NSA Tutoring

Neuroscience For All

NSA Tutoring

The transition from in-person to online learning has been difficult for all of us.

NSA is here to support students seeking academic assistance amidst online learning.

– NSA and your tutors 🙂

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Our Tutors

Landon Fuhr

Hi, I’m Landon and I’m in my third year of Physiology! My current favourite body systems are the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Outside of classes, I do research involving brain imaging in mice and work on projects with NeurAlbertaTech. Aside from this, you’ll probably find me reading productivity and self-help books, trying to stay active with the gym, biking, running, and bouldering, studying at Rutherford South (temporarily on hold), or learning new coding frameworks and languages. I’m excited to be a part of NFA to help you with your courses. I have been helping my friends with school work since junior high and have tutored courses in association with the UAlberta Students’ Union including BIOL, CHEM, STAT, and CMPUT. With the NFA, I hope to make university less stressful for you and share my understanding of, and some tips on, science and neuroscience (ultimately helping you get the grade you want).

Courses:

  • CHEM 101
  • CHEM 261
  • BIOL 107
  • STAT 151
  • BIOCH 200
  • PHYSL 212, 214, 404
  • PMCOL 200, 371
  • ECON 101
  • CMPUT 174, 175, 201

Calendly: https://calendly.com/nfatutoringlandonfuhr/nfa-tutoring

Ben O’Croinin

My name is Ben O’Croinin and I’m a third year Neuroscience student here at the UofA. I hope that as a tutor for the NFA I can pass on my knowledge and experience from my past courses to those who need the assistance. I joined the NFA to help other students, but also to be a friendly face to anyone who may
need one, especially in such an isolating time. When I’m not studying, I can often be found in the swimming pool as I am a member of the UofA Water polo team and enjoy swimming whenever I can. I also enjoy watching an abundance of movies and TV, as I am devoted to watching any superhero related
media that I can get my hands on. As well I spend time with my two dogs, my siblings, including a twin brother who is also an NFA tutor, and my friends whenever I get the chance. Academically, in addition to the courses I tutor, I have done summer research since all the way back in my first year, so I can do my best to answer any research based questions you may have. I also achieved a competitive score on the MCAT last summer so feel free to ask about that as well. My tutoring style is very relaxed, join me for a session and ask me any questions you may have or get me to explain a topic you are struggling with. I
hope to see you soon!

Courses:

  • Psychology 104, 275
  • Anatomy 200
  • Physiology 212, 214
  • Pharmacology 200, 305, 371
  • Neuro 210, 375
  • Biochemistry 200
  • Biology 107
  • EAS 201
  • Paleontology 200
  • Sociology 100
  • Physics 126

Calendly: https://calendly.com/nfatutoringbenocroinin/nfa-tutoring 

Conor O’Croinin

My name is Conor O’Croinin and I am currently in the third year of my Neuroscience degree. Feel free to
reach out to me for all academic or general university help! My interests in the field of neuroscience include neurological disorders and peripheral nerve damage, and I hope to pursue these further in my fourth year honors thesis. I have had research experience for the past two summers in the Pharmaceutical Orthopedics Research Laboratory doing research with micro-CT and cell cultures. Having written the MCAT and I am willing to give advice about how best to prepare for it and help you to learn from my experience. Outside of school I enjoy playing water polo on the UofA team and swimming during my free time. I also volunteer regularly with the MS Society of Canada and enjoy giving back to my community as best I can. I am an avid hockey and soccer fan as well as president of the UofA NHL Analysts Club. I love science fiction and superheroes and enjoy spending time with my two dogs, my twin brother and my two sisters. I joined the Neuroscience For All team to help my peers learn from my
experience as well as to meet new people in the UofA community. I can provide resources from my time in a course and help tailor your tutoring experience to best fit your needs or learning style. I hope to help you with all your academic needs!

