Meet the tutors

We are very excited to teach you this fall! Please email cs61a@berkeley.edu if you have any logistical questions or concerns. Otherwise feel free to email any of the staff members below.

Tutors

Course tutors host tutorials and office hours and help with other aspects of the course such as assignment parties, Piazza support and grading.

Abhinav Ashar

Abhinav Ashar

  • abhinav_ashar@berkeley.edu

  • Hey everyone! My name is Abhinav and I'm a fourth-year EECS + Business student from Houston. I'm a huge basketball fan (KD’s #1 fan), love playing the clarinet, and know where to get the best mango lassi in Berkeley. Feel free to reach out and say hi to me anytime!
Alicia Wang

Alicia Wang

  • aliciawang@berkeley.edu

  • Heyo! I'm Alicia (she/her/hers) and a sophomore studying EECS and Business. I'm from around Anaheim (hence the love for Disney) and am looking forward to zooming y'all about the wonderful world of code! Feel free to talk to me about anime, Disney, musicals, or anything CS61A!
Alina Herri

Alina Herri

  • alinaherri@berkeley.edu

  • Hey everybody! My name is Alina, and I am a Data Science/CS double major with a big interest in the brain and cognition, so hit me up if you have any neuro jokes! I love baking bread, working out, and playing guitar, and I'm always down to chat (virtually, of course!) if you have any questions!
Amit Bhat

Amit Bhat

  • amit.bhat@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I’m Amit (he/him), and I’m a second-year CS major from the Bay Area. In my free time, I enjoy following sports (mainly football and basketball) and binging Netflix shows. Feel free to reach out to me about 61A, sports, music (always looking for recs), or anything else!
Andrew Lenz

Andrew Lenz

  • andrew.lenz@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Andrew, a rising junior studying EECS. I'm from San Jose, and my pronouns are he/him/his. I enjoy cooking, eating, reading, taking care of plants, and hanging out with friends. I'm looking forward to working with you. Email me if you wanna talk about anything!
Andrew Shieh

Andrew Shieh

  • andrew.shieh@berkeley.edu

  • Hi what's good everyone! I'm a third year EECS major and I like music, tennis, ramen, and Python.
Angela Jiang

Angela Jiang

Animesh Agrawal

Animesh Agrawal

  • animesha@berkeley.edu

  • You don't have to walk to class this semester, so you might as well come to my section and say hello! [he/him]
Arushi Somani

Arushi Somani

  • arushisomani@berkeley.edu

  • I'm a sophomore studying CS who's mildly addicted to pav bhaji, acoustic music, and random astronomy facts. I love talking about all things 61A and CS and Berkeley and life and finding internships and starting companies and whatever! I wanna help you out however I can. Email me, let's chat!
Ben Cuan

Ben Cuan

  • ben.cuan@berkeley.edu

  • Hi there! I'm Ben, a 2nd year CS and Psych major from the South Bay. Some things I like (in no particular order) are linux, game dev, and Webtoons. Send me fun emails about 61A or otherwise - my inbox will thank you \o/ (he/him)
Brandon Choy

Brandon Choy

  • choyb21@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, I'm Brandon! I took 61A as an incoming freshman without any CS experience and fell in love with the class so much I changed from MechE to EECS! I hope to inspire all of you with the same passion I found! In my non-quarantine free time I like to rock climb, ski, and play Smash!
Brandon Shin

Brandon Shin

Caitlin Phan

Caitlin Phan

  • cait@berkeley.edu

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers Hullo! looking forward to (zoom) meeting and cs-ing with y'all! If I’m not sleeping or busy with school stuff, you can probably find me grocery shopping at TJs, appreciating a good ole sunset, playing volleyball, utilizing my high spice tolerance, or doing something artsy.
Catherine Gee

Catherine Gee

  • catherinegee@berkeley.edu

  • Junior studying data science and computer science looking to become the Classic Tetris World Champion. Wish me luck and feel free to ask me many questions! My pronouns are she/her.
Chi Tsai

