Dhinakaran “DK” Chinappen
Program Teacher, New York
University of Pennsylvania ’09 and Cornell University ’13
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT
A biomedical engineer by training (U.Penn ’09 and Cornell ’13), DK is currently completing his MBA (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ’16-’18) and constructing a new company in NYC. He truly enjoys teaching the bright minds of our generation and giving back to society in a civic-minded way. The subjects which attract him the most are Math and the Sciences, but he also teaches French, which is his native language as he grew up in Mauritius, an African island off the coast of Madagascar. As someone who likes to understand the world around him, DK took an avid interest in studying Economics in undergraduate studies at Penn. Currently, he is training to get his Taekwondo Black Belt and spends his free time reading about politics and listening to music from around the globe. He looks forward to bringing his enthusiasm and passion for teaching to the A-List team and to those who he is lucky to pass on knowledge and insight to!
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!