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Meet our Tutor-Mentors

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) tutor-mentors are experienced tutors that help with program development, while acting as regular tutors. If you are interested in being a tutor-mentor, email cetl@rochester.edu

BIOLOGY
Nicholas Lim
Nicholas Lim

Hey everyone! My name is Nicholas Lim. I was born in Singapore and am currently a sophomore majoring in microbiology, business and chemistry. I am the study group leader for CHM 131/132 and also one of the walk-in hours tutors. I love eating, playing badminton and swimming. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Email: nlim@u.rochester.edu 

CHEMISTRY
Jiayu Tian
Jiayu Tian (Kate)

Hi, my name is Jiayu Tian (Kate). I am of class of 2017 and I am a microbiology major with a music minor. I tutor general chemistry and organic chemistry, and I am a workshop leader for Organic Chemistry I and II. 

Email: jtian4@u.rochester.edu 

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Nina Bose
Nina Bose

I am an undergraduate in the class of 2018 pursing a B.S. degree in computer science. I enjoy math and computer science and have worked as a workshop leader for CSC 171 and CSC 172. I have also worked as a tutor for CSC 171, 172, and MTH 141, 142, 143, 161, and 162. I am currently the Event Coordinator for Women in Computer Science, and a member of Engineers Without Borders. I am thrilled to be a part of the tutor-mentor community!

Email: nbose2@u.rochester.edu

Steven Broida 
Steven Broida

I am a computer science major (BS) with a focus in robotics and a mechanical engineering minor. I love working with robots because I see so many of the immediate real world applications of robotics. I live on the Computer Interest Floor (CIF) and I am vice president of the Strong Jugglers.

Email: sbroida2@u.rochester.edu 

PatrickFerner
Patrick Ferner

I am a computer science major (BS) in the class of 2019.  I tutor CSC 171 and 172 as well as MTH 150, 141, and 142.  I have also been a workshop leader for CSC 171 and 172.  Outside of CS, I play trumpet in the Symphony Orchestra and take lessons at Eastman.

Email: pferner2@u.rochester.edu 

LANGUAGE & CULTURE
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Fatou Baka Diop

My name is Fatou Baka Diop.  I'm a B.S. candidate in Chemical Engineering with a business minor (class of 2020).  I'm from Senegal and I currently tutor French, one of my first languages.  In my spare time, I dance (belly dance and African dance).  If you want to improve your French or talk about Francophone cultures, you're welcome to contact me. 

Email:ndiop@u.rochester.edu 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Alex Boyd
Alex Boyd

I'm a mechanical engineering major pursuing a minor in computer science. I've always loved combining my passion for physics with my computer programming to create simulations, interactive tools, and video games. My ideal job lies somewhere between CAD modeling and programming a physics engine. Some of my other interests include writing music, cooking, and contemplating useless math conjectures (e.g. Collatz)

Email: aboyd6@u.rochester.edu 

Stephaun Ward
Stephaun Ward

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I attend the University of Rochester. I am currently studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in raw materials. I play intramural basketball and tutor U of R students on my spare time in mathematics. For the 2015 spring semester I was the social and communication chair for the Minority Men’s Leadership Association and the Community Outreach Chair for Black Student Union here on campus. I enjoy long walks on the beach and limbo.

Email:sward17@u.rochester.edu  

PHYSICS

AlphonseMugisha
Alphonse Mugisha

My name is Alphonse Mugisha.  I was born and raised in Tanzania, came to the US in 2007, and now I am a graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  I tutor physics, circuits, and math (only Cal I and II).  If you have any questions about these topics or simply need life advice, I can be reached at my university email listed below. I look forward to working with you all!

Email: amugisha@u.rochester.edu

STEM

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Sammy Haq

Hey guys!
I’m from Greenville, Delaware and am pursuing a double major in Mechanical Engineering (BS) and Computer Science (BA). I generally tend to tutor students in General Chemistry, Physics, and Math. Outside of the classroom, I like to compose on my piano, read books, play video games, and make dad jokes.

Email:  shaq@u.rochester.edu