I have been helping students with their classes since I was in junior high school. I was the salutatorian of my graduating class in high school. I was the person that students went to when they needed their essays critiqued. My high school Advanced Composition and History teacher, a lady whom most people feared, praised my work. My best subject is composition. I specify because English includes literature, which is a little shaky for me. I love reading for the sake of reading, not picking apart the passages.
The only low grade I have gotten in math was the "B" I received in Geometry. Geometry is not my strong point. However, my work has always been excellent when it comes to Algebra, especially Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. Algebra II has some tougher parts associated with it, but most of it is still fairly easy for me. While at my job one day (I work at a library), a young boy had asked if I could help him with his math assignment. The assignment dealt with adding and subtracting fractions. The way the assignment was set up confused me as well as the boy. I showed him a way to rewrite the problems to make them easier to solve. He seemed very happy to finally understand fractions.
I played the clarinet for 10 years. I do not own one at the moment, but I would be able to obtain one so that I may play alongside a student if need be. The most important part of understanding music is understanding the music on the sheet from a reading standpoint, not an action standpoint. I was the best person in my section in high school when it comes to understanding all the symbols and following the directions of the conductor.
I love teaching. I may be going into Business Law, but I'm still early enough into my college years to change my mind. I would love to teach college-level composition if I could. The look on the students' faces when they finally begin to understand the subject material is priceless. The feeling of joy I get from being a successful teacher is one of the best feelings in the world.
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