Astronomy Help Room

Day: Tuesday-Thursday
Location: Duane Physics Building, Room D142
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

The Astronomy Help Room is coordinated by APS undergraduate and graduate students, and is intended to provide academic support to students taking our courses.


This listing of tutors is offered as a service to help students and tutors to get in touch with each other. APS does not guarantee that this list is up-to-date and does not guarantee any services offered by tutors. The system is capitalism at its finest: tutoring fees are solely a matter between the student and tutor. If you would like to be added to the "Current Tutors" list  please fill out the "Sign Up to Be a Tutor" form.

You can also try looking for tutors through the Tutor Locator offered by the Student Academic Success Center.

Current Tutors

Evan Anders
Phone: 509-481-1122
Courses: Physics, Astronomy, Math, Computer Science
Description: I'm entering my 6th year as an APS graduate student,
and have extensive experience tutoring as well as experience as an instructor
and TA. I'm happy to tutor all intro-level courses and select upper division
Hilary Egan
Phone: 513-444-7516
Courses: Physics, Math, Astronomy
Description:  I'm a 5th year graduate student in APS with experience tutoring for undergrad physics and math courses.
Kyle Hollis
Phone: 925-818-3533
Courses: Math, Physics
Description: I am a junior undergrad studying mechanical engineering. I have tutored undergraduate math and physics
Alex Koek
Phone: 661-803-5911
Courses: Math, Physics
Description: I’m a sophomore undergrad majoring in math and astrophysics.
Eric Larson
Phone: 734-780-4217
Courses: Physics
Description: I'm a second-year graduate student, I have mostly math tutoring experience but I'm looking forwards to getting some experience with physics tutoring.
Momchil Molnar
Phone: 857-259-8164
Courses: Astronomy, Physics, Math
Description: I'm a second-year grad student in the APS department. I have tutored for math and physics before but can also tutor for intro astronomy.
Ryan Orvedahl
Phone: 508-361-7229
Courses: Physics, Math, Astronomy
Description:  I'm a senior-level graduate student in APS and have TAed a few of the ASTR intro classes. My undergraduate background is in physics and astronomy, with experience tutoring at the undergraduate level in physics, astronomy, and math.
Sam Van Kooten
Phone: 616-635-9103
Courses: Astronomy, Physics, Math, CS
Description: I'm an APS graduate student (in my sixth year in Fall 2019) with past experience as instructor, tutor and TA. My background from undergrad is in physics and CS.
William Waalkes
Phone: 616-516-9536
Courses: Astronomy
Description: I am a first year graduate student in the APS department with a Bachelor's in astronomy and physics from the University of Michigan. I have several years of experience tutoring at previous institutions, where I taught undergraduate astronomy labs and tutored biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy.
Chou Yi
Phone: 720-883-6666
Courses: Math & Physics
Description: I’m a CU graduate student studying in Computer Science. I have a Physics master degree from National Taiwan University, and I was a TA in applied math at that time. I would like to improve my English as a tutor, so it’s free if you are interested.