University of California, Irvine (Biological Sciences)
Reading and writing in English has always been my academic forte. On paper, this can be shown with my high school exam scores, including a 5 on the AP English Language exam and an 800 on the Reading section of the SAT Reasoning exam, as well as my 3.9 GPA average in my Humanities courses in college. However, these scores cannot solely represent my appreciation for this language. Reading and writing has been my vehicle for learning everything from the various scientific intricacies that explain countless natural phenomena to the deep poignancies of humanity. I would love to help others reap the same rewards that I have from this glorious language. Furthermore, I appreciate the meaningful nature of teaching and understand the gravity of being involved in another person's learning process. My past experience in tutoring has provided me exposure to the joys and difficulties in tutoring. For example, I understand that not every student learns the same way or has the same writing style. Throughout the years, I have learned to accommodate for these variabilities and guide students accordingly. As an English tutor, I believe my job is to objectively provide students the guidance necessary to allow them to express their own voices. The process of helping others to find their voices can be intimate and emotionally trying at times but that makes the end result of a well-written paper or a comprehensively analyzed reading that much more satisfying. I understand that I have to be a responsible and dependable figure to help students through this learning process for the student to be successful.
My experience includes 1) tutoring pre-k through middle school students while I worked in Kumon during my high school summers. This entailed teaching and grading students based on pre-made reading and writing packets. These packets largely consisted of rote practice of reading comprehension and math skills. I tutored younger students on learning the alphabet, phonics, and numbers. 2) volunteering at an after-school tutoring program for elementary school students during my senior year of high school. This included helping students with their homework as well as reading with students. 3) helping edit my peers' medical school personal statements during college. This included helping my peers find meaningful experiences to write about, structuring the essay in a logical way, and basic grammar editing. Reading and writing in English has always been my academic forte. On paper, this can be shown with my high school exam scores, including a 5 on the AP English Language exam and an 800 on the Reading section of the SAT Reasoning exam, as well as my 3.9 GPA average in my Humanities courses in college. However, these scores cannot solely represent my
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