Hi! My name is Nathan. I’m currently a Chemical Engineering (ChemE) Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, focusing on electrical grid and supply chain optimization algorithms. I completed my undergraduate B.S. degree in ChemE with a Minor in Computer Science from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2022. At BYU, I had the pleasure of tutoring for various classes, including college calculus, algebra, Newtonian physics, software data structures and algorithms, and more. I’ve tutored over 20 students, several of whom requested me as their tutor for subsequent classes. Additionally, I served as the head TA for the introductory ChemE course at BYU, where I revised the course material in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyond my experience, I’m motivated to be a tutor because I’ve experienced the joy and satisfaction of developing my own understanding of how the world works. Similarly, I find great fulfillment in helping others develop their own ways of understanding. So, my approach is one of individual adaptation and learning. If a certain learning method works for you, great! If others don’t work for you, that’s also fine! What’s important is that you find a way of understanding the world that works best for you. Let’s find that together.

A little about me personally: I’m from a back-country community in the western mountains of Colorado. My high school, with fewer than 400 students, had its limitations but also unique opportunities. There were only two engineering-related AP courses offered: AP Calculus AB and AP Physics 1. I eagerly took both and received a score of 5 on each, but I wanted more. I participated in several extracurricular activities to satisfy my appetite for learning. Primarily, I was involved in Science Olympiad (where I won a state medal), marching band (selected for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band), National History Day (a national finalist), speech and debate, Boy Scouts of America, theater, choir, woodshop, and small engine maintenance. These diverse experiences helped me narrow down what I wanted to pursue in college and beyond. I share this not to boast but to convey that I understand and respect the importance of students exploring various interests to discover what excites them. This is what drives my goals as a future college professor and as a tutor.

Feel free to reach out if you’re interested in having me as your tutor. I’ll be happy to answer any further questions.


Education: Brigham Young University
Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering
Other Degrees/Minors: Minor in Computer Science (BYU), PhD in Chemical Engineering (Princeton University)

High School:

Class Rank: Top 5% of Class
Awards & Honors: Teenager of the Year (2015)
Interests & Activities: Member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band (Tenor Saxophone, One of four selected from across the country), Science Olympiad State Medalist (Remote Sensing), Colorado All-State Band Member (Bass Clarinet, 1st Chair)
AP Exams: 5 Calculus AB, 5 Physics 1


Other Awards: BYU Chem. E Outstanding Senior, BYU Chem. E Outstanding Junior, Various Full-ride scholarships (one for each semester)
Other Interests & Activities: Through various personal, work, and school projects, I have gained experience with each of the following computer languages: Python (7 years), C++ (5 years.), Swift (1 year.), C (1 year.), CUDA (1 year.), MATLAB (2 years.), VBA (1 year.), Java (1 year.), JavaScript (1 year.), HTML (1 year), and CSS (1 year). I was also involved in BYU's athletic bands (Marching Band, Varsity Men's Basketball Band, Always on Tenor Saxophone) for each of the years I attended BYU. We had the privilege to travel to several post-season games and tournaments.
Location: Princeton, NJ

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