Hi! My name is Alex, and I study Statistics and Economics at Harvard College. I’m from San Jose, California, and I first began tutoring two years ago. I have over a year of experience teaching computer science, and I feel most confident tutoring statistics, math, and other STEM fields. I love learning about all subjects, though, and tutoring has given me the opportunity to connect with so many other people over a mutual academic passion. Outside of tutoring and academics, I spend a lot of my time drinking iced coffee, going to the gym, seeing friends, or playing the violin. When I was in high school, I competed in music competitions around the world, and I have been teaching violin lessons for over two years now. I’m a huge music lover so chat with me about who your favorite artist is!
Education: Harvard University
Undergrad Major: AB Statistics and Economics
Awards & Honors: 2019 National YoungArts Competition Winner, 2018 Klein International String Competition 1st Place, 2018 Shanghai International Violin Competition Semifinalist, 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition Quarterfinalist, 2019 Presidential Scholars' Program Semifinalist, 2019 National Merit Finalist, 2015-2019 Principal's List
Interests & Activities: Helped organize school trips, dedicating a week of service to locals in Tecate, Mexico (2016), to homeless in San Francisco and Oakland, California (2017), to local elementary schools in Sunnyvale, California (2018), and to refugee children in Campinas, Brazil (2019). Earned a Pre-College Diploma in Violin Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory, took piano lessons, played club badminton, and took swim lessons outside of school.
SAT Scores: SAT - 1540 (770 Verbal, 760 Math)
ACT Scores: ACT - 36 (all subscores 36),
AP Exams: 5 World History, 5 English Language, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Biology, 5 Statistics, 4 Physics 1, 5 English Literature
SAT Subject Tests: 780 Biology Molecular, 760 Math Level II
Other Awards: 2019-2020 Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO) Co-Concertmaster, 2019 HRO Concerto Competition Winner
Other Interests & Activities: I am involved in the Signet Society of Arts and Letters, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Harvard Undergrads for Inclusion in Economics, Harvard Financial Analysts Club, and Brattle Street Chamber Players. Off campus, I volunteer as the Associate Director of Finance and Fundraising of Through the Staff, a nonprofit that provides over $60,000 of free musical education to underfunded communities.