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.

2019-2020 Academic Resource Center Tutors

  • Justin Bolig
    Justin Bolig
    jbolig18@students.kgi.edu
    I am a second-year MS student within the Clinical Thesis Concentration, and I’m really excited to work with the new cohort of KGI students! Knowing the importance of getting out and exploring, I am more than glad to meet up for coffee or catch some fresh air while we work together. Besides working on KGI course work, I am available to help with studying for the MCAT, interview prep, presentation skills, or generalized planning and strategizing for success. My favorite study break activity at KGI is to play ping in the courtyard!

    Courses:
    Fall | ALS 300, 312, 320, 330, 333, 398, 437, 480
    Spring | ALS 321, 330, 333, 398, 402, 407, 438

     

    Alec Botros
    Alec Botros
    abotros18@students.kgi.edu
    I am a second year MS student with a concentration in TMP; additionally, I was in the PPC program last year. I have a YouTube channel promoting music that is great for studying, and I love photography. I am looking forward to helping you all!

    Courses
    Fall | ALS 320, ALS 330, ALS 342, ALS 398, ALS 437
    Spring | ALS 321, ALS 438, ALS 354

     

    Prathyusha Dasari
    Prathyusha Dasari
    pdasari18@students.kgi.edu
    I am a second-year MS student within the Translational Research Thesis Concentration who was in the PPC program last year! I am super excited to work with the new cohort and help you guys out! I took a lot of classes last year, and applied to medical school. I am currently in the process of working on secondaries and prepping for interviews. I would love to work with anyone who needs help in a class, organizing and planning for a class, with MCAT preparation, and CVs/resumes. In the time that I am not working on my research, classes, or finishing up secondaries, I try to visit new coffee shops and boba places. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and I look forward to meeting you!

    Courses
    Fall | ALS 300, 320, 398, 434, 437
    Spring | ALS 321, 398, 402, 407, 408, 409, 430, 438

     

    Noa Park
    Noa Park
    npark18@students.kgi.edu
    Hello! I’m Noa, a second-year MBS student concentrating in Bioprocessing. I’m more than willing to meet with you outside of KGI if you need a change of setting and pace. If you need help with your resume, cover letter, personal statements, etc., please let me know. Outside of KGI, I enjoy running, playing basketball, bouldering, reading, watching movies, and volunteering! My long-term goals include completing medical school and working with non-profits like Doctors Without Borders.

    Courses: All core MBS courses + various electives
    Fall | ALS 300, ALS 312, ALS 320, ALS 330, ALS 333, ALS 350, ALS 359, ALS 362, ALS 397, ALS 418, ALS 421, ALS 427, ALS 424, ALS 452A/B
    Spring | ALS 321, ALS 341, ALS 351, ALS 354, ALS 401, ALS 430, ALS 493

     

    Rick Tao
    Rick Tao
    rtao19@students.kgi.edu
    Hi! I am Rick, a first-year MBS student. I graduated with a BS in Bioinformatics from UC Santa Cruz. I have taken graduate-level courses in bioinformatics algorithms and computational genomics. I was also a programming tutor and have research experience in machine learning. I am excited to help and please reach out if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!

    Courses
    I can help with: Python, R, Unix/Linux, algorithms, object-oriented programming

     

    Sowmiya Selvamuthukumarasamy
    Sowmiya Selvamuthukumarasamy
    Sselvamuth18@students.kgi.edu
    My name is Sowmiya and I’m a second-year MBS student. I have a sweet tooth and always up for trying new desserts. If you are looking for a place to get academic assistance or feel like grabbing a dessert over some peer advice, then please feel free to reach out to me.

    Courses
    Fall | ALS 312, ALS 320, ALS 330, ALS 333, ALS 350, ALS 359, ALS 455, ALS 362
    Spring | ALS 321, ALS 341, ALS 351, ALS 354, ALS 412, ALS 455, ALS 459

     

    David Kent
    David Kent
    dkent17@students.kgi.edu
    Hello everyone! I am a second-year MEng student and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with my BS in Biotechnology. Our MEng program is a fusion of Biology and Engineering and last year I relied on my engineering peers to bring me up to speed. This year I aim to pay it forward and ease the first-year students transition into MEng. The coursework moves quickly so do not hesitate to reach out for help. Also, applying for internships is approaching fast and I really enjoy working on resumes/CVs. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to getting to know you!

    Courses
    Fall: MEB: 304, 306, 361, 362
    Spring: MEB 303, 310, 311, 315, 360

     

  • Sydney Eck
    Sydney Eck
    seck18@students.kgi.edu
    I am currently a second 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
    PHAR 302, 330, 331 and 311

     

    Ali Hasan
    Ali Hasan
    ahasan17@students.kgi.edu
    I am a P3 with a concentration in the CTRA certificate. Before pharmacy school, I graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. In my spare time, I am also a fantasy football connoisseur

    Courses
    All pharmacy block courses and pharmaceutical calculations

     

    Angela Hoang
    Angela Hoang
    ahoang18@students.kgi.edu
    Hi! My name is Angela and I am a 2nd year MSGDA student. During my first year at KGI, I took both GENE and ALS courses so feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! I am excited to be a peer tutor this year and look forward to helping first year students achieve their academic goals. It’s important to give yourself a study break from time to time and I like to watch dog videos or look at memes during my breaks!

    Courses
    Fall | GENE 310, ALS 320, ALS 359
    Spring | GENE 360, GENE 370, GENE 380, GENE 390, ALS411

     

    Eric Kil
    Eric Kil
    Ekil18@students.kgi.edu
    Hello! My name is Eric and I am a second-year student in the MSGDA program. I hope to use real-world, phenotypic data and DNA sequencing to guide more informed treatment and management strategies and to create diagnostic tools with more predictive capabilities. A weird fact about me is that sometimes when I use a microwave, I try to open the door before the timer hits zero so I don’t have to hear the beeps.

    Courses
    Fall | GENE 312, GENE 310
    Spring | GENE 360

     

    Joshua Liu
    Joshua Liu
    jliu18@students.kgi.edu
    I am a second-year pharmacy student and graduated with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley. I enjoy helping others reach their full potential, but honestly, only after I’ve had my coffee. I am also a budding latte artist, although I struggle to make anything more than abstract squiggles.

    Courses
    PHAR 302, PHAR 303, PHAR 304, PHAR 305, PHAR 311, PHAR 330, PHAR 331

     

    Chidozie Olumba
    Chidozie Olumba
    columba17@students.kgi.edu
    I am a third-year pharmacy student and I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona. I am thrilled to help students study for their classes.

    Courses
    All pharmacy block courses

     

    Venie Pham
    Venie Pham
    vpham17@students.kgi.edu
    I am from San Bernardino, I enjoy YouTube, and fun. Fun Fact: I use to be professional gamer. Currently a P3 in the MTO Track.

    Courses
    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
    PHAR 302 and 304

     

    Salar Sheykhsoltan
    Salar Sheykhsoltan
    Ssheyksolt17@students.kgi.edu
    Hey everyone! My name is Salar and I am a current P3 student. I attribute success to hard work and know that pharmacy school can be difficult sometimes but you just need to find ways to take things one at a time. I am also very passionate in the pharmaceutical industry pathway if anyone would like to hear about my experiences in that. Fun fact: I love sports and my golden retriever, Simba.

    Courses
    All pharmacy 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
    Most, if not all pharmacy block science courses.