Marian Qian


May 3, 2003





Parent Name:

Ting Zhang

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Street Address:

1719 Rupert St





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Describe your tutoring experience if you have any:

For the past two years, I participated in the LIFT Mentorship program at TJ, where I mentored middle school students in preparation for the TJHSST entrance exam and for the SIS/Essay tests. I explained math problems and helped them draft their personal essays about their previous achievements and experience. I also designed workshops for the students to expose them to STEM topics they would not have seen during their normal education, such as providing a coding projects and demonstrations using spectrometers for astronomy. At Tysons Hope Chinese School, I am a teacher assistant for kindergarteners learning pinyin for their first time. I help them memorize the letters and give them opportunities to test their knowledge on the four different intonations in Chinese which they often find confusing. During the classes, I find myself having to handle children misbehaving and not following the rules, and from these incidences, I learned how to communicate well with younger students and have them listen and understand what I try to say to them.

What subjects can you confidently tutor?

Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Chinese, Art, Technology

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

7/1 - 7/5

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

I am Marian Qian, a sophomore at TJHSST, and I would love to be a mentor for Branch Out this summer. Branch Out is an opportunity for me to share the knowledge that I gained from others who have helped me in the past. I want to act like a role model and benefit the education of others as much as possible because when I was a child, that was what others did for me. The motivations and background behind Branch Out interests me as it is based on helping the lower-income community and focuses on fostering cross-cultural connections, an important factor to the current education gap in the modern world. From my previous experience in tutoring younger students, I realized how fulfilling it is and how interacting with them brings a different perspective to my daily life at TJ as I remember how I was once their age and in their shoes. Being able to influence someone in a positive way and seeing my actions make a difference in their life means a great deal for me because it shows what I do matters, and I want to spend my summer doing exactly that.

Reference Name:

Ashley Jones

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Reference Job Title:

Chemistry Teacher

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Have you participated in BranchOut! before?

No, I have not participated in BranchOut before.

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