EducationColumbia University class of 2011, Biochemistry major with honors, 3.82 GPA
Stanford University, Master's of Science in Biochemistry, Jan 2014
ExperienceI love teaching others in the subjects I love most. I have extensive experience in both science and foreign language that I'd love to share with others.
I started my science career in 2009 with an Amgen Scholarship to research the pore-forming unit of an acid-sensing taste channel at the molecular and cellular level. I graduated from Columbia University with an honors degree in Biochemistry in 2011 with 2 years of research experience under my belt before joining the Biochemistry program at Stanford University to research the dynamics of photosynthetic membranes in cyanobacteria.
I started my career in languages by achieving fluency in Spanish and working for 2 summers as an assistant translator at Spanglish Unlimited in North Carolina. I have since achieved fluency (HSK 6 level) in Mandarin Chinese as well, and used it to host delegations of student leaders from Peking University and Tsinghua University as Director of Events Management for Global China Connection. I am currently on the market as a translator and interpreter and in discussion for part-time work.
I have over 1000 hours of tutoring experience through this and other sites. I've been encouraged to become a professor or teacher by many people, as they've found me very patient, helpful, and good at teaching. I've even helped friends and students with subjects I've never taken before, learning the material on the spot, and helping them answer their questions quickly.
I'd love to give advice on the college and graduate school application process as well, and can help students prepare for the SAT and GRE. I received a 2280 (800 math, 750 critical reading, 730 writing) on the SAT and performed similarly on the GRE (94+ percentile quantitative, 91 percentile verbal, 84 percentile analytical writing). I received scores of 5 on all AP tests I took (Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science AB, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics) and got a 790 on the Spanish SAT 2.
Also, with an undergrad Honors thesis and a 204-page Master's thesis under my belt, I'd be happy to help with writing as well.
HobbiesI'm very happy to answer questions in any area and do research to find answers to any particularly curious questions students have. I'm friendly and professional and can give students a feel for what it takes to succeed in high school or college.
In my free time I watch movies to improve my Spanish and Chinese, enjoy art museums and photography, and love social and ballroom dancing with friends.
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