Our Tutor Team
Rimika Sachdeva (she/her)
Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Level IV
Courses: BIOCHEM 2BB3, BIOCHEM 2B03, BIOCHEM 2L06, BIOLOGY 1A03, BIOLOGY 2B03, BIOLOGY 2C03, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, CHEM 2OB3, CLASSICS 2MT3, KINESIOL 2Y03, KINESIOL 2YY3, MATH 1LS3, MATH 1LT3, PHYSICS 1A03, PHYSICS 1AA3, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, ENGLISH 1F03, ENGLISH 1G03
Languages: English, Punjabi
Biography: Hi! I am very excited to meet all of you and (finally) interact with more McMaster students! I am a fairly relaxed learner and tend to be a calm teacher as well who will match the pace you prefer to learn in. If you are looking for someone to go through problems step-by-step and explain the concepts in any of these courses, I can certainly help you out!
Farhan Abdul Vaheed (He/Him)
BioPNB Level II
Courses: Math 1LS3, Physics 1A03, Biology 1M03, Chem 1A03, Chem 1AA3, Biology 1A03, Psych 1XX3
Biography: Hey there, I am Farhan, a second-year BioPNB student who has a passion for neuroscience, research, and teaching. I have been tutoring for the last 2 years, online as well as in-person back when high schools were open.
I spent my first year online which made getting an exceptional GPA exceedingly difficult, but I somehow managed to. My aim is to ensure none of you have to face the same challenges alone.
Feel free to reach out not only for tutoring help but also for advice on undergraduate research or even if you just want an upper-year friend you can count on!
Sean Madden (he/him)
Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization IV
Courses: PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, BIO 1A03, BIOCHEM 2BB3, BIOCHEM 2B03, BIOCHEM 2L06, PHYSICS 1A03, STATS 2B03, BIOMEDDC 3C09, BIOMEDDC 3B06, BIOMEDDC 3A03, CHEM 2OB3
Biography: I am currently a 4th year student in the Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization program. I entered into the Life Science gateway program in first year back in 2018 and I specialized in Honours Biochemistry core in second year. Then in third year, I joined the BDC program, so I have a wide variety of courses that I've experienced. On my free time, I enjoy playing golf with my buddies, badminton, (honestly anything outdoors) and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.
Kateleen Jia (She/Her)
Biology - Physiology Level IV
Courses: BIOLOGY 1M03, BIOLOGY 1A03, BIOLOGY 2A03, BIOLOGY 2C03, BIOLOGY 2B03, BIOLOGY 3U03, BIOLOGY 3UU3, BIOCHEM 3G03, CHEM 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, STATS 2B03
Languages: English, French
Biography: I'm Kateleen (or just Leen), and I'm in my fourth year of Bio - Physiology. I've been doing research in the field of medicine/biology for the past three summers, and I'm currently completing a thesis in the Bio Department! When I'm not doing science related activities I'm staying active. You can catch me at the gym, at dance, or doing gymnastics!
Andrei Bogza (He/Him)
Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Level III
Courses: BIOLOGY 1A03, BIOLOGY 1M03, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, HTHSCI 1M03, BIOLOGY 2B03, BIOLOGY 2C03, CHEM 2OA3, CHEM 2OB3, BIOCHEM 2L06, BIOCHEM 2B03, BIOCHEM 2BB3, BIOMEDDC 2W03
Languages: English, French
Biography: I'm a third year BDC student at Mac and have been tutoring for about 5 years! In terms of academics, I'm really passionate about drug development and the economics of the pharmaceutical industry. Outside of school, I enjoy going to the gym, going on hikes and listening to music!
Melissa Shivnauth (she/they)
Honours Biology IV
Courses: BIOLOGY 2F03, BIOLOGY 3DD3, BIOLOGY 3FF3, BIOLOGY 4AA3, EARTHSC 2GG3, ENVIRSC 2WW3, ENVSOCTY 2IE3, ENVSOCTY 2OC3, GEOG 3EC3, LIFESCI 2D03, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 2AA3, PSYCH 3AB3, PSYCH 3F03, PSYCH 3SE3, STATS 2B03
Biography: Hi, I’m Melissa :) I’m super excited to be an MSS tutor, having taken a variety of science courses throughout my time at McMaster.
I have previous online tutoring experience through an organization called Pathways to Education, and have been an active member within Mac’s Science community as a part of the McMaster Biology Society (aka BioSoc); you’ll definitely see me at a BIOLOGY 1M03 review sesh, so feel free to reach out and say hi!
I know certain courses are a vibe-killer, and have definitely struggled, learned, and adapted a lot to become a better student (and a better tutor).
