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Princeton University
Football Captain Elect, Basketball Captain Elect, QuestBridge National College Match Finalist, National Achievement Scholar, Three Sport Award (for lettering in three varsity sports senior year), Basketball Award for Leadership, Dedication, and Sportsmanship, Dorrance Award for Leadership, Dedication, and Sportsmanship, Lacrosse Fairchester League Champion, Most Improved Lacrosse Player, New Haven Register Senior Spotlight Recipient
I am originally from North Carolina but currently reside in Connecticut. My parents are both naval veterans, which allowed me and my siblings to move around a lot, which, then, was a lot of fun. Ever since I was a kid, I've always been passionate about academics. As I got older, I became more passionate about giving back to all those who have given to me to allow me to get to where I am today. In the past, this has come in the form of being a mathematics teacher intern at Breakthrough New Haven, a program that aims to provide youth from low-income families with the tools necessary to assist them in matriculating to top tier college preparatory schools; I went through the program myself. I've also gone back to my middle school to tutor. Furthermore, at Princeton, I have had the privilege of tutoring kids in the local area. My strengths lie in the STEM field, namely, mathematics and chemistry. Upon graduating, I plan to assume a position as an associate material engineer and hope to obtain a master's or two--MBA and/or MScEng. Here, at school, I also have the opportunity of working in the Frist Campus Center, the student hub on-campus. There, I am a building supervisor. Our job is to ensure that our patrons are getting the most out of the building, making sure that their stay is a pleasant one. This experience has allowed me to develop my interpersonal skills, which are quintessential for efficacy in tutoring. I believe that being able to connect with students one-on-one is what allows successful tutors to drive home the material, ensuring that their students retain the material well past imminent examinations and the like. I look forward to using my past experiences to excel as a tutor and ensure the academic success of your children.
Princeton University
CHS Century Club (Top 100 students of school), National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Brown Book Award, National Merit Commended Student, Patriot Ledger Cross Country All-Scholastic, Letter of Recognition from Massachusetts Senate, Cross Country All-State Meet Qualifier, Hockomock League All-Star, XC/Track & Field, One of 10 participants of the Tommy Cochary High School Mile, Falmouth Road Race, 1st place at Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Bay State Piano Contest, 1st place at URI Piano Extravaganza, 2nd place at New England Piano Teachers Association Competition, Member of Southeastern MA Junior District Concert Band, Performer at Carnegie Hall, NYC (Crescendo International Competition), Recipient of Official Citation from Massachusetts Senate
I am currently an undergraduate at Princeton, most likely majoring in Environmental Engineering or the Geosciences. I am very passionate about the environment and am quick to pick up any sustainability cause - whether it be environmental activism or spreading the virtues of composting, recycling, and eating a plant-based diet. I love spending time outdoors running, biking or walking. I also enjoy playing the piano, baking, and writing. Academically, I enjoy a challenge - whether it's physics, writing, chemistry, or math - I feel as though solving a problem is one of the most fulfilling experiences. As for tutoring philosophy, I really enjoy helping others out: teaching others how to grasp a deeper concept is not just a "job but rather is a fulfilling and encouraging experience especially when you can be an emotional support for a student and simply be someone they can trust.
Princeton University
James Madison High School Faculty Award Recipient, National French Exam (First Place, 2 Years), AP Scholar with Distinction, Boys State Senator, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member, Order of the Arrow), National Start School Later Hall of Fame
I believe that tutoring is all about paying it forward. Inspired by a mentor of my own, a history teacher of mine, my tutoring career began in middle school with a student struggling with history. I loved it. Coming from Northern Virginia, where academic competition is steep, I realized that many students felt left behind and felt like they lacked a personal connection with the work that they were doing. This has been the cornerstone of what I believe tutoring is all about, and over time this approach has not only brought me many great friends, but also deepened my love for and understanding of the material. While my areas of tutoring proficiency have expanded over time, my belief in the importance of the relationship between the student and the tutor has not. I have worked with students on things from editing a French essay to learning how the Federal system works to how to do long division, and in each case I have loved building those relationships. I have long felt that this was an important area of education policy and, as the representative of Fairfax County's 188,000 students on its School Board, I tried to bring those personal experiences into effective education policy making. Working in the education policy arena has given me a new insight into the best ways to instruct students but also into the goals I hope to pursue in my future; education policy remains an important interest of mine, and I hope to work in that area after graduating.
Princeton University
Presidential Volunteer Service Award, National Merit Finalist, Missouri Scholars 100, Glory of Missouri Recipient for Virtue, Missouri Bright Flight Scholar, Homecoming Court, Academic All-State Varsity Softball, Junior Outstanding Social Studies Student of the Year, BreakDown STL Integrity Award, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador, Lafayette Crown Trophy, Lafayette Choice Award, Renaissance Gold Scholar
Hi! My name is Kat, and I hail from St. Louis, Missouri. I've always enjoyed being a Renaissance woman, and so often times you can find me sailing on the Atlantic, swing dancing in Jerusalem, fighting human trafficking, or launching my own startup. I love learning and sharing this passion with other students. Consequently, I've had the privilege of tutoring students for several years in both St. Louis and Princeton. In the past, I've tutored on topics like U.S. history, writing, college preparation, Spanish, algebra, biology, and more! Though I'm comfortable teaching most topics, I do have my favorites! I've always love history, especially American history and government - an infatuation that doesn't surprise me in the least. I spent years as a child volunteering at my dad's Civil War museum. (In fact, I've even helped clean Abraham Lincoln's parlor chairs with a toothbrush!) Growing up, I was a book addict (and still am), and so I enjoy teaching anything related to language arts, reading, and writing. In the future, I plan on doing global mission work, launching my own startup, and becoming the U.S. President. Hope to meet you soon!
Princeton University
Varsity Soccer Player, Soccer State Champion, American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation, National Champion in Appellate Court at National Judiciary Competition, All State Clarinetist, Played at Carnegie Hall with Carolina Youth Symphony, United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship Recipient, Double Letter in Academics
The importance of bettering one’s self through education has always been stressed to me by my family. Growing up, my mom taught be how to read, multiply, divide, and write before I entered elementary school. I had a regimented schedule that included reading two books every week, completing a math workbook biweekly, and writing a five paragraph essay on every Sunday afternoon. However, the material I learned was not the most crucial aspect of my early education. The lesson I was taught more broadly that transcended math and grammar was the sentiment that through education anything is possible. Loving to learn new things is a crucial aspect of success in most facets of life— especially academics. I believe my presence at Princeton can be attributed to my desire to learn. I know that all people young and old have the capacity to love the process of learning. Yet, many have not fostered or developed this characteristic. I first became involved in tutoring when I saw one of my soccer teammates falling behind in school to the point where he was suspended from the team. He was as smart as anybody, but he misplaced his time and energy in things besides school. This was because he was apathetic towards learning. Over the course of the season and school year, I met with him three times per week tutoring math, while also trying to instill a greater appreciation for the significance of caring about schoolwork. Ultimately, his grades improved in math, and more importantly, his grades in all of his classes improved. Acquiring new good habits can lead to success across subject boundaries. I enjoy tutoring math, writing, history, and government the most. Outside of school I enjoy playing the clarinet and kicking around a soccer ball with my friends.
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