Meet the tutors

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

Course tutors are CSM mentors who, in addition to teaching 3 - 5 student sections every week, help with other aspects of the course such as office hours and grading.

Tutors

Abhinav Ashar

Abhinav Ashar

  • abhinav_ashar@berkeley.edu

  • Hey everyone! My name is Abhinav and I'm a second-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. If you ever see me on campus, feel free to say hi!
Adam Loeffler

Adam Loeffler

  • aross.1311@berkeley.edu

  • Hey all. I'd love to help you be successful as you dive into computer science. This course was a lot of hard work for me when I took it, but extremely rewarding. I now enjoy the privilege of assisting other students in the course. Outside of school I rock climb, which is cool.
Addison Chan

Addison Chan

  • addcninblue@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Addison, and I'm a CS major from San Jose. Besides teaching, I love listening to music and singing along (poorly).
Aini Xu

Aini Xu

  • aini.xu@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! My name is Aini and I'm a fourth-year physics/CS major from Orange County, CA. Some fun facts about me: I love cats, nap way too much, have a really low tolerance for spicy food, and suck at multitasking. I love CS 61A and I am excited to teach it again. Really look forward to meeting you!
Ajan Adriano

Ajan Adriano

  • superdoyboy@berkeley.edu

  • I'm a third year CompSci/CogSci double and Music minor from Livermore. I enjoy learning various instruments and making music. I play cymbals in Cal Band, am a part of gamelan, and dance with AFX. I thoroughly enjoy learning and talking about psychology! My pronouns are he, him, his.
Albert Huang

Albert Huang

Allison Yeh

Allison Yeh

  • allisonjyeh@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Allison, and I'm a third-year CS major from the Bay Area. In my free time I like to read and be with friends and family. My current favorite food is Thai pumpkin curry. I look forward to meeting you! :)
Amy Mendelsohn

Amy Mendelsohn

  • amymendelsohn@berkeley.edu

  • I’m a fourth year CS and History double major. I came to Berkeley as a history major, but then 61A happened. I'm also part of ReUSE, a volunteer-run club/store in MLK. You can also find me in Soda and Cory a bit too often. (she/her)
Asli Akalin

Asli Akalin

  • asliakalin@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! My name is Asli (she/her) and I will be one of the tutors this summer. I am an international student double majoring in computer science and economics. I like learning new languages, watching basketball, trying new food places, discovering new music and playing chess. 61A is the best yey!
Beom Jin Lee

Beom Jin Lee

  • cluesbj@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! I am Brian, a sophomore CS major. I tend to drink an unhealthy amount of Snapple and Coke Zero, so if you catch me drinking them, poke me to remind me that my body will be really sad in a few years if I continue. I look forward to a great semester! My pronouns are he/him.
Boren Tsai

Boren Tsai

  • boren.tsai@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! My name is Boren and I'm a second-year CS major. I'm a drinker of black coffee, proud owner of a corgi, and an enthusiast of all things outdoors...y. Looking forward to meeting y'all this semester!
Bridget Cheng

Bridget Cheng

  • bridget.c@berkeley.edu

  • Hello everyone! My name is Bridget, and I'm a second year studying CS and bio. I'm so thrilled to be a CS61A tutor this semester because I'd loved the class! :) My pronouns are she/her.
Carl Qi

Carl Qi

  • daguqihanwen@berkeley.edu

  • Hi friends! I'm a second year CS and Applied Math major at Berkeley. I enjoy playing the guitar and singing, and I'm also a big fan of sports. Looking forward to a great semester of 61a!
Christopher Zheng

Christopher Zheng

  • c.zheng@berkeley.edu

  • Hi friends, I'm Christopher! I'm a fourth-year Political Science major from New York City ("the greatest city in the world"). I'm a sports fanatic (NFL/NBA/NCAA). I love saying hi to people so please do. I'm pretty down to talk about anything, though you'll find that I rarely talk politics.
Daniel Lujan

Daniel Lujan

  • dnlujan@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I am a second year studying computer science and data science. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different ingredients. I also play the viola and was part of UCBSO. I am very excited for this semester!
Evan Lohn

Evan Lohn

  • evan.lohn@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, I'm Evan! I'm a third-year EECS major from San Jose and this will be my first time tutoring 61a. I love this class and I hope you will too! (he/him)
Evan Corriere

Evan Corriere

  • evancorriere@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! My name is Evan and I'm from Southern California. Besides solving tricky python questions, I like to skateboard, listen to music, and try to figure out how there are so many Boba places on Telegraph.
Frank Liu

Frank Liu

  • fliu@berkeley.edu

  • Hey everyone! My name is Frank Liu, and I am a first year student from San Mateo, CA studying CS and MCB. I love to travel, play piano, work out at the RSF, and take photos on journeys. Feel free to email me about anything; I promise I'm a very approachable guy. My pronouns are he/him.
Imaani Choudhuri

Imaani Choudhuri

  • imaanic@berkeley.edu

  • Hiya, I'm a second year CS major from SoCal. My free time mainly consists of playing video games, drawing, eating sweet foods, and listening to music. I'm excited for the new semester and hope you are too! My pronouns are she/her.
Jack Coyle

Jack Coyle

  • coylejack1@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! My name is Jack and I am a third year EECS major. My pronouns are he/him/his. I'm excited to be a 61A tutor this semester! Outside of classes, I enjoy hiking, listening to music, finding new food in Berkeley, and watching movies. Always looking for music recs!
Jacqueline Yeung

Jacqueline Yeung

  • jtyeung168@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! I'm a current sophomore studying CS and hoping to minor in IEOR. I'm from Fremont, CA and lived in Union City before that. I'm a DC fan (although I do like Spider-Man). I like ice-skating, baking, and photographing pretty things. Very excited to be teaching you this semester! She/her.
Jade Singh

