My tutoring career began during high school when I took a course on violin pedagogy and went on to start my own studio. However, it was through two summer trips during college teaching English in rural China that I really found myself drawn to academic teaching. Upon returning to campus, I began tutoring Chinese and music theory through Princetonâ€™s residential college tutoring program.
I spent my first year out of college completing an editorial fellowship with The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, followed by a stint writing in the Taiwanese mountains. Iâ€™ve since returned to Chicago and resumed tutoring. While my hope is to build a career in the writing world, tutoring in all subjects remains a passion. I enjoy helping others communicate more smoothly, whether in another language or on the page, and it is always a joy to be able to tailor a curriculum around a specific student's needs. I also appreciate the perspective new learners bring to any subject, as it challenges me to take a fresh look at long-accepted ideas or concepts.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: East Asian Studies
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificate in Creative Writing
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, National AP Scholar, National Honors Society, State Runner-up in Declamation
Interests & Activities: National Honors Society, Forensics (President), New Jersey Youth Symphony (violin), School Newspaper (Editor-in-chief), Model Congress, Chinese
SAT Scores: 740 Math, 800 Critical Reading, 740 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 Calculus AB, 5 U.S. Government and Politics, 5 U.S. History, 5, European History, 5 German, 5 English Literature and Composition, 5 English Language and Composition
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 780 Biology (M), 800 U.S. History
Other Awards: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Theodore Weiss Award, Grand Prize Winner at 2013 Beijing International Screenwriting Competition, Francis LeMoyne Page Creative Writing Award, Recognition for Outstanding Work as a freshman in the Princeton Program in Creative Writing
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I was involved in Princeton in Asia, Orange Key Tours, Sinfonia, and the Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies. I also studied violin and organ through the Music Department.
Location: Princeton University