Peer Math Tutoring

About

SUMO works with the Stanford math department to provide peer tutoring services for a number of introductory math classes, specifically MATH 51, 52, and 53. The peer tutors are available to answer any questions you have about the material and homework in these classes.

Peer tutoring hours are drop-in; just show up and our tutors will help you out. Feel free to come and work on your homework even if you don't have any specific questions. Many students work on their homework during tutoring, asking questions if they encounter difficulties.

Please note that this program is not aimed towards Math 60CM/DM students. For students in higher level math classes, the math department offers other resources.

Becoming a Tutor

If you are interested in becoming a peer math tutor, we hire new tutors at the start of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter of each academic year (if there are available positions). Tutors should be able to help students with all three classes of the MATH 50s series.

Tutoring position announcements are sent to the SUMO mailing list. If you do not want to subscribe to the SUMO mailing list but would like to receive tutoring announcements, or if you have any questions, please e-mail Nitya Mani (nityam at stanford dot edu).

Schedule

Starting the second week of each quarter, tutoring for the Math 50s series classes will occur Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM in room 380-381T and Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in room 380-381T. Tutoring will continue through Dead Week.

Notes

One of our tutors, Joseph Victor, wrote a supplement to the Math 51 textbook and lectures. They can be found here.

Another one of our tutors, Arun Debray, took lecture notes for Math 53. They can be found here.

If you have any questions about tutoring or applying to be a tutor, please contact Nitya Mani (nityam at stanford dot edu).

Meet Our Tutors

Litawn Gan

Mondays 6 - 8 pm

Litawn is an undergraduate physics major who is interested in the universe and its contents. He is an avid drummer for the Stanford Middle Eastern Ensemble and a member of the Capoeira team. In his free time, he enjoys reading books and playing music.

Miguel Camacho-Horvitz

Mondays 6 - 8 pm

Miguel is a senior MCS major hoping to graduate this spring. He enjoys classical piano, fútbol, and watching the Lord of the Rings. Additionally, he has recently found an interest in data mining and machine learning and tentatively plans to come back in the fall to work on a CS coterm.

Monica Agrawal

Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm

Monica is a junior majoring in computer science and minoring in math. She is also currently pursuing a coterminal masters degree in CS with a focus in artificial intelligence. She enjoys tennis, crosswords, and cookie dough.

Úrsula Hébert-Johnson

Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm

Úrsula is a sophomore majoring in mathematics who is particularly interested in the intersection of math and computer science. In addition to discussing proofs and programs, she enjoys hiking, listening to classical music, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Aaron Zweig

Wednesdays 8 - 10 pm

Aaron is a math major, looking towards grad school in either math or computer science. He's pretty enthusiastic about topology, artificial intelligence, crossword puzzles, and Broadway shows.

Ying Hong Tham

Wednesday 8 - 10 pm

Ying Hong is a math major who thinks visually and draws pictures to prove math theorems. He prefers blackboards over whiteboards, adores Hagoromo chalk, and is proud of his vertical chalk inscription skills. He spends his time away from math playing the violin, making puns, practicing Taiji, and contemplating the meaning of life.

Litawn Gan

Mondays 6 - 8 pm

Litawn is an undergraduate physics major who is interested in the universe and its contents. He is an avid drummer for the Stanford Middle Eastern Ensemble and a member of the Capoeira team. In his free time, he enjoys reading books and playing music.

Miguel Camacho-Horvitz

Mondays 6 - 8 pm

Miguel is a senior MCS major hoping to graduate this spring. He enjoys classical piano, fútbol, and watching the Lord of the Rings. Additionally, he has recently found an interest in data mining and machine learning and tentatively plans to come back in the fall to work on a CS coterm.

Monica Agrawal

Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm

Monica is a junior majoring in computer science and minoring in math. She is also currently pursuing a coterminal masters degree in CS with a focus in artificial intelligence. She enjoys tennis, crosswords, and cookie dough.

Úrsula Hebert-Johnson

Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm

Úrsula is a sophomore majoring in mathematics who is particularly interested in the intersection of math and computer science. In addition to discussing proofs and programs, she enjoys hiking, listening to classical music, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Aaron Zweig

Wednesdays 8 - 10 pm

Aaron is a math major, looking towards grad school in either math or computer science. He's pretty enthusiastic about topology, artificial intelligence, crossword puzzles, and Broadway shows.

Ying Hong Tham

Wednesday 8 - 10 pm

Ying Hong is a math major who thinks visually and draws pictures to prove math theorems. He prefers blackboards over whiteboards, adores Hagoromo chalk, and is proud of his vertical chalk inscription skills. He spends his time away from math playing the violin, making puns, practicing Taiji, and contemplating the meaning of life.

Look out for more tutor bios to come!