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, I think asking for help is a pretty good start :)
Biochemistry Level II
Courses: Bio 1M03, Bio 1A03, Chem 1A03, Chem 1AA3, Math 1LS3, Psych 1XX3
Languages: English, Urdu/Hindi
Biography: Hi everyone! My name is Noor and I am a second year student studying Biochemistry. My approach to tutoring is to be a good listener, answer your questions, help you build confidence and to make sure you are understanding the topic at hand. I love to take the socratic approach when tutoring/studying (building understanding through active recall and asking questions); I find that it has helped me throughout my studies and I hope it helps you aswell. On a more personal note, I love baking, marvel, sunsets, coffee and watching soccer. Cant wait to work with you!
Luxshikka Canthiya (she/her)
Molecular Biology and Genetics Level IV
Courses: Chem 1A03, Chem 1AA3, Math 1LS3, Bio 2A03, Bio 2B03, Bio 3B03
Languages: English, Tamil
Biography: Hello! My name is Luxshikka but you can call me Lucky for short! I am a super friendly, focused and detail oriented student who LOVES to teach. Being a visual and audio learner, I consider myself to be really open minded to the various learning styles of other students. I also have a great deal of experience tutoring and mentoring a diverse group of students so I am confident that I will be able to help in a way that works best for you! Aside from school, I am an avid baker, musician and athlete so hopefully we have something in common too!
Biochemistry Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1LS3, PSYCH 1XX3, BIO 1A03, BIO 1M03, STATS 2B03, PHILOS 1E03, CLASSICS 2MT3, ENVIRSC 1C03, PHYSICS 1A03
Biography: Greetings! My name’s Alyssa. Just like you, I remember being a first year struggling to learn in an unfamiliar environment, understanding certain teaching styles, all while under the weight of the expectation for excellence. I battled anxiety and depression along the way, and eventually emerged as a stronger individual, successfully completing the year. As your potential tutor, I would like to share my studying strategies and experiences, while using a variety of methods to breakdown big and challenging topics to help you achieve your academic goals. To make things engaging, I like to go over various knowledge and application problems, ask you questions, and would encourage you to ask me questions to ensure your understanding. My hope is that our collective efforts will eventually lead you to succeed on your own, because more than helping myself, I want to help you to perform to the best of your abilities, stand up from where you have fallen and walk forward.
Andrea Verdes (she/her)
Molecular Biology & Genetics Co-op Level V
Courses: BIOL 1A03, BIOL 1M03, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1LS3
Biography: Hi there! I'm Andrea and I've been a tutor with the MSS for the past 3 years (I know, I'm super old). As a Molecular Bio & Genetics student, I love teaching the first year biology courses but I also tutor chemistry and math! I'm pretty flexible in terms of tutoring style/lesson structure so feel free to message me if you have any specific requests/questions :)
Misaal Mehboob (she/her)
Honours Biochemistry-Biomedical Research Specialization Level III
Courses: CHEM 1A03/CHEM 1AA3, CHEM 2OA3/CHEM 2OB3, BIO 1M03/BIO 1A03, HTHSCI 3I03, BIOCHEM 2L06, BIOCHEM 2B03, BIOCHEM 2BB3, PSYCH 1X03/PYCH 1XX3, FRENCH 1Z06
Biography: Hi! My name is Misaal Mehboob and I'm going into my 3rd year of Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization. I'm a visual learner that likes to study by summarizing notes, making up questions and quizzing myself, as well as working in groups closer to the time of a midterm/exam. In my free time I like to read, write, and play with my kitten.
Life Science IV
Courses: MATH 1LS3, MATH 1LT3, CHEM 1AA3, BIO 1A03
Biography: Hi I’m Anvi! I’m going into my last year at McMaster and some fun facts about me is that I’m a dancer and I love going on new hikes and exploring new places.
Biochemistry Level II
Courses: BIO 1A03, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3
Biography: Hello, I'm Samantha and I'm a 2nd year Biochemistry student. I am so excited to be an MSS tutor this year! Through past tutoring experiences and my own experience of being a student, I've come to realize that effective and efficient learning stems from both continuous practice and understanding your learning style. As a visual and auditory learner, my goal as a tutor is to create engaging sessions by applying these styles to my teaching; maybe you might find that these learning styles also work for you! Aside from being a tutor, I'm also your peer who understands your struggles. While keeping things productive is important, I can be compassionate, patient, and can slow down the pace when needed. I am dedicated to contribute to your success in any way I can, and can't wait to work with you! :)
Life Sciences Level III
Courses: BBIOLOGY 1A03, CHEM 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, PHYSICS 1A03, MATH 1A03, MATH 1LS3, BIOLOGY 1M03, ENVIRSC 1C03, PSYCH 1XX3, CHEM 2OA3, BIOLOGY 2B03, LIFESCI 2A03, LIFESCI 2AA3, LIFESCI 2X03, LIFESCI 2G03, LIFESCI 2L03, STATS 2B03
Languages: Mandarin, English
Biography: My name is Mark Chen. I am currently a third year honours life sciences student. My aim in being an MSS tutor is to aid and guide my fellow students in the pursuit of their academic goals. I am an approachable individual who is detail oriented, patient and responsible. Outside of the realm of academics, I enjoy nature, photography, food, traveling, as well as playing the violin. I am excited to tutor and share my passion for the sciences whilst helping you all conquer your courses!
