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.
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 coordinates Vertex, an online summer pre-calculus program.
Please direct STEM related tutoring questions to [email protected].
Tutoring Leadership Board
Gur Agci 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.
Rajita Chandak is a senior concentrating in Applied Mathematics-Economics. She has been tutoring for Economics since Fall 2017. Besides tutoring, Rajita is involved in Generation [email protected], leads TEDxBrownU and works with the ECONDUG. She expects to graduate in May 2019 with an Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics-Economics and pursue graduate school after that.
Kevin Chen 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.
Anupama Dinesh is a junior concentrating in Health and Human Biology on a global health track who tutors chemistry. Outside of her time as a tutor, she plays bassoon in the Brown University Orchestra, is involved with Partners in Health Engage, and volunteers at the William D'Abate Elementary School through Swearer Classroom Program. She likes running, doing yoga, and listening to music in her free time.
Noah Duncan is a junior who has been tutoring math since his sophomore year. On campus, he teaches with the Brown Engineering After School Team, works athletic events, and tutors at a minimum security prison with the Petey Greene Program. Starting in the Fall, he will advise first-year students as a Meiklejohn and begin his involvement as a Tutor Leader and member of the Tutor Advisory Board. He expects to graduate in May 2020 with a Sc.B. in Applied Math-Economics.
Oliver Isik 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.
Rahul Jayaraman is a senior concentrating in physics and computer science from the Bay Area, California; this is his third semester as a PHYS 30/40 tutor. He has also served as a UTA for CS17 (Fall 2016). Besides tutoring and academics, he researches exoplanets, blogs about science, and loves to read NYT Magazine articles. He expects to graduate in May 2019 with an Sc.B. in Physics and an A.B. in Computer Science.
Amy Lipman 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.
Kevin Nguyen is a senior concentrating in Neuroscience and has been tutoring various chemistry, biology, and neuroscience courses since Fall 2017. Besides tutoring, he is involved in research on pain, the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program, and Brown Elementary After-school Mentoring (BEAM). His hobbies include photography, tennis, and hiking. Kevin expects to graduate in May 2019 with plans of attending medical school afterwards.
Cadence Pearce a junior concentrating in chemical biology. She has been with the tutoring program as an organic chemistry tutor for a year. Outside of tutoring, she does organic chemistry research and volunteers through the Swearer Center and at the Rhode Island Hospital. In her free time she enjoys skiing and hiking.
Alanna Wolf is a junior concentrating in applied math - biology. She has been tutoring biology and math courses since the beginning of her sophomore year. When she is not tutoring, she works on production teams for theater shows on campus and skating on the ice skating club team! She expects to graduate in 2020 with an ScB in Applied Math- Bio.
Eric Zhong 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.