Scarlett is a 2012 Princeton University graduate who recently moved to Cambridge to start her PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. She became interested in all things Neuroscience during her time at Princeton, where she wrote a thesis on adult neurogenesis, the very cool phenomenon of brains making new neurons in response to experiences. In college she was awarded an NIMH-sponsored research fellowship to study mental illness at the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico City.
Scarlett began tutoring math and science in high school upon the realization that these subjects are often taught inflexibly and without acknowledging differences in learning styles. She has loved teaching ever since and has tutored a range of students both independently and through the Princeton Tutoring company. Her core strengths include Statistics, Biology, AP exams, SAT prep, and GRE prep. As the former Education Coordinator for Princeton’s Energy Corps, Scarlett has experience writing and carrying out lesson plans for middle school students. Additionally, Scarlett has done statistical consulting for a number of academic medical papers. Fluent in Spanish, Scarlett is able to tutor students who are more comfortable learning in Spanish.
Outside of school, Scarlett enjoys dancing, visual art, exploring Central Square, visiting her friends in NYC, and reading fiction and science-themed blogs. She has recently started kickboxing and learning how to code!