Before this interview, I had not expected such a laid-back attitude, casual laugh and humility from Siraput Jongaramrungruang. After all, his resume is a three-page list of academic achievements, extracurricular activities and international awards. But it was a pleasant surprise to see that the 20-year-old appeared to have very high EQ to match his evidently sky-high IQ _ a rarity in today's competitive society.
Siraput, now a sophomore studying natural sciences at Cambridge's Trinity College, cannot quite believe the path is he walking today. Coming from a financially challenged background, with his father driving taxis to support the whole family, and his mother responsible for the never-ending chores at home, his life as a student was not packed with tutoring classes, simply because he felt they were too expensive and financially burdensome for his father.
He once enrolled in a tutoring course following a friend's advice, but felt that it was not very useful.
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