Our Peer Tutors

Joshua LeeJoshua
Hi everyone! My name is Joshua Lee and I’m in my second year studying Biomedical Science. I will be tutoring MATH 1505 and BIOL 1000/1001, so if you’re having any trouble or have any questions, feel free to drop by! Study tip I would give is, make sure you find a healthy way to relieve your stress because it is very easy to burn out. Whether it’s playing an instrument or joining extracurricular activities, it is best to relieve stress before it accumulates!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001 MATH 1505


Prakriti

Prakriti Das
My name is Prakriti (pronounced “pruh-cree-tee”) and I’m a 2nd year biochemistry major. I’m so excited to try and help out with MATH 1013/1014, CHEM 1000/1001 and BIOL 1000.  My advice is that studying should be cumulative (within reasonable limits). When you learn the next “step” (e.g. integration technique or class of chemical reactions), don’t forget the previous one(s). You need to learn how to put everything together in order to solve problems, so don’t completely isolate different concepts/strategies from one another. Oh and one more thing, never study on an empty stomach because your brain needs fuel.

Courses: BIOL 1000, CHEM 1000/1001/2020, MATH 1013/1014


Lletta Lewislletta
Hey! My name is Lletta and this is my second year at York in the Biomedical Science Program. A study tip that I would encourage you to utilize is to do lots of practice problems; by doing so you will be able to identify those topics that you’re struggling with. I tutor CHEM 2020/2021 and EECS 1520.

Courses: CHEM 2020/2021, EECS 1520

 


 

Monahil

Monahil Chaudry
Hello everyone! My name is Monahil Chaudry. I am in my second year of Physics and Astronomy. I will be helping out with Math1013 this year. One advice I have in regards to studying effectively is not to procrastinate. It’s very hard not to do this, but trust me, when you start doing everything step by step a decent time before the deadline, it takes so much of the burden off your shoulders.

Courses: MATH 1013/1025


 

Salma JethaSalma
Hey everyone! My name is Salma Jetha and I am a second-year Biomedical Science major. I am a tutor for BIOL 1000 and CHEM 2020. My study tip would be not to reread your textbooks over and over again, but to use the new information you have learned in different contexts so you can fully understand it; which ultimately means you can remember it better.

Courses: BIOL 1000, CHEM 2020


 

Nader

Nader Allam
Hello! This is Nader Allam, a 2nd year Biophysics major. I will do my best to help with whatever question you may have in first-year mathematics, physics and biology courses. I feel that when studying, the material may sometimes seem very tedious which may easily lead to procrastination. It is at those instances that it is most important that one starts reading between the lines and looking for what personally interests them in the subject, relating it to their end goals and reminding themselves that all this is contributing to their personal success.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001, MATH 1013/1014/1505/1025/1131, PHYS 1XXX, EECS 1541


 

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Rozhin Ghoreishi
Hi everyone! My name is Rozhin. I am a third-year Biomedical science major. I tutor Bio 1000, Bio 2020 and Bio 2021. My quick study tip for these courses is to attend all the lectures and take notes. I look forward meeting you!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021, CHEM 1001


 

Harpreet

Harpreet Saini
Hello everyone, my name is Harpreet Saini. I am a third year Biomed major. I tutor BIOL1000/1001/2020/2040, CHEM 2020/2021. One tip to succeed in these courses is to stay organized and be sure to try lots of practice problems to help solidify the concepts learned in class.  I look forward to meeting you!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2030/2040, CHEM 2020/2021


 

Sunqiaohe ZhengSunqiaohe
Hi, my name is Sunqiaohe Zheng (Steven), and I am a second-year Statistics student. I believe Mathematics itself is not difficult, it was created to make life easier. One tip is believe in yourself and find your own method to study. Please feel free to come to LSB 104 and ask me any questions about first year Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Introduction of Statistics. Let's try to solve the problems together and I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

Courses: MATH 1300/1021/1131


 

aminAmin Adam
Hello Tutees, I am Amin Adam. I am a my 5th year Biomd and Computer science major. I tutor Physics 1410, Math 1013 and Organic Chem 2020. Make your uni time awesome by getting good grades. To achieve good grades in unpredictable, concept-based courses such as the above I recommend starting from easy questions and work your way up. Work in groups to learn different approaches and ask your prof questions you don't understand.

