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Please enjoy our biographies! If you happen to be looking for tutors who help on a specific course, search on the page for the course number and subject, for example, some include “Math 126”, “Chem 125”, “Cmpu 101”, “Bio 106”, “Psyc 200”, “Phys 114”, or “Econ 102. If you are looking for help with a specific program, such as LaTeX, MatLab, or Stata, you can also search for those keywords. Once you know which tutor you want to see, look at the schedule to find out when they are on shift.


Paige Amico

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Math 228, Math 240, Econ 102, Econ 200, Econ 201, Econ 209, Econ 210

Paige Amico is a senior from Carlsbad, California. She is interested in the role data plays in economics, specifically within healthcare. Apart from academics, she loves being outside, painting, and drawing. Her favorite courses to tutor are Math 121 and Math 126/127. She can also help with Excel, LaTeX, MatLab, Mathematica, Stata, and R.


Nupur Balain

Courses tutored: Econ 102, Econ 201

Nupur Balain is a senior. She is an Economics and Drama double major with a passion for financial markets. She is the Co-Chair of Finance for the VSA this year. She can help with Intro to Economics, Microeconomics, Excel and STATA. Outsdie of economics, she is involved in the drama department at Vassar. 


Joseph Beaty

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 240, Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272, Chem 350, Chem 352, Chem 372, Chem 373, Chem 362, Chem 342, Phys 113, Phys 114, Biol 106

Joseph Beaty is a senior, particularly interested in the intersections of chemistry and biomedical research; feel free to ask him about it! If you want to laugh at something non-quantitative, come to one of his performances with HEL sketch comedy. He can also help with Excel, and organic chemistry is his favorite subject to tutor, but they're all great!


Derek Bishop

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272, Phys 113, Phys 114, Astr 105, Biol 106, Math 121, Math 126/127, and Astr 105

Derek grew up in New York City. His favorite city in the world is Stockholm, Sweden where he spent a semester studying translational medicine. He hopes to go to grad school after Vassar so he can eventually pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. In his free time he likes playing tennis, hiking, taking Instagram photos and rewatching episodes of Rupaul's Drag Race. He can also help with Excel, Bio 106, and Astr 105. 


Evan Burns

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272, Phys 113, Phys 114, Math 240, Bio 106

Evan’s favorite course to tutor is Organic Chemistry II, as he enjoys reaction mechanisms. He can also help with JMP. Aside from working at the Q-Center, he is a member of Vassar’s varsity lacrosse team. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering at the Poughkeepsie Early Learning Center where he works with English as a New Language (ENL) learners through Vassar’s VELLOP program. Also, this past summer Evan studied cell regeneration at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Additionally, he is on the pre-med track and hopes to attend medical school after his time at Vassar.


Leven Cai

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Biol 106

Leven Cai is a chemistry tutor. He is planning to become a secondary biology teacher in the New York City school system after graduation. Actually, he's student teaching in Fall 2018 trying to complete the requirements for my certification. There's so much to learn about teaching, and he think he'll be a decently good teacher in maybe 10 years. That sounds reasonable. In his spare times, he likes to watch cooking videos (yes, he has the Tasty app), watch Netflix, and talk to friends at the Deece. If he's not doing any of these things, he's probably thinking about what will happen to the Marvel universe after Avengers 4 is over.


Jordan Chin

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Econ 102

Jordan is an international student from Jamaica and a member of VCEMS and VHP. His favorite courses to tutor are Math 121, Math 126, Math 127 and Math 220. He can also assist with Math 221 and Econ 102. Jordan can also help with Excel. He enjoys warm weather and playing soccer with friends.


Gabbi Chwae

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Math 263

Gabrielle Chwae is a senior from small town Wisconsin. Now in her third year as a supplemental instructor for math, she is finishing her double major in international studies and Russian studies and a correlate in mathematics. She's actively involved in a non-profit start up organization and dance outside of her academic work. She's also very excited about her senior thesis on Soviet nationalism in Uzbekistan. Her favorite courses to tutor are Math 121 and Math 126, Math 127. Gabbi can also help with Excel and LaTeX. She has taken calculus 5 times now, and it gets better every time she takes it.