Christina Stratford (she/her)
Kinesiology Level II
Courses: KINESIOL 1AA3, KINESIOL 1K03, KINESIOL 1F03, PSYCH 1F03, PSYCH 1XX3, CHEM 1A03, KINESIOL 2CC3, KINESIOL 2E03, KINESIOL 2F03, MATH 1LS3, KINESIOL 2A03, KINESIOL 2C03, KINESIOL 2G03
Biography: Hi there! I'm currently in my third year of my undergraduate studies within the Kinesiology program along with being a full time student athlete. From previous experiences, I have found my favourite tutoring method to be active recall. With various methods (visuals, conversation, practice quizzes etc) along with my outgoing and friendly personality, tutoring with me will eliminate the stress of cramming information in a short period of time, to actively enjoying what we're learning.
Mel Kolodziej (they/she)
Courses: Kin 1A03/1AA3/1Y03/1YY3, Psych 1X03/1XX3
Biography: Patient, organized, and adaptable to different learning styles
Life Science Sensory Motor Specialization Level II
Courses: MATH 1LS3, CHEM 1AO3/1AA3, BIO 1AO3, PSYCH 1XO3, PSYCH 1XX3, CLASSICS 2MT3
Languages: English , Gujarati, Hindi
Biography: Hi, my name is Jhanvi! I am excited to be part of the MSS tutoring team this year. I am friendly, patient, and a goal oriented individual. I have good time-management skills, so I will give my 100% during the tutoring sessions. I am a visual and reading/writing learner. I hope that I can help you out as a tutor, and give you a better understanding with whatever you are having difficulty with.
Justin Alvarado (He/Him)
Biochemistry Level III
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PHYSICS 1A03, CHEM 2OA3, CHEM 2OB3, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, ECON 1B03, BIOLOGY 1A03, BIOLOGY 2B03
Biography: Hey everyone! I'm Justin, and I'm in my third year of the Core Biochemistry program. I am always eager to help you out to the best of my abilities. I'm a friendly, outgoing, and goal-oriented tutor, and in my spare time I love all things sports and music!
BDC Level III
Courses: Bio 1A03, Chem 1A03, Chem 1AA3, Math 1LT3, Psych 1X03, Psych 1XX3
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Biography: Hi! My name is Jason and I am going into my first year of BDC and my fourth year at MAC. I am chill, outgoing and I love science. I also like working out, playing guitar, and watching movies during my free time. Recently I have gotten into reading as well! Throughout my studying at MAC, I have found success academically and I wish that you can do the same. As your tutor, I can show you the studying methods that worked for me, and help you to avoid the mistakes that I made when I took the courses. All in all, I hope that you can achieve your greatest potential in school, and have fun at MAC.
Molecular Biology and Genetics Level III
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PHYSICS 1AO3, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, STATS 2B03, CHEM 20A3/20B3, MATH 1LS3, BIOLOGY 1AO3, MOLBIOL/BIOLOGY 2C03, BIOLOGY 2B03, BIOCHEM 2EE3, BIOCHEM 2BB3, BIOLOGY 2A03
Languages: Urdu, English
Biography: I love teaching with a guided hands-on and visual way! I've been teaching science and english at many different grade levels and am super excited to help you learn science in an engaging way! I love to stay goal oriented and engaging and helping you stay cool and collected while you learn about science
Reham Damer (she/her)
Life Sci Level IV
Courses: PHYSICS 1A03, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, BIOLOGY 1M03, BIOLOGY 1A03
Biography: Hello!! I really love listening to music while studying to help me focus, and to make sure I understand concepts I like to make tables/graphs connecting concepts together! I am goal-oriented, and like to specify what I want to achieve and make a plan to achieve it. I also really value doing practice questions when studying (I find it more efficient).
Alexandria Mansfield (she/her)
Courses: Math 1LS3, Math 1LT3, Chem 1A03, Chem 1AA3, Bio 1A03, Psych 1XX3, Physics 1AA3
Biography: My name is Alexandria (Alex!) and I'm going into my second year of the honours Biochemistry program. I started out in Life Sciences in first year and really enjoyed Math 1LS/T3 and first year chemistry. I'm interested in learning more in the areas of genetics and drug development, and I'm excited to work with incoming first years to help make first year courses/concepts easier to manage!