Courses: CHEM 2020, MATH 1013, PHYS 1410


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Dary Darvin
Hello Everyone!!! My name is Dary Darvin. I am a second year undergraduate student in Kinesiology and Health Science. I am tutor for Chem 1000/1001 and Biol 1000/1001. I believe that the best way to excel in university is to find an unique way of studying that suits you. Also, having a strong grasp of the concepts will help you overcome challenges that come your way. And don't forget, Study Smarter not harder. Have a great year and I hope to meet some of you soon.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001 MATH 1505


 

AlegriaAlegria Indio
Hey! My name is Alegria Indio and I am a 2nd year biomedical science major. I tutor BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 1001, MATH 1505 and EECS 1520. I believe that studying is easy when you love learning. Be open to obtaining all kinds of information and remember that knowledge really is power. Good luck!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 1001, EECS 1520, MATH 1505


 

Sheza Qayyumsheza
Hey everyone, my name is Sheza Qayyum and I'm currently in my 2nd year of Biomedical Sciences. My study tip is to ask as many questions about the material as you can, i.e. why is this important? Asking questions is the best way to critically think about information, and if you have any trouble answering those questions, don't be afraid to come to us for help! I look forward to seeing you, good luck.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2040, CHEM 1000/1001/2020, MATH 1505, EECS 1520


 

Bilan Mohamed20150611_132754
Hello, my name is Bilan and I’m a third year biomed student. One study tip that I always follow is to read ahead before coming to lecture; it helps you understand the concepts better. I am a tutor for BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2040/2070, CHEM 1000/1001/2020, and EECS 1520, so if you need any help, feel free to drop by.

 

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2040/2070, CHEM 1000/1001/2020, EECS 1520


 

Gehrig Carlsegehrig
Hi everyone.  My name is Gehrig (rhymes with pair-ig) Carlse.  I'm a fourth year Biophysics student.  I love games and sports and I play on the Varsity men's basketball team. Go Lions!  This year I am tutoring first year Math and Physics courses as well some first and second year Bio.  Don't hesitate to reach out if you need help.  My study tip would be to try condensing your notes into a one page document to study for a test.  I find having to rewrite and edit-down notes help to solidify the concepts in your mind.

Courses: BIOL 1000/2021/2040, MATH 1013/1014/1025/1505, PHYS 1010/1410/1420


 

Chanhee SeoChanhee Seo
Hi everyone! My name is Chanhee and I am currently in third year pursuing Biology and Psychology double major. I tutor MATH 1505, BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021/ 2040, so please drop by if you need help! One tip to succeed in these courses is to understand the concepts by heart, so when the tests and midterms come, you will be able to apply those concepts in all sorts of weird problems. Good luck and I look forward to work with you!

Course: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021/2040, MATH 1505


 

Arshee Khan
arshee
Hey everyone! My name is Arshee Khan and I am in my 2nd year of studies in the Biology major, specializing in Biotechnology. My passion lies within biology and learning just how integrated science is with almost all aspects of our lives! I know how much of a difference a helping hand can make in your educational experience and so I will be tutoring BIOL 1000/1001, EECS 1520 and/or CHEM1001 this year. The major key to studying effectively is to never procrastinate (that's hard I know!), and to stay on top of all your courses. Balancing a healthy relationship between studying and living life will result in less stress and positive outcomes! If you have any questions regarding your courses or just want someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to approach me and I will do my best to help you out (I don't bite, I promise).

