Tutors in Chemistry

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

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
 

Fatima Hussain
fahussain@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr 

  • CHE 2 A/B/C
  • I am a 4th year PhD candidate with experience as a TA (received teaching award!) and tutoring the CHE 2 series here at UC Davis and in my undergraduate career. I am happy to help, please reach out. It's never too late!

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

  • CHE 8 A/B, CHE 118 A/B/C, CHE 128 A/B/C, CHE 129 A/B/C
  • I am a 1st 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. 

Jessica San Juan
jasanjuan@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr 

  • CHE 2 A/B/C, CHE 8 A, CHE 118 A, BIS 102/103, CHE 124A
  • I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in a bioinorganic/biochemistry research lab. I have 4+ 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!

Nathan Yoshino
ndyoshino@ucdavis.edu
$35 / hr 

  • CHE 2 A/B/C, CHE 8 A, CHE 118 A, CHE 107 A/B, CHE 110 A/B/C
  • I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in physical chemistry. I received my undergraduate degree in chemistry, and have 4+ years of TA and tutoring experience in organic, general, and physical chemistry courses with both lab and discussion components. I am happy to help so please reach out.

Nikole Gomez
nmgo@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr 

  • CHE 2 A/B, CHE 105
  • I am a 2nd year PhD student in the bioorganic track. I have a bachelor's in chemistry with a minor in biology. I have tutored organic chemistry and mathematics for over three years and am happy to help students understand concepts they may be struggling with. Please contact me if you need help or have any questions.

Hannah Brinkman
hfbrinkman@ucdavis.edu
$40 / hr 

  • CHE 2 A/B/C, CHE 8 A/B, CHE 108, CHE 118 A/B/C, CHE 128 A/B/C
  • I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in Prof. Peter Beal's lab researching bio-organic chemistry. I received my undergraduate degree in chemistry, where I tutored and held discussion sections for chemistry and math courses. I have also been the TA and/or head TA for general chemistry, organic chemistry, and Chemical Biology courses at UC Davis.

Anna Lo
annlo@ucdavis.edu
$45 / hr 

  • CHE 8 A/B, CHE 118 A/B/C, CHE 128 A/B/C, CHE 129
  • I am a 5th year PhD student in Organic Chemistry at UC Davis. With 4 years of experience working with both students and professors from these classes, I hope to cater everyone’s studying and tutoring experience to not only the class they are taking but also the teaching methods those professors employ. I have head TA experience in the 118, 128 and 129 series which means I have actively participated in the structuring and formation of questions for your exams. I believe Organic Chemistry should be fun, enjoyable, and an opportunity for you to challenge yourself and gain a cool new skill. Email me if you have any questions about group rates!

Croix Laconsay
cjlaconsay@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr 

  • CHE 8 A/B, CHE 118 A/B/C, CHE 128 A/B/C
  • I am a 4th year PhD candidate in Chemistry. I have 6+ quarters of TA experience, mostly teaching Organic Chemistry. Please contact me if you are interested.

Samuel Janisse
sejanisse@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr 

  • CHE 2 A/B/C, CHE 118 A/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!

Fernanda Bononi
fcbononi@ucdavis.edu
$40 / hr 

  • CHE 2 A/B/C, CHE 8 A/B, CHE 118 A/B/C, CHE 128 A/B/C
  • I am a 5th year PhD student. I have been a TA here in Davis for the past 5 years and I have been a head TA for all the 118 series. I will be glad to help you with your chemistry problems.

Nate Harder
nhharder@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr (less for groups)

  • CHE 2 A/B, CHE 8 A/B, CHE 118 A/B/C, CHE 124 A, CHE 135, and MCB 120L
  • I am a 4th year PhD student and have 3+ years of tutoring and TA experience.

Justin O'sullivan
jjosullivan@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr

  • CHE 2 A/B/C, CHE 8 A/B, CHE 118 A/B/C, and CHE 128 A/B/C
  • I am a 4th year PhD student in Marie Heffern's lab. I am on the organic PhD track and my research uses organic synthesis to answer complex biological questions. Previously, I’ve tutored Organic Chemistry to students studying for the MCAT and other standardized exams. 

Elizabeth Lotsof
elotsof@ucdavis.edu
$40 / hr (individual); $55  /person / hr (group, 2+)

  • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C
  • I am a 4th year PhD student. I have taught a number of undergraduate and upper division chemistry courses and will be happy to help you with any of your tutoring needs!

