volunteered at the local zoo talking to visitors about the animals, and conservation. In my free time I like hiking, kayaking, and playing board games.

Chemistry Appointment Tutors

Anoushka Rao

Anoushka Rao

Hello hello!! I'm Anoushka, a junior majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Human Rights! In my free time, I love to geek out over the entire NYTimes Games section (especially Letter Boxed), have deep conversations about epistemology with friends, and attempt to reenact the Great British Baking Show in my own kitchen. I am so excited to be an Appointment tutor for Chemistry this year, and I can't wait to meet you :) Before that though, let's address the chem-ephant in the room: chem classes at Stanford. They're tough, they're stressful, and they sometimes make you want to cry (internally or externally, no judgment). But you are not alone! Don't hesitate to make an appointment with me--we'll talk through problems, help address any conceptual challenges or areas of improvement, and help you learn in a way that works for you!

Athena Xue

Athena Xue

Hi! I'm Athena, a rising junior from the Bay Area studying chemistry. I'm especially interested in organic and biochemistry! I'm also passionate about healthcare and patient advocacy, and I love working with people and engaging in community service. In my free time, I like to catch up on sleep, do artsy/crafty things, and scroll through adorable animal videos (especially dogs and otters). I'm excited to meet you and talk chemistry with you :) You got this!!

Crystal Chen, Chemistry

Crystal Chen

Hi! My name is Crystal, and I am a junior from Southern California. I’m majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in the neurobiology of behavior and development and minoring in Education. While this may sound crazy, I’ve come to enjoy the elegance within the chaos and struggles of chemistry classes — it's fascinating how our bodies depend on basic chemical principles to thrive. Outside of classes, I love volunteering at Pacific Free Clinic, playing NYT word games, film photography, coffee, and playing the piano. I’m excited to work with you!

Dylan MacFarlane, Chemistry

Dylan MacFarlane

What's up! My name is Dylan MacFarlane and I am a junior from Southern California. I am a Bioengineering major and have taken chemistry for the pre-med core. In my free time I can usually be found lifting, swimming, or binging the latest shows on Netflix or HBO. As someone who heard (and experienced) all the horror stories about chemistry myself, I totally understand how scary and difficult those classes can be and I'd love to share all the tricks that helped me get more comfortable and confident in chemistry so you can be too.

Eshaan Rawat, Chemistry 

Eshaan Rawat

Hi everyone! My name is Eshaan, I'm a junior from Northern Virginia majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in music. I'm fascinated by the mathematical understandings behind what we study in chemistry, and how we can combine chemistry, engineering, and biology to promote human health. If I'm not at orchestra rehearsal or lab, you can find me playing video games, napping, or sneaking into dining halls. I’m looking forward to working with y’all!

Jordan John Lee, Chemistry

Jordan John Lee

Hey everyone! My name is Jordan John, but you can call me Jordan! I am a second-year co-term in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and I hope to attend medical school once my co-term is complete! I am fascinated in the simple, yet complex, nature of chemistry and how this subject forms the basis for human survival. I am a proud FLI, Filipino-American, SoCal native (from the 626)! I cannot wait to meet you!!

Jennifer Hamad, Chemistry 

Jennifer Hamad

Hi! My name is Jennifer Hamad, and I am a sophomore from Houston, Texas, planning to study cellular, molecular, and developmental biology with a passion for cancer research and chemistry! In my free time, you can find me conducting education equity and climate activism, playing the piano, or spending time onstage doing musical theater and opera. I cannot wait to meet you and help you achieve your light bulb moments!

Zac Nguyen​, Chemistry

Zac Nguyen

Hey y’all! I’m a Public Policy junior from Dallas, TX. I know chemistry can be a daunting topic (it was for me), but hopefully together we can gain an appreciation for the beauty of the reactions that make our bodies run! In my free time, I enjoy going on boba runs, binge watching my favorite shows, and getting lost in Wikipedia rabbit holes.

Chemistry Drop-in Tutors

Alan Tong, Lead Tutor, 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.

Alina Pollner, Chemistry

Alina Pollner

Heyoo! I'm Alina Pollner and I am a junior majoring in Human Biology and Math on the pre-med track. Doing the pre-med chemistry sequence here at Stanford not only taught me the mechanisms behind how our body truly works, but also how to study effectively through lots of trial and error. Outside of the classroom, you can probably find me either biking, running, or swimming (go Stanford Triathlon!).

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.

Jenny Shi, Lead Tutor, Chemistry

Jenny Shi

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, Chemistry

Jocelyn Chen

Hi, I’m Jocelyn, a senior majoring in chemistry and music. I’m super excited to meet all of you this year! I love organic chemistry and want to work in food chemistry someday. If you don’t find me in lab or lecture at Sapp, you can find me practicing piano in Braun. I also love baking, crafting, traveling, and going outdoors!