Sanam Shokoohi (She/Her)
Molecular Biology and Genetics Level III
Courses: Biology 1A03, Psych 1X03, Psych 1XX3, Science 1A03, Classics 2MT3, Biology 2B03, Biochem 2EE3, Biology 2A03, Stats 2B03
Languages: English, French
Biography: Hi there! My name is Sanam and I am a goal oriented tutor. I would love to help out any students in a friendly and positive environment!
Tristan Agpawa (He/Him)
BioPNB Level II
Courses: Psych 1X03, Psych 1XX3, BIO 1A03, Classics 2MT3
Languages: English, Filipino, Cebuano
Biography: Hi! Tristan’s my name and travelling is my game! I also watch movies, read books, play video games, and go for hikes. I recently moved here in Canada, and it has been an awesome experience so far. I want to share my passion with Biology and Psychology and that is why I want to be your tutor! Please feel free to reach out and I’ll help you to the best of my abilities.
Celina Fu (She/Her)
Sustainable Chemistry, Level II
Courses: BIO1M03, CHEM1A03, PSYCH1X03, BIO1A03, CHEM1AA3, EARTHSC1G03, MATH1LS3,
Biography: Hello, my name is Celina and I am a current Level II student in Sustainable Chemistry. I am so excited to be an MSS tutor for the 2021-2022 term!
I am an inquiry based learner, which means I am an active learner who always uses inductive and deductive reasoning when trying to grasp new concepts and checking my understanding. I find this strategy particularly helpful in test prepping, especially for the "challenge problems" on a test. The types of reasoning mentioned above is very useful in solving theoretical problems through prior knowledge and logic, and it is the strategy I will be teaching to my students. My general lesson structure involves strengthening foundational knowledge before providing the practice problems (in varying difficulty) built upon the basics that were taught in class.
I also believe that learning should be fun... So if you are up for some useful and interesting mental gymnastics before an important test, I am the tutor for you.
Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization III
Courses: Math 1LS3, Bio 1A03, Bio 2B03, Bio 2EE3, Chem 2OB3, Physics 1A03, Psych 1XX3, Psych 1X03, Biochem 2BB3, Biochem 2B03, Bio 1M03
Biography: Hi! My name is Nabila and I am currently in my third year of the BDC program. I am beyond excited to be an MSS tutor and be a part of each student's academic journey. A little about me - I love creative writing and henna art, and one my favourites hobbies would be jump roping. Please feel free to contact me for any help that you may need!
PNB Level III
Courses: Math 1LS3, Physics 1X03/1XX3, Bio 1M03/1A03, Bio 2A03, Chem 1A03/1AA3, PNB 2XA3/B3/C3/E3 Psych 1X03/1XX3
Languages: English, Cantonese
Biography: Friendly and Goal-oriented tutor providing test-preparation and knowledge review. Provides a focus on high-yield testable content. Open towards meeting others and excited about the return to a less-digital school year.
Honours Biochemistry IV - Biomedical Research Specialization
Courses: Bio 2B03, Chem 1A03, Chem 2OB3, Pysch 1X03, Pysch 1XX3, Math 1LS3, Math 1LT3, Biochem 2BB3, Biochem 2B03, Biochem 3D03, Biochem 3MI3, Commerce 1AA3, Commerce 2AB3, Stats 2B03, Classics 2MT3, HTHSCI 3I03
Languages: English, Punjabi and Hindi
Biography: Manish is currently a fourth-year student completing his BSc. with Honours in Biochemistry – Biomedical Research Specialization (Co-op). As a previous year tutor, Manish intends to use everything he has learned to create an uplifting and beneficial for all his students, helping them achieve their goals. Besides tutoring, he loves to play sports, solve puzzles, and enjoys watching sit-coms!
Biochemistry level II
Courses: Chem 1A03, Chem 1AA3, Bio 1M03, Bio 1A03, Psych 1XX3, Chinese 1Z06
Languages: English, French, Hebrew
Biography: Hi, my name is Daniel and I'm a level 2 biochemistry student. I'm an empathetic, concise person, with an adaptable teaching style. I enjoy swimming, drawing, and learning about chemistry in my free time.
