Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:
I'm Jennifer Ho, a sophomore at TJHSST. I would consider myself more of a STEM person than a humanities person; during school, I typically look forward to chemistry and computer science class. Nonetheless, I still find writing crucial not only for unleashing creative expression, but also for journaling as a form of mental health management, the latter being a serious issue throughout the world. Additionally, I regularly partake in violin lessons, volleyball practices, my school’s yearbook and STEM clubs, and Marine Corps Marathon volunteer opportunities.
Mentoring encourages mutual learning: the mentee gathers information from the mentor, but the mentor also gains chances to maintain and expand their knowledge, perhaps via a difficult question asked by the mentee. Furthermore, self-confidence is a quality all people should develop, which can be achieved through mentoring for both parties. I would also like to enhance my leadership and communication skills, which are emphasized greatly in the tutoring process. I truly believe that assisting another person is entirely beneficial for both the person and myself because it allows us to become more insightful, self-assured students. Becoming a Branch Out! mentor means creating a valuable experience for every student involved.