Sterling S.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • chemistry and English literature majors
  • High achievement in CHEM 0110 (with Dr. Michael)
  • High achievement in CHEM 0120 (with Dr. Huston)
  • High achievement in CHEM 0310 (with Dr. Koide)
  • High achievement in CHEM 0320 (with Dr. Yiming Wang)

Research Interests

Courses supported: CHEM 0110, CHEM 0120, CHEM 0310, CHEM 0320
Post-graduation goal:  I intend to pursue my doctorate in chemistry, specifically focusing on the interface between chemistry and biology. Directly after graduation, I plan on taking a gap year or two and working as a lab technician somewhere different, like Scotland or Canada.

Area of Study


Tutoring Course numbers

CHEM 0110
CHEM 0120
CHEM 0310
CHEM 0320

Post- Graduation Plan

Graduate School

Why did you become a tutor?
It is commonly known that the best way to learn is through the teaching of others; true grasping of material is displayed through the ability to simplify and explain it. I became a tutor because I believe the best way to learn is through teaching.  Moreover, through being a tutor, I hope to help students love learning as much I do.

What is your favorite thing about the subject in which you tutor? 
Chemistry, in itself, is a difficult and convoluted subject. However, when broken down into its smallest and most basic steps, it becomes quite manageable. I love that Chemistry can be simplified and (when it is) it is actually a bit fun.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor? 
General chemistry and organic chemistry are subjects with an overwhelming amount of information. The best study tip I have is to learn rather than memorize. Take a little time every other day to go over the lecture material and textbook at your own pace, rather than spending hours and hours a couple of days before an exam.