Abubakar grew up in the small and friendly town of Friendship, Wisconsin before moving to Atlanta, Georgia for high school, where he graduated as valedictorian. Abubakar then studied electrical engineering and computer science at MIT for five years (Bachelor's and Master's), graduating with a GPA of 4.9/5.0. He received the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, which is funding his research as a Ph.D. student at Stanford.
Abubakar has been tutoring for more than ten years -- he started by teaching his three younger siblings algebra and geometry. During his time at MIT, Abubakar established a tutoring program to help high school students from immigrant backgrounds find mentors with similar ethnic backgrounds at MIT. The program helped more than 100 students with high school math and science, SAT test prep, and navigating the college admissions process.
Abubakar is an avid coder and has launched several web and mobile applications. In his spare time, Abubakar enjoys a game of squash, reading about ethics and trans-humanism, dreaming up start-ups, and is learning jiu-jitsu!