I am currently a second-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine. I am part of the California Teach Program, which is the UC's program in response to the demand for math science teachers. My goal is to earn my bachelor's degree and earn my single subject teaching credential in order to be able to teach on a high school or middle school level.
Before becoming a part of the Anteater Family at UCI, I graduated from Western High School in Anaheim as part of the Top 25 school honor roll. I was part of the National Honor Society and Key Club, which required me to commit some of my time in community service. The majority of my experiences in community service involved tutoring. I became a peer tutor in my high school's Homework Club, where I provided assistance to fellow students who either failed to complete homework or were struggling on their academic assignments. I was active in this public tutoring setting during both my junior and senior year of high school.
In addition, I also have private tutoring/teaching experiences. I have tutored algebra 1 to an eighth grader before, and I have also taught an eight-year-old how to play the violin. Also, I am currently tutoring algebra 1 and geometry.
Through my public tutoring experiences in high school as well as my private tutoring experiences, I have discovered that I enjoy teaching and that it is an art. UCI's California Teach has also helped me to recognize the proper strategies when it comes to teaching students and being able to motivate them when it comes to education.
In my point of view, teachers are definitely people who largely impact other people's lives. However, it is up to them to create an image for themselves. My personal goal is to be able to teach thoroughly and greatly help students to see beyond the mere lessons. Alas, being able to help others in their education is a goal that has been achieved, and it is much pleasure to learn that fact.
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