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 125 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. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College and is a Master of Higher Education Administration degree candidate at Louisiana State University.

Please direct STEM related tutoring questions to Janet_Peters[email protected].

Tutoring Leadership Board

small_Branse_Headshot.JPGSarah Branse is a senior who has been tutoring engineering classes since her sophomore year. On campus, Sarah is involved on the leadership boards of Society of Women Engineers and the Biomedical Engineering Society, and she advises students as a mentor in WiSE. In her free time, Sarah is active in intramural sports and enjoys playing basketball. She expects to graduate in May 2021 with an Sc.B. in Biomedical Engineering and an A.B. in Computer Science.

small_Kevin Chen headshot.jpgKevin Chen is a second-year medical student. He graduated from Brown in May 2019 with an Sc.B. in Public Health and Statistics. Kevin is passionate about teaching and mentorship and has been tutoring biology and chemistry courses since his sophomore year. In his free time, he browses Reddit, eats sugary desserts, watches YouTube videos, and plays video games. He expects to graduate in May 2023 with an M.D. and an Sc.M. in Population Medicine.

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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 and 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.

small_Tutoring Photo.JPGAnuva Goel is a senior double concentrating in neuroscience and public health, and has been tutoring Organic Chemistry since the spring of her sophomore year. Anuva is involved in research on Agent Orange and neurodegeneration, and researches quality of care in long-term care facilities at the School of Public Health. She is also active with Brown Brain Bee, Brown Alzheimer's Activists, and the Partnership for Adult Learning, and serves as a WiSE mentor. Anuva expects to graduate in May 2021, and plans to pursue medical school afterwards.


Rebecca Ho is a senior double concentrating in visual arts and biology. She has been tutoring Organic Chemistry since the spring of her junior year, and getting to know her tutees has been one of the best parts of being a student at Brown. Aside from being a tutor, she is a DUG leader for the Visual Arts Department, co-leads the photo team for the Brown Daily Herald, and works in a lab studying pulmonary inflammation. She also has an incredible passion for ceramics, and has been working at studios around Providence!


Richie Huisa is a senior concentrating in Chemical Biology. Having been a teaching assistant and tutor at Brown since his freshman year, he has a passion for teaching -  often exploring classes in the education department. In addition to tutoring, Richie works in the Kim lab where he focuses on Sulfur Atom Transfer research. He expects to graduate in May 2021 with an Sc. B. in Chemical Biology.

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Sam Oaks-Leaf is a senior and chemical physics concentrator with a passion for learning and teaching.  He has tutored CHEM 0330 and 0350, and has served as a physics teaching fellow in the Breakthrough New York program. He also volunteers for HOPE at Brown as an outreach team leader. In his spare time one can usually find him reading on his porch or playing pick up basketball (during non-pandemic times). 

Alyssa Rust is a senior concentrating in neuroscience. She has been tutoring chemistry and small_Alyssa.jpgneuroscience courses since Fall 2018. Outside of tutoring, Alyssa is involved with the Meiklejohn Peer Advising program, plays flute in the Brown University Wind Symphony, volunteers at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and works in a lab studying neural development. She expects to graduate in May 2021 with a Sc.B. in neuroscience and plans to attend medical school afterwards.


Eric Solomon is a senior double concentrating in Applied Mathematics-Economics and Education Studies. He has been tutoring applied math since his sophomore year. Outside of group tutoring, he is a TA for Principles of Economics and has done research for the Annenberg Institute in the education department. He also spends his time tutoring online and assisting online math classrooms. He expects to graduate in May 2021 with a Sc.B. in applied math-economics and a focus in education.

small_IMG_2444.JPGKeerthi Sreenivasan is a senior double concentrating in chemistry (chemical biology) and health and human biology. She has been tutoring organic chemistry since Spring 2019 and is an organic chemistry TA. Outside of tutoring, Keerthi works in glycochemistry research in the Basu lab and maternal-fetal research in the Stroud lab. She coaches middle school girl's lacrosse for Moses Brown, volunteers at RIH Emergency Department, and is a Brown Health Careers Peer Advisor. In her free time, she loves to snowboard and English horseback ride. She expects to graduate in May 2021 with a Sc.B. in chemistry and plans to attend medical school in the future.