Peer Learning

Subject Advisers (tutors) in a range of disciplines are available to clarify concepts, work on skills for various courses, and suggest useful study techniques. Subject Advisers can help you grasp course concepts, talk through readings for better comprehension, or develop discipline specific study skills.

Fall 2021 Schedule (coming soon!)


Faith Hutapea

Drop-in hours TBA

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Ashley Lam

Hello! My name is Ashley Lam, and I am a 3rd year Chemistry Major. I enjoy playing games (board games, card games, video games,...), cooking, and just chilling at home. I am a Los Angeles resident, so if you need any recommendations for places to visit and eat, hit me up! On the academic side, I have been doing research at Oxy for two years now, and I would be extremely excited to talk about projects and opportunities if you are interested during drop in hours. If those times below don't work for you, we can schedule some other time to meet up. Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm.

Thursday 8-10pm

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Computer Science

Mohi Andrabi

Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm

Sunday 5:30pm-7:30pm

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None 2020-2021


Emma Pond

Hi, my name is Emma! I’m a senior Economics major with a Computer Science minor, and I am the peer subject advisor for Economics! Currently, I’m at home in the Bay Area, but I’m still staying involved with campus through clubs and organizations. Outside of school, I love to hike and play with my dogs! If you’re stuck on a problem set, confused about an exam topic, or just want to talk about Economics, I would LOVE for you to come by during my drop-in hours, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm (Pacific). Looking forward to meeting you!

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Claire Frohling

Hi! My name is Claire and I’m a junior at Oxy majoring in Econ, and minoring in Art History. Within Econ, I am primarily interested in Economic development and research. Some fun facts about me are that I lived in Hong Kong for eight years and I love to cook! My hours this semester are Monday and Wednesday 6 pm - 8pm PST. I am currently taking Econ 251, and I have taken Econ courses 101, 102, 250, 320, and 309, so feel free to ask me any questions about those classes. I also really enjoy math, so I am happy to help with any math-related Econ questions!

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Matthew Aleksey

Hello, my name is Matthew Aleksey and I am the peer learning adviser for Geology! I am a senior that loves the geology major and am always excited to talk about anything related to the subject. I am especially interested in tectonics and understanding the properties and behavior of the Earth’s crust. I have done extensive research throughout my time at oxy and will be able to help out if you are looking to get involved in research too! As the peer learning adviser, I am available to answer any questions related to any geology class but if you have general questions related to the major or just want to talk about the Earth, stop by my tutoring hours! Outside of classes, I enjoy a variety of activities such as gaming, biking, and rock climbing.

P.S. I am also the president of the Geology Club, so if you are looking to get involved in our geology community, also talk to me!

Monday and Friday 6:00pm - 8:00 pm

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Ben Pagano

Tuesday 3-5pm

Thursday 3-5 pm

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Media Arts and Culture (MAC)

Mimi Miyamoto

Hello Media Arts and Culture Students!

My name is Mimi and I’m a senior Media Arts and Culture student here at Oxy. I’m the MAC peer adviser for the fall. I know this time is difficult, as the major heavily relies on group work and one-on-one interactions. If you have any questions about anything or just want to bond with another fellow MAC student, I’d love to connect with you :)

Here are some of the things I can help you with:

  • discuss readings/screenings for better comprehension
  • help prepare for presentations
  • be a sounding board for project ideas
  • take a look at any edits/screenplays for feedback
  • any other technical questions

Join me on Zoom during my office hours, from 3-5pm Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm Fridays Pacific Time.

Or, email me at See ya soon!

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Brandon Markson

Tuesday, Wednesday 11am-1pm

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Patrick Walsh

Hello Oxy students! I am Patrick (or Paddy), your Philosophy Peer Subject Advisor for this semester. I will be here to help you with philosophy in whatever way I can this semester, and I encourage you all to stop by my (virtual) office hours. Whether you want some last minute feedback on a paper, need help brainstorming, or are feeling confused about a particular argument, I am here to help. Additionally, if you want to chat about Philosophy in general, discuss majoring in philosophy, or just talk about how you're feeling in your philosophy classes, I am always happy to talk. Hope to see you in advising hours!

Wednesday 4-6pm

Thursday  3-5pm

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Jacob Gitlin

Tuesday and Thursday 8-10pm

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Claire Seo

My name is Claire, and I’m a senior Psychology and Japanese Studies double major. Please feel free to reach out by email (at or drop by during my hours if you would like help in course material, ideas for essays, or any other advice.

Monday 12:15pm-2:15pm

Wednesday 12:15pm-2:15pm

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