Courses:

  • Anatomy 200
  • Biochemistry 200
  • Biology 107
  • EAS 201
  • Neuro 210, 375
  • Paleontology 200
  • Pharmacology 200, 305, 371
  • Physics 126
  • Physiology 212, 214
  • Psychology 104, 275
  • Sociology 100

Calendly:  https://calendly.com/nfatutoringconorocroinin/nfa-tutoring

Amanda Buchner

Amanda Buchner (she/her) is in the last term of her BSc. Honors Neuroscience and is completing her undergraduate thesis in the lab of Dr. Katherine J. Aitchison, in the field of pharmacogenomics. She is interested in the application of research to the clinical setting for improved patient care, and hopes to pursue a career in medicine. She has been involved with the neuro community at the U of A through the NSA and the Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference, and hopes to continue to make connections through Neuroscience For All. She has previously tutored with Edmonton Public Schools and can’t wait to apply what she learned there to tutoring her fellow students! Outside of school, Amanda enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her cat.

Courses:

  • BIOL 207
  • CHEM 101
  • PSYCO 104, 258, 275, 377, 473, 478
  • BIOCH 200
  • PHYSL 212, 214, 372, 403
  • NEURO 210, 375
  • PMCOL 200, 371, 412
  • LABMP 400

Calendly: https://calendly.com/nfatutoringamandabuchner/nfa-tutoring-amanda-buchner?month=2021-01

Nicholas Silver

Hey everyone! My name is Nicholas, but most people call me Nick. I am in my fourth and final year of my Neuroscience degree. I am excited to tutor with NFA! With the unusual times that we live in I find it extremely important to help each other. I was grateful for the assistance I received through the first few years of my degree and hope I can provided that same assistance to others. My favourite aspect of my degree is the ability to pursue my own research. The last 3 years I have worked in a research lab studying unconsciousness by examining the intersection between sleep and anaesthesia. I find it fascinating how much is still unknown about sleep and anaesthesia despite how common and accepted they are in our society. I am proud member of the Scottish community in Alberta. I have been playing the bagpipes for over 12 yrs and I am currently an instructor with the Edmonton Youth Pipe Band. My
journey playing the bagpipes has offered me many unique experiences. I have played in competitions across Canada and Scotland, including the World Championships in Glasgow, and numerous festivals, such as the Edmonton Folk Fest and Fringe Festival. In my free time, I spend an excessive amount of time preparing and DMing for my D&D group of 5 yrs.

Courses:

  • BIOL 107
  • BIOL 207
  • BIOL 201
  • CHEM 101
  • CHEM 263
  • CHEM 265
  • PHYS 124, 126
  • BIOCH 200
  • STAT 151
  • CHEM 102

Calendly: calendly.com/nfatutoringnicholassilver/nfa-tutoring

Zoë Van Klinken

Hi! My name is Zoë, and I am a student in my third year of a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Neuroscience. I decided to join the NFA as a tutor/mentor because I want to help other neuroscience students do well in their courses and develop the skills they need to excel in this program. I am passionate about helping others succeed academically, so I hope to provide you with the guidance and support you need to feel confident about your learning and achieve your academic goals. As a tutor, I can offer help in various courses that are required or may be taken as options in the first and second year of the neuroscience program. I also know how difficult it can be to balance academic and extracurricular commitments, so I would love to share with you my tips and tricks for managing your time effectively and taking care of your mental health. Besides tutoring with the NFA, I also work as an Isolation Resident Assistant and volunteer at the Campus Food Bank. When I am not studying, working, or volunteering, I enjoy playing volleyball and dodgeball, reading, painting, and trying out new baking recipes. Feel free to reach out or book a session with me if you need a tutor and/or mentor. I would love to chat and hopefully help you reach your full potential in the neuroscience program!

Courses:

  • ENGL 102 
  • ENGL 103
  • MATH 134
  • CHEM 101
  • BIOL 107
  • CHEM 261
  • PSYCO 104
  • PSYCO 105
  • PHYSL 212
  • PHYSL 214
  • BIOL 207
  • PSYCO 275
  • PSYCO 282 
  • PSYCO 258
  • NEURO 375

