"There are a million ways to learn how atoms move!" said Mr. Jacobs, my high school chemistry teacher, who first ignited the fire for my love of learning the sciences.
I am a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University with a major in public health, and on the pre-medical track. Currently, I am working as a clinical researcher in the biggest affiliated hospitals of Harvard medical school.
I wasn't always the brightest, an all As- receiving student in class. Trust me, I really wasn't. I've been envious of those who were the smartest in class, but never imagined I could be at the top of my class when I was in middle school. I was averaging Bs mostly, and I never felt the passion to complain to my teachers to receive one additional point in the hopes of receiving a B+. I spent my days watching TV, playing games, and hanging out with my friends. But I've had a moment of change. A BIG CHANGE of my life that brought me to who I am today.
With a gentle push from my mother who insisted I take the PSAT for admissions to a competitive high school with an IB program, I reluctantly gave in and took the test. On the day of the results, I couldn't find my name on the list of accepted students, to which my mom was in despair. But she was in joy when she spotted my name on the addendum list of students who were waitlisted to the program in the following weeks.
My acceptance to and decision to participate in this IB program at a competitive high school was probably the best decision I made. I met great friends there, who encouraged me to try harder, study harder, and work harder towards my goal for greater achievement. Every time I was discouraged by my grade, I had family, friends, and amazing support from my teachers who encouraged me to try even harder. Until eventually, this became a habit, and my new standard.
My motto is "play hard, but work harder." I want you to study hard and work hard, but I also want you to have fun, and enjoy your life. I have experience tutoring students of all age from elementary to college students. In college, I was working as a student academic advisor for lower undergraduate students who were having difficulty adjusting to college and learning intensive materials. I also tutored math, sciences, english, SAT, and TOEFL for students both through academies and private tutoring.
Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Bachelor in Arts, Public Health
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