Ever since I was little, I have loved reading. It began when I was in the second grade when my parents decided to home school me. I took up public school again at the end of the sixth grade. I attended Honeoye-Falls Lima High School. During that time I took two advanced placement English classes, an advanced placement history class, and was the Editor of the Literary Magazine, 'The Prism' for two years.
Throughout High School, I served as a babysitter for a neighbor for two and a half days a week every summer. During the school year I would sometimes babysit in the evenings and help the little girl, Andrea, with her homework.
My senior year, I applied and was accepted to Saint John Fisher college with a decent scholarship. However, for financial reasons not eased by the scholarship, I decided to attend Monroe Community College. Upon registering, they told me I could enter a 2+2 program with Saint John Fisher, but that I had to declare a major of my choice to secure my position. The 2+2 programs are agreements with select colleges and MCC to complete a designated course load resulting in a guaranteed Junior status spot in said college upon graduation of MCC.
I completed my fist year at MCC under the major declaration of '2+2 Adol. English Education with Saint John Fisher'. I also participated in the founding of a new club, 'The Honors Council', which works with the Honors Institute to help students graduate with Honors by providing events and opportunities towards the buildup of the 30 points required for graduation of the Institute. At the end of my second semester, I decided to switch my transfer school to SUNY Geneseo, thus changing my major declaration to '2+2 Adol. English Education with SUNY Geneseo'. Because of the change, I am behind in credits and thus must now remain at MCC for one more year. At the end of my second semester I was also elected to be the President of 'The Honors Council' for the upcoming year.
This past year I was the President of the Honors Council. My third semester (this past fall semester), I served as a tutor for a program called 'Upward Bound', a service based in MCC's Damien City Campus serving inner-city high school students. We helped them do their homework, prepare for SATs and ACTs, and talked to them about the opportunities that going to college presented. Along with two Education classes, I have completed 20 tutoring hours.
In my four semesters at MCC, I have taken:
- two honors English classes (Honors Short Story and Honors Introduction to Literature)
- an honors humanities class (Art, Violence and Activism)
- an English 200 class (Advanced Composition)
- an Early American History class
- some math classes up to and completing the pre-calculus class
- a human biology class and lab
- a weather and climate class
- and various other classes such as chorus.
Musically, I have been playing piano since childhood and can tutor in beginner piano. I have been playing bass guitar (electric) for four years and can tutor beginner levels. I have been singing since I was a child, first taking theory and vocal classes at Eastman School of Music and then joining Nazareth's BACH Children's Choir. While in BACH I sang in notable performances such as the Messiah and the Nutcracker. As a result I can give basic vocal lessons.
Artistically, I enjoy sculpture, painting and drawing/sketching. I have been taught by both my father and various art classes I have taken. I have taught myself the art of Macromae and knitting, and my mother and grandmother taught me how to sew as a child.
I have numerous other facts about myself that I probably forgot to list. Thus I welcome any questions you may have for me.
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