SI PASS Schedule

Fall 2022 SI PASS Schedule

Faculty: Professor Feeser, Department of Biological Sciences

Session Times

About Ajeetha Arudchandran–Your SI PASS Leader

Wednesday

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Friday

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ILSB 237

 

Ajeetha ArudchandranHello! My name is Ajeetha Arudchandran, and I am a sophomore majoring in bioinformatics and computational biology. I have a particular interest in biology, and I hope that I can further your understanding of the content learned in the lecture during our sessions. I look forward to seeing you soon!


Session Times

About Aizah Usmani–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SOND 203

Thursday

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Aizah UsmaniHi! My name is Aizah Usmani. I am a Biological Sciences major and Psychology minor, and I am your SI PASS leader for BIOL141. This course will be responsible for instilling many of the fundamentals of biology that you will carry on for the rest of your education and even careers. I hope to assist you this semester in creating a strong foundation of biology concepts and study methods so that you can do well in the classroom and beyond. I hope to see you at my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Mendelson, Department of Biological Sciences

Session Times

About Rajan Thummar–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SHER 145

Wednesday

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Hello everyone! I am Rajan Thummar, a senior Biology major on the pre-med track. Taking BIOL 142 after transferring to UMBC made me realize that the course is truly a stepping stone to learning higher-level biology courses. As your SI PASS leader, I am here to help you succeed in the course by amplifying your learning experience. I hope to see you at my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Bieberich, Department of Biological Sciences

Session Times

About Ben Cole–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ILSB 302

Wednesday

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Ben ColeWelcome BIOL 302 students! My name is Benjamin Cole and I am a junior Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major minoring in psychology. This will be my third semester serving as an SI PASS leader for genetics! Despite the breadth and diversity of this field and its material, I hope to make understanding genetics relatable and easy to understand for students of all majors, especially considering that the instructions contained with DNA hold the key to who we are, making the importance of genetics relevant to more than merely STEM fields. By attending my sessions, you will have the opportunity to work together with your peers to grasp course content and acquire study strategies that will pay dividends in your time at UMBC. I can’t wait to see many of you at my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Starz-Gaiano and Professor Padmanabhan, Department of Biological Sciences

Session Times

About Laura Cardona–Your SI PASS Leader

Wednesday

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ITE 229

Friday

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

SOND 107

Laura CardonaHey everyone! My name is Laura Cardona and I am a senior Biology major on the pre-med track, with a Psychology minor. After taking BIOL 303 last fall semester, I understand the importance of learning Cell Biology and its main concepts to know the vital role it has in our life. I am here to help you understand the material of the course and help you feel confident about the subject. I hope to see you at my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Bass and Professor Hamilton, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Session Times

About Zara Mahmood–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

UC 115D

Thursday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ILSB 118

zara mahmoodHi! My name is Zara Mahmood, and I am a senior Bioinformatics and Computational Science major on the pre-dental track. Chemistry is such a vital class for many different majors and I am here to help everyone do well in this course to succeed. SI PASS sessions will help you work together with your peers to further understand the course content. I hope to see many of you at my sessions!


Faculty: Professor Carpenter and Professor Hamilton, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Session Times

About Han Ma–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SOND 101

Thursday

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SOND 105

Han MaHello! My name is Han Ma, and I am a sophomore chemical engineering major. Whether CHEM 102 is one of the core courses or just a science requirement for your major, I am here to help you make the most out of your learning experience and enjoy the course as much as I did 🙂 Hope to see you at my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Tracy, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Session Times

About Tania Tait–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SOND 203

Friday

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Hello, all! My name is Tania Tait and I am a sophomore Nursing major. As a nursing major I have taken the Chem 123 course and understand how essential it is in our future medical profession. As your SI PASS leader, I am a resource that you can go to in order to make the most out of academic learning and success in the class. I will include a variety of different study tools and problems to help you better grasp the information taught by the professor. I hope to see you all at my sessions this semester and welcome to UMBC!

Faculty: Professor Gierasch, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Session Times

About Jayo Adegboyo–Your SI PASS Leader

Wednesday

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ILSB 116A

Saturday

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Jayo AdegboyoHello everyone! My name is Jayo Adegboyo, and I am a junior Biochemistry major and Physics minor on the pre-med track. I am interested in becoming a neurosurgeon, so I can find effective treatments and cures for psychiatric disorders and debilitating symptoms associated with autism and migraines. As someone who is studying a variety of science disciplines, I understand that there is more than one right way to learn material, so I am here to provide another lens to help you learn and appreciate the concepts of CHEM 351!


