KGI 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.

To schedule an appointment:

Find a tutor you would like to meet with and click on the scheduling link below their bio. After you confirm a date/time for your meeting, will receive an email and calendar invitation with a link to an online platform that will be used for your tutoring session.

In accordance with the recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in-person services will be offered remotely via Zoom or telephone instead of face-to-face meetings for spring 2021.

2020-2021 Academic Resource Center Tutors

  • 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

  • Genetics

    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

     

    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.
    Appointments are available on a limited basis, email: ebalton19@students.kgi.edu.

     

    Pharmacy

    Nella Kassab
    Nella Kassab
    Hello!! My name is Nella, I am currently a second year pharmacy student and graduated with a BS in Psychology. I am excited to help my peers any way I can to help you reach your full potential! In my free time I enjoy traveling, swimming, spending time with family and friends along with hiking with my dog!

    Courses
    Available to tutor in most pharmacy courses
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Negin Namavar
    Negin Namavar
    Hello! I’m Negin and I’m a second year student at the school of pharmacy. I got my bachelor’s in biology. I’m excited to be a part of peer tutor because in future I want to go into the academia route of pharmacy. Some of the things I love are , medicinal chemistry, friends, and Harry Potter.

    Courses
    First and second year courses
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Marina Hana
    Marina Hana
    Hello everyone! My name is Marina and I am a 4th year pharmacy student! I am really excited to help my peers and pass on any clinical knowledge I have to offer with my experience of going through didactics and rotations. On my spare time I like to hike, workout and try new foods!

    Courses
    Available to tutor in most pharmacy courses
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    Salar Sheykhsoltan
    Salar Sheykhsoltan
    Hello everyone! My name is Salar and I am a 4th-year pharmacy student currently on rotation. I am happy to help out with any pharmacy course or to help out with CVs or general feedback for anyone interested in pharmaceutical industry fellowships. Feel free to reach out!

    Courses
    Available to tutor in most pharmacy courses
    To schedule an appointment, click here

     

    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!
    Appointments are available on a limited basis, email: vbhojak19@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.
    Appointments are available on a limited basis, 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.
    Appointments are available on a limited basis, email: rsacman18@students.kgi.edu.