Meet our Subject Tutors

Fall 2020

To make an appointment, leave a voicemail at 253.879.3404 or complete this form

Click here to view the PDF version of our schedule. All appointments are PST, or "Tacoma Time!"

When we have multiple tutors in the same discipline, we have listed classes that tutors have experience in within their majors below their hours. While subject tutors have the skills to be helpful in a wide variety of classes, we know that it’s sometimes helpful to meet with tutors who have taken a specific course, especially for upper-division electives. Use the course information to find the tutor who is the best fit for you!

ACCOUNTING

 

 Cyrus Shafiei

Cyrus Shafiei

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Howdy! My name is Cyrus Shafiei. I'm from Houston, Texas and I am a junior majoring in the Business Leadership Program with a minor in Economics. I am involved with Greek Life on campus and on the executive board of the Inter-Fraternal Council. I am also a captain on the Postmen Ultimate Frisbee team. I love spending time outside in the sun, playing board games, and listening to a lot of different types of music. I'm looking forward to working with you in the CWLT!

 

Hours: Sun 12-1pm & 1-2pm PST (drop-in), M 12-1 & 1-2pm PST (drop-in), W 1-3pm PST, Th 11am-1pm PST 

Check out Cyrus's introduction video here!

Anatomy & Physiology

Hayden Hotchkiss

 

Hayden Hotchkiss 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi there, my name is Hayden Hotchkiss and I am a Junior from Boulder, Colorado! I am a Psychology major and Politics and Government minor with a focus in International Relations. When I'm not in the library studying, I am either playing soccer or lacrosse on campus. In the summer I love rock climbing, white-water canoeing, and running around in the Olympic National Forest. I'm also pretty nerdy about the cello, intersectional feminism, and neuroscience, but come in to the CWLT to chat about anything at all. Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Hours: M 6-8 p.m. PST, Tu 3-5 p.m. PST, Th 5-7 p.m. PST

Sarah Nasson

Sarah Nasson

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi! I’m Sarah, a senior from Portland, Oregon majoring in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. I also play for the UPS women’s soccer team, but when I’m not on the field you can find me studying in Thompson/Harned or watching @lab_shenanigans videos for my fix of relatable Biology content. When I have more time on my hands I love to backpack, felt, and traipse the aisles of Trader Joes. Feel free to come ask me any questions you have about Biology. I can guarantee you’ll leave with answers and a new friend!

 

Hours: M 6-8pm PST, Tu 7-8pm & 8-9pm PST (drop-in), W 10am-12pm PST

BIOLOGY

 
 Katie Carley

Katie Carley

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi! My name is Katie Carley and I am from San Jose, California. I am a junior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with minors in Spanish and Educational Studies. Outside of class, you can find me in Diversions or in the gym with the rest of the school’s volleyball team! I absolutely love meeting new people and try to get involved in new things all the time. Stop by any time if you need help with Biology and I can’t wait to meet you!

 

Hours: Sun 6-7pm (drop-in) & 7-8pm PST, Th 7-9pm PST, F 11am-1pm PST

Classes Taken: BIO 213 Sosa, Biostatistics Madlung & Weiss

Check out Katie's introduction video here!

Sarah Nasson

Sarah Nasson

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi! I’m Sarah, a senior from Portland, Oregon majoring in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. I also play for the UPS women’s soccer team, but when I’m not on the field you can find me studying in Thompson/Harned or watching @lab_shenanigans videos for my fix of relatable Biology content. When I have more time on my hands I love to backpack, felt, and traipse the aisles of Trader Joes. Feel free to come ask me any questions you have about Biology. I can guarantee you’ll leave with answers and a new friend!

 

Hours: M 6-8pm PST, Tu 7-8pm & 8-9pm PST (drop-in), W 10am-12pm PST

Classes Taken: BIO 111 DeMarais, BIO 112 Tullis, BIO 211 Woods, BIO 212 Hannaford, BIO 213 Sultemeier, BIO 334 Sultemeier, BIO 404 Taylor-Teeples

Check out Sarah's introduction video!

 CHEMISTRY

 
Anjali Bardhan

Anjali Bardhan

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi there! My name is Anjali and I'm from Palo Alto, California. I am a junior majoring in Chemistry. When I'm not in Thompson, I enjoy practicing guitar in the music building, painting, and attempting to keep my plants alive. I know that Chemistry can be challenging, so don't hesitate to ask for help! I look forward to meeting you!

 

Hours: Sun 3-4pm (drop-in) & 4-5pm PST, M 7-9pm PST, W 2-4pm PST

Classes Taken: CHEM 110 Boisvert, CHEM 120 Gessel, CHEM 250 Scharrer, CHEM 251 Scharrer, CHEM 231 Gessel

Check out Anjali's introduction video here!

