Meet the Library's Newest Tutor, Homegrown Islander, Anika Amin

April 29, 2019

The Roosevelt Island New York Public Library has added yet another tutoring option to it’s increasingly robust roster of events and services that include a variety of different age and genre focused book discussion groups; but also coloring, calligraphy, history presentations, movie screenings, gardening programs, and tech programming.


Saturdays at the library now feature additional tutoring slots provided by Stuyvesant High School freshman, Anika Amin. Amin’s passion is in the English Language Arts, but she also recognizes the importance of math, with which she admits with refreshing honesty, she has struggled at times. Amin is offering tutoring in both ELA and math.  


 Anika Amin in the library at 524 Main Street


You can pre-register for up to two 45 minute slots in the month of May between 10 and 12:00pm, beginning on the last Monday of the previous week. Hunter College High School freshman David Yao offers math tutoring in the afternoons. Like Yao, Anika grew up on Roosevelt Island and is eager to give back to her community.

Amin feels lucky to have had access to tutors in her education and she wants to make that available for others. A voracious reader, she says the best book she has read recently is The Secret History by Donna Tart.  Her favorite book of all time is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. “I used to really enjoy dystopian suspense novels,” she says, “but now I just really like rea
listic fiction.”


As a freshman at an academically rigorous school, Amin has been careful not to burden her schedule with too many extra-curricular activities in her first year, though she is active on the school’s debate team.


Amin states, “I have honestly struggled a lot at Stuyvesant, and while I genuinely think that it's not a school that everyone would be happy, the time management skills and work ethic that it has forced me to cultivate, are priceless. The school itself has great resources, and very motivated people. The application process was quite simple, you just needed to take the SHSAT, which just requires a lot of studying, which is really hard, but also necessary. I genuinely think that the difficulty of the test, while definitely not easy, by no means prepared me for the insane difficulty level of Stuyvesant.”


To make an appointment with Amin, go to the library at 524 Main Street.


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