I first got involved with tutoring younger students in my freshman year of high school, when I started working with the kids at the school across the street from mine. Week after week, talking with my bilingual fifth grade students was often the highlight of my day. Watching them gain confidence in their English, while still hearing them joke around in Spanish, and seeing how proud this made them became a surprisingly transformative part of my high school experience.
That being said, I love PT's approach of guiding mentorship, rather than simple "homework help." I want to focus on fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills in all the students I take on. I'm confident that as long as each of them comes in ready to learn, we can work together to set him or her up for long-term success.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: B.S.E. Electrical Engineering
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Spanish and Statistics & Machine Learning
Awards & Honors: 2x Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology Regional Finalist, Cum Laude Society, Hawley Prize for Academic Excellence (Top 3 in Class), Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) Level B2 Certificate, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest International Bronze Medalist - Poetry, Jack London Foundation Writing Contest National Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - 2 National Silver Medals, 5 Gold Keys, 3 Silver Keys, Presentations at 2015 American Mathematical Society Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting and XI Autism-Europe International Congress
Interests & Activities: Baja Bound Trinity (home-building service group; President), Hackensack Boys & Girls Club After School STEM Program (Coordinator), P.S. 84 Tutoring, Upper School Math Tutors, The Adroit Journal (Prose Editor), Synapse Magazine (Editor), Columbus Magazine (Art Editor), Rebuilding Together NYC, Indoor Track & Field, Varsity Lacrosse
SAT Scores: 800 Math, 800 Critical Reading, 800 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Calculus BC, 5 Spanish Literature and Culture, 5 Chemistry, 5 English Literature and Composition, 5 Spanish Language and Culture, 5 Latin, 4 Physics C: Mechanics
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Chemistry, 800 Latin
Other Awards: Awarded $4,000 stipend from the Dede T. Bartlett P03 Fund for Student Research in Energy and the Environment for 8-week research internship on photovoltaic modules
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Engineers Without Borders (Director of Outreach), Club Lacrosse, Fashion Speaks: Service in Style at Princeton (Fundraising Committee)
Location: Princeton University