Carina Cohen

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, and Psych 200

Carina (she/they) is a senior eductational studies major, mathematics minor, planning to pursue mathematics education after graduation. They are also deeply involved in disability issues and music on campus. Their biggest projects this semester are music directing Dogfight, one of FWA's shows, and their senior thesis on disability issues on Vassar's campus. Their favorite courses to tutor are Math 126 and 127, and they can also help with Excel and SPSS. They are also glad to serve as a resource for any students with questions on recieving accomodations via the AEO office. 


Joe Conti

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272, and Biol 106

Joe Conti is a senior at Vassar and a member of the Vassar Baseball team. He is from Middletown, New York. He plans on attending Medical school after Vassar so he can answer any pre-med questions you may have. His favorite subject to tutor is reaction mechanisms in Organic Chemistry. He's looking forward to another great year at the Q-Center.


Ben Costa

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Math 240, Math 241, Math 261, Math 321, Math 361

Ben Costa is currently a student teacher at Poughkeepsie High School, working towards a high school teaching certification. Feel free to ask him questions about the teaching certification program, student theater, the Barefoot Monkeys, or the Misc Crossword! He also co-writes for Misc Crossword, so let him know if you have any crossword themes you'd like to see executed! His favorite topics to tutor are Combinatorics from Probability and triple integrals for Multivariable Calculus. He can also help with LaTeX.


Brandon Impastato 

Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245

Brandon is a junior Biochemsitry major from Long Island. He plans to attend medical school after Vassar. He really loves sports and reading. His favorite teams are the Yankees, the Rangers, the Eagles, and the Knicks. His favorite subject to tutor is organic chemistry. Possibly, next semester he will be able to help with linear algebra too! 


Max Jahns

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 263, Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Phys 113, Biol 106, Psyc 200

Max is a gender-queer scientist majoring in biology, especially as it relates to aquatic systems ecology. In their free time, you can usually find Max playing the ukulele, reviewing board games, or reading Neil Gaiman. They love tutoring organic chemistry, and they can also help with Excel, JMP, LaTeX, R, and Python.


Rachel Josef

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 220, Math 221, Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Phys 113, Phys 114

Rachel Josef is a senior chemistry major and math correlate. She is also participating in the dual degree engineering program and is doing research on organic synthesis. She is interested in inorganic chemistry and materials science. She is currently a chemistry tutor but has had a lot of experience tutoring math as well, so feel free to ask her about either subject! She can also help with Excel and LaTex. 


Jaewon Kang 

Math 121, Math 126, Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125

Jaewon is a junior biochemistry major from Buffalo, NY, but currently lives in Murray, KY. He is a co-founder of the Vassar Underground (Vassar's anti-human trafficking organization), currently Senator of Student Affairs on VSA, and also particpates in clinical research at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Outside of classes, he enjoys watching/playing sports, listening to music, and spending time with friends. His favorite subject to tutor is general chemistry. 


Chris Langer

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 221, Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272, Biol 106

Chris is a senior biochemistry major and math minor from Hoboken, NJ. This is his second semester with the Q-Center and is the SI for Professor Bendavid's Chem 109 class. He is passionate about science and making science accessible to everyone. After graduating, he plans to attend medical school. Outside of school, Chris enjoys spending time with his friends and pets as well as playing the piano. His favortie subjects to tutor are general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. 


Ashley Latibeaudiere

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272

Ashley Latibeaudiere is a senior Biochemistry major from Jamaica.This is her second year working at the Q-Center. Hopefully in the future, she would like to discover new treatments for cancer and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Ashley loves reading, writing, drawing, swimming, and playing chess. Her favorite courses to tutor are general and organic chemistry. 


Rebeca Maria Muresan

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272, Phys 113, Phys 114

Rebeca is many things: from Romania, lover of caffeine, consulting and carbon nanotubes. Also an amateur writer (as evident from her alliteration attempts) and proud STEMinist. At the Q-Center she serves as a General Chemistry Supplemental Instructor, but she can also be helpful with Calculus, Organic Chemistry, and Introductory Physics! Additionally, she is glad to serve as a resource for any students who are interested in general STEM related job/major talks. 


