I am a rising sophomore at Columbia University pursuing a career in finance. I am a member of Project Rousseau, an organization that strives to mentor students from low-income families. My time in Project Rousseau has been a time of both self-development and maturation. Interestingly, I learn just as much from the students I tutor as they learn about mathematics or the SAT during our sessions. They are creative, diligent, and hardworking, and have stronger will and determination than many of my peers. Also, I am a member of Lion Fund, Columbia’s student-run hedge fund with over $125,000 AUM. The organization has improved my knowledge of valuation and has fostered growth in my research skills. Another organization I am part of on campus is the Columbia Finance and Investment Group (CFIG). In my time at CFIG, I have come to analyze the markets much more efficiently and regularly. I began tutoring students in my junior year of high school for the Mathematics Honor Society. Set in an environment that was not traditional one on one tutoring, I had to help many students at once. This gave me the ability to adjust to a dynamical work setting, where one task may have nothing to do with the previous one. Enjoying my experiences helping others, I began private tutoring in my senior year of high school. Since then, I have privately tutored over 10 students, improving each and every student’s quarterly averages by at least one letter grade, and many times, two or three. A few reliable strategies I focus on during my sessions are problem solving, extra work/homework, and pictures. Instead of focusing on the dull writing found in many textbooks, I focus on letting students solve problems that broaden their horizons. That way, when taking a test, students can adapt to questions they may not be familiar with. In addition, I am a firm believer that it is the student’s ultimate role to change and improve his/her scores; the tutor is merely the catalyst. As a result, I always assign homework problems for students to complete, encouraging them that doing so will help them learn and, thus, improve their grades. Lastly, since I find that since mathematics is a tough subject for many students, I try to break down problems as much as possible into a more familiar framework. The simplest way of doing so is to draw pictures. This lets the students to realize that the problem they are working aren’t so difficult as they envisioned, and it is a strategy that has worked with me for each student I have tutored.Fun Facts: I love cars, sports, and aviation.