Julia Zhu, Chemistry

Julia Zhu

Hi y'all! My name is Julia, and I am a junior majoring in physics and minoring in biology. Outside of class, I volunteer with Camp Kesem, Little Libraries, and Cardinal Free Clinics. I am a big NYT crossword enjoyer and power napper. My experience taking the chemistry sequence here was fantastic, and I'm super excited to be part of your chem journey! Looking forward to working with and getting to know you!

Sonny Young

Sonny Young

Hi! I’m Sonny, and I am a sophomore studying chemistry from the Bay Area. In addition to ochem, I love okra, oysters, playing in the orchestra, among other alliterative things. Looking forward to working with you and making chem an enjoyable experience!

 

 

Victoria Le

Victoria Le

Hi! My name is Victoria, and I'm a junior from Lancaster, Pennsylvania on the pre-med track majoring in chemistry and minoring in computer science. The chemistry sequence here can seem intimidating at first (especially with all the horror stories you might hear!), but hopefully we can work together so you can conquer it one class at a time! In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends, crocheting, drinking coffee, and listening to a lot of Taylor Swift.

CME Appointment Tutors

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

Darren Redic

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.

Sala Ba, CME and Math

Sala Ba

Hi everyone! My name is Sala, and I am a Mechanical Engineering student in the class of 2024. I am so excited to be a tutor this year! I am super interested in aerospace and promoting DEI in the field of engineering. In my free time, I like to listen to music and dance. I hope to get to know some of you sometime in the future!

Computer Science Appointment Tutors

 Arman Aydin​, Computer Science

Arman Aydin

Hey! My name is Arman, and I’m a junior 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.

Bidipta Sarkar, Computer Science

Bidipta Sarkar

Hi! My name is Bidipta, and I'm a junior majoring in Computer Science from Cupertino, California. I am very interested in graphics and human-AI interaction. In my free time, I like to draw, do 3D sculpting with Blender, and walk my golden retriever, Candy. I am very excited to meet you all!

 

Juliana Lu-Yang, Lead Tutor, 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.

Philip Baillargeon, Computer Science

Philip Baillargeon

Hey all, Philip here! I'm a sophomore from Detroit, Michigan, studying computer science and sociology with a focus on developing accessible technology and analyzing the impact of technologies on communities. CS can frustrating, and it hasn't been a very inclusive field historically, which is why I want to help YOU make awesome technology your own. I hope we can have some fun mastering computer science fundamentals together! In my free time, I enjoy basketball, skateboarding, and creative writing.

Rhea Mitr, Computer Science

Rhea Mitr

Hi, everyone! My name is Rhea, and I am a rising junior from the CA Bay Area. I am fascinated by the intersection of medicine and computer science, and I am passionate about healthcare innovation using novel computational approaches. In my free time, you can find me playing soccer with friends or hiking along the scenic California coastline. I am so excited to meet you all and support you in your journey through the CS core!

Sebastian Ingino, Computer Science

Sebastian Ingino

Hi! I’m Sebastian and I’m a sophomore double-majoring Computer Science and Music Composition. I enjoy learning about, teaching, and working on computer science and I hope that I can help you understand it just a little bit more! In my free time, I play jazz piano, contribute to open-source projects, play soccer, and produce music.

Will Li, Computer Science

Will Li

Hi! My name is Will, and I’m a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in Computer Science and Math. Academically, I enjoy doing research on funky topics from autonomous driving to combinatorial game theory to, now, computation psychiatry. When I’m not being a nerd, you’ll find me doing stupid things with friends, procrastinating, and counseling at the Bridge. Give us a call!

Economics Appointment Tutors

Camellia Ye, Economics

Hello, I’m Camellia! I’m a senior double majoring in Economics and English and pursuing a coterm in Public Policy. Some things I’m passionate about include environmental and developmental economics as well as early modern poetry. In my free time I enjoy cooking, surfing, and skateboarding.

Drakos Brown, Economics

Drakos Brown

What's up! My name is Drakos and I'm a senior from the Bay Area majoring in economics. I'm especially interested in financial economics and developmental economics. In my free time, I love mountain biking, skiing, fly fishing, riding motorcycles, and hiking with my two dogs.

Ivy Manna, Lead Tutor, Economics and Statistics

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 junior from England, prospectively studying economics and data science. 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!

Ummara Khan, Economics and Statistics

Ummara Khan

Hi! My name is Ummara. I am a senior majoring in economics (arguably the best major at Stanford). I am passionate about Health and Developmental Economics. In my free time, I love painting, cooking, and listening to podcasts!

Engineering Appointment Tutors

Burcu Alici, Engineering

Burcu Alici

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

Darren Redic

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

Andrew Shin, Human Biology

Andrew Shin

Hey! My name is Andrew, and I’m a senior majoring in Human Biology with interests in neuroscience, bio-computation, and mental health. Outside of classes, you can find me staffing at the Bridge Peer Counseling Center, binging K-dramas, swimming, or playing the viola. I truly loved the HumBio Core and am so excited to help you get through it too!

