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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, CME, 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

Bowen Jiang​, Biology

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!  

 

Javarcia Ivory, Biology

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, Bioengineering and CME

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

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

Alli Keys, Lead Tutor, Computer Science and Chemistry

My name is Alli Keys and I am a coterminal masters student. I studied chemistry for my undergraduate degree and am studying computer science for my masters. I'm passionate about educating students and I've been teaching and tutoring for the past three years. I also love to sing, dance, hike and play squash. 

 

Foster Birnbaum​, Chemistry and Computer Science

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

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

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.

 

Sam Hoelscher​, Chemistry

My name is Sam Hoelscher, and I’m a senior majoring in chemistry. I’m a native of Dubuque, Iowa and am planning to attend medical school after I finish my undergraduate coursework. I’m really passionate about science and eager to help people overcome and enjoy some of the challenging chem courses here at Stanford. I enjoy board games, television, movies, and food!

 

Spencer Guo, Chemistry

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

Anthony Flores​, Lead Tutor, Chemistry

My name is Anthony Flores, and I am a current senior studying Chemical Engineering. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and aspire to attend graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. I am interested in drug development and have been conducting research to develop a protein-based therapeutic for Huntington’s Disease. I am also involved in several extracurricular groups on campus such as Hermanos de Stanford and SOLE. Outside of school, I also enjoy playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and exploring as much of the bay area as I can.

 

Emilie Kono, Chemistry

Hi, I'm Emilie and I'm a current sophomore from Portland, OR. I'm a pre-med student likely majoring in either Human Biology or Bioengineering (though as of now I haven't quite decided). I'm interested in medicine, global health, social equity, and mixed race politics, and I enjoy doing service work outside of class. In my free time, I love to spend time with my lovely friends, play the ukulele, read, run, and explore the bay. I'm super excited to work with you!

 

Luis Govea Moreno, Chemistry

Hey everyone! My name is Luis Govea 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!

 

 

Sara Frigui, Chemistry

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. 

 

So Young Lee​, Lead Tutor, Chemistry

My name is So Young, and I am a senior majoring in Chemistry. I grew up in Seoul, South Korea and I've enjoyed learning Chemistry since high school. I love to share my enthusiasm about organic chemistry in particular! Outside of classes I work in Professor Yan Xia's lab making cool polymers. I've been part of Stanford's K-Pop dance team, XTRM, for the past three years. I also love art and have been painting during my time at Stanford and while studying abroad in Italy last year! This year, I'm excited to be the lead tutor and continue to help students with chemistry concepts.

 

 CME Appointment Tutors

Chau Vo, CME and Physics 

I’m Chau and I’m a senior majoring in chemistry. I’m a tutor for CME and physics but can definitely chat with you about all the fun chemistry classes I took. In my free time, I sing with O-Tone a cappella, do yoga, or just simply catch up with the latest season of Criminal Minds. I look forward to working with you!

 

 

Remi Akindele, Bioengineering and CME

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”. 

 

 CME Drop-in Tutors

Natasha Ong​, CME and Physics

My name is Natasha, and I’m a sophomore from Japan who is planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in healthcare and accessible technology. Besides tutoring Physics and Computational and Mathematical Engineering (CME), I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures, playing my clarinet, and dancing.

 

Pedro Martins, CME, Math and Physics

I am Pedro, a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering and Economics, and I am originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I tutor Math, Physics and Statistics, but feel free to drop by to talk about transitioning to the Stanford academic pace, picking classes and dealing with Financial Aid, especially if you are an international student. I am deeply involved with the Brazilian community on campus and enjoy cooking, climbing and pretending I play the saxophone in band. 

 

 Computer Science Appointment Tutors

Alli Keys, Lead Tutor, Computer Science and Chemistry

My name is Alli Keys and I am a coterminal masters student. I studied chemistry for my undergraduate degree and am studying computer science for my masters. I'm passionate about educating students and I've been teaching and tutoring for the past three years. I also love to sing, dance, hike and play squash. 

 

Alice Viera, Computer Science

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!

 

Cora Wendlandt, Computer Science 

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!​

 

Dunia Hakim, Computer Science 

Hello! I’m Dunia. I’m a senior and a coterm, majoring in computer science and minoring in education. I’m passionate about the intersection of education and technology. I’m especially excited by the potential of using artificial intelligence to make learning more personalised, adaptive, and fun. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing arcade games, and looking at videos of penguins. 

 

Elliot Miller, Computer Science and Statistics

My name is Elliot, and I am a senior currently studying MCS and a prospective coterm in CS (AI track). In my free time, I enjoy playing saxophone with the various student music groups around campus (including LSJUMB), baking banana bread, and playing the Pokémon trading card game.

 

Jasmine Bayrooti, Computer Science

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.

 

Maddy Bernstein​, Computer Science

I am a senior studying computer science concentrating in computer systems.  I started my major with CS 106A and am excited to work with you through the CS core!  I also am interested in religious studies.  Outside of class I enjoy swimming, singing, and playing the flute.

 

Michael Herrera​, Math and Computer Science
Hey! I'm a sophomore studying CS. I want to become a teacher and / or help create technology that increases access to education. I've been tutoring for four years and am an Advising Fellow for Matriculate, where I help high-achieving, low-income students apply to college! I'm into the performing arts and am a huge Marvel fan. If you have a homework problem that requires encyclopedic knowledge of Vine references, then we should definitely set up a session.