Chi Tsai

  • chitsai@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Chi (she/her), and I'm from the LA area. I enjoy cooking and trying new food, learning how to skate, planning upcoming vacations, and watching Brooklyn 99 (Terry loves yogurt). I'm thrilled to be teaching 61A. I can't wait to meet you and get to know you. It's going to be a great semester!
Christopher Wang

Christopher Wang

  • czwang@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Chris (he/him), a second-year cs/stats major from the Bay Area. Outside of class, I love to watch anime, read books, and listen to music. Feel free to shoot me an email if you want to chat!
Connie Shi

Connie Shi

  • constance.shi@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, I'm Connie (she/her)! I'm a sophomore studying EECS from Thousand Oaks, CA! When I'm not attempting to cs, you can find me running, baking, or bullet journaling, but not all at the same time! Feel free to ask me about anything and really looking forward to zooming with y'all :)
Cooper Bedin

Cooper Bedin

  • cooper.bedin@berkeley.edu

  • (they/them) Third-year linguistics and CS major with who enjoys the simple things in life: theoretical syntax, key lime pie, and 2000s emo pop
Crystal Wang

Crystal Wang

  • crystalwang@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a sophomore CS/Linguistics major and my pronouns are she/her. I love writing, learning new languages (trying to learn Thai and Turkish soon), playing visual novels (Ace Attorney!), and cooking. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Daniel Shin

Daniel Shin

  • danielshin@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a third year Math and CS major. In my free time, I like watching sports highlights, especially basketball and volleyball. Excited to meet you guys!
Eknoor Kaur

Eknoor Kaur

  • ecomohr@berkeley.edu

  • Hi Everyone! My name is Eknoor (she/her/hers) and I am a senior computer science major from the East Bay. CS61a was one of my favorite classes to take as a student and I hope that I can help make this class as enjoyable for you as it was for me! I look forward to great semester! :)
Eric Wang

Eric Wang

Ethan Chiu

Ethan Chiu

  • ethanchiu@berkeley.edu

  • CS 61A is one of my favorite classes I've ever taken. Outside of CS, I like watching anime (specifically Demon Slayer), watching sports, and playing basketball. My pronouns are he/him.
Ethan Yeh

Ethan Yeh

  • ethan.yc.yeh@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm a fourth year CS and physics major from Taiwan/Bay Area. In my free time I like to read, try out different foods, and play badminton. Pronouns are he/him. Hmu for podcast or music recs (or anything else)!
Evelyn Liu

Evelyn Liu

  • evelynliu16@berkeley.edu

  • Hiii! My name is Evelyn and I'm a third year CS & Astro major. I love doing workout in my free time and traveling during vacations. I also like listening to sad Mandopop especially when I'm studying, so send me recommendations if you have any ;) .
Frank Ge

Frank Ge

  • yongmg@berkeley.edu

  • Hi Folks, this is Yongming. You can also just call me Frank. I'm a junior computer science major mainly interested in probabilities. I love reading books, from novels to classics, open to them all. Feel free to reach out to me!
George Gikas

George Gikas

  • gcgikas@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! My name is George, my pronouns are he/him and I am a rising junior CS major from Chicago, Illinois. In my free time, I enjoy playing games and cooking. I absolutely loved taking 61A as a student, and hope that you all do as well!
Gurkaran S Goindi

Gurkaran S Goindi

  • gurkarn.goindi@berkeley.edu

  • Hey There! I'm Gurkaran and I'm a 3rd year CS & Econ major from Delhi, India. Aside from teaching & CS, I'm into iOS dev, photography, and biking. Go ahead and email me if you have any 61A questions or just want to talk!
Han Qi

Han Qi

  • han2019@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm a second year CS and Applied Math major. My pronouns are she/her. I like cooking and bakery so don't hesitate to share with me your favorite recipes. I also love figure skating and I'm a member of the Cal Figure Skating team. Looking forward to meeting you!
Imran Khaliq

Imran Khaliq

  • imran.khaliq@berkeley.edu

  • Hello everyone! I'm a second year CS major from the Bay Area with he/him pronouns. I like spending my spare time playing video games, watching football and basketball, playing with Rubik's cubes and browsing memes on Reddit. I'm very excited to be helping teach 61A this semester.
Ivan Penev

