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Hi I'm Sarah! I graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and majored in Biochemistry. I received top grades in Chemistry and Biochemistry and have tutoring experience in both subjects. I am attending medical school in the fall and am grateful to have been accepted into seven MD programs so far.

I found my passion for teaching in high school when I coached an after-school chess program comprised of around 20 elementary and middle schoolers. I loved not only teaching but also enjoyed instilling the many character-building elements of chess such as forethought, work ethic, determination, and resiliency.

In college, I became a chemistry Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) where I helped groups of 10-15 freshman and sophomores prepare for their exams and weekly quizzes by clarifying concepts and guiding them through problems. Unlike other academic resources, RPMs were assigned to a student dormitory, and this unique environment cultured a sense of close community among the students. I mentored students not just in chemistry but also helped them with their study skills and time management.

My tutoring approach is very personalized and tailored to each student. I have worked with students from various backgrounds and realized that I must first meet students where they are at to best help them understand. I will strive to help you master the concept by going back to the fundamentals so that you can truly understand the material.

I hope to be there for you not just as a tutor but also as a mentor as you journey towards your goal. Especially if you have questions about applying to medical school, I am more than willing to guide you through that process. But my goal is to help you become the best student you can be, so I will also help you with life skills such as scheduling, studying smarter, and using your resources wisely.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and I look forward to getting to you know you!

Credentials For Tutoring In Each Subject Area

1) Biochemistry
- First undergraduate biochemistry TA for my professor who historically only permitted graduate students to TA.
- Created hand drawn study guides for the class which was widely used among the students.

2) Chemistry
- College chemistry tutor for three years, mentored around 10-15 freshman and sophomores.
- Awarded the Chemistry Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) of the year award in 2019 which is given out to one RPM per year.
- Experience grading general chemistry exams as the head grader for my section

3) Chess
- Top ranked female under 21 in the United States of America from 2013-2015
- Life National Master with a current rating of 2239
- Silver medal at the World Youth Chess Championships for females under 10 in 2007
- National 10th grade co-champion at the National K-12 Chess Championship in 2012

Education

2019

Washington University in St Louis

Biochemistry

Degree

2019

Bachelors

Sarah ’s Rating

5.0
5.0
Articulation
5.0
Proficiency
5.0
Punctuality

Reviews

Chess
Michelle R.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Sarah is a superstar. I highly recommend her. My child thinks she is great.

5 months ago
Michelle R. reviews Sarah Chiang