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Vanderbilt Tutoring Services Tutors 2019-2020

Aidan Lorenz

Aidan is a first year graduate student in the mathematics department. He completed his undergraduate education in mathematics and physics at Temple University in Philadelphia. In addition to doing math, Aidan enjoys rooting for the Boston Red Sox and playing/listening to folk music. 

Ali Kilic

Ali is a junior mechanical engineering major with a minor in materials science. He tutors in mathematics and physics. He is a huge geek who has read pretty much every fantasy/sci-fi book and has traveled to 10 different countries. In his free time, he likes playing video games and chess.

Allie Yan

Allie is a senior majoring in both biological sciences (molecular and cell biology) and Medicine, Health, and Society; her minor is in Spanish. She tutors in biological sciences, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and neuroscience. Allie is an undergraduate researcher in the Macara Lab, and she hiked the Way of Saint James in Spain last May. In her free time, she loves online shopping and playing video games.

Amanda Taylor

Amanda is a senior from New Jersey majoring in mathematics and economics and minoring in Spanish. She tutors in economics and mathematics. Amanda is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, the Vanderbilt cheerleading team, and Women in Business. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends, running, and reading. 

Ariel Thorson

Ariel is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in chemistry. She tutors in general and organic chemistry, physics, biological sciences, and mathematics. Ariel is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She enjoys reading and volunteering with Engineering World Health, and she also serves as a research intern in the Jacobson Lab.

Ben Formantes

Ben is a junior, and he is majoring in computer science and mechanical engineering. He tutors in both mathematics and physics. Ben is from Redmond, Washington, and in his free time, he loves playing soccer as well as playing Super Smash Brothers competitively. Ben also sings in the the Vanderbilt Variations and plays saxophone and clarinet in the Blair Big Band.

Bethanie Stauffer

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

Brian Luczak

Brian is a first year doctoral student in the Department of Mathematics from St. Louis, MO. He graduated with an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Tusla, and he enjoys tutoring students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. In his free time, he loves going to various restaurants,  cooking, and playing guitar. 

Cammie Norton

Cammie is a junior from Maryland majoring in physics and mathematics. She tutors in physics and mathematics. She is also on the Club Tennis team and is a member of the Society of Physics Students. In her free time, she loves reading, running, baking, and spending time with her friends.

Channing Chi

Channing is a junior from Denver, Colorado majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society as well as molecular and cell biology. He tutors in biological sciences and general chemistry. In his free time, he enjoys singing in the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir and fencing for the VU Fencing Club. He is so excited to get to know you!

Chisom Maduka

Chisom is a senior from Atlanta with a major in neuroscience and a minor in MHS. She tutors in general chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Chisom is also a research assistant in the Numerical Brain Lab. In her free time, she likes to explore new restaurants and hang out with family and friends.

Colin Slaymaker

Colin is a senior from Kansas City, KS. He is majoring in MHS and minoring in sociology. He is a pre-med student who hopes to attend medical school. Outside of class, Colin works in the Johnson Biological Sciences Lab, is a member of Alpha Tau Omega, and enjoys playing Fortnite with his friends.

Elijah Sheridan

Elijah is a sophomore from Michigan majoring in physics and mathematics. He tutors in both physics and mathematics. Elijah spends his free time playing on the Club Ultimate Frisbee team and participating in student organizations such as the Society of Physics Students. 

Eva Liu

Eva is from southwest China and is a member of the first year doctoral cohort in the Department of Mathematics. She tutors in mathematics and loves extreme sports like bungee jumping and skydiving. 

Ian Hurford

Ian is a junior who plans to major in biological sciences and Spanish. He tutors in biological sciences and general chemistry. Ian thoroughly enjoys both subjects, and he hopes to help anyone he works with to understand and to appreciate them, too. Outside of class, Ian loves to play soccer, experience the outdoors, and travel. 