Faculty: Professor Brown, Professor Channel-Ward, Professor Kelly, and Professor Davenport, Economics Department

Session Times

About Amy Vaichalkar–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BIOL 120

Thursday

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BIOL 120

Amy VaichalkarHello! My Name is Amy Vaichalkar, and I am a Financial Economics major with IS minor and Accounting Certificate. As I am currently studying for the CPA exam, I realize the importance of understanding the concepts learned in Econ 121. I highly encourage all majors to educate themselves as it is always relevant in various fields. This is my first time being an SI Pass leader and I am very excited to start this semester with you in Econ 121. Please feel free to reach out and attend my sessions.

Faculty: Professors Ostrow, Sharma, Houdeshell, Mathews, and Comitz, Department of Information Systems

Session Times

About Donald Sykes–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ILSB 301

Wednesday

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SOND 101

Hello everyone! My name is Donald Sykes and I am a Senior Information Systems major. IS-147 is a very important foundational class, and for many it may be your first introduction to programming. I am here to help you succeed in this course! My SI PASS sessions are a relaxed informal environment where we will all work to better understanding programming concepts. I hope to see you at my sessions!

 

Faculty: Professor Yu and Professor Dean, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Session Times

About Mahrukn Eijaz–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ILSB 101

Wednesday

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ITE 241

Mahrukh EijazHeyyy! I am Mahrukh Eijaz, an international student who loves traveling, trying new food, and creating art. I am a sophomore with an (unofficially) Media and Communications major and a Print Media minor. Contrary to popular opinion, I love Math, I feel like it enhances your problem-solving skills and helps you succeed in a variety of fields. Calculus is an extremely important math class and success in this class depends on your prerequisite knowledge. Math 150 will help you prepare for your future courses. I understand that Math can be overwhelming, I hope we can get a hang of it together.


Session Times

About Evalynn Ellison–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ILSB 233

Thursday

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SOND 203

Evalynn EllisonHello everyone! My name is Evalynn Ellison and I am a sophomore chemical engineering major on the biotechnology track. Since I have taken a lot of math courses during my time at UMBC, I know how important it is to have a strong foundation. As an SI PASS leader, I want to help you all get that strong foundation in MATH150 as a lot of the topics covered will carry on into the advanced math courses. Plus, this is a great introduction to how fun calculus is and I hope that I get to show you all what a great time math can be. I look forward to meeting you all at my sessions!

Faculty: Professors Tighe, Listori, Nanes, Xuan, and O’Malley, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Session Times

About Erica Cheon–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ILSB 233

Friday

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ILSB 201

Erica CheonHello! My name is Erica Cheon, and I am a sophomore majoring in Statistics and Psychology as double majors. I love studying calculus in various, creative ways. As a new SI PASS leader, I hope I can help you know (learn) how enjoyable the learning process is, though it can be slow sometimes! I know MATH 151, Calculus 1, is a required course for understanding the rule behind numbers, and I would like to be with you to make the study journey together. I hope to see you all at my sessions!


 

Session Times

About Alicia Ennals–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SOND 206

Thursday

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Alicia EnnalsHi! My name is Alicia Ennals, and I am a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major. Being so, I know how vital this course is in building a strong foundation for your future classes. It is one of my absolute favorite Math courses, and as your SI PASS leader, I am here to help you succeed and hopefully grow to love it too! I hope to see you at my sessions!


Session Times

About Wes Van Erp–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Wednesday

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

ILSB 233

Wes Van ErpHello! My name is Wes Van Erp and I am a sophomore Computer Science major and Statistics minor on the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning tracks. As someone who has had to take a lot of math courses, I understand the importance of foundational classes such as MATH 151 and the criticality of learning it correctly. As your SI PASS leader, I will ensure that your time in this class is optimal and that you find success not only in this class but in the rest of your academic career.


Session Times

About Pranav Khatri–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Wednesday

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ILSB 233

Greetings, all! I am thrilled to kick-start the fall semester of 2022 with this class! I’m Pranav Khatri, a sophomore pre-medical student majoring in Biological Sciences. As your SI PASS Leader, I am here to here to help you build knowledge and gain success upon Math 151 through my informal sessions. I hope to see you at my sessions!


