My name is AJ and I am a member of Princeton’s Class of 2021 from Maryland, majoring in neuroscience. In school growing up, I loved all the STEM subjects from biology to engineering, and in the future I hope to incorporate what I’ve learned in my research and medical career. While I consider my strongest subjects to be in the sciences and STEM classes, I take even more pride in my ability to engage and build meaningful relationships with students, and make “tutoring” an enjoyable experience. The success I’ve had would not have been possible without the tutoring I received myself while in grade school. I understand what it’s like to struggle to grasp and synthesize all the materials, especially with a packed and stressful schedule. I believe building confidence and studying more strategically are essentials keys to success in helping a student take ownership of their learning process down the road. Outside of the classroom, I compete on the varsity volleyball team at Princeton at the division 1 level and love all sports, and have other outside experiences working with elementary and middle school students while directing international summer camps as well as serving locally with Camp Kesem Princeton.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. Neuroscience
Class Rank: Top 1% of the class
Awards & Honors: Denise Wilson Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship ($15,000), MHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship ($500), AP Scholar with Distinction, Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award, 6th place (team) at 31st Chemathon Competition at the University of Maryland, Varsity Volleyball Division Champion (team), Varsity Volleyball 2nd Team All-County, Varsity Volleyball Team MVP
Interests & Activities: Varsity Volleyball (Captain), Varsity Indoor Track and Field, Student Government Association (President), Yearbook (Co-editor in Chief), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (President), Volunteered at Holy Cross Hospital, Student tutor for ESOL and National Technical, Spanish, Math, and Science Honor Societies,
SAT Scores: Math 750, Verbal 730, Writing 750
ACT Scores: ACT 33; English Language Arts 30, English 33, Math 34, Reading 30, Science Reasoning 34, STEM 34, Writing Domain: Dev & Support 9
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 English Language, 5 US History, 5 World History, 5 Calculus AB, 4 Calculus BC, 4 Physics C: Mechanics, 4 Statistics
SAT Subject Tests: 770 Math Level 2, 760 Biology - Ecology
Other Awards: NCAA D1 Tournament Quarterfinalist (team), EIVA Championship (team), EIVA All-Academic Team, Nancy J. Newman, MD ’78 & Valerie Biousse, MD Senior Thesis Research Fund for Neuroscience ($2,000)
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Varsity Men's Volleyball (Team Captain), Undergraduate Research, Peer Academic Advising, Volunteer Coordinator for Camp Kesem Princeton, and Student Athlete Wellness Leader.
Location: Princeton, NJ