Hi! My name is Sophia and I hail from Rockaway, NJ (a suburb in northern Jersey). I am currently pursuing an Operations Research and Financial Engineering degree at Princeton University and was the valedictorian of my high school – Morris County’s Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering.

After college, I am planning to pursue a career in finance and investment banking on Wall Street. I like tutoring, because I sincerely enjoy working with other students and I love helping other students to reach their full potentials. I am the oldest child in my immediate and extended family, so I have been unofficially helping my younger brother and cousins with their schoolwork for as long as I can remember. I also have extensive prior tutoring experience. Since I was in the eighth grade, I worked as a math and reading tutor at Kumon Education. Furthermore, I volunteered as a TA for the past four years at the Morris Chinese Academy. There, I worked with mostly elementary school age children to help them master Mandarin Chinese language and culture, and I was so well liked by the students and teachers alike that I was promoted to the Student Executive Board. Additionally, I have developed strong interpersonal skills by working as an ice skating coach for the past year at the local ice rink and a camp counselor for the last four summers at my town’s summer recreation camp for local children in grades K-8.

Math has always been my favorite and strongest subject in school, and as such, I am most comfortable tutoring math, ranging from elementary school all the way up to multivariable calculus. I achieved a perfect 2400 on the SAT, and I would definitely also love to tutor other students on the SAT and the SAT math subject tests. I am a FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) national winner in Business Math.

Outside of academics, I am a competitive figure skater. I have been skating since I was 4 years old and was a member of the Team USA Synchronized Skating Team in high school, and I represented the USA at the prestigious Spring Cup international synchronized skating competition in Milan, Italy in February 2014. I am also a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist in moves-in-the-field and ice dance. I am now a member of the skating team at Princeton University. Since coming to college, I have become a big fan of running and yoga/pilates. You can frequently catch me on the treadmill or at a PiYo class during my free time!


Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Operations Research and Financial Engineering

High School:

Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian, National Merit Finalist, U.S. Presidential Scholars Program candidate, National AP Scholar, NJ Governor's School in the Sciences, President's Volunteer Service Award, National FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Winner in Business Math, State DECA winner in Finance, USA Synchronized Figure Skating (Team Member), NJ Council of Figure Skating Clubs' Academic Honors Team (Member), Varsity Letter Winner (Soccer, 3 Years)
Interests & Activities: Team USA Synchronized Figure Skating, Varsity Soccer, FBLA (President), DECA, Teen Leadership Council, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society, Software Engineering Intern at Picatinny Arsenal, Morgan Stanley (Finance Intern), Summer Camp Counselor, Teacher at Morris Chinese Academy (Volunteer), Kumon Education (Tutor)
SAT Scores: 800 Math, 800 Critical Reading, 800 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Calculus BC, 5 Physics C: Mechanics, 5 English Language & Composition, 5 US History, 5 Statistics, 5 Chinese Language & Culture, 4 Chemistry, 4 Physics C: E&M
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Chemistry


Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Princeton University Figure Skating Club and Synchronized Skating Team, Princeton Corporate Finance Club (Assistant Vice President), Smart Women Securities, Engineers Without Borders, Chinese Students Association (Freshman Executive Council).
Location: Princeton University

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