Name: 

Emily Ye

Birthday: 

Dec 9, 2001

Grade: 

11

School: 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Parent Name:

Shenmei Bao

Parent Email:

Parent Phone Number:

7035976862

Street Address:

2484 Michael Lawrence Pl

City:

Herndon

State:

VA

Zip Code:

20171

Shirt Size:

Small

Describe your tutoring experience if you have any:

Ever since middle school, I have participated in multiple tutoring programs. In eighth grade, I worked as a volunteer teacher’s assistant for a local educational organization, where I helped explain concepts and grade exams for a sixth grade mathematics class.

Last year, I worked as a Computer Science Teacher Aide for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s summer Foundations of Computer Science class. I was responsible for helping both rising sophomore and junior students complete their lab assignments and for presenting review lectures before assessments, as well as grading students’ tests. This experience helped me to review and gain a better understanding of computer science concepts after explaining them to other students.

Currently, I am a volunteer AP Computer Science A tutor for TJ’s Peer Tutoring program, where I tutor a sophomore. As a member of TJ's National Latin Honor Society, I also tutor Latin students, ranging from freshmen to seniors.

What subjects can you confidently tutor?

Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, English/Language Arts, Chinese, Music, Technology

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

6/24 - 6/28

Cumulative Weighted GPA:

4.459

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

At the beginning of my freshman year, I struggled with some of my classes. High school was completely different from middle school, and it was difficult to adjust to such a large change. Fortunately, I met two kind upperclassmen, who helped me not only cope with the academic stress of TJ, but also life outside of school. Even though they have both now graduated, I still stay in contact with them and will remember their help forever.

The two of them inspired me to be a teacher aide for one of TJ’s summer classes; as a rising junior, I felt that I should give back to the TJ community after upperclassmen had helped me so much. Being a TA helped me realize why others had been so helpful towards me. Even though it was difficult for me to explain complex concepts to students at times, their joy once they finally understood always made me smile. Over my five weeks as a TA, I made personal connections with my students and watched each student’s confidence grow. I felt so proud that I had been able to help them.

I hope that I can continue to help others as a BranchOut! mentor.

Reference Name:

Patty Lister

Reference Email:

Reference Job Title:

Teacher

Relationship to Applicant:

Latin Honor Society and Latin Club Sponsor; Latin Teacher

Have you participated in BranchOut! before?

No, I have not participated in BranchOut before.

Interested in leadership team?

Yes

Payment Method:

PayPal/Credit