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

  • Mashal Chhotani
    Mashal Chhotani
    Hi everyone! My name is Mashal Chhotani and I am a 2nd year MS student pursuing a Clinical Research Thesis. Professionally, I am interested in improving patient care and expanding health care access for all patients regardless of socioeconomic status. In my free time outside of school and work, I enjoy baking, playing with makeup, watching way too much Netflix, trying new food and traveling. I look forward to helping you in your academic career!

    Courses
    ALS 437/438, ALS 300, ALS 330, ALS 380, ALS 463, ALS 434, ALS 411, ALS 409
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Mikaela Jamieson
    Mikaela Jamieson
    Hi fellow KGI peers! My name is Mikaela, I completed the PPC Program last year and am now a second year MS student. I’m very excited to be a peer tutor and help you towards academic success at KGI! I believe that collaboration is the most effective and fun way to learn. I’m here to support you in all steps of your learning process whether it be explaining concepts, overviewing presentations, public speaking, proof reading, test taking, and most importantly time-management and motivation. Outside of school, I am a biking, baking, planting, tennis, and food enthusiast.

    Courses
    Fall: ALS 300, 320, 330, 398, 437, 480
    Spring: ALS 321, 398, 402, 434, 438; OCTH 650
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Katherine Mojica
    Katherine Mojica
    Hello! My name is Katherine, and I am a second year MS student with a concentration in Clinical Research. My professional interests include public health and improving our current healthcare system by emphasizing preventative care and ethical behavior in medicine. My hobbies outside of school include baking, skincare, playing volleyball, going to the beach, curating Spotify playlists, and binging Law & Order SVU. I look forward to helping you succeed!

    Courses
    Available to tutor for most PPC/MS courses such as ALS 437/438, 320, 321, 341, 480, 430A
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Carolina Moraes de Souza
    Carolina Moraes de Souza
    Hello everyone, my name is Carolina and I’m a 2nd-year student in KGI’s MEng program. Professionally, I want to start my career in process development and hopefully be able to make lifesaving drugs manufacturable, to at the end of the day help patients. When I’m not working on KGI projects, I enjoy playing games, singing, painting, and reading. I’m originally from Brazil and I love traveling and learning more about different cultures. Feel free to reach out for help, I will do my best to help you!

    Courses
    MEB 310, MEB 312, MEB 317, MEB 315, MEB 311, MEB 303, MEB 361, MEB 360
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Joseph Pecoraro
    Joseph Pecoraro
    Hi everyone! I’m Joey, and I am a second-year MBS student with a concentration in Biotech Management. Professionally, I am looking to pursue a career in consulting or business development, but have had experiences ranging from supply chain to market analysis to basic research. Outside of KGI, you can find me playing guitar, watching sports (go Giants!), at a brewery, or hiking & fishing. I am happy to help however I can!

    Courses
    All 1st year MBS Core Curriculum classes as well as ALS443, ALS455, & ALS419, and professional skills like slide-deck crafting and public speaking.
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Shawn Sharkas
    Shawn Sharkas
    Hello! My name is Shawn, and I am a second year MSTM student. I am currently working on my thesis in Dr. John Rossi’s lab at City of Hope where we are interested in the development of nucleic acid aptamers for targeted drug delivery. A little bit about me: I love all things horror including video games, movies, books, and TV. I love cats (not the musical), and I love coffee, especially small local coffee roasters! In another life, I would run my own coffee shop and sell homemade pastries 🙂 I look forward to helping you however I can!

    Courses
    I am available to tutor in most MSTM courses including ALS 300, 333, 430a, 430b, 402
    To schedule an appointment, email: ssharkas19@students.kgi.edu

  • Genetics

    Elsa Balton
    Elsa Balton
    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.
    To schedule an appointment, email: ebalton19@students.kgi.edu

     

    Lindsay Walker
    Lindsey Walker
    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
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Pharmacy

    Vedanshi Bhojak
    Vedanshi Bhojak
    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!
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Christina Chakar
    Christina Chakar
    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
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Sydney Eck
    Sydney Eck
    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.
    To schedule an appointment, email: seck18@students.kgi.edu

     

    Joshua Liu
    Joshua Liu
    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.
    To schedule an appointment, email: jliu18@students.kgi.edu.

     

    Rodelle Sacman
    Rodelle Sacman
    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.
    To schedule an appointment, email: rsacman18@students.kgi.edu

     

    Nathan Vega
    Nathan Vega
    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.
    To schedule an appointment, email: nvega18@students.kgi.edu