Josh Tony (he/him)
Honors Biology Level II
Courses: Biology 2B03, Biology 1A03, Biology 1M03, Chem 1A03, Chem 1AA3, Classics 2MT3
Biography: Hey everyone, my name is Josh and I’m a second year Hon. Bio student. I’m from Canada and India and I spent first year online in Abu Dhabi (UAE). I love playing sports (basketball, volleyball, and badminton are my main ones) and travelling to new places. I took up tutoring because I would often try to help friends learn concepts in high school and during my first year of university, and it was truly satisfying to see their eyes light up when they finally understood why the right answer was indeed correct. I believe that some of my traits that helped me tutor them effectively include speaking in casual terms (I try to avoid scientific jargon unless necessary) and being very friendly, clear, confident, organized. I also frequently make summary sheets/tables and like to visually explain my thought process. Feel free to reach out if you need help!
Harnoor Bhatty (She/Her)
Honours Life Sciences, Level III
Courses: Math 1LS3, Bio 1A03, Psych 1X03, Econ 1B03, Stats 2B03, Kinesiol 1A03/2Y03/1AA3/2YY3, Classics 2MT3
Biography: Hi! My name is Harnoor and as a tutor, I would describe myself as being open minded, patient and a visual/auditory learner. I would also consider myself very organized and I enjoy experimenting with different studying techniques depending on the course. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and watching shows!
Ritika Khetarpal (She/Her)
Honours Life Sciences and Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, BIOLOGY 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1LS3, PSYCH 1X03, ENVIRSCI 1C03, SUSTAIN 1S03
Languages: English, Hindi
Biography: Hi my name is Ritika Khetarpal and I am one of the MSS tutors for the 2021-2022 school year. As a tutor, my mentality is to work to help every student achieve their goals by providing sessions filled with conceptual learning and practice.
Characteristics: Hardworking, Determined, Friendly, Positive, Optimistic, Listener and Compassionate.
Amal Farooq (she/her)
Biochemistry Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, BIO 1M03, BIO 1A03, MATH 1LS3, PHYSICS 1A03, PSYCH 1XX3
Biography: Hi everyone, I'm Amal and I'm going into my second year of biochemistry! I consider myself as detail oriented and organized, and like to implement visual aids during tutoring. In my free time I love to go on hikes and read. My favourite first year course would definitely have to be PSYCH 1XX3 because of how much I learned about human behaviour and the body. Although this past year was a learning curve, it has been rewarding and I'm truly excited to help support you in your learning. Looking forward to a great year!
Nicole Malette (she/her)
Chemical Biology Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PHYSICS 1A03, BIOLOGY 1A03, EARTHSC 1G03
Biography: Hi! My name is Nicole and I am a second year Chemical Biology student at Mac. I am a visual learner with a knack for solving problems, and would consider myself to be both approachable and amicable. I am looking forward to helping others in the McMaster community and within the McMaster Science Society throughout the 2021-2022 school year! :)
Janki Vaghela (she/her)
Honours Biochemistry Level II
Courses: PSYCH 1X03/1XX3, CLASSICS 1B03, MATH 1LS3, BIO 1A03/1M03, CHEM 1A03/1AA3, SCIENCE 1A03, MEDTERM 2MT3
Languages: English and Gujarati
Biography: I am a very flexible tutor. I am comfortable with any teaching style and I am always looking for new perspectives with which I can approach a challenge. I am kind, patient, and understanding. I rely on thorough preparation before I begin any tutoring session and I always aim to make my sessions engaging. I am very passionate about the subjects I tutor and I bring that enthusiasm to every session. In my free time I love stargazing, running, and reading, so I am always looking for good book recs. Most importantly, I love sharing my passion for science :).
Biology - Physiology, Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, BIO 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1F03, ENGLISH 1F03
Biography: Hi! My name is Navya, and I am a second-year student in Honours Biology - Physiology. I am a friendly and analytical tutor. I cater to different learning styles by including various supplements such as diagrams and practice questions to help you learn best. I am here to adapt to your needs and can help you to achieve your academic goals!
Daniel Mobilio (He/Him)
Biochmeistry Level III - Biomedical Research Specialization
Courses: Physics 1a03, Chem 2Oa3, Chem 2OB3, Bio 1a03, Chem1aa3, Bio1M03, Bio 2C03
Biography: Hi, my name is Daniel! I am in my third year here at McMaster in the Biochemistry Research specialization! I am so honoured to be an MSS tutor and very excited to be able to help out all students in search for academic support. Please reach out to my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, I am willing to help out in any I can!
Lily Boyd Bell (they/them)
Math & Stats Level IV
Courses: ASTRON 1F03, EARTHSC 1G03, MATH 1B03, ENVIRSCI 1C03, MATH 1C03, MATH 2X03, EARTHSCI 2T03, MATH 2C03, MATH 2R03, MATH 2XX3, MATH 3B03, MATH 3F03, MATH 3GR3
Biography: Lily is going into their 4th year of the Mathematics & Statistics program. They are an outgoing, empathetic tutor who focuses on visualizing problems and understanding the whole picture.