Linnea Dolph
lsdolph@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr

  • 2C, 118B/C, 128B/C
  • I am a 3rd year, organic-track PhD student that has been teaching and tutoring general and organic chemistry for four years. Please send me an email if you are interested in working together!

Kathleen Becker
katbecker@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr (less for groups)

  • CHE 02C, CHE 124, CHE 105, MAT 00, MAT 12, MAT 16, MAT 21(A/B)
  • I am a 3rd year PhD student in chemistry program with 5 years of tutoring experience in math, physics, and chemistry. 

Agya Karki
karki@ucdavis.edu
$35 / hr

  • CHE 8B, CHE 118A/B, and CHE 124A
  • I have been a TA for 118B multiple quarters and was the head TA for a quarter for this course. I have also been a TA for CHE 2C and CHE 8B. I took the 124A course here and really enjoyed it and would love to help any students struggling.

Robert Van Ostrand
rpvanostrand@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr

  • CHE 2A/B/C, CHE 8A/B, CHE 118A/B/C, CHE 128A/B/C, CHE 135, BIS 102, BIS 103
  • I am a 4th year PhD student in Chemistry, Bio-organic Track. I have been teaching chemistry and biology for over 5 years. I know how difficult getting through your course work can be, and I would like to help you do your best. Please contact me if you’d like my help.

Wen Fu
wfu@ucdavis.edu
$40 / hr

  • CHE 2 series, 8 series, 118 series
  • I am a 4th year PhD student in Chemistry. I have 4 years tutoring experience in chemistry and am an Undergraduate ACS excellence awardee in organic chemistry. Please contact me if interested.

Tanner Treece
trtreece@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr Group Rates Available

  • CHE 2, 8 and 118 Series
  • I am a 3rd year Chemical Biology track graduate student. I tutored and led workshops with the tutoring center here on campus for the 2, 8 and 118 series here on campus for 6 years prior to becoming a grad student. Feel free to contact me for any help in general and organic chemistry.

Anita Vinjamuri
avinjamuri@ucdavis.edu
$50 / hr; group rates are available

  • CHEM 2A
  • I am a 4th year grad student pursuing my PhD in Chemistry (Analytical). I have been tutoring for 4+ years and have won an award for my outstanding teaching. I would love to help you gain an understanding and love for chemistry! Please contact me if you are interested.

Diedra Shorty
dshorty@ucdavis.edu
$30 / hr ( group rates available)

  • CHE 2,8 and 118 Series
  • I am a 4th year Chemistry PhD student in the Chemical Biology track. I have 2+ years of tutoring experience from undergrad and graduate school. Please feel free to contact me if you need help with any general, organic or biochemistry.

Jiahui Wei
jhwwei@ucdavis.edu
$40 / hr

  • CHE 118A, CHE 118B, CHE 118C
  • Tutored 118 Series for two years.

Shivani Bansal
shibansal@ucdavis.edu
$35 / hr for individual; Group rates available by email

  • 2ABC, 8ABC, 118ABC, 128ABC
  • 2 series, 118 series, 8 series, 128series. I am a 5th year PhD student in the Dept of Chemistry. I have TA'ed and tutored for these courses over the last two years and love to help students understand more about chemistry!

Erin Doherty
eedoherty@ucdavis.edu
$40 / hr

  • 8A-B, 118A-C, 128A-C, 129A-C
  • I am a 4th year graduate student in the organic chemistry track. I have been a TA for 118 and 129, and I have 3 years of experience tutoring at UC Davis—including CHE 8, 118, 128 and 129.

Jackson Badger
jrbadger@ucdavis.edu
$35 / hour

  • CHE2A/B/C
  • I am a 5th year chemistry Ph.D. candidate with several years of TAing/Tutoring the entire 2 series. I am more than happy to help break down to concepts and math to make chemistry easier for you!

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!

Sophia Fricke
snfricke@ucdavis.edu
$40 / hour, Group rates available by email

  • CHE 2ABC, 8A, 107AB, 110ABC
  • I am a 4th year PhD student in physical chemistry with 6+ years tutoring experience - send me an email and I'd love to see if I can help you! No long term commitments needed - I'm more than happy to do anything from a single test review session to regular tutoring.