The importance of bettering one’s self through education has always been stressed to me by my family. Growing up, my mom taught be how to read, multiply, divide, and write before I entered elementary school. I had a regimented schedule that included reading two books every week, completing a math workbook biweekly, and writing a five paragraph essay on every Sunday afternoon. However, the material I learned was not the most crucial aspect of my early education. The lesson I was taught more broadly that transcended math and grammar was the sentiment that through education anything is possible. Loving to learn new things is a crucial aspect of success in most facets of life, especially academics. I believe my presence at Princeton can be attributed to my desire to learn.
I know that all people young and old have the capacity to love the process of learning. Yet, many have not fostered or developed this characteristic. I first became involved in tutoring when I saw one of my soccer teammates falling behind in school to the point where he was suspended from the team. He was as smart as anybody, but he misplaced his time and energy in things besides school. This was because he was apathetic towards learning. Over the course of the season and school year, I met with him three times per week tutoring math, while also trying to instill a greater appreciation for the significance of caring about schoolwork. Ultimately, his grades improved in math, and more importantly, his grades in all of his classes improved. Acquiring new good habits can lead to success across subject boundaries.
I enjoy tutoring math, writing, history, and government the most.
Outside of school I enjoy playing the clarinet and kicking around a soccer ball with my friends.