University of Pennsylvania
Hear from ZeeshanZeeshan was born and raised in the Silicon Valley, and although he currently resides in Philly, he will forever be loyal to the Bay (and especially In-n-Out). Named both a National Merit Finalist and National AP Scholar in High School, Zeeshan also spent a lot of time in extracurricular activities such as debate and campus ministry. Aside from winning the 2014 California High School Tournament in Policy Debate as a senior, Zeeshan spent extensive time tutoring and teaching through Breakthrough Silicon Valley. There, he taught highly-motivated but underprivileged students in a variety of subjects ranging from English to Calculus to History, even helping students with high school admissions. Due to his experience with Breakthrough, Zeeshan is currently studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Penn, a degree that he hopes will help him enter into educational policy in the future. A member of the oldest all-male collegiate sketch comedy group, Penn's Mask and Wig, Zeeshan also loves Calvin and Hobbes, the NBA, and helping his students succeed.
Hear from SidhiSidhi was born in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. She was named a National Merit Finalist and National AP Scholar in high school and won the Cardinal Stritch piano festival as well as the Civic Music Association scholarship her senior year. A Classical Studies fanatic, Sidhi took first place in the Academic Decathlon and was named MVP of a Latin-based quiz bowl competition at the National Latin Convention. She went on to concentrate in Neuroscience at Brown University, where she was later inducted into the Sigma Xi honor society. Her first summer of college, Sidhi became a branch manager for Ivy Insiders, a program which allowed students to set up their own mini-tutoring companies. She was ecstatic to witness her help result in an average ACT score boost of 6 points for her students. Later in college, she also tutored for BRYTE, a student-led program which pairs undergraduate tutors with refugees from Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. While she is currently pursuing a film career in both acting and production in Los Angeles, Sidhi is excited to keep tutoring students to beat standardized tests!
Hear from EricEric Fischer graduated cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a 3.93 GPA. As UCLA has an exceptional analytic philosophy program, one that emphasizes formal logic and an analysis of language to refine arguments, Eric focused his studies primarily on the philosophy of language and logic. During this time, he also became avidly involved in tutoring the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and subjects such as mathematics, physics, logic, and Spanish. As a private tutor and an instructor for 4 years for various top-notch education companies in Los Angeles, Eric advanced his teaching abilities and especially his knowledge of the SAT and ACT. For the better part of one academic year, he also studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid as part of an Education Abroad Program. In Spain, he became fluent in written and spoken Spanish and moreover realized the tremendous value of living in a foreign country. With a keen interest for language, culture, and exposing oneself to new experiences, Eric considers traveling an intellectual journey. On that note, he loves visiting beach cities and other places with natural attractions.
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Hear from TimAs a sophomore in high school, Tim turned friendly homework help into a full-fledged tutoring service. He started teaching the SAT as soon as he received his score, most recently, a 2390. In his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Tim played lightweight football and studied History and Philosophy. He enjoys coaching youth sports and helping every student reach their “Aha!” moment. He is currently working on an app that snaps pictures of math problems and automatically explains them to students. On weekends, you can find him biking around Philly, whipping up fresh meals in the kitchen, working in his garden, or eating standardized tests for breakfast.