The Academic Resource Center offers FREE appointments with friendly, experienced tutors to all registered KGI students. Tutors are available to help you with various academic issues that range from clarifying and reinforcing concepts in course material, reviewing for an exam, developing effective study strategies, and offering constructive feedback on presentation and projects.

Please use the appointment system or email addresses below to contact a tutor. The tutor will provide a link to an online platform to use for a virtual tutoring session.

Schedule an appointment by clicking here.

2020-2021 Academic Resource Center Tutors

  • Riggs School peer tutors will be available soon. If you are having academic difficulty, please connect with your faculty member(s), program director, and/or Student Affairs (student_affairs@kgi.edu) for assistance.

  • Genetics

    Elsa Balton
    Elsa Balton
    ebalton19@students.kgi.edu
    I am a second year MSGC student. My professional interests include increasing accessibility of reproductive and prenatal care, and integrating genomic technologies into prenatal care. My hobbies outside of school include sailing, biking, and baking. 

    Courses
    Available to tutor for most MSGC courses, though some of my favorite courses are embryology/prenatal diagnosis and medical genetics.

    Appointments can be made via email.

     

    Lindsay Walker
    Lindsey Walker
    lwalker19@students.kgi.edu
    Hello! I am a second year MSGC student and I am so excited to be a peer tutor! I am open to helping any way I can; whether that means helping to quiz you on material, look over presentations, or walking through a problem step by step. I look forward to helping you accomplish your academic goals this year. On another note, I am a big believer in setting boundaries between school and free time—I enjoy relaxing with my friends, finding new restaurants to eat at, going to the beach, or going for walks around my neighborhood.

    Courses
    Available to tutor for genetics courses
    Fall: GENE 300, 310, 320, 340, 345, 399 and ALS 434
    Spring: GENE 350, 360, 370, 380, 390, 399 and ALS 430A and 407B

     

    Pharmacy

    Vedanshi Bhojak
    Vedanshi Bhojak
    vbhojak19@students.kgi.edu
    I am a P2 student and I am very enthusiastic in making learning more simplified and fun! Please reach out to me if you have any questions for classes or any other concerns and I will be there to help

    Courses
    Available to tutor in the following courses/subjects: Principles of Pharmacology & Toxicology (PHAR 302), Pharmacogenomics (PHAR 303), Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Lipids and Amino Acids (PHAR 304), Diabetes, Pathophysiology & Pharmacology of GI drugs, Urinary Incontinence, BPH, Thyroid, ED (PHAR 305)

    Also, please reach out to me if you need help with other classes, and I will try my best to help!

     

    Christina Chakar
    Christina Chakar
    cchakar19@students.kgi.edu
    Hello everyone, my name is Christina. I’m currently a second-year pharmacy student. I graduated with my BS in Biological Sciences from Chapman University, where I was also a tutor. I look forward to helping however I can – academically or otherwise! I know the transition to pharmacy school can be difficult, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. In my spare time, I enjoy Angels baseball, country music, video games and learning to play the guitar.

    Courses
    Pharmaceutical Calculations + any Dr. Han lecture material

     

    Sydney Eck
    Sydney Eck
    seck18@students.kgi.edu
    I am currently a third year pharmacy student. I enjoy hanging out in the mountains, fishing, and cooking! If you need help with anything school or life related, don’t hesitate to reach out!

    Courses
    Available to tutor in most pharmacy courses.

     

    Joshua Liu
    Joshua Liu
    jliu18@students.kgi.edu
    Hey everyone! I am a third-year pharmacy student and graduated with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley. I greatly enjoy helping others reach their full potential, but honestly, only after I’ve had my coffee. All kidding aside, I am truly excited to help with any pharmacy coursework, resume review, interview prep, internship search, or really anything! In my free time, I’m also a budding latte artist, although I struggle to make anything more than abstract squiggles.

    Courses
    Available to tutor for all pharmacy courses

     

    Rodelle Sacman
    Rodelle Sacman
    rsacman18@students.kgi.edu
    Hello everyone, my name is Rodelle Sacman PharmD Candidate, 2022. I am very excited to be here and help. I like to spend my free time on the water, fishing!

    Courses
    Available to tutor for most pharmacy science courses.

     

    Nathan Vega
    Nathan Vega
    nvega18@students.kgi.edu
    Hello fellow KGIers. My name is Nate and I joined the peer tutor program in hope of being a resource to my fellow students. Dr. Samit Shah once said that being a great leader is founded upon serving others. If there is anything I can help you with, do not hesitate to reach out to me. Fun fact, my hobbies in life are working on cars and cooking/trying new foods.

    Courses
    Available to tutor for most pharmacy science courses.