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Rishi

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An appreciation of education is a prerequisite for any great tutor, and I believe that I have this appreciation. As a student at Duke University, I recognize that it is my teachers and tutors who played vital roles in my academic achievement. I would love to have the opportunity to help other students the same way my teachers and tutors did for me.

One of my strengths that contributes to my success as a tutor is my ability to work with all kinds of people. Growing up in Portland, Oregon and going to college in Durham, North Carolina, I have not only been exposed to a diversity of people, but I have also had the chance to work as part of a team in many different settings. From helping my peers with problem sets in my biochemistry class to conducting spelling and geography bees as a volunteer with the North South Foundation, I have had many opportunities to work with others in an academic setting.

Perhaps it is these previous experiences that most significantly contribute to my ability to be an effective tutor. I currently volunteer as a tutor with America Reads & Counts in Durham (ARAC), and through this program, I work with students in the Durham community to help them get the most out of their education. I usually help my students with their homework, and my experience as a tutor with ARAC has taught me valuable lessons about communication and empathy that I believe have shaped my ability to be a successful tutor.

Rishi’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Current Undergrad, Chemistry

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2310

SAT Math: 770

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 800

AP Biology: 4

AP Chemistry: 5

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Statistics: 4

AP US History: 4

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 790

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 760