My name is Ben and I am a member of the Princeton University Class of 2021. At Princeton, I study Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and I am very interested in space systems. In the future, I plan to work as an aerospace engineer and help to design precision imaging satellites. As a tutor, I try to emphasize to my students that it is important to not only complete your homework, but to understand the concepts that enable you to do so. I like to explain how to work through the problems at hand, and also offer the students some insight into the background of the topic and how it might be applied to other situations and contexts. I have multiple years of tutoring, including experience teaching middle school, high school, and college students. I have the most experience tutoring math (anywhere from pre-algebra to calculus) and physics, but I also enjoy tutoring students in history as well. I am excited to be a part of the Princeton Tutoring family and am looking forward to some productive, inspirational, and fun tutoring sessions! Outside of school, I am also an avid runner. I’ve been running competitively (cross country and track) since high school and really enjoy going for long, long runs with my friends! I’m also really into fishing and the outdoors. I like to go on hikes, camp, fish, and all the fun stuff that comes with being outside! Looking forward to meeting you!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: BSE Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian, Superintendent's Roundtable Award Recipient, National AP Scholar, President - Chinese National Honor Society, New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering & Technology (2016), Sparta High School Most Valuable Runner - Varsity Cross Country (2015, 2016), North Jersey Athletic Conference Student Athlete of the Year (2016-2017), North Jersey Athletic Conference 1st Team All Conference Cross Country (2016), Vice President - Academic Team, Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Award (2017), 2013-2014 Sparta High School History Student of the Year, 2014-2015 Sparta High School English Student of the Year
Interests & Activities: Varsity Cross Country (Captain), Winter/Spring Track, National Honors Society, Chinese National Honors Society, Academic Team, VEX Robotics Team, Jazz Band (trumpet), Wind Ensemble (trumpet), Philharmonic Orchestra (trumpet)
SAT Scores: 740 Reading, 760 Math
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 Chemistry, 5 BC Calculus, 5 Physics C, 5 European History, 5 US History, 5 English: Literature and Composition, 5 English: Language and Composition, 5 Computer Science A, 5 Statistics
SAT Subject Tests: 780 Math Level 2, 780 Biology (Molecular), 750 Math Level 1, 750 Physics
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Princeton Running Club (President), Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering, Princeton University Sinfonia, Princeton University Rock Ensemble, Research project on sustainable engineering.
Location: Princeton, NJ