Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning Center

Ben Smith, Director, QSR Center

Who Are the Tutors? 

The QSR tutors are a group of students who excel in one or more Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning areas, including Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, and Psychology. The QSR tutors represent a wide variety of concentrations and extracurricular involvements. Here is the roster of tutors on staff this spring:

Charley Allegar
Charley is a senior World Politics major from rural Pennsylvania. He tutors and minors in Economics and Mathematics. He likes hiking, mountain biking, country music, diner B, dreaming about international travel, and sliding down the railings outside of Commons.
Kathleen Allen
Kathleen is a junior with majors in Math and Chemistry. She spent her last three years of high school living just outside of Paris. Also, although she has never been on a dance team, she loves dancing.
Julian Aronowitz
Julian is a senior Math major, with a minor in Computer science. He was an extra in the movies Big Daddy, Little Nicky, and Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo.
Liz DaBramo
Liz is a junior Chemistry major with a minor in Math. She spent last semester traveling around India. While on American soil, she enjoys playing with her donkey, Stormy.
Adam Daniere
Adam is a sophomore majoring in Math and Economics. He was once quite a good camel racer in his youth.
Russ DeGrazia
Russ DeGrazia, class of 2015, is an Economics and Government double major. Russ rows on the varsity crew team and is a professional giant pumpkin grower. His largest pumpkin topped the scales at over 1,400 lbs!
Mao Ding
Mao is a senior Economics and Mathematics double major. He cannot pronounce “Walmart.”
Gabie Fleming
Gabie is a senior double-majoring in Math and Chemistry. She’s from Canada and love winter sports, but seriously dislikes the cold. She’s also a regular correspondent on her friend's McEwan sip blog.
Jess Gutfleish
Jess is a senior Psychology major with a minor in Math, but her heart belongs to Symbolic Logic. She has lived in three different countries (Italy, UK, and USA) and has dual citizenship with the United Kingdom.
Tara Hansen
Tara is a member of the class of 2014. She’s double-majoring in Chemistry and Economics. She’s originally from California and has actually done a road trip from her house to Hamilton. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and reading.
Kelly Jenkins
Kelly is a senior majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. In her spare time, she plays french horn. She also likes to knit and cook.
Catherine Oglevee
Catherine is a member of the class of 2015, and I am a double majoring in chemistry and math. She is a three-season varsity athlete (Women's Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, and Outdoor Track and Field), and also loves to wakeboard.
Kenny Ratliff
Kenny is a sophomore from Mansfield, MA, with a double concentration in Math and Physics. He spends most of his time tutoring, doing his homework, and/or walking up from Bundy. In his spare time, he enjoys Sherlock, buffalo chicken, and humorous readings of 2 Chainz lyrics.
Kevin Rovelli
Kevin Rovelli is a member of the class of 2015, and has a double concentration in Physics and Chinese. In addition to tutoring, he’s in the Hamilton College Choir, College Hill Singers, and Tropical Sol. He also does a little Kung Fu in his spare time.
Nicole Saitta
Nicole is a sophomore with a major in Geology and minors in Biology and Math. She is also a certified scuba diver.
Max E. Schnidman
Max E. Schnidman is a senior majoring in economics and philosophy. He also has experience in government and in statistics, and enjoys playing with datasets late into the evening.
Sunrose Shrestha
Sunrose is a senior double major in Math and Physics. He has a decent understanding of 5 languages: Nepali, English, Hindi, Newari (Ethnic language in Nepal), Spanish, and a little understanding of Hungarian.
Jake Taylor
Jake is a senior with majors in Math and Music. Jake is wildly afraid of heights but has been obsessed with the idea of skydiving for the past five years. If you are interested in joining him on his first jump (likely occurring in the next couple of months), send him an email at jrtaylor@hamilton.edu.
Hannah Trautmann
Hannah Trautmann is a junior biology major with a minor in math.  Last semester, she studied abroad in New Zealand and went bungy jumping over 450 feet!
Dom Veconi
Dom is a junior mathematics major and biology minor from Brooklyn, NY. When he's not working on cracking the code of the universe in CJ, he's probably making music with the Choir or the Hamiltones. Fun fact about Dom, he's got a metal plate in his left shoulder after a snowboarding accident during his freshman year. It's a pretty cool story, actually; ask him about it if you're interested.