As someone who loves math, I enjoy interacting with abstract ideas and concepts, sometimes with a real-world application and sometimes for its own sake. When I face difficulty examining new ideas in math and other subjects, I tend to employ a method of learning by increments, splitting a large complex idea into small intuitive pieces of facts and information. By using this method for my own students, I have found that many topics in science and math become much easier to understand and enjoy. However, I recognize that not every student would benefit from the same method. I consider finding an ideal method part of the fun of teaching, even if I have to change it every so often. Regardless of what method I do employ, I try to go beyond rote memorization and acquisition of knowledge. These are undoubtedly important, but they are the first step toward true learning and eventually mastery.


Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Math

High School:

Awards & Honors: Salutatorian, National Merit Finalist, AP Capstone Diploma, National AP Scholar, Moody's Mega Math Competition Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards published essay, AXA Achievement $10,000 Scholarship
Interests & Activities: Big Data internship at biotech firm Systems Imagination, Inc. (3 years), journalism project on the Arizona community (1 year), founder of Applied Science Club for middle-school students (2 years), founder of computer programming club for middle-school students (2 years, 3 locations), Arizona Science Center volunteer and teaching assistant (1 summer), co-authored paper on the Cosmic Microwave Background, co-authored poster on machine learning for biomedical applications
SAT Scores: 790 Math, 770 Critical Reading, 21 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Research, 5 Biology, 5 English Literature, 5 Seminar, 5 US History, 5 Chemistry, 5 English Language, 5 European History, 5 Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, 5 Physics C: Mechanics, 5 Statistics, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Macroeconomics, 5 Microeconomics, 4 Physics 2, 4 US Government, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Computer Science A, 4 World History
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 790 Chemistry, 800 Physics, 770 Biology


Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved with an internship with Professor Anirudha Majumdar's Intelligent Robot Motion Lab (IRoM), quantitative analyst for student-led hedge fund Effective Altruism Investments, Princeton's MMA Consortium (Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai)
Location: Princeton University

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