I come from a family that loves to learn from each other. Growing up in a Pakistani family on the north side of Chicago, my mother was keen to impart her knowledge of Urdu poetry and poets to us every night after dinner, and we were keen to listen. Each of us specialized in something different, so learning from one another was something easy to do in our household. I grew up teaching different family members math and science, while at the same time learning about philosophy and writing and computer science from my siblings and parents, allowing me not only to develop as a teacher but also as a learner.

Since coming to Princeton, I have taught a Splash! course in special relativity and tutored calculus and intro physics through the McGraw tutoring program. I have had years of experience teaching family members, and now I have extensive experience teaching Princeton students.

I love tutoring what I’m most passionate about: physics, math, and computer science. I think people have a natural tendency to want to learn about the way the world works and the sciences as well as mathematics offer some of the most fulfilling answers to the deepest questions that one can ask about nature.

As a tutor, I hope to show my students that they have the potential to excel in whatever it is that they are learning through a Socratic tutoring method. I aspire to not only impart knowledge to the people I am teaching but also confidence and interest in the material. To me, teaching has always been mutual. I hope to learn from you as you learn from me.


Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Physics
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificate in Applications of Computing

High School:

Awards & Honors: Chess Team City Champions, Academic Athletic Award, AP Scholar with Distinction
Interests & Activities: National Honor Society, Varsity Chess Team, Math Team, Muslim Students Association, writing for a food magazine, volunteering at the local public library, web and game development
ACT Scores: 33 Composite
AP Exams: 5 Physics C: Mechanics, 5 Physics C: E&M, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Microeconomics, 5 Statistics, 5 Chemistry, 5 Environmental Science
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Physics Level 2


Other Awards: Allen G. Shenstone Prize in Physics
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Muslim Students Association, Writing / contributing to Tiger Magazine, physics research, tutoring, playing guitar, chess, and writing.
Location: Princeton University

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