Chief Executive Officer
Hi! My name is Garrett Cheng and I am a freshman at Dartmouth College, an Ivy League institution in New Hampshire, majoring in Mathematics. I finished high school with a 5.576 GPA and straight-A's, and enrolled myself in 15 of the most rigorous AP classes available—earning 5s on all AP exams. I am a recipient of both the National AP Scholar Award and the National Merit Scholar award, and scored a 1550 on the SAT, with a perfect 800 math score. I also scored a perfect 800 on the SAT 2 Math 2 exam. Furthermore, I am a Jack Byrne Scholar at Dartmouth and graduated Salutatorian of my high school class. I tutor only by special request.
Chief Financial Officer
Hello! I am Rohit Gunda, and I am a Economics and Computer Science major at Duke University. I excel in the toughest classes offered by my high school. In total, I have enrolled myself in 12 AP Classes over my THS career. I have scored a 1570 on my SAT, with a perfect score of 800 on the SAT Math Level II Subject Test. I am a nationally ranked swimmer, founder of the Geography Club, co-president of the Academic Decathlon Team, and a founder of a startup company. I am part of the Math, Social Studies, Spanish, and National Honor Societies. I am an experienced tutor, working with kids for over three years. I tutor only by special request.
Chief Operating Officer
I am an incoming freshman at the University of Southern California on the Pre-Med Track. I currently take challenging courses, as I have enrolled in 6 AP classes during my tenure at Trumbull High School in Connecticut. I also am a member of the tennis team, vice president of the Interact Club, Model Congress, and founder of the Medical Club, playing an active role in my community. I am willing to help all students throughout these difficult times. I specialize in core subjects.
Chief Administrative Officer
Hi everyone! My name is Monish Kumar, and I am a freshman at Washington University in Saint Lous, majoring in Biology with a minor in Finance. I have engaged myself in challenging classes throughout my school career. In addition, I have found success in standardized testing, scoring a 35.25 on the ACT, a 1560 on the SAT, and an 800 on the Math level 2 SAT Subject Test. Furthermore, I have been named an AP Scholar with Honor and a National Merit Commended Scholar. Outside of academics, I participate in many extracurriculars: I play football, wrestling, and lacrosse, and I am the head of the Weightlifting Club, Young Republicans Club, and Science Bowl. I also have much teaching experience with the Pathfinder Program and Kumon. I specialize in standardized testing.
Director of Northeastern Operations
Hi! My name is Nati Tesfaye, and I am a senior at Hopkins School in New Haven. I take a wide variety of courses and always look to advance my understanding of the world around me. I currently take two AP classes: AP Biology and AP United States History, and I plan on taking two more APs my senior year. I am a co-head of two clubs at my school: a sports debate club and a charity for cancer awareness. I am also a member of my school's debate club and model congress. I currently work for my school's writing studio, which helps students with their English and research papers. I run cross country and play basketball for Hopkins, and I compete at the varsity level for both sports. I love to help whenever I can, and I specialize in elementary subjects, intermediate subjects, history, writing, and biology for high school students.
Hi! My name is Andrew Bordea and I'm a senior at Hopkins School. I have always put all my effort into my interesting and challenging courses. I am currently taking three accelerated classes: AP Bio and AP US History, as well as Enriched Precalc. I am also a member of the Natural Disaster Relief Club at Hopkins, where we raise awareness and money for areas afflicted by disasters. I play hockey and lacrosse, and spend summer time volunteering for organizations for kids with special needs. I am happy to help however I can. I specialize in elementary subjects, intermediate subjects, as well as biology and history for high school.
Hello! My name is Maria Cusick, and I am a senior at Hopkins school in Connecticut. I have always worked to push myself academically, and this year I’ve challenged myself by taking two AP courses: AP Chemistry and AP Art History. Furthermore, I took AP Music Theory last year. Outside of school, I am an avid musician; I play the piano, play the organ, and sing in a choir. I also am a captain of my school’s robotics team and am a member of the Varsity Field Hockey Team. I specialize in elementary subjects, intermediate subjects, English, math up to tenth grade, biology up to ninth grade, chemistry up to tenth grade, and music theory.
