I am from New Haven, CT and graduated from Hamden Hall Country Day School last year. I am now a freshman at Emory University where I am double majoring in Psychology and Economics. If you're anything like me, you might also be a terrible test taker. I get so nervous when I sit down for standardized tests that I can barely think of the answer. Tests are not my strong suit, but I believe that works to my advantage as a tutor. When I began studying for the ACT and taking practice tests, I was having difficulty improving my original score. I spent months working with a tutor and skipped countless baseball practices just to go home and aimlessly review old material. I consistently scored in the low 30s, so when the real test came around, I was pretty confident. Let's just say it didn't go as planned. I generally scored high on the English and Math, but always had trouble with the Reading and Science sections. The questions I got wrong in those sections were quite similar, yet I would get the same type of questions wrong on each subsequent test. Once I figured out my own strategies to approaching specific questions and improving my time management skills, I grew comfortable sitting in those desks for three hours. I finally began hitting that 99th percentile mark.
The most invaluable part I believe to the college application is the essay portion. I can teach you guys some of the ways I approach the Supplements and Personal Statement to creatively show your voice. I think about it as a party: if you're at a party with one hundred people and someone can identify you based on something you wrote in your essay, then it is most likely a strong essay. One of Emory's essay prompts asked students to write about their favorite fiction or nonfiction work, and I submitted a piece about Two, and a Half Men that I'd never thought would be included in my college application. I later met the admissions officer who read my application and she recognized my name because of that essay.
I tutored seven students for the ACT during the summer before my freshman year. I can also help with Math, Econ, English, and editing papers. Feel free to reach out!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Emory University - Current Undergrad Student, Economics
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 33
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 33
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
I like sports, lifting, country and hip hop music, horror movies, sushi, sudoku, and fishing. At Emory, I am on the Ultimate Frisbee team, co-founded the Emory Billiards Club, and will be doing research this fall with the psychology department.