Luke S.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • biological sciences major, chemistry minor
  • High achievement in BIOSC 0150 (with Dr. O'Reily)
  • High achievement in BIOSC 0160 (with Dr. O'Reily)
  • High achievement in NROSCI 1000 (with Dr. Artim)
  • High achievement in CHEM 0320 (with Dr. Xinyu Liu)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. O'Reily's BIOSC 0150

Research Interests

Courses supported: BIOSC 0150, BIOSC 0160, NROSCI 1000, CHEM 0320
Post-graduation goal:  Medical school 

Area of Study

Biological Sciences

Tutoring Course numbers

BIOSC 0150
BIOSC 0160
CHEM 0320

Post- Graduation Plan

Medical School

Why did you become a tutor?
I became a tutor because I love teaching and learning; by means of guiding students through dense concepts and learning unseen material alongside with students, tutoring offers me the ability to engage in these activities on a daily basis.  

What is your favorite thing about the subject in which you tutor? 
Since I began tutoring biology 1 and 2, I have learned to love how most of the concepts in the subject can be explained rather clearly by means of pictures or diagrams. Unlike other subjects, understanding most biological concepts depends on the ability to visualize the big picture; this dependence helps explain why pictures/diagrams drastically help in learning this subject (and who doesn't love pictures?!).

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor? 
One of the best study tips I can offer to students taking biology is to stay ahead of the material! In order to do this, study a little bit each day; by maintaining a steady pace with the material, come exam time, students will have the ability to REVIEW material and identify areas of weakness in which they can focus most of their study time. 

Why should students come to Study Lab?
Students should come to Study Lab in order to learn study strategies that work for them while also learning effective ways to maximize their studying time! (study smarter, not harder)