Teaching Assistant Tim Shelton, a graduate student in chemistry, goes over students' questions outside the Chemistry Annex on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Tutors in Chemistry

The tutors listed below, in no particular order, are graduate students or postdocs in the Department of Chemistry. All tutoring arrangements are strictly between you and your tutor. The Department takes no responsibility for the quality of the tutoring experience.

NOTE: A graduate student may not tutor any student in a course which they are also a TA for in the immediate quarter. Should this occur, both individuals will be promptly referred to Student Judicial Affairs. For example, if you need tutoring for CHE 2A, you may not be tutored by any graduate student who is currently a TA for any instructor of CHE 2A.

 

Graduate Student Tutors

    Matthew Orellana
    mdorellana@ucdavis.edu
    $45 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 130A, CHE 150
    • I am a 4th year in the Ph.D. program doing research in organic chemistry. I specialize in relating chemistry to biology. My tutoring style is geared toward MCAT level understanding of organic chemistry - realizing the material have the same first principles even if they look completely different to you. My rate includes the time I spend on my own preparing ahead of time for a structured session with you.

    Kathleen Becker
    katbecker@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr (long term & group rates available)

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A, CHE 118A, CHE 124A/B/C, MAT 12
    • I am a 4th year PhD student in chemistry with 8 years of tutoring and teaching experience in math, physics, and chemistry at the college level.

    Sam Assavachin
    sassavachin@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C
    • I am a fourth year PhD Candidate in an inorganic chemistry lab. I have taught 8 quarters of general chemistry here at UC Davis. I can teach any topics as you request, but can also prep you for the midterms and finals. I'd be happy to assist you in any way based on your preferences.

    Lilia Baldauf
    lmbaldauf@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr (contact for group rates)

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 129A, CHE 124A
    • I am a fourth year PhD Candidate in an inorganic chemistry lab. Since my time at Davis I have taught for 9 quarters. I will always tailor my tutoring style to your preferred learning style, so I'd be happy to assist you in any way this quarter!

    Matt Dyer
    mwdyer@ucdavis.edu
    $30-40 / hr (contact me for group rates)

    • CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B/C, CHE 129A/B/C
    • I am a 2nd year PhD student in organic synthesis. I'm dedicating my time to tutoring because I genuinely enjoy the process of finding the best way for each of my students to learn and understand organic chemistry. During my undergrad at Boston University, many things strengthened my desire to make organic chemistry interesting for people, but those which contributed the most were: taking and tutoring for upper and lower level classes in organic chemistry, three years of research experience in an organic synthesis lab, and hosting general organic study sessions for members of BU's chemistry association.  

    Samuel Janisse
    sejanisse@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr 

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 135
    • I am a 4th year PhD student in Chemistry. I have combined 5+ years of experience teaching and tutoring general and organic chemistry. I have immensely enjoyed helping students understand the complexities of chemistry and would love to help you!

    Jiahui Wei
    jhwwei@ucdavis.edu
    $50 / hr

    • CHE 118A/B/C
    • 4th year PhD in organic, learned 118 series in 2015-2016, TAed /tutored 118 series for 5+ years, head TA for 118 series for 3+ quarters.

    Savannah Conlon
    sgconlon@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr

    • 2A/B/C, 8A/B, 118A/B/C, 135, BIS102/103
    • I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in a biochemistry research lab. I have had several years of chemistry tutoring experience and have taught a wide range of chemistry classes here at UC Davis. I would be happy to help you this quarter!

    Rowan Brower
    rsbrower@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr (contact me for group rates)

    • CHE 2A/B/C, Environmental Water Chemistry, CHE 8A, CHE 124A
    • I am currently a 3rd year analytical student in the Velázquez lab and I have been the TA for all of the courses above. My teaching style is flexible and I can alter how I explain things to best suit your learning style!

    Sarah Costa
    scosta@ucdavis.edu
    $30 - $40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 124A
    • I am a third year PhD Candidate in an inorganic chemistry lab. Since my time at Davis I have taught for 8 quarters. I am dedicated to tailoring my tutoring style to your learning style and I look forward to hearing from you. 

