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Meet the Tutors

Vanderbilt Tutoring Services Tutors 2021-2022

Aki Li

Aki is a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in biology with minors in math and sociology. He tutors in chemistry, biology, and math courses. On campus, he participates in medical research, serves as PR chair for VPS, and is involved in other clubs such as water polo and VSUPS. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and going out with friends.

 

Allie Frymire

Allie Frymire is a junior from Dallas, TX, home to amazing Tex-Mex food Allie can never get enough of. She plans to major in Math and Physics, and she tutors in chemistry, economics, math, and physics. In her free time, Allie enjoys playing volleyball and reading.

 

Bethanie Stauffer

Bethanie is a senior from Salisbury, NC (home of the wonderful soft drink Cheerwine). She majors in chemistry and Medicine, Health, and Society with a minor in German. She tutors in biological sciences, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and neuroscience. In her free time, Bethanie enjoys watching Netflix and sports. On campus, she participates in Alpha Phi Omega and VSVS.

Bryan Han

Bryan Han is a sophomore from Gainesville, Florida who plans on majoring in biological sciences. He tutors in general biology and chemistry as well as mathematics. On campus, he works with the Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science and his research lab. In his free time, he can be found swimming with the Vanderbilt swim club or playing his violin. Beyond these passions, Bryan also enjoys his other interests in finding new ways to automate his homework through the power of python, honing his skills on his favorite Esport’s ladder, and cooking.

Christopher Maldonado

Christopher Maldonado is a first-year math graduate student from Puerto Rico. He tutors in the introductory math courses (calculus, linear algebra, etc). In his free time, he enjoys playing video games with his friends and watching Netflix.

 

Davis Glen Ellis

Davis Glen is a junior from Ruston, LA, home of the world’s largest peach cobbler. He is majoring in math and physics and tutors in math and economics. In his free time, he enjoys playing Spikeball and board games. On campus, he is involved with VINES (the entrepreneurship club) and Interfaith Council.

Elijah Sheridan

Elijah is a junior from East Lansing, Michigan majoring in physics and mathematics, and he tutors in both of these subjects. Outside of the classroom, Elijah engages in particle physics research while spending his free time playing on the Men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team and participating in student organizations such as the Society of Physics Students.

Isabel Schnelle

Isabel Schnelle is a junior from Kansas City, MO. She plans to major in Medicine, Health, & Society with a minor in Biological Sciences. She tutors in biological sciences, general and organic chemistry, and calculus. In her free time, Isabel enjoys hanging out with her friends watching Vandy sports and exploring Nashville.

Joe Reiser

Joe is a sophomore from Westerly, RI. He plans to major in computer science and applied mathematics, along with a business minor. He is a tutor in economics, mathematics, and physics. In his free time, Joe likes to play tennis, go to the beach, and practice the piano.

 

Jose Leonardo Brenes

Jose Leonardo is a sophomore from San Jose, Costa Rica. He plans to major in mechanical engineering with a computer science minor. He tutors in physics, mathematics and chemistry. In his free time, Jose Leonardo enjoys hiking and robotics.

 

Kathleen Katchis

Kathleen Katchis is a sophomore from Great Neck, NY. She plans to major in Computer Science with a minor in Engineering Management. She tutors in Math, Economics and Chemistry. In her free time she loves exploring new restaurants and athletics.

 

Katlyn Gonzalez

Katlyn is a junior majoring in neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society. She tutors in biological sciences, general and organic chemistry, single-variable calculus, and neuroscience. She volunteers as an administrator for the North Carolina American Red Cross and is a yoga instructor. In her free time she loves practicing yoga, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends.

Katrina Poon

Katrina is a senior from Poughquag, NY. She is majoring in molecular and cellular biology with a minor in Chinese. She tutors in biological sciences, chemistry, and physics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and watching figure skating. On campus, she is involved in Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, Alpha Phi Omega, and nuclear phosphoinositide research in the Blind Lab.

Kenny Ta

Kenny is a junior from Apple Valley, MN the breeding ground of many famous wrestlers. However, Kenny found medicine to be more his speed. Kenny plans to major in Biochemistry and Medicine, Health, and Society with a minor in Biological Sciences. With many classes taken in the science department, Kenny tutors in physics, chemistry, biological sciences, and math. In his free time, Kenny enjoys to cook, watch and play hockey, and explore the food + nature scene that Nashville provides.

Le Gong

Le Gong is a first year doctoral student in the Department of Mathematics. She tutors in mathematics. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin.

Lilly He

Lilly is a junior majoring in biological sciences. She tutors in biological sciences, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. On campus, she is involved in Kefi Collective, a public arts organization. One of her favorite Vanderbilt classes so far has been K’iche’ (a Mayan language).