Ivan Penev

Jamie Hong

Jamie Hong

Jemmy Zhou

Jemmy Zhou

  • jemmyzhou@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Jemmy and I'm a fourth year CS major from the Bay Area. My pronouns are he/him. In my spare time, I love watching sports, playing video games, and browsing through r/buildapcsales. This will be my 8th time teaching 61A. Excited to meet everyone!
Jennifer  Huang

Jennifer Huang

  • serenade092@berkeley.edu

  • Pronouns: she/her. Hey, I’m a junior studying CS, Math and Music from Toronto, Canada.. My favourite hobbies include play PUBG & Brawl Stars, drink boba, and collect perfume. I’m sadly no longer a pink haired human because my mom made me dye it back :( Looking forward to know y’all!
Jenny Mei

Jenny Mei

  • jennymei@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a sophomore majoring in MechE and EECS. I play a lot of video games in my spare time; I'm currently playing through Divinity 2: Original Sin, but Dark Souls, Halo, and Minecraft all hold a very special place in my heart. If you have any recommendations feel free to tell me!
Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang

  • jwang078@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Jenny (she/her) and I'm a 3rd year CS major looking forwards to tutoring this semester. In my free time, I enjoy things from curling up to watch a good anime to battling with wits and determination in Minecraft. Good luck to you and hmu!
Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu

  • jessica.yu@berkeley.edu

  • Hello all! My name is Jessica and I'm a third year studying CS from Fremont, CA. My pronouns are she/her/hers. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and listening to music. Looking forward to see you all in tutorials!
John So

John So

  • johnianrso@berkeley.edu

  • fun fact: in 2014, Gangnam Style became so popular that Youtube had to expand its view counter from 32 to 64 bits (~2 billion vs ~9 quintillion). i’m very excited to be tutoring this semester! best of luck, and feel free to reach out about robots, Melee, Berkeley, and of course, 61A. [he/him]
Julie Ma

Julie Ma

  • julie.m@berkeley.edu

  • Hi guys, I'm Julie (she/her)! I am a sophomore and an intended CS and MCB major from Minnesota. I love watching movies, eating spicy ramen, playing minecraft, and drawing. I'm real excited to be tutoring 61a this fall and I’m looking forward to meeting y’all!
Kaavya Shah

Kaavya Shah

  • kaavyashah@berkeley.edu

  • Hi all! My name is Kaavya (she/her) and I'm super excited to be teaching 61a again! I am a fourth year Data Science major who is a Bay Area native and loves dogs, boba, eating Sliver, and following YouTube workout videos (when I'm not feeling lazy). I look forward to meeting y'all this semester!
Kenneth Chi

Kenneth Chi

  • kennychi@berkeley.edu

  • Hey guys! My name is Kenny Chi, and my pronouns are he/him. I’m a second-year CS major from Cupertino, CA. In my free time, I love cooking, drinking Philz, and biking. I’m always looking for new songs on Spotify, so if you have questions about 61A or song recs, feel free to reach out!
Kevin Yang

Kevin Yang

  • kevinyang8@berkeley.edu

  • Hey guys, I’m a fourth year CS and DS double major from Sacramento. Outside of CS I love to play volleyball, go to the gym, and rewatch the same sitcoms over and over. Excited for a great semester of 61A!
Khushi Malde

Khushi Malde

  • khushimalde@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! I am a third year Data Science and Business major from Nairobi, Kenya. In my free time I enjoy baking, painting, and swimming. Excited to meet you all.
Laryn Qi

Laryn Qi

  • larynqi@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! My name is Laryn (he/him) and I'm a second year CS and Music major. 61A has been my favorite class at Cal thus far, so I'm really excited to teach it. Outside of CS, I enjoy video games and drumming. Looking forward to an awesome semester!
Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier

  • laurenmeier@berkeley.edu

  • Hi there, I'm Lauren! My pronouns are she/her/they/them. I like to organize pair activities and focus on practice problems in my sections. When I'm not spending time with y'all, I love spending time outdoors and listening to music. See you in Zoom!
Lucy Wan

