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.