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 1001, EECS 1520


 

DavoodDavood Anbarnam
Hey guys! I’m Davood Anbarnam and I am a 2nd year Software Engineering major. This is my first year as a peer tutor and I look forward to helping you with MATH 1013 and MATH 1014. One thing I like to do is to get in as much practice as possible and as early as I can, as it can really tell you what you do and do not know and help strengthen any areas of weakness. Remember, making mistakes is part of the learning process. Good luck and have an amazing first year!

Courses: MATH 1013/1014


 

DanielDaniel Goldshtein
Hey guys, my name is Daniel and I am a 3rd year biomedical student. A quick study tip that I use is to explain a concept of the course to one of my friends and see if I can get them to understand it. If successful, this process shows that I fully understand the concept. Feel free to stop by LSB 104 and ask me any questions, I look forward to seeing you all there.

Courses: BIOL 1000, CHEM 2020/2021


 

 

armanArman Shojaei
Hi everyone, my name is Arman and I'm a 3rd year biomedical science major. I tutor first year chemistry and second year biology courses. When it comes to studying, the most important thing in my opinion is enjoying it. You tend to learn much better when you are interested in what you re studying. And remember, as boring and useless a concept might seem to you, you could always trick yourself into thinking that you find it interesting. Trust me, It'll work.

Courses: BIOL 2020/2021/2040, CHEM 1000/1001


 

Giovanni BurkeGiovanni
Hi, my name is Giovanni Burke. I'm a 4th Year Biomedical Science student and I will be tutoring: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021 and CHEM 2020 this year. My study tip is to always focus on the fundamentals and nuances. Build your way to the over all "big picture." Nobody starts a puzzle by trying to build the final product all at once, but as a piece wise, step by step process. This will eliminate the need to (for the most part) memorize material, which usually proves to be disastrous.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021, CHEM 2020


 

Gurnoor (1)Gurnoor Brar
Hey there guys! My name is Gurnoor and I am going into my second year of Biomed. I look forward to helping anyone with EECS 1520. Feel free to drop in at LSB 104 for help. I recommend that you plan ahead and stay organized when studying for midterms or exams and always ask for help when you need it. Go to the professor or come meet the wonderful peer tutors in LSB 🙂

Courses: BIOL 2020, CHEM 2020, EECS 1520


 

KarimKarim Botros
Hello Everyone my name is Karim and I'm a third year student in Chemistry/Kinesiology. This year I will have the pleasure to tutor for CHEM 1001/2020/2021. I'm very excited to be able to tutor courses that I really enjoyed and I'm hopeful I can make you love this courses while helping you getting the grade that you deserve. My study tip is don't get behind but also try not to memorize too much and look for patterns and trends. Happy Year Everyone.

Courses: CHEM 1001/2020/2021

 


 

Jenny Tang

Jenny Tang
Hi! My name is Jenny Tang and I am in my second year as a Biomedical Science major. I am tutoring for BIOL 2020, BIOL 2040, BIOL 2060 and CHEM 2020 this year. I can also help anyone who needs help with BIOL 3110 and 3120 as well! I find that the best way to study hard concepts is to imagine that you are explaining the concept to someone who has little to no knowledge of the subject you are studying.This forces you to understand the concept fundamentally while allowing you to pinpoint your weaknesses in the topic. I look forward to helping you all. I promise that I won't bite, so please come!

Courses: BIOL 2020/2040/2060/3110/3120, CHEM 2020 


 

Mihails DitmansMihails Ditmans
Hello everyone, my name is Mihails Ditmans, but I usually go by Misha, and I am a second year biomedical sciences major. I am a peer tutor for BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 1000/1001, and MATH 1505 this semester. As a study tip I would recommend going to every lecture and take good notes, and go over those notes. I also believe in good old paper and pencil when taking notes, but I know that there may be circumstances or preferences for writing with a laptop.