PNB Level IV
Courses: CHEM 1A03, BIO 1A03
Biography: Hi! My name is Ariana and I'm a 4th year PNB science student. I love animals, going on long walks, latin music, and travelling. I'm very excited to be an MSS tutor and I look forward to working with all of the tutors, students, and the rest of the MSS this upcoming year. Here's to a great year MacSci!
Zoe Ang (She/Her)
Life Sciences Sensory Motor Systems Level III
Courses: MATH 1LS3, MATH 1LT3, BIOLOGY 1A03, PHYSICS 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, KINESIOL 2YY3, STATS 2B03, LIFESCI 2CC3
Biography: Hi! I'm Zoe, a tutor passionate about helping you individualize your learning! I would love to help you find studying strategies and resources that work for you. I'm friendly and approachable, and use a flexible teaching style which can be personalized to your learning goals. I also love knitting and animal crossing :)
Feel free to reach out to me for anything (even non tutoring related!) at the email below.
Michelle Yap (she/her)
Medical & Biological Physics Co-op IV
Courses: MATH 1LS3, MATH 1AA3, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PHYSICS 1A03, BIOLOGY 1A03, BIOLOGY 1M03, KIN 1A03/2Y03, PSYCH 1X03, LIFESCI 1E03/1D03, MATH 2X03, MATH 2C03, LIFESCI 3RC3
Biography: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I really hope to be able to help other science students do well in their courses this year :) I personally learn best by doing practice problems, so that's one of my favourite ways to help teach other students as well. When tutoring, though, I'm super keen to get to know my tutee and tailor the lesson towards what works best for them!
Honours Biology Research Specialization (B.Sc.) Level II
Courses: BIO 1A03, BIO 1M03, BIOPHYS 1S03, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, LIFESCI 1D03, MATH 1LS3, PHYSICS 1A03, PSYCH 1FF3
Languages: English, Punjabi
Biography: Hi there! I am a second year student who would love to help you with your biology, chemistry, physics and/or psychology courses. May it be from just reviewing specific topics or trying out some really difficult practice problems, I'm here for you! With all the first year content fresh in my mind, we can both work together to strengthen the knowledge you already have!
Biology Discovery Sub-Plan Level III
Courses: BIOL 1A03, BIOL 1M03, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3
Biography: Hi everyone, my name is Jezreel (you can call me Jez for short). I am a third year Biology student with a passion in helping others. I am goal-oriented and very understandable when it comes to teaching as I was once seeking help myself in my courses. In my spare time, I love to play golf and soccer, bake, and spend time with my friends. I am looking forward to meeting some of you in the future! All the best- Jez
Kinesiology Level IV
Courses: BIO 1A03, KINESIOL 1A03, KINESIOL 1AA3, KINESIOL 2A03, KINESIOL 2CC3, STATS 2B03, KINESIOL 2C03, KINESIOL 2E03, KINESIOL 4B03, BIOCHEM 3G03, BIOCHEM 2EE3
Biography: The reason why I am a strong and effective tutor is due to my passion for learning, my creative tutoring strategies, and my overall enthusiasm and optimism I share with my students. I would consider myself a personable individual, and really enjoy working and interacting with others. I am open to students who prefer visual learning (drawing out concepts), auditory learning (verbally explaining concepts), or a combination of both!
Jonathan Lai (He/Him)
ISCI (biochem) level IV
Courses: iSci 1A24, iSci 2A18, stats2b03, orgo 2oa3, biochem 2l06, english 1f03, english 1g03
Biography: Hi! My name is Jonathan and I'm currently going into my fourth year of the iSci program. I have a strong interest in the fields of immunology and virology. I hope to help undergraduate students this upcoming year improve their learning strategies and am excited for the opportunity to work as a tutor. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you would like me to be your tutor! I'm very friendly and can adapt my teaching style depending on how you best learn.
Annie Cheng (she/her)
Sustainable Chemistry Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1A03, MATH 1AA3, BIO 1A03, MATH 1B03, EARTHSC 1G03, ENVIRSC 1C03
Biography: Hello I don't really know what I'm doing with my life but I can guarantee you that I DO know how to tutor so that's good. I'm from the City of Kawartha Lakes (and if you know where that is, good for you that makes you like the third person), and I'm glad to actually have this year be somewhat on-campus. I like to play a lot of video games, I can play the piano, and I also draw (poorly). If any of what you just read intrigued you then go ahead and email me and I can be your tutor!