    Will DeSnoo
    wqdesnoo@ucdavis.edu
    $50 / hr (contact me for group rates)

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 107A/B, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B/C
    • I'm a PhD student in physical organic chemistry. I have extensive experience TAing/teaching undergraduate students for 6 years. I facilitate a positive teaching environment where students feel comfortable sharing their educational needs! Feel free to contact me if you are interested.

    Victorio Juaregui
    vijaureguim@ucdavis.edu
    $35 / hr

    • CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C
    • I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in Organic Chemistry. I received my undergraduate degree in Chemistry, and have 3 years of TA and tutoring experience in Organic Chemistry courses with both lab and discussion components (from undergraduate and graduate experiences). Mostly focused in Organic Chemistry because I love it. I am happy to help so feel free to reach out! Have taught/head TA'd 118B and taught 8A.

    David Morales
    admoralesm@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 115, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B/C, CHE 129A/B/C
    • I am a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in analytical chemistry. I have been teaching/ tutoring chemistry since my sophomore year as an Undergraduate.  This is my third year being a teaching assistant for the general chemistry and organic chemistry classes at Davis. I am here to help you reach your academic goals in chemistry. 

    Zachary Buchanan
    zsbuchanan@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B, CHE 4A/B/C, CHE 105, CHE 110A/B, CHE 115, CHE 125
    • I'm a 7th year physical chemistry student.  I have 18 quarters of experience TAing 110, 105/115/125 and 4, with 3 years of experience TAing general chemistry and analytical chemistry before coming to grad school.  I prefer to have an idea of what topics you'd like to cover before coming to the session, as that gives me a chance to quickly review what we're going to talk about, so we don't waste your time while I figure out what you're asking.

    Maggie Berrens
    mlberrens@ucdavis.edu
    $25-35 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B, CHE 100, CHE 107A/B, CHE 110A/B/C
    • I am a 2nd year PhD student in a physical chemistry research lab. At my undergraduate institution I worked at my school's tutoring center and took several classes focused on understanding the theory and best practices of tutoring. Here at UC Davis I have taught a range of chemistry classes. Because of my background, I am well equipped to adapt my teaching style to your needs and classes you are taking! I am happy to help so feel free to contact me!

    Duy Pham
    duypham@ucdavis.edu
    $30-40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B/C, CHE 129A/B/C
    • I am a 3rd-year in the Ph.D. program doing research in bioorganic chemistry. I really like teaching and helping others understand chemistry, hence I have been tutoring since I was an undergraduate. I also went to UC Davis as an undergrad so I do have some experience in most of the chemistry classes offered at Davis. My rate includes the time I spend on my own preparing ahead of time for a structured session with you. I usually tailor my tutoring toward what students want and need.

    Linnea Dolph
    lsdolph@ucdavis.edu
    $35 / hr

    • CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B/C, CHE 129A/B/C
    • 5th year PhD candidate in organic chemistry who has been tutoring for 5 + years

    Rose Smiley
    resmiley@ucdavis.edu
    $30-40 / hr

    • CHE 1V, CHE 2A/B/C
    • I am a 3rd year Chemistry PhD Student in an inorganic solid state chemistry lab. I have been a TA for all 3 of the CHEM 2 series courses multiple times. My teaching style can be catered to how you feel you learn best. I hope to hear from you!

    Ankita Kumari
    ankkumari@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 118A
    • Hello, I am a second year PhD student in Inorganic Chemistry. I have over a year experience of being a TA for Chemistry undergraduate courses. 

    Sophie Worthington-Kirsch
    seworthingtonkirsch@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr (sliding scale available)

    • CHE 1V, CHE 2A/C, CHE 4A/B/C, CHE 10, CHE 110B
    • I am a 3rd year chemistry PhD student with 8 years of experience in tutoring and teaching in chemistry, physics, and math. I thrive on the "ah-hah!" moment and will work with you to reach it using different types of explanation and metaphor. I'm absurdly passionate about chemistry and want to help my students see the beauty in it. I also have experience with neurodivergence and testing anxiety and can help with studying and test-taking skills.

