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Drop-In: Residential College Math/Science Tutors

Residential College Math/Science Tutors

 Summer 2020 tutoring starts Tue May 26, runs thorugh Thu July 30

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

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


Carolyn Breckel

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

Office & Schedule: On Tue, 5-6 PM EST

 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.

Archer Hamidzadeh                         

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

Office & Schedule:  Tue 5-6 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.

Chuan Du   

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

Office & Schedule: Wed 5-6  PM EST
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



Allie Nagelski                         

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

Office & Schedule:       Wed   5-6 PM EST

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:  Thu 5-6  PM

Directions:  ***In SML, closest entry is SML entrance on York St across from Toads Place


Vladimir Sivak      * BACKUP *

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

Office & Schedule:    

Directions: In MC, the seminar room is immediately to the right when  * BACKUP entering the main gate near the Yale Bookstore


Elizabeth Stone     *BACKUP *

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

Office & Schedule
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  * BACKUP*

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

Office & Schedule:     


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



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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