Hi! My name is Masako, and I really enjoy tutoring because I like helping other people understand things that they find difficult in subject matters I care about. I have never had a private tutor, and I understand how difficult and frustrating it can be to learn things entirely on your own. I want to be able to put my experience figuring concepts out on my own to good use by helping you.
Mathematics (up to Calculus) and Japanese (I am fluent) are my favorite subjects, but I also enjoy tutoring any kind of standardized test, history, and biology, among other subjects.
Other than schoolwork, I really enjoy design, environmental activism, running, Japanese culture, cooking (well, eating), and reading literature. I plan on becoming a fashion designer / interior designer for my career and becoming a politician in Japan around age 45 or 50.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Philosophy
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Chinese and Computer Science
Class Rank: 5%
Awards & Honors: Principalâ€™s Leadership Award Fox Chapel Area High School 1 of 2 from Class of 317 Students, Senior Scholar Award Fox Chapel Area High School Top 5%, National Merit Scholarship Finalist Top 2000, $2000 Scholarship, Prudential Spirit of Community Honoree in Western Pennsylvania, Presidentâ€™s Volunteer Service Award, Meritorious Student Award By the Board of School Directors of Fox Chapel Area School District, Harvard Prize Book Recipient by the Harvard Club of Western Pennsylvania of the Harvard Alumni Association, AP Scholar Award with Distinction, Outstanding Asian-American Student of the Year Award By the Asian American Heritage Committee of the Federal Executive Board, STEM Careers Achievement Award By the American Association of University Women, Scholar Athlete Award, National Honor Society
Interests & Activities: Emergency Medicine (State-Certified EMT), Volunteering (Over 1000 hours), President & Founder of Environmental Club, Tutoring, Private Piano Lessons (and competitions), Spanish Club President, Ayuda a Humanitaria Club President, Fashion Design Club President, Fox Tales (School Newspaper) Managing Editor, Carnegie Club Treasurer, Varstiy Track & Field, Cross Country Varsity, Western Pennsylvania Mathematics League
SAT Scores: 760 Math, 720 Critical Reading, 800 Writing
ACT Scores: 35 Composite, 35 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 36 Science, 32 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Statistics, 5 Psychology, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Calculus AB, 5 World History, 5 US History
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 World History, 800 Japanese
Other Interests & Activities: Triangle (Tech and Assistant Costumes Manager), PUP's Production of Hair (Props Manager), Theatre Intime's One Act Festival (Costumes Designer), Japanese Students Association (Vice President), Tora Taiko Club, Kendo Club, Running Club, Stripe: Princeton's Online Fashion Magazine, Liars' Club
Location: Princeton University