Hi! My name is Mercy and I am currently a first-year student at MIT studying computer science and neuroscience. As of right now, I am pre-med and hope to become a pediatric dermatologist.
I love working with kids and have a wide breadth of tutoring, teaching, and mentoring experience. For example, all throughout high school, I served as a volunteer at church, at my local library, and at Swedish Covenant Hospital in the Pediatric Unit. This allowed me to see a lot of different perspectives and it afforded me the opportunity to work with kids in different areas.
Beyond this, I was a peer tutor in high school through the National Honor Society for English, Spanish, Calculus, Trig, and many more subjects. I also worked at Mathnasium for a year and a half where I taught subjects ranging from arithmetic to pre-calculus and worked with kids ages 5-17.
Currently, I am the social activities chair and a mentor for an organization called MIT CodeIt. This program seeks to close the gender gap in technology by teaching programming fundamentals to girls and non-binary students in the Greater Boston Area. Through CodeIt, I have been able to continue growing my teaching skills and my passion for youth STEM access.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy sewing, reading, and am on the MIT Cheerleading team (go tech!)
I can't wait to work with you!
Undergraduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Current Undergrad Student, Computer Science
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 31
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1560
SAT Math: 790
SAT Verbal: 770
Cheerleading, Youth STEM Access, Sewing, Reading, Medicine, Volunteering