Communication is presentation. Expression and analysis form the backbone of social connection, relationships, and business. By comprehending another's thoughts, we understand the world. By distilling our own thoughts, we change the world.
As a UCLA Chemical Engineer turned management consultant, I appreciate the power of thoughtful words more than ever, and I seek to empower students to discover their passion for the English language, whether that be through literary analysis, technical writing, or fiction.
- Tutored high school students in English through Upward Bound, drawing on an extensive AP Literature background and curriculum
- Advised on and edited 100+ college, medical school, and residency application essays
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (2015)
UCLA, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering (fall 2011-spring 2015)
HarvardX Contracts Law Certification (fall 2017)
The Harker School (2007-2011)
§ AIF Service Honoree (2019)
§ AIF Brand Ambassador (2016)
§ Quill and Scroll International Honor Society (2011-present)
§ National Merit Finalist (2011)
§ National AP Scholar
President of America India Foundation Bay Area Young Professionals (2016 - 2019), Founder of Rohingya Relief Now (2016 – present), UCLA Chapter President of Global Health Professions Microfinance (2012-2016), Volunteers of America Tutor (2012-2015)
Mr. Murali is a thoughtful, patient teacher. He helped my son navigate junior year English and prep for the SATs. I really appreciated how straightforward he was in all our interactions, and my son really enjoyed learning with him!
The first step is to carefully listen to a student to ascertain their needs and goals, in consultation with parents (and teachers if and when appropriate). The next step is to create a plan of action, with a mutually agreeable timeline to gauge progress. Finally, when working with any new student, I believe in soliciting feedback to ensure that I am effectively enhancing the learning experience.
I find that consistency, clarity, and connection make a difference in a student's joy for a subject.
I was a declared English major, steeped in high school and college literature, before I switched to Chemical Engineering. My passion for English in all its forms (technical writing, literary analysis, creative writing) has remained intact, and I've applied my skills to:
- Tutoring students in English literature through the Upward Bound program for 4 years, via Volunteers of America
- Consulting on and editing 100+ college, medical school, and residency application essays in various programs and disciplines
- Leading the Bay Area's LAMP chapter, a major literacy initiative for migrant children
Each lesson plan and timeline is custom-designed to suit a student's needs. However, I do offer these packages:
High School English Tutoring (British & American Literature, AP Test Preparation, SAT English, Creative Writing, Research Writing)
College Application Essay Consultation
College Application Editing
$30/1 hr with hours quoted prior to review
My mother was a middle school teacher, and I got my start tutoring high school students in English and Calculus through Upward Bound.
I have worked with students across the spectrum from 5th-graders to 4th-year medical students. In terms of curriculum, my forte is middle and high school English language and literature education. My consultation forte is college application and medical school essays.
The literacy initiative I have championed with the charity I serve, American India Foundation, recently hit the milestone of 500,000 students uplifted through our program: https://aif.org/our-work/education/learning-and-migration-program/
Find a teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about the subject matter. Then judge them on their adaptability. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, learning material is as much about connecting as it is about the subject matter.
1) On a scale of 1-10, how much does this subject matter to me and my educational endeavors?
2) On a scale of 1-10, how much extra effort do I need to put in to reach the level I seek?
3) What do I struggle most with to absorb? What do I find easy?
4) Where am I looking to evolve to and what is my timeframe?