Hi! My name is Michael Kluger, and I am a junior at Hopkins School in New Haven. I pride myself in being a good student by challenging myself academically. I am currently taking AP Physics 1. I’m also on track to take AP Calculus BC next year, along with other AP science courses. I am a member of the Science Olympiad team at Hopkins as well. I have been on the varsity soccer team at Hopkins since my freshman year and play on a very competitive club team outside of school. I love to learn and I’m excited to help other students learn as well. I specialize in elementary and intermediate subjects, and math up to Algebra II.
Hello! I am Rhea Ahuja, and I am a junior at Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. I have always strived to challenge myself academically, and I am currently taking 2 AP courses: AP Calculus BC and AP Physics 1. I am the captain of the Girls Hopkins squash team and one of the leaders for the Amnesty Chapter at Hopkins; I am also a part of the robotics team. I play piano and guitar and am an active member of the Hopkins Drama Association. I have always enjoyed learning and teaching math, and I look forward to working with kids. I specialize in elementary subjects, intermediate subjects, and math up to precalculus.
Hi! My name is Eze Iheanacho, and I’m a senior at Hopkins School. I take courses that challenge me to do my best. My extracurriculars include football, basketball, and track. I’m the founder of Hopkins’ sports debate club, Hot Takes. I’m also a part of the school’s Writing Studio, where students can visit and receive help for their history and English papers. Furthermore, I shadow physicians inside and outside the US, where I learn how to listen to and treat people’s problems. I’ve also helped support local veterans by volunteering at the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) hospital in West Haven. I specialize in elementary subjects, intermediate subjects, reading/writing, English, and ninth grade Biology.
Hi! I’m Bhavana Etikela, a senior at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Connecticut. During my freshman year, I took honors classes in Biology, Spanish II, and Algebra II. This year, I will be taking honors courses in Chemistry, Spanish III, Precalculus, and AP World History. I also participate in many clubs, including student government, math team, newspaper, and robotics. In middle school, I was the school magazine's co-editor and was a member of several clubs. I received awards for my academic excellence and for being a model citizen. I am recognized for my patience and helpfulness. I specialize in elementary core subjects.
Hi! I'm Yash Permalla, a senior at Trumbull High School in Connecticut. I took the SAT in middle school and scored a 1510. I have taken several honors and AP classes, and I will be taking Calculus BC and AP Language and Composition in the following year. I am also involved in many extracurriculars. I am a member of a robotics team, the Trumbull High Math Team, Model Congress, and Model UN. I also play clarinet in the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band. I have also taught at Kumon of Stratford in math and reading for 4 years. I specialize in Standardized Testing
Hi! I’m Pearl Miller, a senior at Hopkins School in Connecticut. I have always focused hard on my school work and have achieved good grades for as long as I can remember. This year I will be taking AP Art History and AP Biology, and I intend to take more APs next year. I also participate in many extra-curricular activities. I have been a class representative for the student council since my freshman year. I am also a poetry editor in our school magazine, a member of our debate club, a 1660 Ambassador, which means I work with the Alumni/ae and Development Office to help work events and activities that pertain to Alumni, and I work with the Admission Office to give tours at open house and year-round. Additionally, I am a part of the Hopkins Drama Association, HDA, and I participate in shows year round as both an actor and a member of tech. I have been acknowledged for my excellent character, and in the 8th grade, I received an award for my kindness and good nature. I also have past teaching experience as a tutor with the Pathfinder program. I specialize in elementary and intermediate subjects.
Hello! My name is Paresh Jampala, and I am a senior at Randolph School. I play basketball, hockey, and tennis, and I am a leader of the fishing club and scholar’s bowl. I will also be doing the Science Olympiad this year on our school’s team. I am the class president, organizing many volunteering and outreach activities in the past 3 years; I have also tutored in the past, and love working with kids. I am taking AP Chemistry, AP US History, Honors Precalculus, Human Physiology, and taking Mixed Media as an elective, and I have taken Spanish up to level 4. I specialize in elementary and intermediate subjects.
