As a kid, Saurabh wanted to play soccer professionally and score a goal in the World Cup. When it became clear that that was unlikely to happen, he instead attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Vagelos Scholars Program in Molecular Life Sciences with a BA in biochemistry and MS in chemistry. While at Penn, Saurabh also received the Thomas H. Wood Prize, awarded by the Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty to the undergraduate student in introductory physics demonstrating the greatest proficiency in assimilating the concepts of physics. Having found a passion for medicine, Saurabh is currently pursuing a medical degree at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Saurabh brings years of tutoring experience in various capacities. He tutored elementary and middle school students while in high school, and continued to tutor fellow students through Penn’s tutoring center. Saurabh also worked as a general chemistry TA at Penn, receiving a Chemistry Teaching Assistant Award for Exceptional Service based on feedback from students and the Department of Chemistry faculty. He has a knack for standardized testing and has experience helping develop strong test taking strategies in other students. Saurabh’s core strengths lie in math, physics, chemistry, and biology. Outside of academic tutoring, Saurabh mentored freshmen students at Penn and helped them transition to college life.
While at Penn, Saurabh played for the Men’s Club Soccer team and directed a drama for the Penn Vietnamese Students’ Association. He also enjoys playing guitar, folding origami, roller-blading, reading, and socializing in his spare time.