Hillview Prep Thought Leaders
Sean shares his Yale and Penn experience, goals and passion.
Sean shares insights about getting into Penn.
Sean is a Bay Area native who graduated from Valley Christian High School in 2011. He was recognized by the College Board as a National AP Scholar after passing all 10 of his AP exams. He joined the Hillview Prep in 2014 as an intern and has been a part of the HP ever since.
Sean is a dean's list, cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he studied Health and Societies, focusing in Global Health with a minor in Philosophy. During spring 2014, Sean studied health in communities in Vietnam, South Africa, and Brazil through the International Honors Program. Following graduation, he taught English for one year in Indonesia through the Princeton in Asia fellowship program.
This upcoming fall, Sean will begin his masters program at Yale University in ethics, religion, and development studies. In the future, he hopes to continue his education in law, public affairs, or international relations. Sean ultimately hopes to work in international development with the professional goal of working with the United Nations.
Robert is also a Bay Area native that grew up in Mountain View and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering and a focus on neural and sensory systems engineering. While at Cal, he authored a peer-reviewed scientific article (http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000389) and began volunteer-teaching at elementary schools in the area. After graduating, he and his wife began working for a private company initially as tutors, but later as curriculum developers and directors. After leaving the company, he eventually got back in touch with fellow Eagle Scout and Hillview Prep owner Kenneth McCandless.
Robert has had over two dozen perfect score SAT and ACT students, as well as hundreds of perfect score SAT Subject students. He has helped thousands of students obtain admission into the universities of their choice including many Ivy Leagues, UCs, BS/MD programs, and even two West Point admissions. He has taught classes from one-on-one to 20+ students, has managed centers from inception to 550+ students, and has trained and mentored dozens of teachers. He specializes in teaching math from elementary level to AP/IB Calculus and all sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) from regular to AP/IB level (and even college level on the rare occasion). He values teaching for comprehension over gimmicks and tricks and models his teaching style after the great Richard Feynman.