Hi! My name is Keerthana Girish, and I am a junior at Temple City High School in California. This year, I am taking multiple honors classes and AP World History; I'd like to take more challenging classes next year. I was a part of the Robotics team throughout middle school. I am also a part of the Astronomy Club Cabinet at my school; I am the Public Relations Officer. Some of my extracurriculars include Indian classical dance and classical music. I have experience tutoring students with math at my local middle school. I specialize in elementary and intermediate math.
Hello! My name is Shripad Akumalla, and I am a junior at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA. As a freshman, I was advanced in the classes I took, and I have challenged myself this year with some difficult classes. I have done Destination imagination since 2nd grade and have gone to the global finals tournament twice. Over the course of the pandemic, I have taken part in a team that makes fit face shields. So far, we have donated over 2000! Prior to the pandemic, I enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball. I am patient and hardworking, and I’m dedicated to the work I do.
Hi! My name is Anish Velaparthi, and I am a junior at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North in New Jersey. During my Freshman year, I consistently challenged myself by taking rigorous classes such as Adv. Alg II Honors, Bio Honors, AP Computer Science A (Score of 5), and many more. I have found academic success in
Hi! My name is Anish Velaparthi, and I am a junior at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North in New Jersey. During my Freshman year, I consistently challenged myself by taking rigorous classes such as Adv. Alg II Honors, Bio Honors, AP Computer Science A (Score of 5), and many more. I have found academic success in all of the classes I have taken thus far. This year, I am taking Advanced Topics Computer Science (Post AP class), and many other challenging courses. Additionally, I play many sports, including basketball and tennis. I am an active member of the WWP North JSA roster, Young Entrepreneurs club, Business Club, and MUN (Model United Nations). My team in the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition placed 11th out of approximately 650 teams.
Hello! I’m Arjun Vedere, a junior at Cheshire High School in Connecticut. During this past year as a freshman, I have challenged myself by taking advanced classes such as honors Algebra II, Honors Geometry, Honors Bio, and many more, all while finishing with straight A’s. This year, I am challenging myself more, taking
Hello! I’m Arjun Vedere, a junior at Cheshire High School in Connecticut. During this past year as a freshman, I have challenged myself by taking advanced classes such as honors Algebra II, Honors Geometry, Honors Bio, and many more, all while finishing with straight A’s. This year, I am challenging myself more, taking two AP courses and 5 Honors courses. In addition, I have taken the initiative to properly serve as an active member of my community in and out of school. I am a member of Interact Club, DECA, Spikeball Club, Kids for Kids, and the basketball team. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, I started a relief fundraiser to help families who were unable to adequately support themselves during the pandemic. My door-knocking campaign helped me raise $4000, which I donated to food pantries and soup kitchens around Connecticut.
Hi! I’m Aarav Parekh, a junior at Trumbull High in Connecticut. In my freshman year, I took all Honors classes, including Honors Algebra 2. This coming school year, I will take Honors Precalculus and various AP classes. I am involved in a lot of clubs and extracurricular activities. I play soccer, I’m on a nationally ra
Hi! I’m Aarav Parekh, a junior at Trumbull High in Connecticut. In my freshman year, I took all Honors classes, including Honors Algebra 2. This coming school year, I will take Honors Precalculus and various AP classes. I am involved in a lot of clubs and extracurricular activities. I play soccer, I’m on a nationally ranked robotics team, and I mentor a budding robotics team of middle school students. Additionally, I came first in the state for my event in DECA, and I will be the competition captain for the club in the upcoming school year. I also participate in the Trumbull High Math Team and Model Congress. I am great at working well with others, and I enjoy teaching and helping others in any way I can.
Former Associate Professor, Rochester University
Minister Emeritus, Stamford Church of Christ
M.Th. Harding School of Theology; M.A., M.Phil. Medieval History, New York University
Jill Seres manages a pharmaceutical analytical laboratory at MannKind Corporation. She is a long time resident of Trumbull and is happily married to her husband, Matt for 35 years.
Brandon Pierce teaches English Literature and Language Arts at Lake Travis High School in Austin, TX. For a decade prior Brandon served as a minister to churches in Texas, California, and Connecticut. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University (BA '08; MA '12). He is married to Sierra Pierce and has two boys, Oliver and Elliott, growing up entirely too fast.
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