I am an incoming freshman at Stanford University. I plan to pursue the Science, Technology, and Society major (on the pre-medical track), which is one of the only Stanford majors to offer both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees. I completed The International Baccalaureate program during high school, ranked in the academic top 10, and took 12 AP Classes (National AP Scholar).
I have tutored extensively through the online scientific magazine I founded, STEM10, where I helped students structure, write, and edit their articles. Furthermore, I have worked as a private tutor in my community for algebra, calculus, biology, and chemistry. Finally, I have experience in adapting to different students learning styles through my position as a junior dance instructor at the Vani Dance Academy, where I train students aged 6-11.
I tutor a broad range of subjects from the humanities (English, Literature, and History) and the sciences (biology, chemistry, math). I am most passionate about the sciences because many of my extracurriculars have centered around them, such as cancer research and public health research.
Furthermore, by recently going through the college application process, I can offer valuable insight on college essays, activity lists, and college selection. I am familiar with the Common Application, Coalition, BS/MD (8-year medical program), and Institutional systems for the college application. I got into multiple top colleges and BS/MD (8-year medical program) during the 2020-2021 college application cycle and can offer advice for students currently applying.
In my experience helping struggling students prepare for Standardized Tests, I see the most improvement through my method of "categorization." Standardized testing is about how well you can master and "beat" a certain way the test is built. Thus, when tutoring students in standardized testing, I strive to make sure they understand their mistakes to avoid repetition. I can share resources such as books, strategy packets, and worksheets which proved effective for me when preparing for college standardized tests.
My tutoring style centers around incorporating an engaging lesson in which the student asks questions and actively participates throughout it. Furthermore, I strive to teach my students the curriculum they need and valuable study skills that will carry on to other subjects and later in their studies. Many students try to memorize too much information the night before a test, and the information will ultimately be stored as short-term memory rather than long-term memory. I ensure my students learn through evidence-based revision tips, such as active recall and spaced repetition, resulting in information being stored in students' long-term memory and successful recall for examinations.
I can show students how to effectively use organizational and online study tools/resources that have been proven helpful in my academic career. These include the Anki flashcard system, Notion organizational system, and Google Calendar. Organizing one's academic and personal life plays a significant role in students' grades and personal satisfaction. By showing effective organizational techniques, I hope to help students achieve the academic success they have always wanted.
I am a firm proponent of education, believing it to be necessary for an improved quality of life. I can provide tutoring in humanities (English, literature, history, and TOK), sciences (biology, chemistry, math), standardized testing (ACT, SAT, AP Exams, IB Exams), and organizational/study skills.
Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University - Bachelor of Science, Science, Technology, and Society
In my spare time, I enjoy reading that which enriches my life, yoga, exercising, playing tennis, swimming, and participating in scientific laboratory research.
AP Comparative Government and Politics
College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Government
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
IB Language ab initio
IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization