Hi there! My name is Triston, and I’m currently a senior at High School and an active member of the Medical Careers Club and Key Club. In my free time, I love to play songs on my guitar, practice tennis, and train Taekwondo. From a young age, I’ve developed an interest in the sciences; my dad is a doctor, and over the years, he’s imparted his wisdom onto me. I believe that science is the future (the pandemic is just one example of that) and I hope to be able to educate others not just about the facts, but about the possibilities that science can uncover. Going forward, I aspire to major in biology and conduct research on mutations in order to enhance progress towards innovations to combat genetic disorders.
My parents immigrated from Vietnam, and as a first-generation student, I understand the struggles that other students silently face, especially with academics. When I was younger, I worked with several wonderful tutors who helped me develop my English skills and ignited my passion for the sciences. Now, I want to be able to help and give other students the same opportunities as I did, not just to improve their performance in school, but to help them discover their passions as well.
As a senior in high school, I have taken 9 AP classes and several honors classes, receiving 5s on all of my AP exams thus far. My academic strength lies in the sciences (namely chemistry and biology) and I am currently on track to graduate through the medical pathway program at my school. I am also within the top 3% of my graduating class. Outside of academics, I have developed communication skills with my peers by being an active member of the Medical Careers Club at my school, Key Club (a community service group). I have also developed leadership skills through being the captain of my school’s varsity tennis team, and obtaining my third-degree black belt in Taekwondo, where I also coach other students. As a tutor, I believe that I can be a valuable presence to students who are struggling with science subjects.