Keshini Sriarulnathan (she/her)
Honours Life Sciences - Co-op Level IV
Courses: BIOLOGY 1A03, CHEM 1A03, MATH 1LS3, PSYCH 1X03, SCIENCE 1A03, BIOLOGY 1M03, CHEM 1AA3, ECON 1B03, ENVIRSC 1C03, PHYSICS 1A03, CHEM 2OA3, CHEM 2OB3, BIOLOGY 2B03, CLASSICS 2MT3, LIFESCI 2A03, LIFESCI 2L03, STATS 2B03, BIOCHEM 2EE3, LIFESCI 2AA3, LIFESCI 2G03, LIFESCI 2X03, MUSIC 2MT3, BIOCHEM 3G03, INSPIRE 3EL3, KINESIOL 2Y03, SOCIOL 1Z03
Biography: I am a self-motivated, goal-oriented and enthusiastic individual with a passion to help others. I am a recipient of the Golden Key International Honour Award for identifying in the top 15% of my program. I am also a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Award and the Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award. These qualifications allow me to exceed your expectations and help you succeed in your academic career. “The best teacher does not need a book to teach.” This quote signifies that the best teachers are the ones that are truly knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach.
Aedan Rourke (he/him)
Biology and PNB Level IV
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PHYSICS 1A03, PSYCH 1X03/1XX3, BIO 2A03, BIO 2B03
Biography: Hey guys! My name is Aedan and this is my first year as an MSS Tutor! Currently, I am a 4th year Biology + PNB student at McMaster where I am a thesis student in the Scott Lab studying high altitude adaptations in deer mice. When I am not in the lab or the classroom, I love to run, play tennis, and play the piano on my spare time. As for my tutoring style, I am constantly looking for different approaches to find the best manner of teaching that works for each individual student. Further, I am very friendly, flexible, and goal-oriented in helping my students reach their academic goals! I am really looking forward to meeting and working with as many of you as possible this year!!
Elham Almoli (she/her)
Honours Life Sciences w/ Sensory Motor Systems specilization
Courses: BIO 1A03, BIO 1M03, CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, MATH 1LS3,CLASSICS 2MT3
Languages: English and Arabic
Biography: Hello! A little about me, I took IB in high school and learned a lot in uni about many different learning and teaching styles. It's is a personalized journey and once you find your favorite way to study, you will do great! I study using practice questions and I love applying what I am learning by making my own. This is a great way to reinforce the material and skills you are learning and lock it in for use later (cumulative exams and upper years!)
As a tutor, I am very goal oriented and efficient; that's why during our sessions I will prioritize your needs by focusing on in-depth understanding of the material first, and then on long term retrieval. I am also very creative and friendly, so we will be working together to develop ways you can best practice and apply all the knowledge you have through practice questions, visual diagrams, and many more!
Feel free to reach out and say hi or ask any question you might have about uni. All the best and I look forward to hopefully working with you!
Brendan Lee (he/him)
Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization, Level III
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1LS3, MATH 1LT3, PHYSICS 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, BIOLOGY 1A03, BIOLOGY 2C03, CHEM 2OB3, BIOCHEM 2BB3, BIOCHEM 2B03, BIOCHEM 2L06, BIOCHEM 3H03, BIOCHEM 3Z03, STATS 2B03
Biography: Hi everyone! I’m Brendan, a third-year Biochemistry student in the Biomedical Research Specialization. This is my second year tutoring for the McMaster Science Society and I’m super pumped to help you all conquer your science courses! Teaching is one of my favourite things, whether it be through the MSS, teaching lifeguarding classes, or TAing organic chemistry labs. My favourite courses to tutor are CHEM 1A03 and 1AA3—feel free to ask me anything! I am a lover of the outdoors, swimming, R&B music, and playing the saxophone and piano.
Honours Life Science Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, PHYSICS 1AA3, MATH 1LS3, BIO 1M03, BIO 1A03, PSYCH 1X03
Languages: English and Kurdish
Biography: I'm a goal-oriented second year student in Life Science. Having experienced my first year online, I understand the struggles that you must be facing. I have over 4 years of experience tutoring with a keen eye for students with different learning styles. This puts me in a position to adapt to your specific learning style and go above and beyond to ensure you succeed as students. I'm also very friendly and love meeting new people :)
Biochemistry Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1LS3
Languages: English, Punjabi
Biography: Hello, my name is Mehar! I have been a tutor for many years teaching at the high school level and have a passion for teaching content in a way thats flexible and adaptable to a student's needs and learning style. Through my learning in the past, I have had mentors that emphasis the word "why" which is a quality I hold as well as it makes understanding of the content much easier and more meaningful. I am super friendly and approachable so feel free to reach out and I look forward a tutoring session with you!
