Growing up in sunny San Jose, I was fortunate to be exposed to all sorts of people, industries, and hobbies—but I always gravitated towards mentorship and helping people. My first foray into tutoring was during my time at Piedmont Hills High School, where I introduced optics as captain of the Physics Team, coached relays as Varsity Swim captain, and trained high notes as soprano section leader. In all these roles, I guided and collaborated with my peers to achieve our goals together. It was during this time when I became a private swim instructor, working with students of all ages to become superstar swimmers.
I continued pursuing my passion for tutoring at UC Berkeley, where I double-majored in data science and economics. I tutored for two of UC Berkeley’s largest undergraduate courses: Introduction to Data Science and Macroeconomics. As head tutor, I led 200-person review sessions for the students that I met with every day in one-on-one sessions. It was extremely rewarding to befriend so many peers while leading tutoring teams, facilitating learning, and expanding my teaching toolbox. It was a lot of work, but it was all worth it to help my students reach their “Ah-ha!” moments.
School is hard, and even harder without help. I am a firm advocate and practitioner of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. My teaching style is wholly student-centered and extremely responsive to feedback, and I will push students to maximize their potential while promoting love for learning. I am a patient, diligent, and detail-oriented teacher, and I believe in the importance of making students feel at home regardless of background and prior experience.
Outside of tutoring, I am an aspiring software engineer, and I love to make music playlists, search for optimal sunset-watching spots, hike extremely slowly, and consume Netflix Originals the second they come out.