Education: Master’s of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University
Years of Tutoring Experience: 4-5
Subject(s) you tutor: College Counseling, SAT, ACT, GRE, Middle School subjects (English, Math, and Science) and High School subjects (English and Biology)
Relevant Test Scores: 2013 ACT 34/36, 2017 GRE 162/170
Growing up, I knew I wanted to follow my father’s footsteps to become a professor. I first started to teach 5 years ago when I was an undergraduate student studying International Affairs and Biology. I was a Teaching Assistant for the first year honors seminar, as well as an undergraduate Science Tutor for the college-level Introductory Biology and Advanced Genetics. After graduating, I took on an Academic Advising position and then a Program Director position – both at emerging educational institutions. Currently, I am pursuing a Master’s in Political Science degree at Columbia University and will work towards a PhD program after the completion of my Master’s program.
To me, tutoring is more than teaching. It is also a mentoring process where I can help my students to achieve their goals and pursue their dreams. My teaching style is personalized to each student. I like to get to know my students – what they like, what do not like, what learning methods worked for them, and what they want to do when they grow up. Through this, I can create engaging learning examples and case studies for my students based on their preferences. A large number of students I have worked with previously were domestic students preparing for standardized tests and international students struggling with the American application system. My tutoring experience include teaching and advising students between 8-20 years old.
Aside from teaching, I also really enjoy sports. Jogging and hiking are some of my favorite activities. I ran my first full marathon two years ago and I hope to participate in a triathlon soon!