Brett

 

Hi, my name is Brett and I’m an undergraduate in the Math department at Princeton University. Beyond math, I am very interested in biology – especially virology and immunology – and would like to pursue a PhD in bioinformatics, developing mathematical tools to answer biological questions. Math is such a beautiful subject in itself, but I find it is especially exciting when you discover an unexpected application of an abstract math concept to another field. I love tutoring because it gives me the opportunity to share my passion and nurture a deeper understanding – and appreciation – of these subjects in students. One thing that I would like every tutee to understand is the importance of effective approaches in learning and doing math and the sciences. STEM fields are often portrayed as something that one either “gets” or does not, but in reality it’s all a matter of learning how to ask the right questions and draw from appropriate knowledge and resources to tackle new problems – a skill that is especially important to develop, I have found, when preparing to transition from high school to college academic life.

College:

Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: AB Molecular Biology

High School:

Awards & Honors: National Merit Finalist, Honor Roll, Senior Math Award, Senior Science Award
Interests & Activities: TEAM+S competition, Math Club (head), Cross Country, Tennis
ACT Scores: 36 Composite, 36 Math, 36 English, 35 Reading, 36 Science
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 BC Calculus, 5 Physics 1, 5 Spanish Language, 5 Statistics

Other:

Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton I'm involved in the Aquinas Institute, the Math Club, and undergraduate research in the Cristea Lab
Location: Princeton, NJ

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