James Dohm

James is from Los Angeles and is a senior in the School of Engineering studying chemical engineering. His passion for helping others succeed developed when he taught a class in high school, and he has sustained that passion at Vanderbilt by serving both as an RA and on the training committee for VSVS. When he's not busy running between classes, you can expect to find James playing viola with the Commodore Orchestra or hitting the links with the Club Golf team. James tutors in general and organic chemistry as well as in mathematics.

Jamie Dyvig

Jamie is a junior majoring in neuroscience. She is originally from San Diego, California. She tutors in general chemistry, single-variable calculus, and neuroscience. In her free time, Jamie enjoys singing with the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir and volunteering at the Susan Gray School. 

Jane Yao

Jane is a junior from Toronto double majoring in Medicine, Health & Society and economics. She tutors both general and organic chemistry as well as economic statistics. Some of her favourite hobbies include playing guitar, cooking, watching movies, and painting. She is also involved in Vanderbilt's Questbridge chapter and does research on Peabody campus.

John Terrell

John is currently a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry working under Dr. Carmelo Rizzo with a focus in organic synthesis and biochemistry. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from UNC Asheville in 4 years, where he performed research purely in organic synthesis under Dr. Amanda Wolfe. As a tutor, John helps with both general and organic chemistry at any level.

Jojo Zhou

Jojo is a junior from China studying economics and minoring in business. She also loves to explore courses in other areas, including Asian arts, mathematics, and computer science. She is involved in iLEAD and would love to learn more about other cultures.

Judy Li

Judy is a junior majoring in neuroscience. She tutors in biological sciences, general and organic chemistry, and physics. When not in the lab studying brain aging, you can probably find her in a coffee shop or playing the piano. On campus, Judy is involved with the Vanderbilt Piano Society, Vanderbilt Music Outreach, and Vanderbilt Emergency Medical Services. 

Julio Cáceres

Julio is a first year mathematics Ph.D. student from Perú. He tutors in mathematics. In his free time, Julio likes to play board games and some online games (mostly DotA) and go to the gym. 

Kai Toyosawa

Kai is a first year doctoral student in mathematics. He is interested in analysis and algebra, and he is planning to research operator algebra. As an undergraduate student, Kai spent one year as grader and a TA for a linear algebra course.

Katie Carlsen

Katie is a senior majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and minoring in mathematics. Outside of tutoring, Katie mentors high school students who are going through the college application process. She is also a member of Vanderbilt Alzheimer's Buddies and visits with elderly patients. In between studying and extracurriculars, Katie really enjoys naps and coloring. She tutors in general and organic chemistry.

Michael Moore

Michael, a current junior, was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He is pursuing a triple major in economics, political science, and Spanish; he is minoring in business. Michael tutors in economics. 

Mikayla Roof

Mikayla is a junior from Dallas, TX majoring in molecular and cellular biology. She tutors in biological sciences, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. Mikayla is a member of Alpha Chi Omega and is passionate about her movement disorders research in the Department of Neurology. In her free time, Mikayla enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering at the hospital.

Omar Amir

Omar is a junior from Dallas, TX majoring in Human and Organizational Development as well as Medicine, Health & Society. He tutors in biological sciences, general and organic chemistry, and economics. Omar enjoys reading, volunteering at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, and working as a research assistant at the Hadjifrangiskou Lab.

Runzhang Zhong

Runzhang is a first year Ph.D. student in mathematics from China who tutors in mathematics. Runzhang is a big fan of hiking. His studying advice is to keep studying your material until you are able to explain it and teach it to someone else. 

Sarah Page

Sarah is currently a junior majoring in chemical engineering, and she tutors in general chemistry and single-variable calculus. Sarah is from Jacksonville, Florida, and over the summer, she interned at the Jacksonville State Attorney's Office. At Vanderbilt, Sarah works with VSVS and Alternative Spring Break. Her favorite food is sushi. 

Serena Pao

Serena is a sophomore majoring in both biological sciences and secondary education and minoring in both psychology and chemistry. 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 take many naps outside!

 

Vanderbilt Tutoring Services Clerks 2019-2020

Arika Kayastha

Laura Davis

Marissa Barbalato

Rosemary Lieske

Sarah Beck