I am a part of the University of Chicago class of 2020, where I plan to pursue a major in economics and possibly biology, and a medical degree afterwards. I’ve had about 3 years of tutoring experience, and I tutor SAT, ACT, English, math, biology, and chemistry.
As a tutor, I believe that each student has the potential to learn any subject as long as they’re taught in a way that suits them and they want to learn. Different students have different needs, so tutoring one-on-one can be a lot more beneficial than classroom learning simply because the teacher can personalize their lessons to fit each student. Moreover, as long as the student really does want to master the material, even lofty goals are reachable given enough time and a breakdown of the material into small pieces. When both parties are willing to put in effort, it’s hard to fail. And if the student doesn’t truly want to learn the material, then it’s important to ask why that is, and how to change that mindset—because as “useless” as many students think learning how to, say, calculate an integral or write an essay analyzing Austen is, most of the skills they pick up along the way do serve some purpose later in life, both directly and indirectly.
Outside of tutoring and academic pursuits, I am on the debate team and plan on either doing debate or mock trial during my years at UChicago. I also play volleyball recreationally, run, and practice yoga. I love to read and write, and when I’m not doing either you can catch me playing flute or piano.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Current Undergrad, Economics, Cancer Biology
ACT Composite: 36
ACT English: 36
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 36
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1590
SAT Math: 770
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 790
High School Biology
Study Skills and Organization