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University of South Carolina - Columbia (Electrical Engineer)
In high school, I took part in several programs where I was instructing either younger groups of students or my peers. I held several leadership positions within the marching band, during which I taught students how to march as well as sometimes helping them with their music. However, most of my job was to motivate them. We rehearsed for over twelve hours (sometimes approaching 20) a week during some of the hottest parts of the day, and the main part of my job was to motivate everyone (including myself). I saw the level that we could perform at, and I tried to help others to see this potential as well. I did my best to maintain a positive attitude and to help others to also remain positive, while also keeping them focused on the rehearsal. When we, as a band, saw an overall improvement, it was something to be proud of. I reminded them of how that felt, and I pushed them to improve even further.
I also enrolled in a program called Teacher Cadet. It is a dual-enrollment (meaning I earned college credit by doing it) course that allows high school seniors to experience what it would be like to teach. You learn about how to create a lesson plan, the various learning styles, various personality types and how it effects learning, various negative mental health issues and how they effect learning, and other basic information about how to teach a classroom. The entire second semester of the course is spent shadowing a teacher in a subject of your choosing. I chose to shadow the music teacher, Dr. Stinson, at Pritchardville Elementary. I assisted him with his lesson plans and, with his assistance, I designed a few lesson plans of my own. He even gave me complete control of the classroom when I taught these lessons. I was able to teach students various rhythm patterns and various instrument families. It was really fulfilling to see the "eureka" in each student's face when they got something right.
I also participated, though not as often, in a peer tutoring program run by the math department at Bluffton High School. There was a high volume of students that stayed after school to get extra help in math, so they recruited students who got A's in various courses to help tutor after school. I received A's in every math class until PreCalculus (when I received an extremely contested 88), so I tutored math courses at the level of Algebra II and below. Because of marching band and various other organizations I was involved in, I was only able to tutor once or twice a week, but I did my best to always stay until the very end of each session so I could help as much as possible. I found that the biggest issue with some of these students was an overall lack of confidence, which led to a lack of motivation to do the work. I did my best to show people that they were capable of doing the work, and I did my best to help these students to understand the material, as some of them weren't gaining anything from the structure of the class.
As an engineering major, math is my second language. I use it every day in my classes, and I will continue to do so in the future. It is essential that I have a firm foundation in various subjects of math, for it is impossible to succeed within my major without it. Therefore, I believe I am suited for tutoring math as well.
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In high school, I participated in a program where students who received an A in their math courses tutored other students. I would stay after school twice a week in the various teachers' classrooms and help the other students in any way I could.