Hi, my name is Harry. I grew up in Hong Kong, Germany, Japan and the States. I’m comfortable interacting with diverse nationalities and I’m able to converse in Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, English and some American Sign Language. I grew up in an indigent family. My humble upbringing endears me to low-income communities. I was the only child among five who pursued higher education. Under the guidance of a mentor I graduated from high school with honors and I earned an academic scholarship to Washington University in Missouri. I hope my personal success will be an inspiration to all students.
I've been engaged in biomedical research for 30 years. I'd like to become more involved in teaching. I taught (part-time) chemistry and algebra at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville. The experience was extremely rewarding. Teaching has always been my vocation but the lack of certification has held me back.
The United States made me what I am today. Teaching will enable me to give back to the citizens and country that welcomed me 35 years ago. As a teacher I’d like to develop the confidence of our youth. I’d like my students to know they are capable of realizing their aspirations. Children need not be limited by the conditions of their environment. With good mentorship young minds are able to overcome all obstacles and accomplish great feats.
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