Hi! My name is Richard, I’m from Massachusetts, and I have a B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University. My passions include creative writing, theater, teaching, and music composition. I am second-generation Chinese-American, and I’ve been tutoring students from pre-school to college over the past year and a half. My favorite subjects include English, Chemistry, Psychology, and Math. I am currently in law school at UCLA, and I expect to receive my JD in 2024. My teaching style is flexible, goal-oriented, and I connect with my students by talking about their interests or sharing a laugh! I love getting to know people, and the quickest way to my heart is with a smooth gel pen.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: B.A. Psychology
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Theater and Music Theater, Accepted into Creative Writing Certificate program; UCLA Law student
Class Rank: 4
Awards & Honors: Class Vice President (4 years), National Merit Finalist, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Summit 2014, National Speech and Debate Honor Society, Speech and Debate national quarterfinalist & top 10 (separate years), National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Tri M Music Honor Society, Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) high school festival semifinalist (playwright), METG 2nd Playwriting Competition, Worcester Young Artists Competition Senior Division 2nd.
Interests & Activities: Class government (Vice President), Speech and debate, A Cappella choir (President), National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Theater and Musical Theater, Playwriting, Jazz band (pianist), Wind Ensemble (percussionist), District & All State Choir, Peer Tutor, Volunteer at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Children Across America Volunteer.
SAT Scores: 800 Math, 770 Critical Reading, 700 Writing
ACT Scores: 34 Composite, 36 English, 31 Math, 34 Reading, 34 Science
AP Exams: 5 Psychology, 5 English Language, 5 English Literature, 5 Spanish Language and Culture, 5 Calculus BC, 5 US History, 5 Chemistry, 5 Statistics
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 700 Chemistry (taken before AP Chemistry course), 780 US History, 790 Chinese with listening (Taken 8th grade)
Other Awards: Lewis Center for the Arts Outstanding Work by a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior.
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton I am involved in - Princeton Baby Lab Research Assistant, Princeton Triangle Club (Vice President, Tour Manager, Social Media Manager, Equity/Diversity/Inclusion Task Force), Princeton University Players (Director for 2 musicals), Lewis Center for the Arts Front Desk Worker, Princeton University Rock Ensemble, Theater Intime (playwright), The Playwrights' Guild, Princeton Peer Nightline Volunteer, CONTACT Crisis Hotline Volunteer, Sexual Harassment and Assault Advising Resources and Education (SHARE) Peer.