The Academic Tutoring Program employs 125 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.
Associate Director of Academic Tutoring
Assistant Dean of Curricular Support
Janet Peters is the Assistant Dean of the College of Curricular Support and Associate Director of the Academic Tutoring Program for the Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning. She oversees the administrative, operational, and logistical aspects of Academic Tutoring, including the supervision and coordination of 120 student tutors supporting 66 introductory STEM and language courses. Janet also oversees Vertex, a summer pre-calculus Bridge program for incoming students, and is an academic advisor. She is the 2013 recipient of the Wilson DeBlois Award for her work with graduate students.
She enjoys meeting and mentoring students and is committed to helping students thrive academically, socially, and as peer educators. Janet earned her B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College and M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University.
Please direct STEM and language related tutoring questions to [email protected].
Pedro Camacho-Leon is a senior concentrating in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He has two semesters of experience as a tutor in addition to four semesters of experience as a teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry. Along with teaching chemistry, he is working with Dr. Monaghan to utilize Deep RNA Sequencing data to improve outcomes in sepsis patients. Aside from academics, Pedro enjoys playing chess and watching YouTube. Pedro expects to graduate in May 2023 with an Sc. B. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
Michael Jia is a junior concentrating in Neuroscience and Music. He has tutored both MATH0090 and NEUR1020, and plans to continue tutoring neuroscience courses. Michael is also involved in the O’Connor-Giles lab, performing research regarding the genetic basis of synaptic development. Michael is on Brown Science Olympiad board, and participates in dance groups including DAEBAK, Tempo, and Moli. In his free time Michael pursues music production and spends too much time on YouTube. Michael expects to graduate in May 2024 with an Sc.B. In Neuroscience and an A.B. in Music.
Joao Lima is a junior (class of 2024) premed student concentrating in Health and Human Biology as well as Educational Studies. I have had experience being a Mechanics (PHYS 30) tutor and plan to continue branching out to tutor some Biology classes in the future. Outside of the program, I have a lot of fun researching the biomechanics of bat flight with the Swartz lab. Additionally, you can catch me performing at one of my improv shows as a part of the IMPROVidence team!
Abbie Macher is a senior concentrating in Chemistry on the Chemical Biology track. She has two semesters of experience as a tutor for Organic Chemistry I and II. She has also served as an Organic Chemistry teaching assistant for three semesters. Outside of tutoring, she conducts research in the Salomon lab, exploring the cellular signaling networks of Chimeric Antigen T cells. On campus, she is involved with Brown Outdoor Leadership Training, SCRAP (Brown's student run compost initiative), the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program, and the MAPS Advising Program. Outside of Brown, she loves knitting and vegan food. Abbie expects to graduate with an Sc.B. in Chemistry in May 2023.
Camilla Regalia is a junior concentrating in Neuroscience and has experience working as a BIOL 200 and BIOL 800 group tutor. Outside of the classroom, she loves to work with the Brown HOPE club and the Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring Group (BRYTE) as well as volunteer as a medical translator at the RI Free Clinic. She also works for the Wharton lab, looking at genetic ALS models in drosophila. In her free time, Camilla can be seen on the club soccer field, enjoying Heng Thai, or taking care of her numerous plants. Camilla expects to graduate in 2024 with an Sc.B. in Neuroscience and then hopes to pursue more research.
Czenilriene Santander is a junior concentrating in Biology and Anthropology. Czenilriene has experience working as both a biology peer tutor for BIOL0800 and a mentor for BIOL0200 tutors. Besides listening to her tutees rant about classes, she loves to work with the Providence Public School District as a BEAM site leader and serves as a coordinator for Brown's Women in Science and Engineering program. She also works for the Stroud lab, looking at how maternal substance abuse can affect infant neurobehavioral development. When she's not doing any of the above, Czenilriene can be spotted taking hundreds of photos of her meals for her food account-- Baja's horchata in hand. Czenilriene expects to graduate in May of 2023 with an Sc.B. in Biology (Cell & Molecular) and A.B. in Medical Anthropology.
Anna Shlimak is a junior concentrating in Chemistry on the Chemical Biology track. She has one semester of experience tutoring Organic Chemistry (CHEM0350). Outside of tutoring, she is involved with research at the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute of Miriam Hospital and within the Department of Neurosurgery at the Warren-Alpert Medical School. She also tutors with BRYTE and is an active member of Brown Best Buddies and Scientists for a Sustainable World. Outside of school, she enjoys biking and playing the piano. Anna expects to graduate in May of 2024 with an Sc.B. in Chemistry.
Jelynn Tatad is a junior concentrating in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is a tutor for organic chemistry. Outside of tutoring, she researches polymer morphology of drug delivery systems in the Mathiowitz Lab. She is also involved with Filipino Alliance, Brown Science Olympiad, and the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program. In her free time, she likes to watch Korean dramas, fold origami geometric figures, and drink way too much boba and coffee.
Lizzy Zhang is a senior concentrating in Biology. She has three semesters of experience as a group tutor CHEM 0330 and has served as a teaching assistant in the biology (BIOL940G) as well as the computer science departments (CSCI0200). She is involved with research at the Cardiovascular Research Center of Rhode Island Hospital. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, (trying to) learn new languages, and watching way too many video essays. Lizzy expects to graduate in 2023 with an A.B. in Biology.