Tutor Bios

Edwin Barranco

My name is Edwin, and I am a sophomore studying mathematics with a minor in French and atmospheric sciences. Outside of school, I like to sing, play the piano, and read from the stack of unread books in my room. I’ve taken MATH 220/221 and 231, but I am willing to also tutor MATH 112 and 115!

Aditya Bhartia

Hello! I am Aditya Bhartia. I am a first year master’s student majoring in applied mathematics under the track Application to the Sciences. I aspire to join the space science and astronomy industry in the future and am really interested in stargazing. I like trying new foods, going on adventures, and meeting new people. I also enjoy playing sports and exercising. I would love to help anyone in MATH 112, 115, 220, and 221. Feel free to stop by the Student Support Center sometime if you need some help or want to discuss any topic. I would love to interact with you!

Muskan Bhatla

Hey everyone! My name is Muskan Bhatla, and I am currently a sophomore majoring in statistics and minoring in computer science and econometrics. In my free time, I participate in the Illinois Consulting Group on campus while also fitting in some time for tennis, rock climbing, and piano!

Lucas Chittick

I am a junior with a major in middle grades education. My interests include running, theatre, and spending time with family. I can offer support and tutoring for MATH 112 and 115.

Maddie Diluia

My name is Maddie Diluia, and I am a senior majoring in mathematics and minoring in secondary education and economics. On campus, I also work for the Education Justice Project as a financial assistant and serve as the vice president of membership for Order of Omega. I am able to provide support for MATH 112, 115, 220, and 221.

Rami Hijer

Hey, my name is Rami Hijer and I am a Junior here at UIUC. I am currently studying Psychology, and I enjoy playing sports and hanging out with my friends in my free time.


Kaitlyn Ho

My name is Kaitlyn Ho. and I am a junior majoring in mathematics and minoring in secondary education. I can provide the most support for MATH 112, 115, 220/221, and 231, and STAT 400. Outside of class, I serve as the treasurer for the Asian American Association and am a member of the math RSOs on campus. In the future, I hope to become a high school mathematics teacher or perform research in mathematics education. In my free time, I like to embroider and bake. Despite being a math major, I continue to struggle through problems and took some of these courses, so I may have shared some of the feelings you’re experiencing! I look forward to helping you through your math inquiries/struggles!

Anna Huang

Hi! I am Anna Huang. I am a senior, majoring in mathematics and minoring in secondary educatioin. I hope to become a high school math teacher in the future. I am part of a Christian fellowship on campus called Bridges, where I get to meet a lot of international students! I really enjoy trying new foods, going on adventures, and learning from other cultures. I would love to help anyone in MATH 115, 112, 220, and 221, and maybe STAT 400, too. Come stop by the Student Support Center sometime and say hi! I would love to meet you!

Yigal Kamel

My name is Yigal Kamel, and I’m a second-year graduate student in mathematics. My mathematical interests are mostly things related to topology, geometry, and physics, but otherwise, I like to play music, snowboard, and ride roller coasters. I am a TA for MATH 221 (Calculus I), so I’ll prioritize helping students from those courses, but I’m happy to help students in other math courses as well.

Aleksi Knepp

Hi! I’m a senior studying environmental economics and policy with minors in crop & soil Management and Spanish. In my free time, I love to watch Illini sports, cook, and hike.

Karen Le

Hello, I am Karen Le. I am a first year student in the master’s of science in teaching of mathematics program. I enjoy playing table tennis and video/board games. I am willing to provide support/tutoring for MATH 112, 115, 220, and 221.


Alexis Rhoades

Hi everyone! I’m Alexis, and I am a junior majoring in integrative biology. Outside of this course, I am involved with Illini Service Dogs on campus (currently on team Penny; go follow her Instagram servicedogpenny_isd)!  In my free time, I love to attend Illini sporting events, watch Grey’s Anatomy, and eat ice cream.

Sabrina Shih

Hi, I am Sabrina Shih!  I am a junior studying molecular and cellular biology on the pre-med track. My interests outside of school include ballet, Chinese dance, K-pop, and following the Chicago White Sox! GO SOX!

Ada Stelzer

My name is Ada Stelzer, and I’m a first-year PhD student in math at UIUC. I’m happy to provide support with material from Math 112, 115, 220, 221, and 231. Outside of math, my primary interests are in education, linguistic anthropology, music, and theater. I can’t wait to work with you!

Grey Van De Graaf

Hello, I’m Grey. I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Chicago in 2011. I’m currently majoring in mathematics and I like playing basketball in my free time.

Sharon Yang

Hello, my name is Sharon Yang and I am a senior majoring in mathematics with a minor in secondary education. I have always enjoyed working with students and helping them through tutoring, so I am excited to continue that at the U of I this year. For this semester, I am focusing on providing support for MATH 112, 115, and 220/221 at the Student Support Center. Please stop by on Monday and Wednesday afternoons if you would like to ask questions, or even just to do your homework!

Fenlong Zhao

Hi, my name is Fenglong Zhao, and you can call me Howard. I am a senior in mathematics and statistics with a minor in computer science. This semester, we provide students with in-person help at the support center, and this is a very nice opportunity to solve problems. In my leisure time, I enjoy singing, hiking, and playing basketball. I can help students with  STAT 400, STAT 200, and MATH 115, 220/221, 231. My tutoring hour is Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Feel free to come!