Tutors in Chemistry

Students in front of Rock Hall

Please note:

#1. Your current TA cannot be your tutor...

It is unallowable for a Graduate Student to tutor any student in a course which they are also TAing for in the immediate quarter. Should this occur, the graduate student and the undergraduate student will be promptly referred to Student Judicial Affairs.

For example: If you want a tutor for help in CHE 2A, you cannot be tutored by any graduate student who is currently TAing CHE2A.

#2. Department disclaimer

All tutors listed are Department of Chemistry graduate students or affliated with the department in some other capacity. All tutoring arrangements and agreements are strictly between the student and the tutor. The Department of Chemistry takes no responsibility for the quality of any tutoring experience or arrangements.

Spring Quarter 2017

Below is the Spring Quarter 2017 Tutor list. The students are presented in no particular order.

Kori Lay
$30/hr, group rates available by email

  • 2A,B,C, 8A,B, 118A,B,C, 128A,B,C
  • I am a second year graduate student with an organic chemistry emphasis. I have TAed for 118B and 128A, and I have tutored for all of the 2 series, 8A and B. I was an instructor for general chemistry for 1 year before graduate school.

Leanna Monteleone

  • CHE 8A, CHE 8B, CHE 118A, CHE 118B
  • I'm a second year PhD chemistry graduate student with an emphasis in bio-organic chemistry. I have been tutoring chemistry for five years and can provide additional worksheets and practice problems. If you are looking for some additional help in your organic chemistry course please fell free to contact me!

Chandrima Majumdar

  • 2A, 8A, 118 A and C
  • I'm a third year bio-organic chemistry PhD candidate, and I have TA'd 2A, 8A, 118 A and C, and 130A. I'm happy to help you understand chemistry concepts that you're having trouble with!

David Cluff

  • Che 2B
  • 3rd year inorganic graduate student with 3 years of teaching in the chem 2 series.

Kristin Peck

  • 2ABC, physical chemistry
  • I am a fifth year physical/analytical chemistry graduate student who has 5+ years as a TA at UCD.

Charlie Tapio

  • CHE2 series, CHE8 series
  • Graduate student in chemistry with 5 years experience tutoring undergrads and have tutored high school students, as well. Emphasis on problem solving and test taking skills.

Christina McCulley
$25/per, group rates available

  • 118 series, 8 series and 2A
  • I am a 3rd year organic chemistry graduate student. As a graduate student at UC Davis, I have tutored 118A-C, 8A-8B and 2A-2B. I have experience as a TA in 118B and 2A. I understand how stressful these courses can be. If you need a little help in general or organic chemistry contact me!

Wanqing Li
25/h, individual preferred

  • 2C, 8B, 118A, 150
  • I just passed my qualifying exam and became a PhD candidate in organic chemistry. I am kind of familiar with stuffs in organic chemistry as well as general chemistry. Also, I got 100% in ACS test in organic chemistry. (99% in general, physical, analytical)

Sommer Johansen
$25/hr, group rates $15/hr/student

  • 2A/B/C 107A/B 110C
  • 2nd year physical chemistry grad student with BS in biochemistry. 4 years chemistry tutoring experience, 3 years TA experience in 2A, 110A, 110B, 211A.

Fernanda Bononi
25/hour. Group rates available by email

  • CHE 2 ABC, CHE 8 AB, CHE 118 ABC, BIS 102
  • I am a 3rd year PhD student in biological chemistry and I have been a TA/tutor at UC Davis for 3 years now (2A, 2B, 2C, 118A and 118B). I have also taught organic chemistry labs for 2 years before coming to UC Davis. I will be glad to help with your chemistry questions

Justin Mark

  • 2A/B/C
  • 3 years of teaching the chem 2 series

Zachary Buchanan

  • 107B, 110A, 110B
  • I'm a second year PhD student studying physical chemistry. I have 4+ years of TAing experience, and I've been a TA for both 110A and 110B at UC Davis in the past.

Lucas Moore
$30 / hour

  • 8A-B, 118A-C
  • TA and Head TA for the 8 and 118 series

Jackson Badger
25$/hour and group rates are negotiable

  • 2ABC and 104
  • I'm a 2nd year chemistry Ph.D candidate with an emphasis in inorganic chemistry. I have TA'ed several quarters of the 2 series and have tutored chemistry for several years. I look forward to helping you out!

Eric Zheng

  • CHE 2A, 2B, 2C. CHE 118 A, B, C. CHE 8 A, B.
  • I am a fifth year Ph.D candidate in Bio-organic Chemistry. I have TA and Head TA multiple undergraduate and graduate level classes. I also lectured some genchem and ochem classes. I am familiar with genchem and ochem cirriculum. I am patient, enthusiastic and easy to talk to. I am happy to solve all your chemistry questions and help you get a good grade.

Cody Palumbo

  • 118A,B,C 8A,B
  • I am a third year Chemistry Ph.D candidate with an emphasis in organic chemistry and biochemistry. 4+ years experience tutoring. I have also taught several quarters the 118 series. Send me an email to schedule an appointment!

Jonathan Sarker
$25-30 per hour

  • Chemistry and Physics: CHE 2ABC, 107AB, 110ABC
  • Biophysics Ph.D. Candidate, B.S. Biochemistry. Ask for details. Science is fun when you understand it. Allow me to pass that on to you.

Jackson Zhu

  • 8 years tutoring experience, chemistry TA awards 2015 and 2016. I also lecture general chemistry at UC Davis Extension.

Dong hee Chung

  • All of the Chem 2B series, Chem 118 series, Chem 8 series, Chem 128 series
  • I am a 6th year graduate student and have +8 years in total of tutoring experience. I have head TAed as well for a number of these courses as well. Hope I can help!

Andrew Otsuki

  • 118 A-C, 8 A-B
  • I have taught organic chemistry here as a TA at UC Davis for three years.