Session Times

About Lydia Mayenge–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SOND 203

Thursday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SOND 206

Lydia MayengeHello! My name is Lydia Mayenge and I’m a junior BTA and Psych double major with a minor in math. As a math minor, I know how hard it is to master the new and difficult concepts that are in Calc I as well as study for the course. As your SI Pass leader, I want to help you learn how to study for Calc I and find success throughout the semester. I hope to see you at my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Tighe, Professor Yu, and Professor Dean, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Session Times

About David Goba–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MP 106

Thursday

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

David GobaHello! My name is David Goba and I am a sophomore Mechanical Engineering Major. I really enjoyed taking MATH 152 and hope I can guide others to develop the problem-solving and analytical skills necessary to master the course, whether it’s essential for your major or not! By regularly attending the sessions, you will be able to learn in a group setting how to approach new and challenging material which you can apply to other courses and life in general. I look forward to being able to help you achieve academic success!


Session Times


About Lesley Hernandez–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SOND 108

Friday

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SOND 101

Lesley HernandezHey guys! My name is Lesley Hernandez. I am a sophomore biochemistry student on the pre-med track, but I also have a love for mathematics, especially calculus. CALC 152 is a challenging course, but by attending my SI PASS sessions, you will lots of fun and have a much better understanding of the course content. I can’t wait to see you guys during my sessions 🙂

Faculty: Professor Balakrishna, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Session Times

About Regina Damachi–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SOND 203

Wednesday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SOND 206

Regina DamachiHello! My name is Regina Damachi. I’m a sophomore financial economics and political science major. As an SI PASS leader, I am here to help you succeed in MATH 155. I hope you learn skills that you will find useful in the course and beyond. SI PASS sessions are free and open to all. See you there!


Session Times

About Hannah Rossbach–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SOND 409

Thursday

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Hannah RossbachHi Everyone! My name is Hannah Rossbach and I am a senior Biology major, Chemistry minor, and Music minor on the pre-medicine track. I know MATH 155 can be challenging, but as your SI PASS leader I am here to help guide you through your struggles and successes of this class. Hope to see you at some of my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Cui, Department of Physics

Session Times

About Nayeth Orjuela–Your SI PASS Leader

Tuesday

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Thursday

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

MP 012

Hello, my name is Nayeth Orjuela. I am a junior Biology major, World Politics minor on the pre-medical track. Although I am a Biology major I really enjoy physics. I know that sometimes physics can be hard to understand and frustrating but I am here to help each of you learn and find academic success in PHYS 111. I hope to see you at my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Cui, Department of Physics

Session Times

About Anneliese Jones–Your SI PASS Leader

Sunday

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Thursday

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

ILSB 201

Hi there, My name is Anneliese Jones. I am a stem major on the pre-med track with focus on the sciences of Psychology and Biology. I will be your SI Pass leader for PHYS 112.

At such a large university, I empathize with undergraduate students who become overwhelmed by difficult courses, busy schedules, and seeking help. As an SI Pass Leader I am here to relate and assist you all with strengthening your problem solving skills and real world applications of Physics. We’ll make this a great semester!

 

Faculty: Professor Anderson, Department of Physics

Session Times

About Alyssa Foster–Your SI PASS Leader

Monday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Wednesday

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ILSB 118

Alyssa FosterHello class! My name is Alyssa Foster, and I am a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, and I will be your SI PASS Leader for PHYS 121 this semester. I took this course in a previously and enjoyed it and I am ready to help you all succeed! Come to my sessions for practice with peers, exam review, and even to reinforce knowledge that you may already know. Looking forward to seeing you in my sessions!

Faculty: Professor Goolsby-Cole, Department of Physics

Session Times

About Bryan Yang–Your SI PASS Leader

Wednesday

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MP 103

Friday

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Bryan Yang
Hello everyone! My name is Bryan Yang, and I am a sophomore majoring in computer science. For those taking PHYS 122, you may realize that, at some point, the class can get pretty tough – however, it doesn’t have to be that way. My job as a SI PASS leader is to help you make the most of your time towards a better understanding of physics alongside fellow classmates and peers.

Faculty: Professors Solano, Shorkey, Hernandez, Carmody, and Hernansez-Gordillo Lavana, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication

Session Times

About Ronyae Allen–Your SI PASS Leader

Wednesday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sherman 108

Friday

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Online (BB Collaborate)

Ronyae Allen

¡Hola a todos!

My name is Ronyaé Allen, and I am a senior Psychology major. I understand that SPAN201 is a notoriously challenging course. However, it’s essential to know that ‘challenging’ does not mean ‘impossible’! My SI PASS sessions can help you reinforce the vocabulary and grammar structures you learn, ensuring your academic success, and improve fluency in Spanish. I hope to see you in my sessions!

¡Nos vemos!