Tutors and Academic Support

ISC Tutors specialize in different subject areas and are a great resource for students. Tutors can provide general tips and information or can work with you to explain complex subjects that you may be struggling with. Tutors are friendly, helpful and want to help you improve and succeed as a student! Tutor contact details will be posted on this page from September to April each year.


Derrick (he/him)


Hi, my name is Derrick and I’m a third-year PhD student in neuroscience. My research integrates computational and neuroscience approaches to better understand how neural computations in prefrontal cortex supports human perception, cognition and action. Before starting graduate school, I did my undergrad in computer science and math.

For students who are interested in pursuing science and engineering, if you have any difficulties writing scholarship or graduate school applications, deciding on what math, stats and computer science courses to take to build your skills, or need pointers on preparing for exams, feel free to stop by during my ISC office hours. Contact jxiang27@uwo.ca

Hours (Away March 8th to 15th):
• Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm (zoom, by appointment) 
• Tuesday 10:30am to 6:00pm (ISC, room 2100, WSSB)
• Wednesday 10:30am to 6:00pm (ISC, room 2100, WSSB)

*On the following Wednesdays Derrick will have shortened hours (10:30am to 1:30pm)
March 1, 22
April 5, 19

Derrick will be away March 8th-15th. You are still welcome to email him any time.

Computer science, math, statistics, and neuroscience.

Eli (he/him)

EliHi, my name is Eli and I am a second year Masters student in Westerns’ History Department. My research is concerned with the evolution of Hollywood’s representations of Indigenous peoples in film through a 50 year period that witnessed Indigenous civil rights movements, ethnic renewal, and decolonization. I come from a town called Quispamsis in New Brunswick, which is Maliseet for “little lake,” and I completed my Bachelors of Arts in History at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. My role with the Indigenous Student Centre is as a tutor, and I look forward to supporting Indigenous students in their academic pursuits! In my free time I like to cook, garden, and relaxing with a good book! Contact egoodwi7@uwo.ca or drop in to see Eli at his office hours.


• Tuesday 11:00am to 2:20pm
• Thursday 11:00am to 2:20pm
• Friday 11:00am to 2:20pm

History and Political Science

Heather (she/her)


Hello everyone! My name is Heather, and I am a sixth year PhD student in History at Western. My research explores the lives of Canadian shell-shocked veterans and their families after the First World War. I am interested in medical history and gender history. I can help students with history topics, writing, project planning and research, as well as graduate school and scholarship applications. I have a background in Education and completed my B.Ed at Western University. When I am not studying, I like to read fiction with my cat and bake. I am excited to work in the Indigenous Student Centre this term and I look forward to getting to know everyone! Please contact me at hellis3@uwo.ca or drop in during my office hours to discuss your papers, applications, and any other questions that you have!


• Monday 11:00am to 3:00pm
• Wednesday 9:30am to 12:20pm (Zoom, by appointment)
• Thursday 2:00pm to 5:00pm

History, Writing and Education

Jillian (she/her)

JillianHi everyone. My name is Jillian and I am a fourth year kinesiology student. I am interested in pursuing a career in medicine and have dedicated much of my undergraduate degree towards it. I will be able to assist with any kinesiology related courses, such as physiology, exercise physiology, or anatomy, biology as well as Biochem. Contact jkrupsk@uwo.ca or drop-in to see Jillian at her office hours.


TBA for Winter 2023

kinesiology related courses, such as physiology, exercise physiology, or anatomy, biology as well as Biochem



Hello, my name is Mojgan, and I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Western’s Math Department. I finished my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Applied Math. I have two years of tutoring experience in the Math Department of Western University. As a Math tutor in the Indigenous Student Center, I am interested in helping students to solve mathematical or statistical problems and improve their grades and math level. Please feel free to contact over email at mezadian@uwo.ca or drop by the Indigenous Student Centre!


• Wednesday 2:30pm to 5:00pm
• Friday 12:30pm-3:00pm

Reading week Hours: 
Tuesday 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Thursday 2:30pm to 5:30pm

*Mojgan will be away March 1 to 3, 2023

Math, Statistics


PrabhanshuMy name is Prabhanshu Aggarwal, and I am currently a first-year master's student in the Computer Science Department. Having worked for an MNC company back in my home country of India, I plan to pursue a career in the IT industry. Here, I will be assisting with your Science query, I can also answer any programming-related questions you may have. During my free time, I enjoy walking and traveling. Stop by during my ISC office hours or email at paggarw9@uwo.ca with any questions.


• Tuesday 10:00am-1:20pm (ISC, room 2100, WSSB)
• Thursday 9:00am-11:40am (zoom, by appointment) 
• Friday 10:00am-2:00pm (ISC, room 2100, WSSB)

Statistics, Math, Physics, Computer Science related questions like CS Fundamentals, Operating System and programming languages like C, Python, Machine Learning, MySQL. I am open to other questions as well.

Academic Success

During your time at Western, the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) encourages you to utilize all the excellent services and supports on campus and within ISC. In addition to the Student Supports within ISC, here are a few other academic supports on-campus: