Vertex Team

Vertex is the assembly of a diverse team of Brown staff, faculty, and students who are dedicated to helping students prepare, navigate, and discover all of the opportunities Brown has to offer.

Staff

Janet Peters
Assistant Director of Academic Tutoring

Janet Peters earned her B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College. She began her career at Brown working in the Registrar’s Office and then moved to the Dean of the College Office/Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. As the Assistant Director of Academic Tutoring, Janet provides the vision and leadership for all aspects of the Academic Tutoring Program and Vertex, an online 6-week quantitative reasoning program. Under her leadership, the Tutoring Program has expanded its capacity to serve students taking introductory in intermediate STEM+ courses (>1500 student requests/year), created an online tutoring platform, designed trio-group tutoring, and established a Tutor Advisory Board and Tutor Leader positions for tutors who have an affinity for leadership and are invested in the program.  She is committed to helping students succeed academically through active learning peer-to-peer metacognitive practices.

Students with questions about the program should email Janet_Peters@brown.edu or call 401-863-1404

Mentors

Sergio Arámbula

Sergio Arámbula is a junior concentrating in chemical engineering who tutors organic chemistry. He is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Outside of school, Sergio is the director of the only professional mariachi in Rhode Island and plays 5 different instruments. He expects to graduate in May 2019 with a Sc.B. in Chemical Engineering.

Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen is a rising senior concentrating in Public Health and Statistics who has been tutoring chemistry and biology 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 serves as a Meiklejohn Peer Advisor, a committee chair for the annual Brown University Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN), and the Editor-in-Chief of the Critical Review. He expects to graduate in May 2019 with a Sc.B. in Public Health and Statistics.

Anupama Dinesh

Ammu is a rising 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

Noah is a rising 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.

Orlando Garcia

Orlando is a junior concentrating in health and human biology, brain and behavior, and has been tutoring statistics and introductory calculus courses since the beginning of his junior year. Outside of tutoring, he spends his time working on both of Brown's model UN conferences, working for Brown EMS, and hanging out with friends. He expects to graduate in May 2019 with a B.A. in Health and Human Biology. He looks forward to working with you this summer.

Jake Heinlein

Jake is a senior 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.

Keith Mills

Keith is a senior from Long Island concentrating in mathematics. He has tutored calculus since his spring of sophomore year, and is currently a Tutor Leader and member of the Tutor Advisory Board. When he isn't tutoring or studying, he works as an Academic Coach for Brown's Academic Support Services, plays the violin in a chamber music ensemble, and dances for the TAPS department. He will graduate in May 2018 with an Sc.B. in Mathematics.

Elana Nelson

Elana is a junior concentrating in Applied Mathematics and Economics. She has been a tutor of math subjects ranging from pre-algebra to differential equations for several years, and currently tutors Math 90 at Brown. Outside of tutoring, she spends her time going on walks and listening to music (when she’s not stuck doing homework, of course!). She expects to graduate in May 2020 with an A.B. in Applied Math - Economics.

Cadence Pearce

Cady is 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

Alanna is a sophomore 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.