I'm a recent graduate of Stanford University, where I majored in mechanical engineering and minored in creative writing. In addition to tutoring, I am currently working as a journalist.
I tutor high school history, chemistry, physics, geometry, algebra, calculus, English, and Latin. I prepare students to score well on the AP and SAT subject tests, as well as on the standard SAT. Additionally, as a professional writer, I am well-equipped to teach students how to improve their essays, for college or otherwise. I have also worked with gifted students as young as 8 who want to go beyond what their school offers.
I have always wanted to be the best I can be in everything I do, and have worked hard to make that happen. At the same time, the journey hasn't been easy, and more than anything else, my mentors have helped me get where I am today.
I am lucky to have had teachers who were playful, caring, and understanding, and still always pushed me toward excellence. That's the kind of tutor I hope to be. I ask students questions that help them reach the right answers through their own thinking. I encourage them to see learning as a fun puzzle with interesting, achievable steps. And I teach them the little tricks that can make a huge difference in an academic setting.
I've found these strategies can help a wide variety of people: those applying to elite colleges who want to make their applications stand out, those pushing themselves to their limits, and those struggling with a particular subject or with the many responsibilities of being a student today. I hope to help the people I tutor become the best students--and the best people--they can be.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Tennis, Theatre, Mentorship
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Physics
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Statics and Dynamics
Technology and Computer Science