who i am
J.D. Yale Law 2015
B.A. Yale College 2011
I graduated from Palo Alto High School in 2007 and spent my first year of college at UC San Diego. I then transferred to Yale College, where I studied philosophy and cognitive science. During my undergraduate years I also studied abroad at Oxford University and took summer classes at Stanford University.
After college I moved back home to teach a class for Blueprint LSAT Prep in San Francisco, and within a few months I began taking LSAT and law school admissions counseling clients independently. I continued working one-on-one with clients throughout my time at Yale Law School, and by the time I graduated I felt more drawn to the human impact I could have as a tutor than the work I would be doing as a lawyer.
In adopting The Hour For Hour Promise and expanding my services to the SAT / undergraduate admissions level, I aim to address the dramatic inequality of opportunity created by the test prep and college counseling industry, where students who can't afford to spend thousands on SAT prep courses and college essay revision enter this crucial stage of life at a severe disadvantage.
Much of the insider knowledge I gained from working with LSAT and law school admissions clients carries over to SAT preparation and undergraduate admissions, but in order to provide support specifically tailored to the needs of prospective college students, I have:
- Surveyed the test-prep resources available for the SAT/ACT, and developed a start-to-finish preparation strategy geared specifically toward the New SAT, the test for which the best free resources and analytic tools are available.
- Spoken with dozens of fellow students from top-tier universities to gauge what made their applications successful, and familiarized myself with the thorny details of the college application process, such as early action/decision applications and the vast array of grants and scholarships available based on need and merit.
- Reached out to school officials and youth organizations in low-income Bay Area communities to make sure my pro bono resources reach the students who need them most, and are provided in a form that addresses the unique challenges students in these communities face.