From a young age, Andres Parra has felt a desire to save lives in the medical field, enamored by the complex imaging machines and human anatomy figures he saw in the classroom and at the doctor’s office. As he grew up, he found he also had a penchant for mathematics, a skill strongly fostered by both of his parents who are proud engineers. As a result of all this, Andres has found a passion for Biomedical Engineering, the perfect blend of math, engineering, design, and biology, which he currently studies at Johns Hopkins University as a Senior.
Andres has always felt the spark of helping others understand the numerical and scientific laws which govern everything around us. Beginning with helping math classmates unofficially, he has since tutored in math in high school as part of Mu Alpha Theta and helped his classmates in college understand the concepts behind their homework. He understands that learning is not merely a static information dump, but a dynamic interaction between the content and the student’s own strengths and background knowledge. In his work with middle and high school students, Andres tutors biology, advanced math through calculus III, and standardized test preparation for the ACT or SAT.
When not tutoring or studying for his degree, Andres enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, enjoying activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, Spike-Ball, Catan, card games, and more.