 

 

 

 Economics Appointment Tutors

Coco Sun, Economics

Hi! My name is Yutong but I've gone by Coco most of my life. I am pursuing a major in Mathematical and Computational Science and a minor in Economics. I really enjoyed tutoring math with VPTL last year, and am excited to begin a new year of tutoring economics this year. I have truly loved every single econ class I've taken at Stanford, and look forward to working with many of your through these great classes!

 

Michelle Xu, Economics

I'm currently a sophomore at Stanford University planning on majoring in Economics. I really enjoy teaching, and I'm super excited to be an Economics tutor! In my free time, I love dancing, taking pictures, and going out to eat.

 

Sarah Vicol, Lead Tutor, Economics

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

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.​

 

 

 Engineering Appointment Tutors

 

Ryan Johnston​, Engineering

I am an electrical engineering major from the greatest city in America: Duluth, MN. I love to create things and do hands-on projects as well as to hike, camp, and generally be outside. Helping others learn is one of my favorite things to do, so I am always excited to tutor.

 

 Human Biology Appointment Tutors

Clarrisa Aguirre, Lead Tutor, Human Biology

Hi! My name is Clarissa and I am a senior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Anatomy and Physiology and minoring in Spanish, in pursuit of becoming a physical therapist. Outside of academics I am the coach for Stanford’s Club Swim Team and recreational swim classes, am a HumBio student advisor, and am involved in Testimony Christian A Cappella. I studied abroad in Madrid, and while there had the opportunity to assist in a knee replacement surgery, an experience I would love to share if anyone is at all interested in doing the same! I am an absolute foodie, love to swim, and am passionate about all things related to physiology, medicine, and psychology. I can’t wait to get to know you!

 

Bri Peet​, Human Biology

Hi everyone! My name is Bri and I'm a junior here at Stanford.  I'm majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in the Neurological Basis of Disease.  Outside of class, I enjoy watching Marvel movies and dancing with my hip hop group, DV8.  I'm very excited to start tutoring in HumBio and helping students succeed in the Core!

 

 

Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh, Human Biology

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.

 

Vincent Busque​, Human Biology

Hi, my name is Vincent and I am a senior studying Human Biology, concentrating in health economics. Outside of academics, I am on the club swimming team and I love everything outdoors. I am also a HUGE fan of puns! My favorite food is PUNkin pie and if I could do anything in life, I would be a comedian but I don't think I would be very good since I often get the PUNch line wrong. Looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

 Math and Physics Appointment Tutors

Giulia Socolof, Math and Physics

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.​

 

Kevin Huang, Math and Physics

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.

Kevin Wang, Math and Physics

MHi! My name's Kevin and I am a current senior physics major specializing in condensed matter theory. I'm excited to be offering tutoring appointments in both math and physics. I am originally from Maryland, in the suburbs right outside DC. Outside of physics, I enjoy playing and listening to music of various forms. I have been a member of Stanford orchestras like SSO, SNE, and SJO and I am currently a member of the Stanford Concert Network (SCN). Looking forward to helping you out with your subject needs!

 

Michael Herrera​, Math and Computer Science
Hey! I'm a sophomore studying CS. I want to become a teacher and / or help create technology that increases access to education. I've been tutoring for four years and am an Advising Fellow for Matriculate, where I help high-achieving, low-income students apply to college! I'm into the performing arts and am a huge Marvel fan. If you have a homework problem that requires encyclopedic knowledge of Vine references, then we should definitely set up a session.

 

Sikata Sengupta​, Economics and Math 

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

Drew Wadsworth​, Math and Physics

 My name is Drew Wadsworth, and I am a sophomore 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.

Natasha Ong, CME and Physics

My name is Natasha, and I’m a sophomore from Japan who is planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in healthcare and accessible technology. Besides tutoring Physics and Computational and Mathematical Engineering (CME), I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures, playing my clarinet, and dancing.

 

Patin Inkaew, Math and Physics

Hi! My name is Patin Inkaew and currently, I am a sophomore. 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!

 

 

Pedro Martins, CME, Math, and Physics

I am Pedro, a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering and Economics, and I am originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I tutor Math, Physics and Statistics, but feel free to drop by to talk about transitioning to the Stanford academic pace, picking classes and dealing with Financial Aid, especially if you are an international student. I am deeply involved with the Brazilian community on campus and enjoy cooking, climbing and pretending I play the saxophone in band. 

 

Sandip Roy, Math and Physics

Hi, I’m Sandip. I’m currently a rising senior majoring in physics and tutoring both physics and math. Thinking about different ways of explaining concepts to those unfamiliar with them is my favourite method of learning so tutoring is a real joy for me; I find that I learn just as much as the tutee in the process. I look forward to working with you through the CTL!

 

Tony Rodriguez, Lead Tutor, Math and Physics

Hi, I'm Tony, a senior majoring in Physics with a focus in Astrophysics. I truly enjoy what I study and do my best to convey my passion for the subjects I tutor. I have greatly enjoyed tutoring for the different perspectives that it brings me, even with problems that I thought I had already understood well -- I often learn just as much during a tutoring session as much as my tutee(s) do!

 

 

  Statistics Appointment Tutors

Stephanie Chang​, Lead Tutor, Statistics

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!

 

 

Elliot Miller, Computer Science and Statistics

My name is Elliot, and I am a senior currently studying MCS and a prospective coterm in CS (AI track). In my free time, I enjoy playing saxophone with the various student music groups around campus (including LSJUMB), baking banana bread, and playing the Pokémon trading card game.

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