Kendra Mitchell

Kendra Mitchell

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi there! My name is Kendra and I’m a junior studying Biochemistry and French. I was born and raised in Seattle Washington, and although I haven’t move that far from home, I’m a very adventurous person at heart. When I’m not studying in Harned or Opp cafe, I’m most likely spending my time dancing with RDG, laughing uncontrollably in film club, beekeeping, or buying new plants for my ever growing plant family! I’m a very social person and I thrive off of conversations that get my mind stirring. Chemistry can be a very complicated topic, but I believe there’s something in chemistry for everyone, it just might take a little time to discover what that part is for you. I love sharing my passion for chemistry with other people so please don’t hesitate to stop by with any chemistry needs! I look forward to meeting you, see you soon!

 

Hours: Sun noon-2 p.m. PST, Tu 2-4 p.m. PST, F 1-2 p.m. & 2-3 p.m. PST (drop-in)

Classes Taken: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 Gessel, CHEM 231 Burgard, CHEM 250, CHEM 251 Scharrer

Check out Kendra's introduction video here!

Maiya Pacleb

Maiya Pacleb

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hey there! My name is Maiya Pacleb, and I'm from Bothell, WA! I am a Pre-Med Biochemistry major, with an emphasis in Bioethics, and Math minor. If I'm not studying, you can catch me chugging coffee or kicking the ball around with my talented buddies on the Women's soccer team. I'm always laughing, smiling, and excited to do some lovely chemistry! So, if you need some help with your chem class​, a pick me up, or both, please don't hesitate to come on by! I'm looking forward to meeting you soon!

 

Hours: M 11am-1pm PST, Tu 5-6 (drop-in) & 6-7pm PST, Th 1-3pm PST

Classes Taken: CHEM 115 Neshyba, CHEM 230 Lee, CHEM 250 & 251 Scharrer, CHEM 340 Mifflan, CHEM 465 (Hanson & Thines), currently in CHEM 460 (Grinstead)

Check out Maiya's introduction video here!

Chinese

 
 Christine Young

Christine Young

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hello there! My name is Christine and I’m from San Jose, California (in the Bay Area). I’m a junior majoring in Chinese Language & Culture and interested in an Education minor. I love languages and can speak four (Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Korean), but I’m currently interested in learning Japanese. On my free time, I like watching anime and Korean or Chinese dramas. But besides that, I also really like skincare and makeup! If you have any questions about UPS, Chinese language or culture, or anything (really!), don’t hesitate and feel free to ask. I look forward to meeting you in the CWLT!

 

Hours: Sun 9-11am & 11am-12pm PST (drop-in), M 5-6pm PST, Tu 2-4pm PST

Check out Christine's introduction video here!

Computer Science

 

Darian Gill

 

 

Darian Gill

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Hi, I'm Darian! I left my home on Oahu to pursue a degree in Computer Science here at UPS. I love bodysurfing, rock climbing, and slack-lining, but life in the Pacific North "Wet" has provided a real change of scenery, and the weather has motivated me to look for new interests indoors. Since arriving on campus, I have discovered a passion for learning not just about the "What?" and "How?" of life, but also the "Why?" and have tacked a minor in Philosophy and an emphasis in Bioethics onto my degree. Come in and let's chat about it!

 

Hours: Tu 7-9 p.m. PST, W 1-2 p.m. PST, Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PST

   

Economics

 
Brian Kim

Brian Kim

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Hi! My name is Brian Kim and I'm the Economics tutor. I'm a senior with a double major in Economics and Philosophy along with a double minor in SOAN and Math. Outside of class, I play violin in the UPS orchestra, constantly pursue random food cravings, and am always looking to meet new people. I love learning new things and finding out what people's opinions are any topic. Whether it's economics related or absolutely trivial, I'd love to chat with you about anything that's on your mind!

  

Hours: M 4-5 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. PST (drop-in), W 5-7pm PST, Th 7-9pm PST

Check out Brian's introduction video here!

French

 

Zoe Kern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEK

Zoë Kern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi! My name is Zoë and I’m a senior majoring in Politics and Government and French and minoring in Economics. I’m from Bend, Oregon but I spent most of high school living with my family in the French Alps and I spent part of my last semester studying abroad in Dijon. When I’m not in Wyatt, you can find me outside (most likely climbing or snowboarding). I also love cooking, reading, and playing guitar or piano. Learning a new language is incredibly rewarding, but it can also be really difficult. Whether you want to practice verb tenses or have a conversation, I’m here to help. So please come visit me, I’d love to meet you!

 

Hours: M 4-6 p.m. PST, T 11 a.m. -12 p.m. PST, Th 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 3-4 p.m. (drop-in) & 4-5 p.m. PST (French Conversation Hour) F 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST

Check out Zoë's introduction video here!

