Arya Adake is a student at Barnard College of Columbia University with a passion for neuroscience and language. She has been a tutor with various organizations throughout middle and high school, and is excited to spend the summer at Fairfax Collegiate! She looks at each session as an opportunity to build a connection with students and spark enthusiasm for learning within each one. Arya also believes that she can learn from every student, and uses constructive feedback and positive reinforcement while teaching to make the experience more fulfilling for everyone involved. She is studying neuroscience in college, and is especially fascinated by neuropsychology and how it can influence learning. Outside the classroom, Arya can be found practicing dance, reading mystery novels, or writing; she has published a book of original poetry and continually seeks inspiration in the world around her.