Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning Center

Ben Smith, Director, QSR Center

The QSR Center is located in Christian A. Johnson 303.

Who Are the Tutors? 

The QSR tutors are a group of students who excel in one or more areas of quantitative and symbolic reasoning, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics and psychology. The QSR tutors represent a wide variety of concentrations and extracurricular involvements. Here are the tutors for the 2014-15 academic year:

Kathleen Allen
Kathleen, class of 2015, is majoring 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.
Joelle Baer
Joelle Baer, class of 2016, is a physics major and mathematics minor, and she is obsessed with "House Hunters" and the rest of HGTV. Also, she can say her ABC's backwards which makes alphabetizing a breeze!

Andy Chen (Abroad Spring 2015)

Andy Chen, class of 2016, is concentrating in biochemistry/molecular biology with minors in religious studies and linguistics. He enjoy fashion and making apparel.

Liz DaBramo
Liz, class of 2015, is a 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, class of 2016, is 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!
Allie Eckert

Allie, class of 2015, is majoring in chemistry.  She loves puzzles, stickers and the ocean, and spent a few summers as a sailing instructor before studying abroad in Denmark, which is made up of 406 islands.

Michelle Fish

Michelle, class of 2017, is a prospective math major with a minor in either economics or psychology. She is a member of the women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams, and she loves to ski.

Rob Huben

Robert, class of 2015, is a math major/physics minor. He spent his junior year studying math in Budapest, and he’s eager to bring his knowledge back to the Hill! Besides math, he likes cooking, eating and playing games.

Meichen Jin

Meichen Jin, class of 2017, is from Beijing, China, and she plans to be a math and economics double major here at Hamilton. She loves traveling and has been to a lot of countries with her family and friends. Her goal is to travel around the world in the next 30 years.

Cath Oglevee
Catherine is a member of the class of 2015, and she is double majoring in chemistry and math. She is a two-season varsity athlete (indoor and outdoor track and field) and enjoys wakeboarding during the summer.
Kenny Ratliff
Kenny, class of 2016, from Mansfield, Mass., has a double concentration in math and physics. He spends most of his time tutoring, doing his homework and/or ordering Buffalo chicken wraps from the Diner. In his spare time, he enjoys Sherlock, buffalo chicken and humorous readings of 2 Chainz lyrics.
Kevin Rovelli

Kevin Rovelli, class of 2015, is a double concentrator 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 (Abroad Spring 2015)
Nicole, class of 2016, has a major in geology and minors in biology and math. She is also a certified scuba diver.

Eli Shakun (Abroad Spring 2015)

Eli, class of 2016, is an economics major with minors in geoscience and math. He enjoys skiing, fishing, and playing ukulele. His favorite Marvel superhero is Thor.

T Tesfaye (Abroad Spring 2015)

Tsion, class of 2016, is a math major with a minor in physics and educational studies. She likes to play with numbers while listening to country music.

Hannah Trautmann
Hannah Trautmann, class of 2015, is a biology major with a minor in math.  In her junior year, she studied abroad in New Zealand and went bungee jumping over 450 feet!
Dom Veconi
Dom, class of 2015, is a mathematics major and biology minor from Brooklyn, N.Y. 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.
Emmerson Zhaime

Emmerson Zhaime, class of 2017, is from Zimbabwe and is planning to have a dual concentration in math and physics. Although he enjoys playing basketball, he prefers watching soccer to watching basketball.