Courses: BIOL1000/1001, CHEM1000/1001, MATH1505


 

Joshua Altman

Joshua Altman
Hello, my name is Josh Altman and I am a second year biology major. I will be tutoring BIOL 1000/1001 and CHEM 1000/1001. A great way to succeed in university is to constantly review notes every night. That way, there will be no need to cram before tests as everything will be well understood by that point.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 1000/1001


 

Natasha AguannoNatasha
Hello! My name is Natasha and I am in my third year studying biomedical sciences. I tutor CHEM 1500/1001/2020/2021 and BIOL 1000/1001/2021/ 2040. My study tip is: Don't just study, actively study! Talk out loud and pretend you are explaining it to somebody, draw pictures, diagrams, use flashcards! Also, skim through your notes quickly at the end of the day, to keep key concepts and information fresh in your mind.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2021/2040, CHEM 1001/1500/2020/2021


 

ManpreetManpreet Kooner
Hi my name is Manpreet Kooner and I am a second year biomedical sciences major. One studying tip I would like to share is make sure to plan out study sessions over a few days. It's always hard to learn everything in one day and while it may seem tempting to leave everything till the last minute it is not a good idea to do so. You are more likely to do better if instead of cramming you spread the studying out.

Courses: CHEM 1000, MATH 1505


 

NabihaNabiha Rahman
Welcome to the SOS peer tutoring! My name is Nabiha and I am a third year psychology major. I have been involved with SOS since the beginning of my first year as a class representative and started peer tutoring in the summer of my first year. For many students, the transition from high school to university can be difficult. As a result, I hope to be of assistance for some of the introductory courses below.

Quick tip for science or math courses: make sure you fully understand the theory before attempting practice questions. This will help you tackle difficult questions more effectively.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 1000/1001, MATH 1505, BIOL 2020, BIOL 2040, CHEM 2020/2021


 

Nargol GhazianNargol Ghazian
Hi, my name is Nargol. I'm currently in my third year of pursuing a degree in International Biology (iBSc). I will be tutoring BIOL 1000 and MATH 1505 this year. My study tip is to read the textbook and study the slides simultaneously. Moreover, do whatever work you have to do for a class as soon as possible; you never know what might come up next week, so It’s much better to finish the work now. If you have other questions regarding some of the 2nd year Biologies, I might be able to help.

Courses: BIOL 1000, MATH 1505


 

Nour

Nour Wasfy
Hey everyone! I am Nour Wasfy and I’m in my third year of chemistry. I tutor second year organic chemistry, CHEM 2020/2021. From experience, I would say the key to success is to really understand the course material and to do tonnes of practice problems! If you need clarification of any of the course material, don’t hesitate to drop by in LSB. Looking forward to seeing you!

Courses: CHEM 2020/2021


 

Rajveer GohilRaj Gohil
My name is Raj Gohil and I am a third year Biology student in the biomedical science stream. I tutor first year biology courses. A study tip I like to use is periodic reviewing. Setting time aside to review previously learnt concepts can prevent cramming around test time and allows you to draw connections with new concepts, which strengthens understanding.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001


 

Kevin Yourdkhanikevin
Hello~ My name is Kevin! I am in my second year of Biomedical Science. Some advice I have for everyone is that, it can be stress full to study nonstop and cram everything in your head, so the best thing to do is manage your time! Time management will help you split up your tasks over time and leave plenty of time for relaxing and breaks, but don’t let yourself get distracted when you study! Ask me for any help for first year Chemistry, Biology, Math, or EECS, Glad to be of an assistance!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020, CHEM 1000/1001-2020, MATH 1505,  EECS 1520



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Samrat Choudhury
Hello everyone, my name is Samrat Choudhury and I am a second year Biomedical Sciences student. You can see a list of courses that I tutor below. One amazing study tip that I guarantee will take you places is: no pain, no gain!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 1000/1001, MATH 1013, EECS 1520


 

 

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Arman Shojaei
Hi everyone, my name is Arman and I'm a 3rd year biomedical science major. I tutor first year chemistry and second year biology courses. When it comes to studying, the most important thing in my opinion is enjoying it. You tend to learn much better when you are interested in what you re studying. And remember, as boring and useless a concept might seem to you, you could always trick yourself into thinking that you find it interesting. Trust me, It'll work.

