Academic Tutoring Staff

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.

Assistant Dean of Curricular Programs 
Assistant Director of Academic Tutoring


Janet Peters

Janet Peters is the Assistant Dean of the College of Curricular Support and Assistant 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 related tutoring questions to [email protected].

Leadership Team

Dominic Covelli is a junior concentrating in Chemical Biology. He has two semesters of experience in tutoring Organic Chemistry, plus he served as a TA for Chem 0330. Aside from studying small_Covelli leadership board.jpgand teaching chemistry, he’s also a part of the Robinson Lab, helping to research copper-dioxygen reactivity. Dominic is also involved in education about mental health through NAMI Rhode Island and Active Minds. His favorite building on campus is the SciLi, and his favorite hobby is biking. Dominic expects to graduate with an Sc. B. in Chemical Biology in May of 2022

Harrison Judd is a senior concentrating in Chemistry on the Chemical Biology track. He has three semesters of experience as both a teaching assistant and tutor for Organic small_IMG_6033.jpgChemistry. In addition to helping out with the class, Harrison also spends his time in the Williard lab, researching the reactivity of certain sugar derivatives. Outside of his education, he enjoys playing the guitar and making river trips for fly fishing. Harrison expects to graduate in May 2022 with an Sc. B. in Chemistry. 

Haley Seo is a junior concentrating in Applied Math-Biology, and has three semesters experience tutoring Multivariable Calculus, and also serves as a teaching small_smiling beach picture.jpgassistant for APMA 0350. Besides teaching math and getting to know her tutees, Haley is involved with the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program, writes for the Critical Review, and plays violin in the Brown University Orchestra. When not doing any of the above, she is often sighted in the Engineering Cafe with a latte in hand. Haley expects to graduate in May 2023 with an Sc.B. in Applied Math-Biology.