I believe in the beauty and the power of connecting with a subject or an activity for the first time - to grasp how it fits like a puzzle piece into the knowledge you bring with you. A moment of connection like this can click into place like an optometrist's lens and change how you view the world.
By chasing that moment, I developed a love for learning early on that helped me excel academically. With the support of my parents, tutors, and teachers, in high school, I graduated in the top 1.6% percent of my class with a 4.51 GPA. I scored near-perfect on both my SAT and PSAT, 5's on seven AP exams, and graduated as a National Merit Finalist and National AP Scholar. These achievements helped me get accepted into medical school out of high school through the NJIT/NJMS BS/MD program. I'm currently working through my BS in Biomedical Engineering at the Albert Dorman Honors College on a full scholarship.
I continue to pursue that moment of connection by exploring interests in math and science as well as art and literature. I tinker with electronics and code, I write and edit for my school newspaper, and conduct neuroscience research at my university.
As a tutor, an older sibling, and a youth mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, I strive to help as many people get hooked on that moment. I want to help my students cultivate a long-term love for learning by focusing on developing a deep appreciation for any topic that they study. Work that goes into this helps develop skills in both critically analyzing and synthesizing information - which are also key for excelling on standardized tests.
I'm excited by learning and doing. Let's discover new things together!
Undergraduate Degree: New Jersey Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1580
SAT Math: 790
SAT Verbal: 790
In my free time, I enjoy reading; making music and playing video games with friends; building things with electronics, code, and 3D printing; and ping-pong.