Madeleine McGlynn, Lead Tutor, Human Biology

Madeleine McGlynn

Hello! My name is Madeleine and I’m a senior and Bay Area native. I'm majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Epidemiology and Health Policy, and minoring in Comparative Literature. When I’m not working on papers and PSETS in Green, you’ll find me behind the bench, writing my thesis, soulcycling, or ‘foodie-ing’ my way through Palo Alto. I look forward to getting to know you and work alongside you through the core!

Michelle Li, Human Biology

Michelle Li

Hi! My name is Michelle Li, and I am a senior from Wisconsin. I am majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in human health and disease. Outside of class I am an EMT and lead a brain injury support group. In my free time, I love baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family!

Sophia Kreider, Human Biology

Sophia Kreider

Hi everyone! My name is Sophia and I'm a senior 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, 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

Ashley Davidson, Math and Physics

Ashley Davidson

Hello! My name is Ashley Davidson, and I’m a sophomore from Connecticut. I am planning to major in Engineering Physics and minor in Math, but I’m interested in all things related to science. Outside of class, you’ll probably find me outside- working out, backpacking, or just exploring- as well as playing the ukulele, going to restaurants, and journaling. I’m excited to work with you this year!

Christy Thompson, Math

Christy Thompson

Hi, I'm Christy, and I'm a sophomore from the Bay Area. In my free time I love to do puzzles like sudoku and crosswords, longboard around campus, read books outside, and spend lots of time with my friends and my four siblings. I plan to major in math and to focus on pure math. I loved the 50 series and I'm excited to work through it with you, I look forward to getting to know you!

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

Darren Redic

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.

Lindsay Carlin, Math

Hi! I'm Lindsay, a sophomore from Chicago. I'm excited to work with you on your Math coursework! When I'm not poring over my own problem sets, I love to peruse the New York Times cooking website, watch stand-up and sketch comedy, act as a personal photographer for my dog, and participate in any activity that gives me an excuse to be outside.

Matthew Villescas, Math

Matthew Villescas

Howdy! My name's Matthew Villescas, and I'm a junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in both Math and Creative Writing respectively. I'm from San Antonio, Texas, where it's either too hot or too cold. I love running, writing, and horror movies! As a CTL tutor, I'm tremendously excited to meet all of you!

Sala Ba, CME and Math

Sala Ba

Hi everyone! My name is Sala, and I am a Mechanical Engineering student in the class of 2024. I am so excited to be a tutor this year! I am super interested in aerospace and promoting DEI in the field of engineering. In my free time, I like to listen to music and dance. I hope to get to know some of you sometime in the future!

Shino Kawazu

Shino Kawazu

Hello! My name is Shino, and I am a sophomore from the Bay Area. I plan to major in mathematics, and possibly minor in education. In my free time, I enjoy ballet, puzzles, and improving my Japanese skills. I look forward to meeting you all!

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'm a junior from Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.

Benjamin Zaidel, Lead Tutor, Math

Benjamin Zaidel

Hi! My name is Benjamin, and I'm a junior studying Bioengineering with a minor in Math. I'm originally from Los Angeles and will vehemently defend SoCal over NorCal. I first became a CTL tutor because I think it's infectious to see the look on peoples’ faces when a subject just clicks with them. Outside CTL, I love to go the gym, engage with the local Vietnamese community, and obsess over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Can't wait to meet you all!

Mary Fetter, Math

Mary Fetter

Hi! I'm Mary Fetter, and I'm a senior majoring in Engineering Physics, with a focus in Computational Sciences. I'm from Palo Alto, and in my free time I love to run and bike in the local foothills. I'm excited to work on with math and physics with you!

 

Rafael Prado Basto, Math

Rafael Prado Basto

Hi everyone! I’m Rafael, a sophomore from Brazil majoring in physics and math! When I’m not puzzling over mind-blowing physics/math theorems or working with very thin materials in the lab, you can most likely find me running around campus, swimming/climbing at AOERC, or backpacking in the wilderness! I’m really excited to meet you all and have a lot of fun diving in some really cool physics and math!

Sajan Mehrotra, Math 

Sajan Mehrotra

Hi! I'm Sajan, and I'm a senior from New York studying math and political science. Outside of tutoring, I enjoy running, cooking, and spending time with friends/family.

Management Science and Engineering Appointment Tutors

Statistics Appointment Tutors

Ivy Manna, Lead Tutor, Economics and Statistics

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 junior from England, prospectively studying economics and data science. 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!

Ummara Khan, Economics and Statistics

Ummara Khan

Hi! My name is Ummara. I am a senior majoring in economics (arguably the best major at Stanford). I am passionate about Health and Developmental Economics. In my free time, I love painting, cooking, and listening to podcasts!