Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:
My name is Jerry Ji, and I currently go to the Landon School located in Bethesda, Maryland. Over this upcoming summer, I would like to build up my leadership skills by joining BranchOut! to mentor others in education. I think BranchOut! is an excellent opportunity for me to improve my communication skills and help others at the same time. I believe teaching is a beautiful skill and one that I would like master. Although I do not have any official tutoring experiences, I do often help my friends in school with subjects they struggle in. Because I excel in math more than my other subjects, I frequently explain math concepts to my friends from class when they need help. I do a good job teaching as I resolve their questions with effective ways of explaining and identifying the problem. It makes me happy when I see I have done something beneficial for others. Additionally, I would also like to use this experience to improve my leadership and communication skills by learning more effective ways to mentor various age groups of students and raise awareness for the learning and cultural gaps in society. It would be my pleasure to join BranchOut! to work with students from diverse backgrounds and improve my skills in both teaching and communicating.