Name: 

Jessica Lin

Birthday: 

Dec 11, 2003

Grade: 

9

School: 

Winston Churchill High School

Parent Name:

Yanyan Qin

Parent Phone Number:

3015475088

Street Address:

10269 Gainsborough Road

City:

Potomac

State:

Maryland

Zip Code:

20854

Shirt Size:

Medium

Describe your tutoring experience if you have any:

Last summer, I participated in Branch Out and mentored high school students the subject of Algebra I. I thoroughly enjoyed the mentoring experience because I was exposed to other cultures, and I gained insight on how to mentor better. From that experience, I learned that when mentoring, it is best to be open, dedicated, and persistent. By being like that, students were more likely to ask questions and participate in class. I have also counseled volleyball for elementary, middle, and high school students. Although I was teaching them a sport and not academics, I still gained something from counseling. I learned that communication between myself and the coach, and myself and the students was key. I believe I can apply this communication skill to mentoring because by talking and engaging with the students more, they are more willing to learn and improve in class.

What subjects can you confidently tutor?

Algebra I, Algebra II, Art, Music

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

7/8 - 7/12, 7/15 - 7/19, 7/22 - 7/26

Cumulative Weighted GPA:

4.0

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

Hi! My name is Jessica Lin and I am a ninth grader at Winston Churchill High School. One reason why I'm interested in applying for Branch Out is because of my past experience. Last summer, I had a very fulfilling experience with this program, and I learned a lot. For example, when teaching students older than me, you need to be open and talkative to them, or else they won't ask for help. Another reason is because I support what this program stands for. This program stands for equality by working to close the gap, and I wish to help this come true. Furthermore, it stands for diversity by opening up the program to multiple cultures, and by being exposed to other cultures, I can understand my own, Asian culture better. Lastly, I love mentoring students. The feeling of joy bouncing in my heart last year when a student understood the concept after hours of hard work is very rewarding and satisfying in its own.

Reference Name:

Rodney Van Tassell

Reference Job Title:

Social Studies Resource Teacher

Relationship to Applicant:

Teacher

Have you participated in BranchOut! before?

Second year mentor

Interested in leadership team?

Yes

Payment Method:

PayPal/Credit