He has developed a series of “strands” for use in providing computerized drill and review in the basic skills and techniques of algebra and arithmetic and has recently adapted these to other subjects.
David’s work in this area has been so original and significant that he has published a paper on it and delivered several lectures to professionals in other parts of the country.
He is one of the most extraordinary students I have encountered in 20 years of teaching. He has a high aptitude for math and was very much involved in his work, applying himself with persistence and dedication and often going beyond the regular class assignments.
David’s abiding interest, however, is computer science.
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It is a great pleasure for me to recommend David for admission to MIT. Calculus last year as a tenth grader, and he was one of the very top students in an extremely able group of mostly seniors.
Through hard work, she was able to develop a good understanding of the subject material.
Jen also had personal qualities that are commendable.
I sincerely hope that you will be able to offer him a place in MIT’s freshman class. This recommendation is filled with comments from someone who clearly knows this student well.
We get a clear sense for not only David’s intellectual capacities, but also emotional maturity.