 

Chloe Brew

Chlöe Brew

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hello! My name is Chlöe Brew and I'm a senior studying Art History and Classics from colorful Colorado! I love to read, buy food I can’t afford, live at Target, dance, drink tea, and talk about women’s depictions and importance in Classical art! In addition to the absolutely phenomenal CWLT, I'm also involved in Greek life, RDG, and Peer Allies. I'd look forward to working with you so please stop by!

 

Hours: Sun 2-3pm & 4-5pm PST (drop-in), M 12-2pm PST, W 6-8pm PST

Check out Chlöe's introduction video here! 

 German

 

 

Zoe Welch

 

 

 

 

Zoe Welch

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hallöchen! My name is Zoe, and I am a double major in IPE and German Studies. I studied abroad in Munich last year, which was one of the most unforgettable experiences in my life, and I can't wait to help you guys out this year! You can find me around campus at RDG, in La Sobremesa and COMBS, and of course at my favorite table by the window in the SUB.

 

Hours: Sun 7-9 p.m. PST, M 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 12-1 p.m. PST (Drop-in), W 10 a.m.-12 p.m PST

Check out Zoe's introduction video here (in English) and here (in German)!

Japanese

 
Anna Watson

Anna Watson

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hey there! I'm Anna, a double major in Japanese Language and Culture and Computer Science. Japanese can sometimes be a bit of a tough language to learn - and that's why I'm here to help out! Feel free to drop by to practice stroke-order, grammar, conversation, or anything in between. In my free time, you can usually find me doodling at the library, drumming on some traditional taiko drums, or playing video games. Hope to see you at the CWLT!

 

Hours: M 3-5pm PST, T 1-3pm PST, Th 3-4pm & 4-5pm PST (drop-in)

Check out Anna's introduction video here!

Latin

 

 

Olivia Couture

 

 

Olivia Couture

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi! My name is Olivia. I’m a senior from Conway, New Hampshire majoring in English and Classics. When I’m not doing schoolwork, I’m either writing fantasy novels, binge-watching New Girl, or having existential conversations about reality and what it means to be human. I also love to read, write songs, and drink copious amounts of coffee. I can’t wait to work with you, so stop by the CWLT if you want to talk about your papers or work on Latin with me!

 

Hours: Sun 3-4pm & 4-5pm PST (drop-in), M 4-6pm PST, 1-3pm PST

Check out Olivia's introduction video here!

 Mathematics

 
Quintin Lenti

Quintin Lenti, MAT’21

Pronouns: He/Him/ His

 

My name is Quintin Lenti, and I tutor mathematics here at the CWLT! This is my third year here, and I am excited to be back. I am from Tacoma, Washington, and am currently enrolled in the Puget Sound Masters of Arts in Teaching program, working towards becoming a high or middle school math teacher. I love both teaching and discovering math with people, and make building personal fluency in mathematics part of my praxis. On the side, I play jazz piano and write fun computer programs! (I am always willing to show some code off!)! If you ever want to discuss the classes you're taking, plan out your schedule, or work on math together, please feel free to make an appointment with me!

  

Hours: Sun 6-7pm & 7-8pm PST (drop-in), M 6-8pm PST, W 7-9pm PST

Classes Taken: MA 260 Bernhard, MA 290 Bernhard, MA 301 Bodine, MA 302 Bodine, MA 433 & 434 Gibson, MA 321 & 322 Thatcher, MA 355 Jackson, MA 420 Beezer

Check out Quintin's introduction video here!

Jonathan Vair

 

Jonathan Vair

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Hello, my name is Jonathan Vair! I am a junior studying math and P&G. I play soccer for the Loggers and enjoy puzzles. A fun fact about me is I can solve a rubik's cube from any position in under a minute.

 

Hours: Tu 1-2 p.m. (drop-in) & 2-3pm PST, Th 3-5 p.m. PST, F 9-10 a.m. PST

Classes Taken: MA 181 Bodine, MA 280 Bodine, MA 290 Beezer, MA 380 Bodine, currently in MA 375 Thatcher

Check out Jonathan's introduction video here!

Physics

 

 

Hayden Borg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiana Walter

 

 

Hayden Borg

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Hello! My name is Hayden and I'm a Junior from Denver, Colorado. I'm studying Math and Physics. When I'm not in class, tutoring, or walking around campus giving tours, you can find me skiing, hiking, or napping on Todd Field. If you need help with exam preparation, homework, or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to stop by. I look forward to seeing you at the CWLT!

 

Hours: M 4-6 p.m. PST, W 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST, Th 4-5pm & 5-6pm PST (drop-in)

Classes Taken: PHYS 121 Spivey, PHYS 122 Elliott, PHYS 221 Spivey, PHYS 231 Latimer, PHYS 222 Latimer

Check out Hayden's introduction video here!

