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.

Location: Building 517, Room #115

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2019-2020 Academic Resource Center Tutors

Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences

Justin Bolig
Justin Bolig
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
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
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

 

Sowmiya Selvamuthukumarasamy
Sowmiya Selvamuthukumarasamy
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
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

 

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Sydney Eck
Sydney Eck
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.