Tutor Mentor

Our tutor-mentors are experienced tutors that help with program development, while also serving the program as regular tutors. If you are interested in being a tutor-mentor, email tutoring@rochester.edu.


2022-2023 Tutor Mentors
BIOLOGY
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Ruotong Wang
Hello Everyone! My name is Ruotong, and I am a senior majoring in molecular genetics and minoring in Japanese. I also currently do research in DNA damage repair of yeast. The courses I mostly tutor are: BIOL 110/111, CHEM 131/132, BIOL198, and PHYS 121/122. Personally, I am interested in swimming and any types of board games. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or anything you want to know about me!

Email: rwang44@u.rochester.edu
BUSINESS
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John Nguyen

Hi everyone! My name is John (he/him). I'm a sophomore in Financial Economics. I love winter because I hate all outdoor activities but love playing chess, cooking (mainly savoury), and reading. I have a cat back home that I do miss a lot.

Email: qnguy12@u.rochester.edu

joyce-leeJoyce Lee

Hi, everyone! I'm Joyce Lee (she/her), and I'm a senior majoring in Financial Economics and minoring in Music. I mainly tutor for introductory MATH and ECON classes. I'm a member of Music Interest Floor (MIF), the University Chamber Singers, and Off Broadway On Campus (OBOC), and I like reading, playing video games, and sleeping. Feel free to email me with any questions you might have! 
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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Peri Fogel

Hi! My name is Peri Fogel (she/her) and I am a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics. I chose to major in Chemical Engineering because I want to one day formulate food or cosmetics (can’t decide yet!). In the past I have been a TA for CHE 150, MATH 164, and a lab TI for PHYS 121. Some of my other interests include doing makeup, playing video games, and (not coincidentally) tutoring. I currently tutor courses in math and chemE and have found that I learn something new with every session. I love tutoring and I'm happy to help anyone interested in learning more. Please reach out with any questions and I look forward to seeing you!

Email: pfogel@u.rochester.edu

beccachoiBecca Choi

Hello! My name is Becca Choi (she/her) and I am a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering. I am on the women's club volleyball team, and some of my other hobbies include embroidering, playing piano, or watching cute videos of cats. I love nature as well, and hope to have a career in climate tech working to fight climate change. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Blessing Babajide

Hi! My name is Blessing Babajide but you can call me Bibie. I am a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Brain & Cognitive Science with a minor in Psychology. I tutor for PSY (101, 161,181), CSC (161, 210), and BCS 111. Outside academics, I am involved in a lot of minority organizations like No Disclaimers, SALSA, PASA etc. Outside school I am really into music, reading and hanging out with my friends.
MATHEMATICS
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Christin Napierkowski

Hi! I’m Christin (she/her), and I am a sophomore majoring in mathematics. Here at UR, I am on the Varsity Softball team, in the Wind Symphony, I am a Speaking Fellow, an usher at Eastman, a TA for the math department, and, of course, a tutor. I mostly tutor all the calculus courses, and I have been a TA for both Math 142 and 161. In my free time, I love to read, draw, and play the piano! Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you need anything at all.

Email: cnapierk@u.rochester.edu

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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Humfrey Kimanya

Hi, I'm Humfrey Kimanya, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. My interest lies in when and how to tell when structures such as buildings and bridges are deemed safe to use. In the future, I hope to integrate this in the aerospace field, my childhood dream. I have been a TA in Engineering Bridges class and wish to further hone my teaching skills by tutoring. Outside academics, I like watching movies and enjoy cooking, particularly fried foods- hehe. I know most East African cuisine and curious to learn others!

Email: hkimanya@u.rochester.edu

PHYSICS

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Benjamin Wyatt

Hi there!  My name is Ben Wyatt.  I'm a senior Physics and Economics double major.  I tutor for the MATH 160 series, introductory ECON, and PHYS classes.  I'm also the President of one of the Ultimate Frisbee teams on campus: the Piggies.  Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have!
 
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Trevor Smith

Hi, I’m Trevor, and my majors are physics and music. I have a passion for teaching, and I’m so glad I have a chance to do so here at the Learning Center. Outside of the Learning Center, I have been working as a physics TA for a two years now in the introductory physics classes. Music is what I want to go into for my career tho as I am looking at pursing a degree in music theory pedagogy as my ultimate goal is to become a music theory professor. My primary instrument is voice, that I take primary lessons for at Eastman, though I also play piano and a bit of ukulele. Outside of academics, I am on the eboard of music interest floor (also called MIF), and I am also involved in OBOC and the strong jugglers. In tutoring, I have a very analytical teaching approach. I like to try and gather all the information from the student, finding out what they do and don’t understand, and then helping them fix their initial mistakes or guiding them through the setup of the problem. Feel free to reach out by email if you have any questions.

Email: tsm116@u.rochester.edu

PSYCHOLOGY
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Julianna Saxena

Hi! My name is Julianna Saxena. I am a junior majoring in BCS and psychology. I mainly tutor for CHEM 131, BIO 110 and BCS 110. I am also a TA for PSYC 161 and I work as a research assistant in Dr. Mitchell’s lab which does vision research on monkeys. Outside of school I like to read, play tennis, and draw. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Email: jsaxena2@u.rochester.edu