Devika A.

ABOUT ME

I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, right outside of Boston. I am a double major in Economics and Political Science, and hope to attend law school 1-2 years after graduation. Outside of school and tutoring, I love to fence as part of the Penn Fencing Team (go Quakers!), follow politics and particularly presidential debates, and play pranks with my family and friends (so watch out come April Fool’s Day!).

MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been tutoring for more than five years, and have worked with students in a variety of formats—in large and small groups, individually, on Zoom, and in-person. I have tutored students across the country as well as across the globe, and enjoy engaging with students on many subjects such as ACT/SAT test preparation, economics, English, math, and even public speaking and debate. Many of my students have gone on to increase their standardized test scores or academic grades substantially, with several students achieving near-perfect ACT/SAT scores after just months of working together.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As someone who remembers taking the ACT not too long ago, I am very familiar with the anxieties of test preparation and academic stressors in general. As such, I have crafted my teaching style to address and mitigate these anxieties: we will work together to approach our task in as calmly and structured as possible, recognizing that mental endurance and a positive mindsight play as much a role in success as content and strategies.

Devika A.