Calendly: https://calendly.com/nfatutoringzoevanklinken

Mizuki Lopez

Hello! My name is Mizuki, and I’m a fourth year Neuroscience student. My goal is to pursue a career in a mental health related profession, and mental health advocacy is something I’m really passionate about! This often extends into my personal hobbies, which include digital and traditional illustration, as well as writing stories and poetry. There were lots of things to love about the Neuro program and its courses, but that didn’t necessarily mean it was all easy. I’d be super happy to be able to help with anything I can, whether it be walking through course content or just having a friendly face to help you study. One thing I found challenging to learn throughout undergrad was understanding how to read, analyze, and interpret scientific literature, as well as being able to articulate the significance of findings. So if writing isn’t your forte, I’m more than happy to share some tips and things I’ve learned about writing papers. I’m looking forward to getting to know you! 🙂

Courses:

  • Psychology: 
    • PSYCO 104 (Basic Psychological Processes)
    • PSYCO 105 (Individual and Social Behaviour)
    • PSYCO 239 (Abnormal Psychology)
    • PSYCO 258 (Cognitive Psychology)
    • PSYCO 275 (Brain and Behaviour)
    • PSYCO 282 (Behaviour Modification)
    • PSYCO 377 (Human Neuropsychology)
    • PSYCO 403 (Recent Advances in Experimental Psychology: Models and Theories: Recovery after Brain Injury)
    • PSYCO 473 (Advanced Topics in Neuroscience: Seminars in Biological Psychiatry)
    • PSYCO 478 (Brain and Behaviour Chemistry)
  • Physiology:
    • PHYSL 212 (Human Physiology I)
    • PHYSL 214 (Human Physiology II)
    • PHYSL 372 (Systems Neuroscience)
    • PHYSL 403 (Neuroendoimmunomodulation)
  • Zoology:
    • ZOOL 342 (Neurobiology)
  • Neuroscience:
    • NEURO 210 (Introduction to Clinical Neuroscience)
    • NEURO 375 (Functional Neuroanatomy)
  • Pharmacology:
    • PMCOL 305 (An Introduction to the Pharmacology of Drug Abuse)

Calendly: https://calendly.com/nfatutoringmizukilopez

Pouria Torabi

Hello! I am in my third year of Neuroscience and I am very excited to be a part of the NFA. I am very interested in bridging the gap between traditional biological approaches to research and computational methods. Currently, I am working to understand how existing progenitor populations are regulated in the adult brain and how we can leverage that infrastructure to design regenerative therapy approaches to neurodegenerative diseases. In my free time, I like to read, play volleyball (on hold unfortunately), and I have recently taken up playing the violin! I take a question-based approach to teaching/learning. I think active learning and thinking about complex scenarios is the best way to learn. If you have any questions about anything like research courses, summer studentships, how to get into a research lab, interview/resume/LinkedIn, extracurricular activities feel free to reach out and we can chat! 

Courses:

  • BIOL 107
  • STAT 151
  • PHYS 126
  • PSYCO 104, 275, 375
  • PHYSL 212*, 214*
  • CELL 201
  • ANAT 200
  • BIOCH 200
  • MATH 125
  • NEURO 375 

*Including term paper advising

Calendly: https://calendly.com/pouria-torabi20/nfa-tutoring

Heli Rana

Hello My name is Heli and I am a second year Neuroscience student. I would like to join the Neuroscience Student Association as I have always loved teaching and as a mentor. I am able to help my fellow peers gain a better perspective on Neuroscience and its related topics by sharing my academic experiences. Moreover, I would also like to help my fellow peers to develop a strong academic foundation that they require to smoothly transition throughout their degree.Also, previously I have tutored/mentored with the Big Brothers and Big sisters organization of Edmonton.And had been actively involved with my school mentoring program.During time out of classes painting, gardening, and reading about the space are some of my favorite things to do.Currently, I am working on learning how to oil paint ( it’s quite messy!!).Furthermore, I hope that I am able to meet your expectations as a mentor and make your learning experience more enjoyable and interesting.Feel free to contact me through email or book a session if you have any questions or require any non academic support and or help. Au revoir! Meet you soon. 

Courses:

  • Biol 107
  • Biol 207
  • Chem 101
  • Chem 261/ Chem 264
  • Chem 263/Chem 265
  • Physics 124, 126
  • Psyco 104, 275
  • Stat 151,252
  • Math 134
  • Soc 225
  • Physl 214,212
  • Bioch 200
  • Cell 201

Calendly: https://calendly.com/heli-15

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