I am currently an undergraduate at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. Since my Sophomore year of high school, I have taken every opportunity I can to spread my knowledge onto others. I started by applying to be a Freshman Adviser, which is a position available to Junior or Seniors in my high school (Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School-BBCHS)that entails getting the incoming Freshman more acquainted with the school and letting them know everything they can in order to have a great time at the school. As well as getting the Freshman acquainted with the school, we also helped them with their homework. I was a Freshman Adviser for both my Junior and Senior year. I also applied to be a Gym Leader. This is another position available to Juniors and Seniors only. For this position, you spend the entire Junior year training to be a leader. During your Senior year, you are paired with one of the gym teachers that has Freshman or Sophomores(occasionally with upperclassmen) to help them with attendance, warm-ups, and motivating the students to do their workout.
As a college Freshman, I did not know what kind of opportunities were available to me to continue spreading my knowledge. It was not until my first class of ACP 101-First Year Seminar- that I was inspired to become an ACP 101 Peer Instructor. Unfortunately, I did not know how to get the position nor did I think I had the time to do so. It was not until the second semester of my Sophomore year(last semester), when I was desperate for more money, that I decided to find a student job. That is when I found the position for Peer Instructors. I was reminded of my Peer Instructor and how amazing she was, and decided to apply. I got the job and loved every second of it. I was in charge of making presentations that gave the students ideas about what Roosevelt had to offer them, keeping attendance, and occasionally grading papers. I also answered any questions that the students had. I loved working with Professor Lowery and all of the students. I loved it so much that I plan on doing it again next semester. I have already been hired and am just waiting to hear what sections are available. After last semester, I almost changed my major from Social Justice to Education. I might go back to Graduate School to get my Education degree when I am done getting my Paralegal certificate.
On top of doing all of that I also help my two younger sisters with their homework when they get stuck. My youngest sister is currently a Freshman in High School and has a learning disability where she does not understand anything that she reads. It was my responsibility to help her with her homework until I went off to college. I taught her how to look for key words to make Social Studies and Science easier for her. I made her write out her spelling words several times a day to improve her spelling. I had her read out loud to improve her reading skills. Math was the hardest subject to help her with. She understood how to do the problems but she had a hard time knowing where to start. I taught her to talk her way through the problem. Working with her to make it easier for her has been super fun and frustrating at times. Both of my sisters never hesitate to ask me questions about anything and I love when I can help them. I love teaching/tutoring.
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