    Natalie Dugan
    nmdugan@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B, CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C
    • I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student doing research in Bioorganic Chemistry. I have tutored chemistry for over four years, and I enjoy talking about chemistry with students. My tutoring rate covers prep time in addition to the session. I will be considerate of the needs and interests of you as a student in order to help you succeed with your Chemistry journey. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Noah Haughn
    njhaughn@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A, CHE 105, CHE 115
    • I am a 3rd year graduate student in analytical chemistry, and I have been a TA for general chemistry, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. I am eager to help you learn, so please reach out via email with your availability as well as topics you'd like to cover so I can prepare beforehand to help you get the most out of your tutoring session! ( :

    Sara Ismet
    sismet@ucdavis.edu
    $30-35 / hr (contact me for group rates)

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 105
    • I am a third year PhD student in Chemistry. I have 6 quarters of experience as a TA at UC Davis, and before that I have been tutoring for 5 years now. I can help you better understand chemistry and equip you to do well in your courses. I am happy to help you and will stay flexible with my teaching style based on what works best for you!

    Sarah Dishman
    sdishman@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr

    • CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B, CHE 130A, CHE 131A
    • I'm currently a 5th year graduate student in organic chemistry. I've taught all of the organic series courses listed above, and have multiple years of chemistry tutoring experience surrounding these courses. I always adapt my teaching style to what course you are taking and your needs, so feel free to reach out if you are interested and I'd be happy to discuss more!

    Kevin Blanco-Herrero
    kblanco@ucdavis.edu
    $25 / hr

    • CHE 8A/C, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B/C
    • Hello! My name is Kevin Blanco-Herrero and I'm a third year graduate student in an organic synthesis lab. I've been teaching and tutoring students for about four years now and love seeing students understand and appreciate organic chemistry.

    Christopher Suarez
    cssuarez@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C
    • Aspiring educator who is highly passionate about making science accessible and interesting to students. I have experience as a TA for the chem 2 series and tutored very often as an undergrad at Boston University. My background is in organic chemistry and analytical chemistry. I'm very excited about working with you!!

    Leah Thompson
    lathompson@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr

    • CHE 8A/B/C, CHE 118A/B/C
    • I am a second year graduate student in the chemistry department, and I have my B.S. in Chemistry & Secondary Education along with my teaching license in chemistry. I have student taught for a year in high school chemistry, and I have experience tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry. I am flexible with scheduling and have a passion for teaching chemistry. My tutoring fee covers pre-meeting lesson planning/prep as well as the tutoring sessions. I am eager to help others learn chemistry, and I look forward to hearing from you!

    Andrew Huss
    ahuss@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B
    • I am a second year graduate student in an organic synthesis lab. I have both a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in English literature. I can help in both general chemistry courses and English composition writing. I thoroughly enjoy both! I have student taught K-12 for math, science (chemistry and biology) and English classes for two school districts in Southern California. I love using analogies and metaphors to make what can be confusing concepts into something more concrete and relatable. I am also apart of the Chemistry Outreach Program that puts on highly-rated chemistry shows for elementary and high school students. My schedule is flexible, and my fee covers the lesson and all associated preparation. I look forward to meeting you! 

    Luis Garay
    ljgaray@ucdavis.edu
    $30 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 124A
    • I am a 3rd-year graduate student. I have tutored and been a TA for more than 8 quarters. Feel free to reach out for help. 

    Alexis Davis
    aradavis@ucdavis.edu
    $40 / hr

    • CHE 2A/B, CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B
    • I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the chemistry program and have my B.S. in chemistry/pre-med. I have tutored chemistry for over four years and enjoy the challenge of switching my teaching style to what fits your needs the most. My rate includes prep time as well as the tutoring session. I try to make chemistry as fun and interesting as possible while making sure you're able to grasp the key concepts. I look forward to hearing from you!