I believe that tutoring is all about paying it forward. Inspired by a mentor of my own, a history teacher of mine, my tutoring career began in middle school with a student struggling with history. I loved it. Coming from Northern Virginia, where academic competition is steep, I realized that many students felt left behind and felt like they lacked a personal connection with the work that they were doing. This has been the cornerstone of what I believe tutoring is all about, and over time this approach has not only brought me many great friends, but also deepened my love for and understanding of the material. While my areas of tutoring proficiency have expanded over time, my belief in the importance of the relationship between the student and the tutor has not. I have worked with students on things from editing a French essay to learning how the Federal system works to how to do long division, and in each case I have loved building those relationships. I have long felt that this was an important area of education policy and, as the representative of Fairfax County's 188,000 students on its School Board, I tried to bring those personal experiences into effective education policy making. Working in the education policy arena has given me a new insight into the best ways to instruct students but also into the goals I hope to pursue in my future; education policy remains an important interest of mine, and I hope to work in that area after graduating.


Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: History

High School:

Awards & Honors: James Madison High School Faculty Award Recipient, National French Exam (First Place, 2 Years), AP Scholar with Distinction, Boys State Senator, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member, Order of the Arrow), National Start School Later Hall of Fame
Interests & Activities: National History Honor Society, National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, French Club, Student Government Association, Student Representative to the Fairfax County School Board, Member of the Fairfax County Public Schools Student Advisory Council, Real Food for Kids (Founding Board Member)

SAT Scores: 740 Math, 750 Critical Reading, 780 Writing
ACT Scores: 35 Composite, 36 English, 34 Math, 36 Reading, 34 Science, 36 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Statistics, 5 US Government, 5 World History, 5 BC Calculus (AB Subscore 5), 5 Microeconomics, 5 Environmental Science, 4 Physics 1, 5 French, 5 US History
SAT Subject Tests: 760 French, 780 US History, 760 Math II


Other Awards: Outstanding MUN Delegate, Security Crisis Simulation at Yale; Verbal Commendation, University of Pennsylvania Model UN Conference
Other Interests & Activities: Butler College Council (Co-Chair), James Madison Program Undergraduate Fellow, Princeton Model United Nations Team

Location: Princeton University

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