Chemical Biology II
Courses: BIO 1M03, PSYCH 1XX3, ENVSOCTY 1HB3, JAPANESE 1Z06
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, French
Biography: Hi! I'm Grace, currently studying Chemical Biology. I have a pretty wide range of interests, from psychology to sustainable development, and I'm excited to be sharing that knowledge with you as your tutor!
I like to use visual cues in my tutoring to make key concepts stand out, like illustrated diagrams and text boxes that contain useful definitions. I try to break down a topic into sections, using occasional tips and tricks from my own experience to reinforce the connection between the concepts learned throughout.
Hope to see you soon!
Noor AL Omran (she/her)
Chemical Biology Level II
Courses: Chem 1A03/1AA3, BIOLOGY 1A03, BIOLOGY 1M03
Biography: My Name is Noor and I’m a second year chemical biology student. I love science, playing guitar, and nature! An ideal day for me is a cozy night at home with a book and snacks. As a tutor, I like to use visuals demonstrations, practice problems, and other techniques to teach. I like to get straight into content during tutoring sessions. The most important thing to me is that tutees feel comfortable and at ease during sessions, and I try my best to create that atmosphere.
Yaser Al Moayad
Honours Biochemistry II
Classes: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, BIOLOGY 1M03, BIOLOGY 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3, MATH 1LS3, PHYSICS 1A03, CLASSICS 2MT3, CLASSICS 3MT3
Biography: Hello, my name is Yaser and I'm in my second year of Biochemistry. My tutoring strategy focuses on problem-solving and practice testing, as I believe that is the best way to learn, retain, and apply information. I am very friendly, casual, supportive, and my main goal is to help you succeed in your classes. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me to chat or if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Andrew Rushton (He/Him)
Math and Stats Co-op IV
Courses: MATH 1A03, MATH 1LS3, MATH 1X03, MATH 1AA3, MATH 1LT3, MATH 1XX3, MATH 1B03, MATH 1MP3, MATH 1C03, MATH 2R03, MATH 2X03, MATH 2XX3, STATS 2B03, STATS 2D03, STATS 2MB3
Biography: Hi, my name is Andrew and I am a 4th year Math and Stats Co-op student. Most of my coursework is in the statistics area. I recently finished an 8 month co-op at Canadian Tire as a Sports Analyst, where I worked closely with the Canadian Women's National Basketball Team. In my free time, I like to rock climb, mountain bike, hike, and generally be outdoors. I tend to be a visual learner and like to use real world examples when tutoring. As a tutor with the MSS, I am excited to help with math and stats and computer science courses!
Isha Masood (she/her)
Biochemistry Level II
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1LS3, BIO 1M03, BIO 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, PSYCH 1XX3
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Biography: Hi! My name is Isha and I'm in my second year of the Biochem program here at Mac. When tutoring, I recognize the importance of creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students therefore, I am willing to adapt the sessions to your preferred teaching style! During sessions, I like to focus on reviewing important concepts and working through application problems and several problem sets to identify areas of concern and make sure you fully understand the material before moving on. Overall, I'm a friendly, dependable, and patient individual who is always prepared to cater to your needs. Feel free to contact me anytime, I look forward to hearing from you:)
Zeineb Muhsen (She/Her)
Honours Life Sciences level III
Courses: math 1ls3, physics 1a03, biology 1a03, stats 2b03, linguistics 1a03, linguistics 1aa3, life science 2n03, life science 2a03, life science 2aa3, life sciences 2l03, life sciences 2g03, Econ 1b03
Languages: English and arabic
Biography: Hi everyone! My name is Zeineb Muhsen and I'm a 3rd year honours life sciences student with a minor in linguistics. I love everything related to math, science and linguistics but beyond school, my favourite thing to do is to read fantasy books. I can also give you great recommendations for bubble tea places around campus. If you book a session with me I will do my best to make it enjoyable and helpful. I can't wait to meet you!
Honours Life Sciences Level IV
Courses: CHEM 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, BIO 1A03, PSYCH 1X03, PHYSICS 1A03, ANTHROP 1AA3, ANTHROP 1AB3, KINESIOL 2Y03, KINESIOL 2YY3, BIOCHEM 2EE3, CLASSICS 2MT3, LIFESCI 2N03, MATH 2UU3, BIOCHEM 3G03, HTHSCI 3I03
Languages: English, Gujarati
Biography: Hi! My name is Swara. I enjoy teaching biology and physiology, so if you need any help in those departments, I'm your person! Please feel free to reach out and email me about any topic you want to cover, I will do my best to help you out or refer you to another amazing tutor who is an expert in that field. I am a visual learner and like explaining concepts with beautiful (not so much) drawings and a funky analogy, so if that's how you learn too, we'll make a great team! I am super approachable and with me, no question is a stupid question because I've most probably been there too. I hope to see you in a session soon!