Name: 

Catherine Liu

Birthday: 

Nov 27, 2001

Grade: 

11

School: 

W. T. Woodson High School

Parent Name:

Karen Wang

Parent Phone Number:

2406684899

Street Address:

9111 Bramble PL

City:

Annandale

State:

VA

Zip Code:

22003

Shirt Size:

Small

Describe your tutoring experience if you have any:

I have tutored chemistry for sophomores as a part of Woodson's Science National Honors Society. In this, I worked one-on-one with students on their test corrections by explaining any topics of confusion and doing practice problems. Many of the chemistry students found our tutoring extremely helpful, and teachers also benefitted since they could focus more on teaching the current lesson rather than reviewing in class. Through my experience in this tutoring, I learned to work with different types of individuals to address their specific concerns, to guide and explain rather than to just provide answers, and also to communicate clearly with them.
I have also tutored other fields of science such as anatomy and physiology in Science Olympiad. I served as state team captain and event mentor for the events in anatomy and physiology, fossils, and herpetology. In this tutoring, I collaborated with another mentor for the same events to put together small lesson plans that went over more complex topics, like the Wiggers diagram, and also the more commonly missed questions on the diagnostic test we made. From this experience, I learned to tutor in a small team and to tailor our explanations based on students' performance.

What subjects can you confidently tutor?

Biology, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, English/Language Arts

When will you be able to participate and volunteer in the program?

6/24 - 6/28, 7/1 - 7/5, 7/8 - 7/12, 7/15 - 7/19, 7/22 - 7/26

Cumulative Weighted GPA:

4.41

Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:

My name is Catherine Liu and I am currently a junior at W. T. Woodson High School. The complexity and unknowns of the field of science have always been intriguing to me, so many of my interests and activities I participate in are related to this subject. I would love to become a mentor for BranchOut! because I really enjoy fostering interest and confidence in STEM in students of all ages. The feeling of being able to guide students through problems or concepts they think to be difficult or frustrating and then seeing their excitement in improvement is truly indescribable. I believe that with my experience in helping both my peers and teammates in the sciences, mathematics, and in English, I am qualified to become a mentor for this program. Through being a mentor, I would be able to both strengthen others' problem-solving skills and knowledge as well my own understanding and ability to communicate effectively.

Reference Name:

Ellen Babcock

Reference Email:

Reference Job Title:

Physics Teacher, Science Olympiad Sponsor

Relationship to Applicant:

Physics Teacher, Science Olympiad Sponsor

Have you participated in BranchOut! before?

No, I have not participated in BranchOut before.

Interested in leadership team?

No

Payment Method:

PayPal/Credit