Sohaib Nasir

Courses tutored: Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Math 241, Math 261

 Sohaib first discovered math at Vassar College. Before Vassar, he thought that math was reserved for those who could do 3-digit multiplication in their head, but it was Vassar’s math department that actually gave him the confidence to pursue the subject. The math department is, for him, the most wonderful thing at Vassar, and has really shaped his life in a way that he couldn't have imagined 2 years ago. "Don’t doubt yourself, anyone can do math; all it really takes is confidence" -- that is his biggest advice to anyone reading this website. Outside of academics, soccer, debate, squash, and reading are his biggest interests. His favorites are Linear Algebra and Number Theory. He can also help you with LaTeX and Excel.


Stefano Rozental

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Psyc 200

Stefano Rozental's family is from Brazil, Portuguese was his first language, and he loves to play and watch soccer (Brazil and Chelsea). He is on the pre-med track (neuroscience major). He also loves to play guitar. His favorite course to tutor is general chemistry. He can also help with Excel.


Evelina Stoikou

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Math 228, Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Phys 113, Phys 114, Phys 200

Evelina is a senior majoring in Chemistry and pursuing a Dual Degree in Engineering. She is interested in renewable energy, battery technology, and product development. Some of her favorite classes were Applied Mathematics, Organic Chemistry, and Modern Physics. She can also help with Excel and MatLab.


Sammy Stone

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 125, Chem 244, Chem 245, Chem 272

Sammy Stone is a senior chemistry major from Wake Forest, NC. She loves organic chemistry, coffee, and the outdoors, so you can probably find her studying in the bridge, hiking at Mohonk, or at the pool (she’s on the varsity swim team!) Sammy intends to pursue a career as a professor/academic researcher in organic chemistry, and hopes to conduct research with biomedical or environmental applications. At Vassar, she’s had incredible female mentors that have encouraged her to pursue a career in STEM, and she hopes that one day she can use her passion for chemistry to do the same for other young women. While she primarily works in the Q-center as an Organic Chemistry Supplemental Instructor (SI), she can also help with General Chemistry, Biology/Biochemistry, Calculus, and Intro Physics! Her favorite course to tutor is organic chemistry. Sammy can also help with Excel.


Ananya Suresh

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Math 241, Math 261

Ananya has enjoyed studying linear algebra and calculus and she is especially excited to get started with mathematical writing. Being a History major as well, she is interested in the connections of STEM and Humanities. She is specifically interested in the dynamics between rationality and emotion in both Mathematics and History. Her favorite courses to tutor are Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra. She can also help with Excel and MatLab.


Logan Walker

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Math 221, Phys 113

Logan Walker enjoys math, pop culture, and long walks on the beach. One of his favorite parts of being a Q-tutor is talking through conceptual and geometric ideas to get a better grasp of material. He also likes working through some of the tougher problems, so feel free to bring him those questions too! His favorite courses to tutor are calculus and algebra.


Phebe Warren

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 127, Math 220, Biol 106

Phebe Warren is a senior from Newnan, Georgia. She is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and obtain a masters in public health. Outside of academics, she enjoys being around animals, reading, and spending time outdoors. Phebe loves tutoring Math 126 and Multivariable Calculus. She can also help with Excel, MatLab, and SPSS.


Sana Zaidi

Courses tutored: Chem 108, Chem 109, Chem 244, Chem 245

Sana is from Marlboro, NJ. She is majoring in STS with a correlate in chemistry. She is a member of the Poughkeepsie High School Health Literacy Initiative, VRS, and VAST. She also participates in chemistry research and works as a writing consultant at the Writing Center. Her favorite course to tutor is organic chemistry.


Sarah Ziegler 

Courses tutored: Math 121, Math 126, Math 220, Phys 113, Phys 114, Econ 102

Sarah is a freshman from outside of Philadelphia. She has a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and teaches students in her studio at home. Her favorite courses to tutor are Phys 113, Phys 114, Math 121, and Math 126. She can also help with Excel.