Courses: BIOL 2020/2021/2040, CHEM 1000/1001


Shalini Iyer
My name is Shalini Iyer and I am majoring in Biomedical Science, minoring in Psychology. I tutor BIOL 2020 and CHEM 2020. Pursuing the sciences is tough, it requires persistence and determination. Times may get difficult, but do not lose sight of your goals and dreams. We are here to help! 🙂 Never underestimate your abilities, the most important thing is to believe in yourself. This is one of my favourite quotes, I hope it inspires you. ~"You can't ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving." - Dr. Paul K.

Courses: BIOL 2020, CHEM 2020


Shalini Iyer
Hello everyone, my name is Bonnie Chan and I’m in my second year majoring in Biology—and maybe switching into the iBSc program. I am a Peer Tutor for BIOL 2040 and I have two tips. One, learn to paraphrase concepts. If you can paraphrase, it shows that you understand the material vs. memorizing it. Second, do not be so hard on yourself. You must be thinking, “easier said than done”. For sure, I know this because it’s also something I’m working on. The point is, do not degrade yourself just because something hadn’t gone as planned. I’m sure you’re much more capable than that one instance of what you may have deemed “failure”. Keep going and remember to be nice to yourself!

Courses: BIOL 2040


Francis Calingo
Hello! My name is Francis Calingo, and I am currently a second-year student majoring in Applied Mathematics. University is hard, but do not get discouraged if you are not doing as good as you have hoped for. Always believe you can do better! And as a peer tutor, I am happy to help you do achieve what you want to achieve! So feel free to drop by and ask for help.

Courses: MATH 1013/1025


Sadaf Mohseni
Hello everyone, my name is Sadaf Mohseni and I am a fourth year biotechnology major. This year I will be tutoring BIOL 2021/2040, CHEM 1000 and PHYS 1410. I think the key to success is to take advantage of the help that is provided and that’s exactly what I’m here for. I was a tutor and a PASS leader for several years because I love to help students excel in their courses. So don’t hesitate to drop by LSB and ask any question you may have!

 

Courses: BIOL 2021/2040, CHEM 1000, PHYS 1410


Cynthia Li
Hey everyone! My name is Xiang Li (Cynthia), and I am heading into my third year of study in Applied Math. This year I will be tutoring MATH1013/1014/1025/1505. Don't get panic when you hear the word 'math', you can definitely do better if you calm down and believe in yourself. One tip to succeed is to try figuring out the purpose of each formula or procedure first instead of just memorizing it. In this way, you'll get a better picture of the concept and make the application easier to approach. Please feel free to drop by. I am looking forward to seeing you there.

Courses: MATH1013/1014/1025/1505


Jeffrey Mauceri 
Hello, my name is Jeff Mauceri and I am a second-year electrical engineering major. I will be offering help in MATH 1013/1505, PHYS 1010/1410/1420/1801 and EECS 1021. My advice to first-year students is to really pay attention and try to focus on your lectures. This will often save you a considerable amount of time and effort when reading from a textbook or solving practice problems.

Courses: MATH1013/1505, PHYS 1010/1410/1420/1801, EECS 1021


Erica Shligold
Hello everyone! My name is Erica and I am a second-year Biomedical Science major. I will be tutoring BIOL1000/1001, CHEM2020, MATH1505, and EECS1520. A study tip I have is to test yourself regularly while studying to make sure you understand what you learned. Do not procrastinate and study last minute. Make sure you get enough sleep the night before your exam!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001, CHEM 2020, MATH 1505, EECS 1520


