Lydia Z.


Lydia hails from sunny Southern California, though she had to adjust to the cold as an undergraduate at Princeton University, where she studied Molecular Biology and received a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She graduated summa cum laude, was awarded the Molecular Biology Thesis Prize, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Society of Sigma Xi. Lydia is now pursuing her dream of being a physician at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Lydia started tutoring when she was in high school, and became more formally involved in teaching at Princeton. She has tutored middle school and high school students, as well her undergraduate peers, and is equipped with the experience to work with students from a broad range of backgrounds and experience levels. Her one true love is biology, although she has also worked extensively in tutoring the SAT. Her own experience preparing for and taking the MCAT makes her a great fit for pre-medical students tackling this challenge, and she is excited to help students learn and grow.

Lydia enjoys spending time with friends, especially if board/card games or puzzles are involved! She’s also an avid fan of fiction books, Netflix, and chocolate.


Education & Qualifications
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MD Candidate
  • Princeton University BA in Molecular Biology, Certificate in Global Health and Health Policy 
  • Biology
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • MCAT