Jade Singh

  • jadesingh17@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, I'm Jade, a sophomore studying CS/music. I'm an East Coaster, so come talk to me if you're from the East Coast and you miss it, or you think that Californians use weird words for stuff. Check out my website, there are summaries and problems for every topic in the course. (She/her pronouns)
Jemmy Zhou

Jemmy Zhou

  • jemmyzhou@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I’m Jemmy, a second-year CS major from the Bay Area. I took CS 61A in Fall 2017 and really enjoyed the course. I hope to share my passion in CS and help you along the journey. In my spare time, I love to travel and take pictures, but also enjoy an occasional Netflix binge.
Jessica Yeh

Jessica Yeh

  • jessicayeh@berkeley.edu

  • Hi there! I'm Jessica, and I'm a junior EECS major from San Mateo, CA. In my free time, I like to eat new foods, listen to music, and try and fail to keep my succulents alive. My pronouns are she/her.
John Chin-Jew

John Chin-Jew

  • johnchinjew@berkeley.edu

  • Hi all, I'm John! I'm an EECS junior from East Bay. I like people, dogs, music (especially Flume and Snail Mail), making games, eating food, and functional programming (Elm in particular). Excited to help out with CS 61A!
Justin Cheng

Justin Cheng

  • jcheng412@berkeley.edu

  • I am a second year computer science major from Edison, NJ. I play violin and video games.
Kelvin Jue

Kelvin Jue

  • kelvinjue@berkeley.edu

  • Hello everyone! I'm a second year CS and Business major from Dallas, Texas. I really enjoy all sorts of exercise, which is a bit of a problem because it's kinda hard for me to motivate myself to walk all the way to the RSF. I may one day attain the drive I need to work out on a daily basis.
Kevin Yu

Kevin Yu

  • kevin.j.yu@berkeley.edu

  • Hello there! I’m Kevin and I’m a second year from the Bay Area. My favorite pastimes are hanging out with my doggo and solving tricky Scheme problems. My pronouns are he/him.
Mary Xu

Mary Xu

  • ruili.xu@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm a second-year CS major from Fremont, CA. I enjoy trying new food places, asmr, and lemon oreo thins. My pronouns are she/her. Looking forward to a great semester!
Nikhita Anumukonda

Nikhita Anumukonda

  • nanumuk@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Nikhita, and I am a sophomore intending to major in CS, from San Ramon, CA. 61A is one of my favorite classes and I hope that you enjoy it as well! My pronouns are she/her.
Olivia Shiah

Olivia Shiah

  • oshiah@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Olivia, a second year CS major from San Diego. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, binging episodes of The Office, drinking lots of tea, and knitting. I'm looking forward to a great semester with you all!
Patricia Ouyang

Patricia Ouyang

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee

  • p.lee@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone, my name is Patrick and I'm a fourth year CS/Cog Sci double major. In my spare time, you can find me watching random car videos or Netflix while eating. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions!
Rachel De Jaen

Rachel De Jaen

  • rdejaen@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Rachel and I'm a second-year cs + spanish major. In my free time, you can probably find me watching NCAA gymnastics meets, cooking moderately decent food, listening to podcasts, or looking at cat pictures. Really excited to be working with you all this semester! My pronouns are she/her.
Rebecca Zeng

Rebecca Zeng

  • rebeccazeng@berkeley.edu

  • Hello there! I’m Rebecca, and I love teaching! HMU if you want to play badminton/squash, hear a corny joke, or chat about life. Pronouns are she/her.
Richard Roggenkemper

Richard Roggenkemper

  • rroggenkemper22@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! My name is Richard. I'm a first year student from Los Gatos, California. I'm hoping to major in CS and Business. I love skiing, cooking, and anything related to food. This is my first semester as a tutor for 61a, and I'm excited to teach it this semester.
Sam Taplin

Sam Taplin

  • samtaplin@berkeley.edu

  • Hi all! I'm a second year studying CS and Political Science from DC. When not in class, you might find me at Imm Thai, the Glade, or ballin' at the RSF. Feel free to talk to me about 61A, Politics, the future of humanity or anything at all! (He/him)
Shayna Kothari

Shayna Kothari

  • shayna.kothari@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! My name is Shayna, and I'm a second-year EECS major and Human Rights minor. Among other things, I love superheroes, science, and technology ethics; in my free time, you'll probably catch me perusing the aisles of Trader Joe's, listening to music, or sleeping. My pronouns are she/her.
Shide Dehghani

Shide Dehghani

  • shidedehghani@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Shide, a second year studying Math and CS, and I wave a lot! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, just wanted to talk, or were wondering how my name is pronounced; I love getting emails and making new friends! My pronouns are she/her.
Stella Lu

Stella Lu

  • stellalu@berkeley.edu

  • Kia ora! I'm a sophomore CS major and German minor. I'm also an international student from New Zealand. When I'm not studying or surfing the internet I like playing piano and cooking. Excited to be working with everyone :)
Uma Unni

Uma Unni

  • umaunni@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I’m Uma, a second-year CS 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)
Varun Jhunjhunwalla

Varun Jhunjhunwalla

Wendy Vincent

Wendy Vincent

  • wendy_vincent@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a junior transfer EECS major and helping others with demanding subjects is a passion of mine! If you're like me and love to talk about what you're learning go ahead and talk to me! I love hearing and talking about all the amazing things that people learn at Berkeley!
Xingyu Jin

Xingyu Jin

  • xingyu.jin21@berkeley.edu

  • Hey everyone! My name is Star, and I'm a second year CS/probably Stats/probably Japanese Language student. I love making Tik-Tok (Douyin) videos and playing robotics. Don't forget to ask me what happened in both of the robotics competitions I was in!