Mojtaba Ahmadiankalati
Hello everyone! My name is Mojtaba and I am a third-year Kinesiology major. I'd be glad to assist you in courses CHEM 1000 and MATH 1505 as a peer tutor at SOS. My tip to you would be reviewing the content covered by each course on the same day after the lecture

Courses: CHEM 1000, MATH 1505


Simran Mann
Hi, my name is Simran Mann. I am a third year biology student. I tutor BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021. As for studying, find a way to get organized that works for you and stick with it. Readings, midterms and assignments can pile up and create stress; minimizing this kind of stress is incredibly helpful.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021


Simona Yakobov
Hello everyone, my name is Simona and I am a 3rd year Biomedical Science student. I tutor BIOL 1000/1001/2040/2060/2070, CHEM 2020/2020 and MATH 1505. A study tip that I give everyone is to make study notes! It helps with memorization, provides deeper level of understanding of any material and allows you to come prepared for any obstacle you may face on a test! Good luck!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2030/2040/2060/2070, CHEM 2020/2021, MATH 1505


Ali Hamza
Hello everyone, my name is Ali Hamza. I am a second year Biology Major, tutoring PHYS 1420 and EECS 1520. I think the most important skill to learn first year is time management. Acknowledging that as a student, school is a major part of your life, but not the only part, and learning to maintain a healthy balance that will allow you to do well, and pursue your future goals and aspirations in life.

Courses: EECS 1520, PHYS 1420


 

Marjan Moallem
Hi! My name is Marjan Moallem and I am in my fourth year of biology. The best study tip that I have learned is to read over your notes from class as soon as you can and make a note of where you are confused or have a question. This is a great way to keep up with class and for you to know which areas you need to work on. Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2040, CHEM 1001, EECS 1520

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2040, CHEM 1001, EECS 1520


Milad Naghizadeh
My name is Milad. I'm a 4th year Biomed student and a tutor for BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021, CHEM 1000/1001/2020/2021, MATH 1505, and CSE 1520. My advice to students is to try to make mental  connections between different concepts learned throughout your courses. This helps in both consolidating memory and developing critical thinking skills.

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021, CHEM 1000/1001/2020/2021, MATH 1505,  EECS 1520


Navdeep Sahota
Hello everyone, my name is Navdeep! I am a second year Biochemistry major. I will be tutoring Math 1013/1014, Biol 1000/1001, Chem 1000 and EECS 1520. I recommend that you review your course material on a frequent basis (whether it be daily or weekly) and to start studying well enough before a test/exam. Good luck and I look forward to working with you!

Courses: BIOL 1000/2040, MATH 1013/1014,  EECS 1520


Avani Abraham
Hi, my name is Avani Abraham and I'm a second year biology major. I will be tutoring for MATH1505 and PHYS1420. Please feel free to drop by LSB104 for any questions or doubts you may have. A study tip I'd give is to make your notes legible. If they look neat, you'll feel you'll feel more inclined to read them!

 MATH 1505, PHYS 1420


Sandra Vigelis
Hi everyone! My name is Sandra, and I’m a 4th year biology major. I tutor BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021/2040 this year. A study tip is to not just memorize, but to also understand the concepts that you learn. Good luck!

Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020/2021/2040


Eraad Rahman
Hi everyone! My name is Eraad and I'm a 2nd year BSc. Psychology major. I tutor BIOL 1000/2020, CHEM 1000/2020, and MATH 1505. One study tip I would give is to consistently review your course material so that the information stays fresh in your memory. This makes studying for your exams much easier because you won't be studying unfamiliar topics.
Courses: BIOL 1000/2020, CHEM 1000/2020, MATH 1505

Simon Lithwick
Hi everyone, my name is Simon and I'm a second year biology major. I will be tutoring for BIOL 1000/1001/2020, CHEM 2020, ECON 1000/1010. If you want to get studying done, finding a quiet place with no distractions, that will allow you to make the best use of your time.
Courses: BIOL 1000/1001/2020, CHEM 2020, ECON 1000/1010