 

 

 

Kiana Walter

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi! My name is Kiana and I'm from Mountain View, CA!  I'm a senior double majoring in physics and math, so I basically live in Thompson spending all my time in the physics resource room. If I'm not in Thompson, I can be found dancing with RDG, drinking coffee in Opp (or even Valhalla), or watching far too many movies with my housemates. I know that physics can seem daunting and even inaccessible but with time it can be really awesome! I hope to be able to share my love of physics with you and I look forward to seeing you in the CWLT!

 

Hours: Tu 3-4pm & 4-5pm PST (drop-in), W 6-8pm PST, Th 2-4 p.m. PST

Classes Taken: PHYS 121 Elliott, PHYS 122 Elliott, PHYS 221 Spivey, PHYS 222 Spivey, PHYS 351 Pepper, PHYS 305 Latimer, PHYS 352 Pepper

Check out Kiana's introduction here!

Psychology Statistics

 

 

Ki Serrao

 

 

 

Ki Serrao

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Aloha! My name is Kiana Serrao, but feel free to call me Ki, and I am from the sweet small town of Hilo, Hawaii! I left the big rock to pursue Occupational Therapy as a Psychology major. Aside from school, you'll probably find me running around with the amazing UPS Women's Soccer team or hanging out around campus with my friends and a Divs hot chocolate. Things that make me happy are food, animals, the ocean, and making new friends! So if you want help on psychology statistics or just want to talk about literally anything, come on by! I'm excited to meet you!

 

Hours: Sun 3-4 p.m. PST, Tu 4-5 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. PST (drop-in), Th 1-3pm PST, F 2-3 p.m. PST

Check out Ki's introduction video here!

Spanish

 
Evelyn Martin

Evelyn Martin, Academic Consultant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hey there! My name is Evelyn, and I'm a junior from University Place, WA. I'm a prospective Economics major and Spanish minor. Outside of class, I enjoy going to the gym, thrift shopping, and playing the viola at the School of Music here at UPS. As the daughter of a Peruvian immigrant, I have been fortunate to utilize Spanish from an early age and would love to share my passion for the Spanish language and culture with you all. It would be awesome to chat about whatever you may need extra insight on, so please stop by! 

 

Hours: Sun 1-2pm & 2-3pm (drop-in) & 3-4pm PST, Tu 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST, W 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST, Th 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST

Classes Taken: SPAN 201 Salvador-Sanchis, SPAN 202 Lago-Graña, 204 Lara

Check out Evelyn's introduction video here!

Lia Van Steeter

Lia Van Steeter

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hi! My name is Lia and I am a senior originally from Corvallis, Oregon. I am studying International Political Economy and Spanish. Outside of working at the CWLT, I play for the women’s tennis team, am a Peer Advisor, and in my free time love to cook and nap by the beach. I know that learning a language can be stressful and I want to help provide any support you may need! I would love to chat about Spanish, study strategies, and ways to unwind and relax during college. Hope to see you soon!

 

Hours: M 1-3pm PST, W 10-11 a.m. (drop-in) & 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST, F 10am-12pm PST

Classes Taken: SPAN 203 Ramirez-Dueker, SPAN 204 Lago-Grana, SPAN 205 Salvador Sanchis, SPAN 311 Lago-Grana

Check out Lia's introduction video here!

Statistics

 
 Maggie Hatt

Maggie Hatt

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hello! My name is Maggie and I'm a third year student from Forest Grove, Oregon, studying economics, math, and French. I am also on our women's lacrosse team and enjoy spending the little free time I have baking chocolate chip cookies for my friends. Since beginning the economics major, I have quickly realized the significance (haha, get it?) of being able to apply methods of statistical analysis to topics I genuinely care about. I look forward to working with you on anything and everything stats related, whether it be for biology, econometrics, a classic statistics course, or anything else. Please don't hesitate to stop by or make an appointment; I would love to work with you!

 

Hours: Sun 12-1pm & 1-2pm PST (drop-in), Th 4-6pm PST, F 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST

Classes Taken: MATH 260 Bernhard, MA 160 equivalent outside of Puget Sound.

Check out Maggie's introduction video here!

 

Haley Reed

Haley Reed

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Hey there! I’m Haley, a junior from Bellingham, Washington! I’m double majoring in Math and Business/BLP. I can usually be found with a coffee and calculator in hand or enjoying the beautiful PNW! I’d love to talk to you about any and all things stats. Stop by with some homework, to study, chat about that tricky R-script, or anything in between! Hope to see you soon!

 

Hours: Sun 4-6pm PST, Tu 4-5pm (drop-in) & 5-6pm PST, W 10am-12pm PST

Classes Taken: Math 260 Dove, Math 360 Price

Check out Haley's introduction video here!

 

CWLT Tutoring Drop-in Hours

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