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Drop-In: Residential College Math/Science Tutors

Residential College Math/Science Tutors

 Spring 2020 Tutoring starts Sun Jan 19, 2020

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

*** ZOOM Links included for use during scheduled time **       


Nicholas E Smith

College: Benjamin Franklin       https://yale.zoom.us/j/5990622124

Office & Schedule: Tue, 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.


Sonali Durham   **  Not available Thu  Feb  27  **

College: Berkeley                https://yale.zoom.us/j/5991418898

Office & Schedule:      On Mon, BK Walker Seminar Rm  9:00-10:30 PM

                                *** On Thu  SML 116D in the Center for Teaching and Learning 8:00-9:30  PM **
Subjects: MATH

Directions: In BK, the Charles A. Walker Seminar Room is next to the Reading Room 


Chuan Du   

College: Grace Hopper       https://yale.zoom.us/j/8767245243

Office & Schedule: On  Wed 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
Subjects:  ECONOMICS

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  Feb 11, March 3 **

College: Davenport College               https://yale.zoom.us/j/6779020732

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.  

Carolyn Breckel

College: Branford College                 https://yale.zoom.us/j/9301569205                   

Office & Schedule: On Sun, Mendel Room, 8-9:30 PM

                                  On Tue, SML 116D,     8-9:30 PM

 Subjects: BIO 101,102,103,104, MCDB, MBB, CHEMISTRY
Directions:  In BR, the Mendel Room is in the archway to the right of Entryway K.

Vladimir Sivak      * Not available Wed March 4  *

College: Morse College                      https://yale.zoom.us/j/5998258980

Office & Schedule:    On  Wed MC Seminar room near main gate, 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

Elizabeth Stone   

College: Saybrook College                  https://yale.zoom.us/j/7995048431

Office & Schedule: Wed, 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. 


 Yen Tran

College: Silliman                                   https://yale.zoom.us/j/8369222538

Office & Schedule:     On Sun  SM 303 (Silliman College), 8:00-9:30 PM


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 3th floor. The access to room 303 is to the right, between the stairs and the elevator

Archer Hamidzadeh                         

College: Jonathan Edwards             https://yale.zoom.us/j/7867257853

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.


Allie Nagelski                         

College: Trumbull College                https://yale.zoom.us/j/2800639832

Office & Schedule:       On Thu 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).

Wei Xiang

College: NA            https://yale.zoom.us/j/796214506

Office & Schedule:  On Mon 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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