I recently graduated the Johns Hopkins University where I majored in Applied Mathematics and Statistics with a focus in Computational Biology. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but currently work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a research fellow during my gap year as I am applying to medical school now as well.
Since high school, I have always had a passion in tutoring and teaching. My AP Chemistry teacher gave me my first opportunity when she asked me to tutor other students in her class. Since then, I have been independently tutoring middle and high school students in math, chemistry, biology, physics, and with SAT/ACT Prep. As a math major, math is my favorite subject however, I love all the other sciences as well!
In terms of my teaching style, my philosophy is "students first". I like to run my sessions by allowing the student to tell me what they need help with the most. I generally ask them to have a few questions or practice problems they are struggling with handy so that we can use that as a guideline. Once I get a sense of the type of problem or subject that is challenging, I like to give a short lecture/lesson on the topic to really solidify those principles. I then will go back to the original practice problems and ask the student to solve it given their new understanding. Once they have mastered those, I like to give a few of my own problems in that topic to allow students the opportunity for more practice. I repeat this process however many times is necessary so that the student is now a master in that subject.
Outside of academics, I enjoy playing tennis and the drums (two hobbies that I have kept in touch with since elementary school). I also love to play basketball, cook, and travel.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 33
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 32
ACT Science: 31
Tennis Basketball Drums Beatboxing / A Cappella / Singing Traveling
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep