I am a recent graduate from Princeton University, home for the summer in the Philadelphia area. I was a Neuroscience major, and I will be pursuing my PhD in Neuroscience in the fall at Johns Hopkins. I have been tutoring high school students outside of class in college and involved in STEM academics and research mentorship as well as a translation program from and to English outside of class. I speak Japanese and French, and I have taken the PSATs, SATs, 10 APs, and the GREs successfully. I would be willing to help with any of these subjects, with math, science, and languages being more of my strong suit, and I would be willing to drive to a location as well as do online tutoring.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Princeton University - Bachelors, Neuroscience
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - PHD, Neuroscience
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1500
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 700
SAT Writing: 710
GRE Quantitative: 168
GRE Verbal: 162
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 730
SAT Subject Test in World History: 720
I am a translator and radio DJ outside of class as well as a biomedical engineering researcher. I also enjoy drawing and playing piano and guitar in my spare time.
AP US History
High School Biology
High School English
HSPT Quantitative Prep
SAT Subject Test in Japanese with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is always best to learn with your students. I usually teach from a book or based on homework assignments, but I find thinks click best when you take advantage of a student's strengths and weaknesses instead of just giving problems.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would go through the learning material they were using and give them a practice test, as well as outline a tentative schedule of dates by which we need to prepare for exams or assignments, and dates for other learning-oriented goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I often try to teach students study tricks, which save time spent during a tutoring session and reinforce good habits, such as how to make an efficient study sheet, which could also be used during tutoring sessions to go difficult material.