'I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.' As a true admirer of Mother Theresa, I believe it is our responsibility to help those in need and to do so with just equality. This undying hope in the ability to uplift mankind, has led me to the pre-medical track at Washington University in St. Louis, wishing to be able to change the life the thousands.
This unwavering will to help people has led me to participate in various programs and clubs at Washington University. I am involved in Campus Kitchen, by enjoying putting together meals for the under-privileged while also being creative, hands-on and being part of a team. I was able to use my managerial skills to help create a volunteer drive to collect canned food and unopened food from our own cafeteria. I am also a part of the 'Each One Teach One' program, in which we work with local elementary students on their school work and also play games and sports with them. I am also a part of the Political Review team, which releases a magazine monthly, and fosters political discussion in our university community by hosting events, inviting political leaders, and engaging students in health political debate. Lastly my leadership skills truly come out as a PLTL leader, helping freshmen and sophomores with their calculus class. By meeting with the same group of students every weekend, I was able to create a bond with them, and could also see the development in their knowledge as the year progressed.
Along with great leadership skills, I have a strong work ethic and a strong academic background in high school. I was salutatorian of my graduating class, the sole recipient of the Yale Book Award, was an commended AP scholar, and was awarded the Missouri award of Justice. I will always be a die-hard Cardinal and Ram's fan, attending games whenever I have time and never giving up hope on them. I also spend a great deal of my time with my Swadhyay family, a religious organization in the Hindu faith, aimed at better understanding our heritage and using that knowledge to further elevate mankind.
Currently, two friends of mine and I are creating a texting hotline in South Africa, linking victims of sexual assault and rape to crises centers and hospitals to decrease the amounts of deaths, suffering, and diseases in Cape Town. We currently have this service up and running in the city of St. Louis and are seeing great success. With this pilot program almost complete, we will soon be implementing the idea in South Africa!
As a tutor at Varsity Tutors, I hope to take all that I have learned in the past and use it to help out students to the best of my abilities. Needing tutors myself in the past, I know what I like in them and what I hoped they would improve at. Also taking from my past experiences as a tutor, I now have a working style that I have seen be a success. Using Varsity Tutors, I am excited to be able to work with various students and see some change!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Bachelors, Biology and Anthropology
Graduate Degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - Current Grad Student, Medicine
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 30
ACT Science: 34
What is your teaching philosophy?
To let the students understand what they are doing so they are having fun learning, instead of regretting taking the subject.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce the topic and go over basics instead of getting too nitty gritty.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By letting them answer questions by guiding them instead of doing the work for them.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Getting them excited about the topic and taking a quick break to go over things they excel at.