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Max S.


When evaluating whether a mentor would be a good match for your student keep in mind that the greatest leading indicator of success is how well a mentor and their mentee get along.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Would the student find this person inspiring?
  • Do they share any interests, hobbies, or lived experiences?


- Present • Princeton UniversityPrinceton, New Jersey
I’ve been a Curious Cardinals mentor since May 2022I am passionate about mentoring students in the areas of Spanish, Chemistry, Sustainability, Chemistry, Physics, and Physics.


Max, currently on a gap year, is excited to continue his passion for math and science at Princeton University this Fall, where he plans to major in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Max grew up in Concord, Massachusetts and graduated summa cum laude from Groton School while also receiving the sixth form math prize. During his time at Groton, Max was the captain of the Groton’s varsity soccer team, a member of the school spirit committee, a freshman dorm prefect, and a peer counselor among other things. Since graduating last Spring, Max has learned and challenged himself in many new ways outside of a traditional classroom setting. He spent most of the Fall on a cross country road trip, during which he drove over 15,000 miles and visited 19 different national parks, camping in a tent every night. More recently, Max has explored his passion for the outdoors by working at an organic farm in Carlisle, Massachusetts. Max’s love of math began at a young age with an obsession for puzzles, Legos, and and fixing things by hand. After completing calculus his sophomore year of high school, Max explored advanced topics like linear algebra, calculus based statistics and abstract algebra. He enjoys the intricate beauty of both daily and complex mathematics, viewing each math problem like its own individual puzzle. In his free time, Max also loves skiing, surfing, hiking, going out for ice cream, and spending time with his family.