Lucy Wan

  • lucy.w@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I'm always exploring different fields but my current interests within computer science include fintech, research, and web development. I look forward to meeting you!
Mathilde McKeever

Mathilde McKeever

  • mpmckeever@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Mathilde (she/her) and I am entering my third year studying EECS. I'm from Albany, California and in my free time I enjoy swimming, dancing and exploring the bay - though these days I've also been baking a lot :) I love 61a and I'm so excited to be teaching it this fall!
Mattthew Guo

Mattthew Guo

  • matthewguo9@berkeley.edu

  • gday mate! im a 3rd year cs major from san jose. i like to draw and make video games and read books. ive been on 61a course staff since my 2nd semester and im having a blast. here is a joke for u: Q: why do mathematicians wear glasses? A: bc it helps with division! i hope u laughed. toodaloo
Megan Zhu

Megan Zhu

  • meganzhu@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! My name is Megan and I'm a third year Computer Science and Econ double major from Toronto, Canada. In my free time, I like to eat, sleep, eat some more and binge watch tv shows for hours on end. Feel free to hit me up with any questions and I'll try my! (*^▽^*)
Melanie Cooray

Melanie Cooray

  • melaniecooray@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a third-year CS major from Sacramento, CA. I love cooking, traveling, and Survivor and I'm excited to be a tutor again for 61A this semester! My pronouns are she/her.
Melvin Aristio

Melvin Aristio

  • maristio@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! My name is Melvin (pronouns: he/him) and I'm a senior in EECS major! I came to Berkeley as a junior transfer from Pasadena, Los Angeles. I love teaching and I hope I can help you succeed in CS61A! Feel free to reach out to me about anything :)
Minnie Chen

Minnie Chen

Nikhita Anumukonda

Nikhita Anumukonda

  • nanumuk@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! My name is Nikhita and I am a senior studying CS and Data Science from San Ramon, CA. In my free time, I like to read, watch TV, and exploring new boba places in Berkeley. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Looking forward to virtually *meeting* you all.
Olivia Shiah

Olivia Shiah

  • oshiah@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! I’m Olivia (she/her), and I’m a fourth year CS major and Art History minor from San Diego. Besides coding, I enjoy all types of crafts (but especially knitting), matcha lattes, and of course teaching. Looking forward to a great semester with you all!
Parth Gupta

Parth Gupta

  • parthgupta@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! My name is Parth (he/him) and I’m a second year EECS major from Pleasanton, CA. In my free time, I love playing board games, watching Netflix, spending time in nature, and anything to do with food or music. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone :)
Patricia Ouyang

Patricia Ouyang

  • patriciaouyang@berkeley.edu

  • Hello, I'm Patricia. I'm a fourth-year EECS major from San Diego. I like video games, anime, drawing, and listening to music (she/her)
Rahul Devarapalli

Rahul Devarapalli

  • rdev11@berkeley.edu

  • Hey there! I'm Rahul, and I am studying computer science and applied math. Outside of school, I love basketball (RIP Warriors), TV shows (wtf GoT S8?), and Okinawa milk tea.
Richard Zhu

Richard Zhu

  • rszhu@berkeley.edu

  • If you wear a headband during midterms, you gain a 20% boost in cognitive ability, truss. He/him/his.
Rohan D'Souza

Rohan D'Souza

  • rohan.ds1001@berkeley.edu

  • I am a third year CS / Math major I eat a lot of coffee and drink a lot of ramen I genuinely love teaching CS so reach out if you have any questions
Sahil Morchi

Sahil Morchi

  • sahilmorchi@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I am a second-year computer science major! I love running/staying fit and all things related to music. I’m excited to meet everyone and am looking forward to a great semester -- feel free to reach out anytime! :)
Sai Kapuluru

Sai Kapuluru

  • saikapuluru@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I’m Sai and I am a rising senior from the Bay Area studying CS. When I am not doing CS I love watching TV. Currently I am watching Money Heist, Succession, and Silicon Valley. Reach out to me if you want any recommendations for tv or want to talk about life in general. Good luck!
Sameer Saptarshi

