The summer before my junior year in college and for the next three years, I was a part-time nanny for a 10-year-old girl who was diagnosed with ADHD. I did this on a full-time basis during the summers. This job gave me an understanding of the effects of medication (Ritalin) on behavior. These experiences gave me a strong background in working with a diverse group of children.
During my sophomore year of high school, one of my teachers approached me and asked if I was interested in a job for the summer at the country of a local country club. While I was nervous at first, I accepted the job, and have now completed two successful summers there. The experience of having a summer job taught me many things; and as I continued to take on more and more responsibilities over the summer, I learned even more about how to be responsible at all times and to empathize with someone in order to understand their perspective and to help improve their experience.
Private tutoring contrasted highly from my previous experience at WUYC because rather than watching these students grow from an obstacle, I was watching them continuously grow without a non-distorting perspective. However, it was phenomenal watching two different sets of groups under different circumstances grow . I feel ecstatic to have worked with Mario at WUYC and currently as a private tutor since these are both once in a lifetime opportunities and they helped me understand those around me better from different backgrounds and let me spread knowledge and enrich the lives of
While tutoring at Emporia High School, I got to experience what it was like to be in a classroom. During this opportunity, I found out that there are many challenges for teachers. The most challenging aspect was that sometimes students just do not want to listen to you. They do not want to do their work, put away their phone, or stop playing a game on their computer. I learned that sometimes just asking a student to put away their phone is enough, but sometimes you have to take it away so that they will work. Though getting the students to listen is the most challenging aspect, the most rewarding aspect is when the students listen to you and make progress. It is very rewarding to see a student, who did not want to do their work, start doing
Throughout High School I attended tutoring but not as often as I’d like to, especially when I was involved with Cross Country also Track and Field. My coach was stubborn and knew I was capable enough to keep my grades up so I can still run so he would often refrain me from attending tutoring or anything that involved interfering with the sports. I was put in a rough spot I cared about school but running helped me mentally and feel at ease. Which is why I decided to quit my senior year it was a hard choice and was a big part of my life but I knew it was time to do this. Currently I am attending tutoring as often as necessary to try to keep up and try to reach my full potential academic wise
“Carson...Carson…did you hear me?” Getting the attention of a young teen while tutoring math can be a real challenging experience. During the summer months, I would go over to my cousin’s house once or twice a week, every week, to tutor him in math. Fighting through the sweat from the blazing heat outside and attempting to be cooled down by the small fan that sat beside us, we would go through an online math course, pencils in hand, and I would teach him a different lesson each session. He went from just sitting there staring at the screen with a blank piece of paper in front of him and not knowing what to do to improving greatly on his math skills and understanding the concepts fast. By the end of the session, his paper was filled with the many math calculations he had to attempt.
My elementary school in Boston, the Beethoven, gave me afternoon tutoring responsibilities, because I was doing so well in school that I could support my peers in reading, writing, and math. I was in 2nd grade, and everything was finally beginning to go well. I started feeling good about myself and my
I have been a Teacher’s Aid for Mrs. Crane an 8th grade teacher for two years now. She is an amazing math teacher and an amazing person in general. I know she can get busy preparing all those kids for High School so I volunteer to tutor some of the kids struggling in math. I came in sometimes after school to help them. I really loved working with those kids and I am also bilingual so I helped the kids that didn't understand. I feel like I made a huge impact on those
This last year, my weekends have been busy with tutoring sessions with two young boys. With one in third grade, and the other in second, it was rather difficult at first convincing them that I was their teacher, and not some babbling pre-teen. Since then, I have successfully been able to help them grow in areas such as english, math, and science. Teaching and tutoring came natural, as I come from a long line of educators and professors. I now look forward to my sessions with my boys, because I don't just notice their adorable giggles, or sinister smirks, but the potential each one of them holds. Needless to say, I have grown to love working with children, and hope it does not end there.
In the fifth grade math my teacher pulled me aside and requested I sit in on a few Math Counts practices with the middle schoolers. At the time I was shocked, my interest in math class had peaked during the time because my teacher made the math engaging, incorporating jokes and pop culture into the math, not because I could possibly
Today, tutoring was cancelled. With the okay from you, I still got my paper signed and said I would write about what I saw happening in classrooms throughout my tutoring experiences. It has been a long journey here at Glenwood Leadership Academy due to all of the cancellations. I think, though, having these complications have made me learn even more. Knowing that my time was valuable at each and every visit, helped make all of us better future educators. Teachers throughout the day were worn out from having to monitor their students in the classrooms at all times. The classroom I observed last week during school hours was very interesting. Even with few students in the class, the teacher still had her hands full. Many of the students
For 3 years I volunteered at the Dallas Zoo, during the Summer. I mainly worked with kids and helped the camp counselors set up arts and crafts as well as help supervise the kids. The kids would draw me little pictures and they would hold my hand and tell me sweet things like "Miss Jessica you're the best!" I enjoyed this volunteer opportunity as it not only got me some volunteer hours but it also had nothing to do with anything I wanted to do with my life. I didn't want to work at a zoo, or become a biologist, and as much as I love kids I wasn't looking to someday becoming a teacher. Being there in a classroom surrounded by kinder through first graders, for 3 weeks, Monday through Friday, for 8 hours, in the summer, were the most rewarding moments I have experienced.
Miss Goforth taught me honors math three my sophomore year. Math has always been difficult for me and I was worried from the very beginning. I thought about not taking honors in this course. I even went so far as to try and drop the class after the first day because I felt like I would not be able to do the work. Fortunately for me Miss Goforth did not agree that I should drop her class and she encouraged me to continue in the class. This was one of the hardest classes I had during my high school career. I stayed in learning center and went to tutoring but in the end I was so proud that I faced my fear of honors math three. Miss Goforth pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and ask questions when I needed help. I believe this experience made
She has envisioned herself as a planter sowing seeds into her students. Some would reject her lessons. Some would embrace them and teach them to their children. Her ideology is that generation after generation people have left their children a world that is a mess and it will take a very special type of people to clean it up and prevent the mistakes of the past. The end game to her has always been to develop her students‘ moral compasses and help them discover what they believe and why they believe. To build conviction of their beliefs so they have a personal code so that they can navigate whatever space in the world that they occupy and choose to change what they didn’t like in the world. No matter what grade or subject she has taught, she has always focused on character development for her students.
For my first tutoring assignment, I assisted at the WST BOOT CAMP at CSUEB. The workshop has two main different sessions, A and B, which occur at three different times. Students can choose the time in which they can attend one of each of the main sessions. In the two A sessions and one B session that I assisted in, there were about sixty to seventy students signed in. The teacher had more than one teacher assistants helping her with anything she or her students needed.