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Stanford '21, Physics
Elyssa Hofgard is a junior at Stanford University, majoring in physics with minors in math and history. She is passionate about educational equity and making science accessible to all. On campus, she is a research assistant in the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory, exploring how to improve brain imaging systems. She is also the co-president of Physics Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities at Stanford. She enjoys singing, spending time outdoors, and swimming. Elyssa is especially excited to tutor math and science courses, but she also loves helping students in humanities courses. Elyssa was a Learning Assistant for an introductory mechanics course (Physics 41E) at Stanford, and she worked as a math tutor throughout high school. She hopes to be able to connect with her students during this difficult time, and she can’t wait to get started!
Stanford '23, Human Biology
Hi! My name is Mia and I’m planning on majoring in Human Biology. I was a peer tutor for a few different subjects in high school. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I love Spanish, writing, and history. I’m happy to help you in any way and I look forward to learning together!
Stanford '23, ME and History
Amado Shrestha is a freshman from the suburbs of Philadelphia. He left home after 8th grade, going away to boarding school in Connecticut. After graduating high school, he embarked on an gap year in which he learned a few things they didn’t cover in prep school. At Stanford, he studies Mechanical Engineering as well as History. Amado has become excited about the ways that he can one day make a positive difference in the world through engineering, even giving back to some of the wonderful communities he has encountered in his travels. Academically, he has extensive experience with the concepts covered in AP Physics, as he has taken the AP Physics C test, and employs the concepts of Newtonian mechanics every day in his engineering classes.
Stanford '23, Political Science
Kirsten Mettler is a freshman at Stanford University, planning on majoring in Political Science with a minor in Creative Writing. Outside of the classroom, Kirsten is incredibly passionate about writing, having written multiple plays and being a writer for Stanford’s student newspaper. Kirsten is especially excited to tutor social science and english courses, and has been tutoring privately for four years. She also has teaching experience from working as an assistant teacher for young students and from being an advising fellow with Matriculate, a college advising service for low income students.
Stanford '21, Mechanical Engineering
Hey I’m Eric! I'm a Junior studying Mechanical Engineering and after struggling for many years with STEM courses, I've finally achieved a lot of confidence with math and science classes. I'm a first-generation/low-income student and have experience tutoring high school students since I was a high schooler myself. At Stanford, I spend a lot of my free time playing music in our student-run Mariachi ensemble.
Stanford '23, Chemistry and Music
Jocelyn Chen is a freshman at Stanford University planning on studying Chemistry and Music. She loves education, piano, and anything that involves cool experiments. As a tutor, she has had 4+ years of experience with kids ranging from elementary to high school. She has tutored for math, science, music theory, piano performance, and other subjects. On her free time, she crafts and bakes (she would like to open a bakery some day!) She hopes that everyone is staying safe and getting the help they need during this hectic time.