Sameer Saptarshi

  • sameer.saptarshi@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! I’m a senior studying EECS and Statistics and I’m super excited to be tutoring for 61a this semester. I’ve taught through CSM and course staff for 3 years now. Can’t wait to get to know everyone!
Samuel Taplin

Samuel Taplin

  • samtaplin@berkeley.edu

  • Hi all! I'm a forth year Political Science and CS major from Arlington, VA. When not under quarantine, you can find me at Imm Thai, Berkeley City Hall or on the Glade. Feel free to talk to me about 61A, politics, your dog, Avatar: The Last Airbender, or anything you're passionate about!
Sarina Sabouri

Sarina Sabouri

  • sarina_sabouri@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! My name is Sarina, and I am a sophomore studying EECS + Business. I am from San Diego, and in my free time, I love to dance, run, bike, and swim in the ocean. I am so excited to be a tutor for 61A this semester! Feel free to contact me if I can be of any help :)
Sean Sananikone

Sean Sananikone

  • seans1337@berkeley.edu

  • Hey all, Sean (he/him) here. I'm a Junior studying CS from the Bay Area. In my free time, when I'm not slaving away at projects and HW, I enjoy watching Youtube, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. Feel free to hit me up if you want to chat about anything!
Selina Wu

Selina Wu

  • selinnen@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, my name is Selina (she/her). I'm a second year cs major from Irvine, CA. Besides teaching, I love to play video games, watch movies, and listen to soft music. Feel free to reach out to me about anything CS related or not!
Sophia Xiao

Sophia Xiao

  • sophiaxiao@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Sophia, a second year applied math major. I love teaching, and in my free time I like to swing dance, knit, and play Candy Crush. My pronouns are she/her.
SreeVidya Ganga

SreeVidya Ganga

  • sreevidyaganga0@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! I'm SreeVidya, but call me Vidya for short. I'm currently a sophomore studying CS and Econ, and can't wait to get to know you this semester! I love hip hop and trash reality tv (Love Island UK S6 >>>), so feel free to hmu if you wanna talk about cs or anything!
Steven Chen

Steven Chen

  • stevenfxchen@berkeley.edu

  • Hello, I'm Steven! I'm a third-year from San Diego, and am super excited to be be working with you all this semester! I like board games and Pokemon Go, so hit me up if you want to trade Pokemon. My pronouns are he/him.
Tim Tu

Tim Tu

  • timothyktu@berkeley.edu

  • Name: (Tim/Tu) Pronouns: (him/who) Least Favorite Text Editor/Framework: (vim/vue) Who's Excited For CS61A: (yes, I'm/ yes, you)
Todd Yu

Todd Yu

  • toddyu@berkeley.edu

  • Hi all, I'm Todd and I'm a second year EECS student. I'm literally so bored in quarantine so feel free to reach out for anything. And if you're in my section and reading this, please come this week.. looking forward to a great semester!
Uma Unni

Uma Unni

  • umaunni@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I’m Uma, a senior CS and Data Science major from the Bay Area. I like rubik’s cubes, mac n cheese, and the Oxford comma. Looking forward to working with you all! (my pronouns are she/her)
Vanshaj Singhania

Vanshaj Singhania

  • vanshaj@berkeley.edu

  • Hello hello! My name's VS (he/him/his), and I'm a sophomore studying Computer Science & Data Science. When I'm not studying or teaching, I'm likely flying around in a flight simulator or starting yet another side project. Either way, there's probably music playing in the background (imvs.me/s/sp-m)!
Vivian Lu

Vivian Lu

  • vivianlu63@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Vivian and I'm a junior EECS/Bioengineering major. My pronouns are she/her. In my free time I like doing puzzles, baking, and playing board games. I'm excited to meet everyone and feel free to reach out to me!
Yersultan Sapar

Yersultan Sapar

  • yersultan@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! I am a third-year CS major from Kazakhstan (from where the first astronaut was launched to the space). Email me to chat about anything related to Berkeley, CS, music, classes, martial arts, piano, teaching, internships!