Sajiwan Naicker

College Counselor & Academic Tutor

During my undergraduate years at Princeton University, I was fascinated by the philosophy of education, especially dealing with how we can gain knowledge efficiently. I took numerous courses in the subject, and I began applying the lessons I learned by teaching a variety of subjects to students from and in China as part of a work-study program.

During that same time, I began to reflect on my own journey as a student. As the first in my family to attend college, I did not have much guidance through the college admissions process. In order to assure that other students have the guidance I missed out on, I began working as a college admissions counselor, helping students with SAT/ACT testing, personal statements, and the general college admissions process. Applying the lessons I learned, I was able to help one of my students get into every Ivy League school and into many other schools across the nation.

As an educator, I work to meet students where they are in their education journey before helping them get to where they want or need to be. I tailor my teaching methods to each student, and I work closely with the parents to ensure that we’re all in the same boat. Most importantly, I believe that all of my students are capable of achieving their goals and being successful.

When I am not teaching, I am usually found either cooking, tending to my many plants, or attending the symphony or opera with my friends!

Subjects Tutored:

College Counseling
College Application Essays
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Algebra 2
Academic English
Academic Geometry
Academic Pre-Calculus
Academic Trigonometry
Academic US History
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP US History




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