Mike Jiang

Mike is a sophomore planning to major in both Chemistry and Medicine, Health, and Society. He is also planning to declare a minor in German Studies. Mike tutors in biological sciences, general chemistry, and physics. On campus, Mike is involved in Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science and ‘Dore for a Day. In his free time, he likes to spend time with friends and family, explore food from around the world, and travel!

Mustafa Najeed

Mustafa is a junior from Ohio majoring in neuroscience and minoring in both history of art and Medicine, Health, and Society. Mustafa tutors in biological sciences, general and organic chemistry, neuroscience, and physics. In his free time, Mustafa enjoys volunteering at the VA and working as an undergraduate researcher in the Patel Lab.

Nikhil Kamdar

Nikhil is a junior from Branchburg, New Jersey. He plans to major in mathematics and chemistry and tutors in chemistry, math, biology, and intro macroeconomics. Outside of tutoring, Nikhil is also involved with Club tennis, the Vanderbilt Impact Investment Group, and undergraduate research. In his free time, he enjoys tossing a frisbee, reading books, and playing chess.

Olivia Boykin

Olivia Boykin is a sophomore from Bowie, MD. She is majoring in Medicine, Health, & Society and Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. Olivia tutors in Calculus and looks forward to working with clients this school year. In her free time, Olivia enjoys volunteering at Nashville Humane Society, watching musicals with friends, and trying new pizza restaurants in search of the best one.

Paige Thorpe

Paige is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry. She studies organic chemistry, and she is currently working in the Johnston research lab. Paige’s research is focused on developing therapeutics for varying heart diseases. She tutors in both general chemistry and organic chemistry, and she has been a TA for organic chemistry I and II as well! She enjoys working out in her free time and visiting her family. Her biggest study tip is to study a little bit each day, rather than cramming the day before the exam.

Serena Pao

Serena is a senior from Vernon Hills, IL. She is majoring in chemistry and secondary education and minoring in psychology and biology. Serena tutors in biology, general and organic chemistry, mathematics, physics, and neuroscience. On campus, she is involved in Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science and Active Minds. In her free time, she likes to pet dogs, spend time with friends and family, and explore restaurants around Nashville!

Shani Israel

Shani is a junior from Texas planning on a double major in Child Development and Medicine, Health, and Society. She tutors in biological sciences, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. At Vanderbilt, Shani is involved in research on the ductus arteriosus (essential fetal blood vessel), Next Steps, and work in the NICU. In her free time, she enjoys watching and playing basketball, road tripping, and watching thrillers.

Sophia Chung

Sophia Chung is a sophomore from Jackson, Mississippi majoring in cognitive studies and neuroscience. She tutors in both general chemistry and mathematics. In her free time, Sophia enjoys running, painting, and making oddly specific Spotify Playlists. On campus, Sophia is involved as the marketing chair for MoveMENTAL, a team leader for Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, and a Research Assistant in the Constantinidis Lab.

Stephanie Mahler

Stephanie is a junior from Manhasset, NY (the “East Egg” from The Great Gatsby). She plans to major in Applied Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Business. She tutors in math and economics. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys going on walks, trying new restaurants and spending time with her friends.

Sydney Jackson

Sydney is a senior from Columbus, Ohio. She is a Biochemistry & Chemical Biology major and is also minoring in Spanish. Although she is a science major, she enjoys math, so she tutors students in calculus. In her free time, Sydney enjoys making different things for people’s enjoyment. These activities include painting, cooking, and decorating.

Tierah Macon

Tierah is a sophomore from Columbus, Mississippi (birthplace of playwright and screenwriter Tennessee Williams). She plans to major in chemistry. She tutors in general chemistry and mathematics. In her free time, Tierah enjoys reading, crocheting, hanging out with friends, and playing with her cat, Nova.

Tristan Sealy

Tristan Sealy is a Sophomore from Texas. He plans to major in biochemistry with a minor in anthropology. He tutors in general chemistry and mathematics. In his free time, Tristan enjoys swimming and watching bad movies.

 

Yixuan Huang

Yixuan is a first year graduate student in the Department of Mathematics. He enjoys studying and researching in mathematics, especially combinatorics and graph theory. He tutors in mathematics. In his free time, Yixuan loves reading, watching movies and playing pingpong.

 

Yuhan Gao

Yuhan is a junior from Chengdu City in western China (the only native home to giant pandas in the world). She majors in Economics with a minor in Business and Korean. She tutors in Single Variable Calculus and several Economics courses. On campus, she is part of Vanderbilt debate team and an officer of Seniors Give Back campaign. In her free time, Yuhan loves taking film photos, reading suspense novels and coffee.

Ziche Chen

Ziche is a senior from Nanjing, China majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Japanese. He works in Karijolich lab and Vanderbilt Dermatology Translational Research Clinic as a student assistant. He enjoys working out and playing basketball often, and playing music during his free time. He has one dog and two cats!

Vanderbilt Tutoring Services Clerks 2020-2021

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