Cognito Mentoring

It’s always been a passion of mine to offer advice and guidance to interested and intellectually curious young people. In late December 2013, I began a project in collaboration with Jonah Sinick, a mathematics Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who shares my passion. The project is called Cognito Mentoring, and it aims to provide resources and guidance to students around the world on all matters related to their intellectual pursuits. Until May 15, 2014, we offered free personalized advising to all correspondents. Starting May 16, 2014, we stopped offering personalized advising and transitioned the project to maintenance mode.

We wrote up a bunch of material, including resource recommendations and suggestions, on the Cognito Mentoring wiki at We also posted stuff related to our findings at the Cognito Mentoring blog, some of which was cross-posted to LessWrong (part of it by Jonah Sinick and some by me).

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