Meet the Course Tutors

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Andrew D.
Philosophy

Andrew is a senior student within the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and is currently double-majoring in Philosophy and Classics. He is the President of LMU’s Lumen Christi Society which is dedicated towards reading literature, analyzing art, and doing philosophy within the Catholic intellectual tradition. In his free time, he enjoys fraternizing with friends around excellent food and drink, traveling to foreign places, reading books that smell great, swimming laps, and being corrected.
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Auden M. A.
PYSC 2003

Auden is a junior psychology major from Davis, California. Auden is very passionate about psychology. She is currently doing data analysis for Professor Foy’s EEG lab. In her free time, Auden loves to go hiking, play guitar, and go to the beach with friends.
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Bianca S.
BCOR 2110

Bianca, from Houston, TX, is a senior Accounting major, in the M.S. in Accounting 4+1 program. She is currently involved in Accounting Society, Marians Service Organization, Grupo Folklorico de LMU, and Mecha de LMU. She is excited to help fellow students with Financial Accounting!
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Boliang (Mike) W.
Chinese

Mike is a first-year grad student, majoring in Film & TV Production. He previously worked as a Chinese tutor at the ARC while pursuing his B.A. in screenwriting at LMU, and he feels grateful to be back. Mike wants people to know that Chinese and other Asians are not viruses: "We're also the same victims just like the rest of the world, and we will make it through these tough times together."
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Halley D.
Math 101, 102, 120

Halley is a senior undergraduate with a biology major and psychology minor. She enjoys music as much as she enjoys the sciences. Halley has been tutoring since middle school and this is her third year tutoring (writing & course tutoring) at LMU. She loves learning new things and meeting new people!
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Harrison P.
BCOR 3410, & BCOR 3750

Harrison is a junior Finance major from San Jose, CA. In his spare time, he loves to watch movies, try new restaurants, and play video games. On campus, he is a member of Delta Sigma Phi and the Finance Society. He is looking forward to helping his fellow Finance majors master their course material.
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Janie T.
HHSC 255 Anatomy and Phys II

Janie (she/her) is a junior Health and Human Sciences major from Denver, CO. She is an EMT on campus and also works at the Pam Rector Center for Service and Action. Janie loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, cycling, and spending time in parks with friends.
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Kalista M.
Spanish & Spanish Composition

Kalista is a junior Spanish and Political Science double major from Portland, Oregon. At LMU, she is a part of the ASLMU Cultural Affairs and Justice Team, Delta Zeta Sorority, LMU Women in Politics, LMU Choirs, and is also an LMU tour guide. In her free time, Kalista loves hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and exploring new restaurants in LA.
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Kristal S.
General Chemistry

Kristal is a senior biochemistry major with plans to go to graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in chemical biology. She is going on 2 years as a course tutor. With extensive experience through classes and research in chemistry, she is eager to connect and help with chemistry course material!
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Lauren A.
PHIL 1800

Lauren (she/her) is a sophomore Economics major from Los Angeles. She is a member of the Honors Program, Oriana Vocal Ensemble, and Phi Delta Phi. In her free time, Lauren enjoys going to concerts, looking for good ice cream shops, and spending time with her cats, Suki and Mochi. This is her first year tutoring, and she’s really excited to help her fellow students!
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Lauren P.
General Chemistry

Lauren is a junior Chemistry major from Portland, Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys trying new shows, reading, hanging out with friends, and exploring Los Angeles. She is excited to help students with chemistry!
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Leili V.
German & French

Leili is a junior communications major from Tehran, Iran. She graduated from high school with the german Abitur diploma. With that, she also got a B2 level in French. Leili loves doing yoga and eating sushi in her free time.
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Leland W.
CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry

Leland is a senior biochemistry major from Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa and participates in organic chemistry research. He is passionate about chemistry and enjoys developing relationships with others.
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Lise T.
Japanese Grammar

Lise is a senior International Relations major, who is also minoring in Psychology and Asian and Pacific Studies. This is her second year working as a Japanese grammar tutor. At LMU, she is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and she is the secretary of Nikkei Student Union, a Japanese culture club on campus. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, making art, and spending time with friends. She hopes to continue strengthening her Japanese language skills to spend some time living there in the future.
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Luis G.
Japanese Grammar

Luis is a graduate student in Computer Science. This will be his seventh semester tutoring Japanese Grammar. His hobbies include watching Anime and cooking.
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Lyza W.
ECON 3300

Lyza is a junior majoring in Economics, English, and Psychology with minors in Theology and Jewish Studies. She is also heavily involved in campus as a student ambassador, tour guide, and former orientation leader. She is also a member of the Marian’s service organization and is on the board for the Hillel as the service, action and social justice coordinator. For fun she enjoys traveling around LA and exploring the different activities, but especially the food. She is also a sucker for concerts.
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Marieann G.
Spanish & Spanish Composition

Marieann is a third-year Spanish and Education major from Los Angeles. She enjoys beading jewelry and drinking lots of iced coffee in her free time! She looks forward to chatting with and helping students with their Spanish classes.
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Nihar N.
Math 112, 122, and 131

Nihar (he/him) is a junior electrical engineering major with an applied mathematics minor. He completed his applied math minor last spring. He is looking forward to working with his peers this semester!
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Rachel M.
Math 123, 132, 234

Rachel is a junior Mathematics major, German minor from Orange County, California. She tutored throughout high school, and she is excited to tutor math again. She hopes to show people how fun math can be. Outside of tutoring, Rachel is involved on campus as a Tour Guide and a member of Gryphon Circle, one of the service organizations on campus.
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Samir F.
Math 112, 122, 131

Samir (he/him) is a senior double major in Mathematics and Philosophy with a minor in Computer Science. He has a passion for teaching and loves to watch others improve their mathematical skills. Since the 8th grade, he has tutored most classes from Algebra to Calculus, and he was an instructor at Mathnasium for a year to broaden his teaching skills to students of all ages. When he's not doing math, or tutoring, he's usually playing with his dog, Oliver, reading a good book, or blowing off some steam playing video games!
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Sammi D.
Math 101, 102, 120

Sammi (she/her) is a sophomore Biology major from Castro Valley, CA. She has tutored throughout high school and is excited to tutor again. In her free time, she loves to read a good book, draw, and listen to music. She is looking forward to working with her peers this semester!
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Sara E.
PSYC 2001

Sara is a junior Psychology major and Health and Society minor, from Los Altos, California. This will be her third semester tutoring for Statistical Methods for Psychology. She spent her summer at the University of Washington working as a clinical intern. When she is not studying psychology, she loves to hike, bake, play the piano, and hang out with animals.
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Sarah O.
Japanese

Sarah is currently an undergraduate student at the Bellarmine College of Liberal arts and she majors in Psychology. She has gone to an international school in Japan her entire life and grew up in Tokyo. She is in the LMU tennis club and her hobby is cooking. Sarah has found an interest in teaching after being an English teacher back in Japan. She hopes to become an elementary school counselor in the future.
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Victoria B.
HHSC 255 Anatomy and Phys II

Victoria is a junior Health and Human Science student. As of now, she plans to apply to Physician Assistant school. She participated in research with Dr. Todd Shoepe for his Blood Flow Restriction research and will be interning for a nutritionist and general surgeon this upcoming year. At LMU, she is involved in Alpha Phi and hip hop crew Genesis. Victoria also has a passion for dance and teaching at her home dance studio!