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Chirag Rao

Math, Physics, SAT & ACT Tutor

Meet Chirag Rao:

MIT PhD Candidate | JHU Masters | Cornell Undergrad.

I’m a lifelong learner, and am currently pursuing my PhD at MIT in Communications and Computer Networks. As a researcher, I am investigating how to build teams of AI systems that communicate and collaborate effectively—skills that are essential for everything from computing to tutoring. Teaching has always given me a profound sense of joy ever since I was a teaching assistant at Cornell University as an undergrad student. I also received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Computer Science. 

I believe that my aim as a tutor should be to build a student’s confidence in their own voice and command of the subject material. I don’t lecture, but rather engage the student so we arrive at understanding together. As your child’s tutor, I will be advocating for their growth, engaging them as individuals, and always asking questions to prime critical thinking.

High School Services: SAT • ACT • Math (all courses including AP Calculus AB & BC) • AP Physics

College Services: Physics • Math (all college courses)

Comprehensive Test Prep Program: $3,600
Non-Test Prep Hourly Rate: $150


Pittsford Sutherland High School

Class of 2009
Black belt in Shotokan karate
Rower at/Captain of Pittsford Crew (go stern pair!)
Studied abroad in Bangalore, India

Cornell University

Class of 2013
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduated with Latin honors
Member of the Cornell Big Red Raas competitive dance team
President of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Recipient of the Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) full-ride Scholarship

Johns Hopkins University & MIT

Masters Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, 2018
Pursuing PhD at MIT in Communications and Computer Networks



Veteran Top Score Tutor

Researcher at the US Army Research Laboratory


Human Heart

Volunteer Tax Preparer at Community Tax Aid in Washington, DC

Expert Wikipedia surfer

Love reading science fiction books, really enjoyed the Expanse book series

Former resident dancer at the South Asian Performance Arts Network and Institute, performed at the Indian Embassy

Avid follower of the Premier League