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Drop-In: Residential College Math/Science Tutors

Residential College Math/Science Tutors

 Residential College Tutoring Begins in September 2019

***Note changes in tutor availability alongside tutor names**       


Nicholas E Smith

College: Benjamin Franklin

Office & Schedule: Wed, Entryway A, Basement Rm 19, 8-9:30 PM 
Subjects: GEN CHEM, ORG CHEM, PChem
Directions: In BF, after entering college from Prospect St turn right and find Entryway A at the corner.  Proceed to basement via stairs. Take a U in the corridor to find the room on the right.


Andrew Sparkman    
College: Berkeley
Office & Schedule:      On Wed, BK Walker Seminar Rm  8:00-9:30 PM
                                *** On Mon SML 116C in the Center for Teaching and Learning 7:00-8:30  PM
Subjects: ECON, Calculus
Directions: In BK, the Charles A. Walker Seminar Room is next to the Reading Room


Mengwen Zhang   

College: Grace Hopper

Office & Schedule: On Sun Basement Napier Room ; Tel: NA, 8:00-9:30 PM
                              *** On Tue SML 116C in the Center for Teaching and Learning 8:00-9:30 PM
Directions: In GH, closest entry is gate on Elm St. Proceed down to basement through dining hall entryway.
                             ***In SML, closest entry is SML entrance on York St across from Toads Place

Connor Hann    *** Not available Tue May 7  2019**

College: Davenport College
Office & Schedule: On Tue in Seminar Rm 215;  8-9:30 PM


Directions: In DC, from the main gate on York St walk across the lawn to the opposite building, and enter through the far right door (Faculty Offices). Afteer entering via EntrywayN-13 to get to Seminar Room 215: turn left and proceed through the door at the far end of the corridor. Take the stairs to the 2nd floor. Upon reaching the 2nd floor the seminar room is immediately to the right.
                               ***In SML, closest entry is SML entrance on York St across from Toads.  

Chin Leng Cheng            
College: Branford College
Office & Schedule: On Sun, Mendel Room, Sun 8-9:30 PM
                              Subjects: BIO 101,102,103,104, MCDB, MBB, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Directions:  In BR, the Mendel Room is in the archway to the right of Entryway K.

Vladimir Sivak   ** Not available Sun March 3 , Wed March 6  **    
College: Morse College
Office & Schedule:    On Wed MC Seminar room near main gate, 8:30-10:00 PM
                              ***On Sun SML 116D in the Center for Teaching and Learning, 8:30-10:00 PM
Directions: In MC, the seminar room is immediately to the right when entering the main gate near the Yale Bookstore
                              ***In SML, closest entry is SML entrance on York St across from Toads


Elizabeth Stone   

College: Saybrook College
Office & Schedule: Thu, in SY P-11, 8:00-9:30 PM
Subjects: GEN CHEM, ORG CHEM, PChem,
Directions: In SY, closest entry is SY gate near the corner of Elm St. and High St. Once in the courtyard Entryway P is on the far side slightly to the left, up a short flight of steps. Knock on the door of Entryway P and the tutor will let you in. The tutor’s office is the room to the left of the entryway, but you will not be able to knock on the window because of the ‘moat’.
                               ***In SML, closest entry is SML entrance on York St across from Toads. 


Zara Contractor       ** Not available Sun Feb 24 2019,  instead Michael Sullivan will be available in SML 116 C **
College: Silliman
Office & Schedule:     On Sun  SM 303 (Silliman College), 8:00-9:30 PM

                              ***On Thu  SM 303 (Silliman College), 8:00 -9:30 PM
 Subjects: ECONOMICS
Directions: In SM, enter SM via the gate on College St. Proceed to the lower level of the courtyard and turn left. At the corner, take the large entryway and go up the stairs to the 4th floor. The access to 415-419 is to the right, between the stairs and the elevator.

Archer Hamidzadeh      
College: Jonathan Edwards
Office & Schedule: On Sun in JE Seminar Rm L-23, 8-9:30 PM
                              ***On Thu in SML 116C in the Center for Teaching and Learning, 8-9:30 PM
Directions:  In JE, the tutors office is Entryway L up the flight of stairs.
                              ***In SML, the closest entry is SML entrance on York St across from Toads.

Trevor C. Williams
College: Trumbull College
Office & Schedule:       On Sun in TC Basement Room 29 near Entryway G (tel) 2-8875; 8:00-9:30 PM
Directions: In TC: Enter via the TC gate on Elm nearest to York St. Turn left, go straight past dining hall to find Entryway G on left. Access the basement through this Entryway. Turn right in the basement and find Room 29.
Alternate location in TC: Room B29 in basement and Seminar Room 204. Alternate spill space: Seminar room 204 is near the TC Library. Go through the gates of Trumbull College on Elm Street closest to York Street to the dining hall entrance (first entrance on your right). Go through the big double doors, up the stairs on the right and then straight down the hall. The seminar room will be on the left (it is just down the hall from the library).

Michael Sullivan
College: NA
Office & Schedule:  On Wed in SML 116C in the Center for Teaching and Learningin; 8:00-9:30 PM
Directions:  ***In SML, closest entry is SML entrance on York St across from Toads Place


About the Program



Residential College Mathematics and Science Tutors only work with Yale College Undergraduates.


  • Get help when you are struggling with a concept
  • Assess how deeply you comprehend the material
  • Talk to the tutors about research opportunities
  • Talk to the tutors about graduate school or careers in their field of study

When should I visit the Residential College Math & Science Tutors?

  • Early! Get to know the various tutors before you feel like you really need help.
  • When you are struggling with a concept.
  • When you are trying to assess how deeply you comprehend the material.
  • When you feel stuck on problem-solving.
  • To talk to the tutors about research opportunities. To talk to the tutors about graduate school or careers in their field of study.

How should I use tutoring?

To get the most out of your time with a tutor, prepare ahead for the session. The tutor will ask what you want to work on, so come knowing what you want to accomplish with the tutor. You might come…

  • To work through a question on a problem set
  • To review for a test
  • To talk through a concept you covered in lecture, lab, or reading
  • To organize class material and create study tools

Take advantage of the academic resources available to you at Yale by dropping-in to a tutoring session at any residential college where tutors have been scheduled - no appointment is needed. Tutoring is available in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Geology & Geophysics, Mathematics, MB&B, Physics, and Statistics. Tutors may be able to help in areas outside their immediate specialization.

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