who we are
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.
B.A. UC Berkeley 2018
J.D. Candidate Stanford Law 2023
SAT: 2320 (1550 equiv.)
I am a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where I majored in Philosophy and minored in Global Poverty and Practice. Studies aside, I spent my undergraduate years working and volunteering in the Bay Area -- a community that, as a San Francisco native, I have always felt lucky to call home. I will be attending Stanford Law School beginning in the fall of 2020.
I have previously provided SAT tutoring with a nationwide test prep company, as well as volunteer-based ESL (English as a Second Language) tutoring through Refugee Transitions, an Oakland-based non-profit organization. Each resonated with me for a different reason: SAT tutoring allowed me to make use of a highly specific skill set, and the measurable progress I was able to track felt tangibly rewarding. My volunteer tutoring, on the other hand, provided an avenue for me to make a positive local impact -- a goal I take seriously.
For me, Wright Minded combines the best of both worlds. Having spent countless hours shadowing Mike’s teaching sessions, working with him directly, and otherwise honing my skills, I am honored to have the opportunity to share them with this community that I love.