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

Emily Briggs
Emily has been a tutor since fall 2014, tutoring chemistry and math courses, and is currently a Tutor Leader and member of the Tutoring Advisory Board. Emily is an Inspiring Minds volunteer and assists in a pre-k classroom at Martin Luther king Elementary School. She will TA Introduction to Computational Neuroscience in Spring 2017 . She will be graduating in May 2017 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics - Biology.

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.

Stella Huang
Stella is a senior concentrating in Economics. She has been tutoring Microeconomics and Introduction to Econometrics for four semesters. She is also involved with the Greek organization, Alpha Chi Omega, and the Brown Daily Herald. Expected to graduate in May 2017, Stella will head back home to Atlanta, GA, to join the workforce and live with her dog. 

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.

Gregory Lowry
Greg has been a tutor since Fall of 2014, tutoring chemistry and biology courses, and is currently a Tutor Leader and member of the Tutoring Advisory Board. He is also involved in sexual health education at a nearby high school through SHAPE, as well as on campus through the Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council. Greg is the 2016-2017 Student Wellness Coordinator and will TA the Introduction to Biochemistry Lab in Spring 2017 after developing new online teaching tools for the course. He will be graduating in May 2017 with a B.A. in Chemistry and Anthropology.

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.

Miranda Norlin
Miranda is a senior studying biology. She has been tutoring BIOL0200, CHEM0360, and BIOL0470 with the Tutoring program since the spring of her sophomore year. When neither tutoring nor studying she works in the Roberts lab studying tendon material properties and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee. After graduation, Miranda jets off to Alaska to work on the Musk Ox farm for ~3 months!

Aziz Rangwala
Aziz is a senior studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has been tutoring general and organic chemistry for six semesters and is also involved in structural biology research, Sigma Chi, and the Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring program. He will be graduating in May 2017 with hopes of completing 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.