I've always liked teaching people things. After hours of thought, I've narrowed it down to three reasons: one, I feel powerful; two, sometimes I get paid; and threeâ€” and honestly most importantlyâ€” I feel like I'm making a difference in people's lives.
I first started tutoring in eighth grade as part of a volunteer club that my friends and I co-founded. Fortunately, I have improved somewhat since then, and my love for tutoring granted me eleven adoring serf-student subjects over my summers and has taken me from home in Texas to places as far away as Cornell University and the University of Puget Sound in Seattle. I genuinely love my secondary purpose of guiding my students through their academic careers and always try to encourage them to try activities that I personally did and loved, most notably competition math, Academic Decathlon, and music. Thus far, I've exclusively taught math, although I would most likely be competent if I had to teach computer science, high school physics, or economics.
P. S. If you ever become my student, be prepared to love the Mavericks and Cowboys.
I'm excited to begin!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: B. S. E. Operations Research
Other Degrees/Minors: Financial Engineering
Class Rank: 1%
Awards & Honors: 2x USAMO Qualifier, 2x USAJMO Qualifier, Salutatorian (at end of senior fall), 2x TMEA 6A All-State Band Member, Academic Decathlon State 8th Place Large-School Overall Individual, BPA State 6th Place Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist, President's Volunteer Gold and Bronze Award Recipient
Interests & Activities: Math Club co-president, marching band woodwind captain and principal clarinet section leader, Science Olympiad Club co-president; Computer Club senior officer, Business Professionals of America, Academic Decathlon, Whiz Quiz (local NAQT-style)
SAT Scores: 800 Math, 770 Writing
ACT Scores: 35 English, 36 Math, 36 Reading, 36 Science
AP Exams: 5 Calculus BC, 5 Chinese, 5 Computer Science A, 5 English and Lang, 5 Environmental Science, 4 European History, 5 Human Geography, 5 Macroeconomics, 5 Music Theory, 5 Physics C Mechanics, 4 Physics C E&M, 5 US History, 5 World History
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Physics, 800 World History
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Princeton University Math Competition (problem-writer and proctor), Club Table Tennis, Jeopardy, Quizbowl, Chocolate Club
Location: Princeton University