Staff

The Academic Tutoring Program employs 130 undergraduate peer tutors who have a passion for teaching and learning, and have demonstrated proficiency in the course they are tutoring. The Tutoring Program's diverse group of peer tutors thrives on sharing knowledge, tips, and learning strategies to help peers gain a better understanding of course material and succeed academically.

Janet Peters
Assistant Director of Academic Tutoring

Janet received her B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College. She is the 2013 recipient of the Wilson DeBlois Award for her work with graduate students. Janet is responsible for all aspects of the Academic Tutoring Program and co-directs Excellence at Brown.

Please direct STEM related tutoring questions to Janet_Peters@Brown.edu.

Tutoring Leadership Board

Gur Agci
Gur is a junior concentrating in Chemical Engineering. He has been tutoring chemistry for the past three semesters and it is his first semester on the Advisory Board. He has been a grader and TA for engineering and applied math courses in the previous semesters. Gur has also been doing research on autism genetics for the past year. He expects to graduate in May 2019 with a Sc. B. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

Kevin Chen
Kevin is a junior concentrating in Public Health and Statistics. He has been tutoring biology and chemistry courses since sophomore year. Besides tutoring, Kevin is involved with the Critical Review, the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program, the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN), and the PLME Senate. He expects to graduate in May 2019 with an A.B. in Public Health and a Sc.B. in Statistics and continue his education down the hill at Alpert Medical School.

Jake Heinlein
Jake is a junior concentrating in chemical engineering who has been tutoring chemistry and logic courses since the beginning of his sophomore year. He is currently a Tutor Leader and a member of the Tutor Advisory Board. Outside of tutoring, he spends his time as a member of the Brown University Orchestra and as a member of the Brown Aerial Arts Society. He expects to graduate in May 2018 with a Sc.B. in Chemical Engineering.

Oliver Isik
Oliver is a senior studying biological physics, and has been a tutor for PH30-40 since Spring, 2016. When not taking classes or tutoring, He is most likely found staffing the ambulance at Brown EMS, where he is a supervisor, or working in Derek Stein’s nanobiophysics lab. Actual non-work hobbies include playing classical piano, cross-country skiing, running, and brewing his own beer. Oliver plans to graduate in Spring, 2018 with an Sc.B. in Biological Physics, and after a gap year, go to medical school. 

Lucas Johns
Luke is a junior who has been tutoring students in introductory physics since Fall 2015. Outside of tutoring, he mentors high school students through the Outdoor Leadership Environmental Education Program, advises first-years in the Meiklejohn Program, points out stars at Ladd Observatory, and plays attack for the Club Lacrosse Team. He expects to graduate in May 2018 with an Sc.B. in Mathematical Physics.

Anand Lalwani
Anand is a junior concentrating in Engineering Physics with a focus on renewable energy. He has been tutoring engineering and math courses for the past three years, has served as a TA for Engn 0051 and 0040, and is currently a TA for Engn 1930. Anand spends his spare time researching photonics under the direction of Professor Zia, is a Power Lead for Brown Space Engineering, and exerts the rest of his energy showing off his Latin dancing skills as a member of Mezcla.

Amy Lipman
Amy is a junior concentrating in biochemistry. She has been tutoring chemistry since Fall 2016 and is now a Tutor Leader and a member of the Tutor Advisory Board. Outside of tutoring, Amy plays in the Brown University Orchestra, volunteers at Hope Clinic, and works with students at Hope High School through the STEMS program. Amy expects to graduate in 2019 with an Sc. B. in Biochemistry. 

Duncan Martinson
Duncan is a senior studying Applied Math and has been a tutor for APMA 0330/0350 since the fall of 2016. He also served as a TA for APMA 0330 in the Spring 2016 semester. A Tutor Leader since Fall 2017, he is also a member of the Tutor Advisory Board. His research interests deal with developing and simulating mathematical models of blood clotting. He expects to graduate in May 2018 with a Sc.B. in Applied Math-Biology.

Keith Mills
Keith is a junior concentrating in mathematics and became a Math tutor in his sophomore year. He has also served as a grader for the math department and currently works as an academic coach. Keith was a member of the Brown University Orchestra during his freshman and sophomore year and is now a member of the Brown Chamber Orchestra, and the Brown Aerial Arts Society. He expects to graduate in May 2018 with a Sc.B. in Mathematics.

Jai Pinkney
Jai is a senior studying neuroscience from Raleigh, North Carolina.  They have been tutoring neuroscience and statistics since the fall of 2016, and are now a Tutor Leader and a member of the Tutoring Advisory Board.  Outside of tutoring, they co-lead the Neuroscience DUG, train as a member of Brown Tang Soo Do, serve as a Meiklejohn and MAPS mentor, and conduct research under Dr. Reenan.  Jai expects to graduate in May 2018 with a Sc.B. in Neuroscience and a M.S. in Pathobiology, with hopes of obtaining an MD/PhD in the future.

Zach Ricca
Zach is junior concentrating in biomedical engineering and has been tutoring since the fall of 2015. He has served as a tutor leader since spring of 2016 and his most recent focus is on providing additional exam assistance for students in group tutoring. Outside of tutoring, he also has a semester of STEMS tutoring experience at Hope High School. Zach currently tutors different STEM subjects depending on demand, but he is most confident in tutoring engineering classes. He expects to graduate in May 2018 with a Sc.B. in Biomedical Engineering.

Eric Zhong
Eric is a junior studying biology from Long Island, New York. He has been tutoring chemistry since his sophomore year. Outside of tutoring he is president of China Care and Team HBV, works in a medical oncology clinic in New York, volunteers at Hope Clinic, and conducts research under the guidance of Dr. Bowen. He expects to graduate in May of 2019 with an AB in Biology with hopes of obtaining an MD in the future.