Hi there! My name is Laura, and I’m an undergraduate at Princeton University majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE), with certificates (minors) in Computer Science, Finance, and Statistics & Machine Learning. Over the past eight years, I’ve enjoyed providing engaging and individualized tutoring sessions to students ranging from preschool to high school levels.
As someone who remembers and still sometimes experiences the frustration, confusion, and self-doubt that come with not being able to grasp a concept or reach an academic goal, I find it incredibly fulfilling to help others achieve their “aha!” moments: those moments of clarity when something finally makes sense. I strongly believe in customizing lessons to fit each student’s unique learning style and needs, and am passionate about helping them grow as learners both inside and outside of the classroom. While I have the most experience tutoring standardized test prep and math of various levels, I’m comfortable teaching a variety of subjects.
Outside of academics, I enjoy cycling, traveling, and dabbling in the aerial arts.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE)
Other Degrees/Minors: Computer Science, Finance, and Statistics & Machine Learning
Class Rank: Top 1% of class
Awards & Honors: National AP Scholar, National Merit Commended Scholar, Horatio Alger Scholar, US Presidential Scholars candidate, Illinois State Scholar, Seal of Biliteracy for English and Spanish, 3-time math team state qualifier
Interests & Activities: Student Council (1st VP, North Central District of Student Councils Retreat Secretary), Math Team (Co-Captain), Marching Band (Head Drum Major), Wind Ensemble (flute, first chair), Math National Honor Society (VP), Student Technology Advisory Committee (Founder), National Honor Society, Music National Honor Society, Social Studies National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, Key Club, library volunteer, legal intern, Kane County Cougars MiLB accounting intern
SAT Scores: 1580 (780 Verbal, 800 Math)
ACT Scores: 36 Composite: (36/36/36/36)
AP Exams: 5 Human Geography, 5 Music Theory, 5 European History, 5 Spanish Language & Culture, 5 Psychology, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Physics C: Mechanics, 5 English Language & Composition, 5 US Government & Politics, 5 Statistics, 5 Macroeconomics, 5 English Literature & Composition, 5 Computer Science A
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Princeton Data Science (Co-President), Aerial Arts Club, Chinese Students Association (Co-President Emeritus), and Princeton Women in Computer Science
Location: Princeton, NJ