Name: 

Grace Kang

Birthday: 

Jun 22, 2004

Grade: 

9

School: 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Parent Name:

Zhaohui Cheng

Parent Phone Number:

571-359-8932

Street Address:

6474 Lake Meadow Dr.

City:

Burke

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22015

Shirt Size:

Small

Describe your tutoring experience if you have any:

I've had two experiences of tutoring so far. My first experience was during the summer of my sixth grade year. I went to China to participate in a tutoring camp where I was able to help Chinese students, mainly focused on one 4th grade girl, formulate and present speeches in English. During the camp, I needed to learn how to get the student's attention and make her interested in the topic. I learned that she was a more visual learner and was most interested when I used pictures and graphs to explain making a successful speech. With this, I guided my examples and suggestions to be more visually dependent so that she would be interested and motivated to learn to make speeches in English. My second experience was participating in BranchOut! last year. Last year, I went to the James Lee Community Center so I mainly helped kids from grades 1-6. At BranchOut!, since there were a lot more students than at my experience in China, I learned how to be more effective at tutoring. I learned that a lot of the students who needed help wouldn't really ask, rather I would have to go and ask every group of students if any of them needed help. By doing this, I was able to help more students understand which made me feel pretty satisfied at the end of each day.

What subjects can you confidently tutor?

Algebra I, Chinese

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

7/1 - 7/5

Cumulative Weighted GPA:

4.33

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

I am currently a 9th grader named Grace Kang who goes to TJHSST. I'm interested in becoming a mentor for Branch Out! because when I went to BranchOut! last year, I was able to have a very fun time. It was very fun because watching the students face's of excitement for learning is very satisfying and also I was able to become friends with the students and the other mentors. During my experience with BranchOut! last year, there were definitely parts that the students liked, for example, the interactive experiments and competitions, and parts that the students didn't enjoy that much, for example, the warm-ups. I wish to do BranchOut! this year so that I can make it even more fun to learn experience for the students by trying to make the activities that the students thought were uninteresting into something more interactive while still maintaining the same content. Seeing the students happy make me feel enjoyment and satisfaction because by seeing them excited, I know that I taught them something, and they are more willing to learn. Though, this year's BranchOut! will definitely have different problems occurring than last year, I also hope to learn how to adapt to these problems more quickly so that the students will have more time for fun activities.

Reference Name:

Mian Chen

Reference Email:

Reference Job Title:

Chinese Teacher

Relationship to Applicant:

Teacher

Have you participated in BranchOut! before?

Second year mentor

Interested in leadership team?

No

Payment Method:

PayPal/Credit