Hi! My name is Zachary, and I am a student at Princeton University hailing from the suburbs of Chicago. I have a passion for learning and helping others (especially my four younger siblings!) learn. I am majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, with certificates in computer science and cognitive science. I also love history, political science, literature, linguistics, and philosophy! I would be thrilled to tutor either these subjects or more STEM-oriented subjects, or a combination of both.
Outside of school I enjoy playing competitive chess, basketball, and hiking. In the summer of 2019, I conducted research in computational biology at the Max Planck Department of Collective Behavior. I was awarded the Princeton Shapiro Prize in Academic Excellence for my academic achievements in my sophomore year. After I graduate, I want to use a combination of applied math/statistics and creative problem solving to help the world, potentially through healthcare analytics.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: B.S.E Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Awards & Honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended, M3 Math Challenge Honorable Mention, IL Water Polo Scholastic Player of the Year, Chicago Tribune Athlete-Scholar Honorable Mention
Interests & Activities: Water Polo (Varsity Captain), Swimming (Varsity Captain), Chess (Club founder), M3 Math Challenge (Team Member), Amnesty International
ACT Scores: 35 Composite, 35 English, 34 Math, 36 Reading, 35 Science
AP Exams: 5 AP Calc BC, 5 AP Physics C, 5 AP Stats, 5 AP Spanish Literature, 5 AP Spanish Language, 5 AP English Language, 5 AP Comparative Gov, 4 AP Political Science
SAT Subject Tests: 780 Math Level 2
Other Awards: Shapiro Prize- Academic Award for 2018-2019 school year academic performance
Other Interests & Activities: Chess Club and Team (President), Swim and Dive Team (Manager), Outdoor Action (Trip Leader)
Location: Princeton University