Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:
I am Tejas Jyothi, a sophomore, from South County High School. Some of my hobbies include rowing, learning Japanese, and competing in Model UN. I became interested in Branch Out because of my love for math. From a young age I’ve always had a natural affinity towards this subject and I enjoy using my problem-solving skills to tackle complex challenges- especially in Math Counts competitions. I’ve always enjoyed collaborating with other students and helping my peers when they don’t understand a specific concept by breaking down the process step by step. Along with math, I have found that I also have a strong foundation in subjects like computer science and statistics. With these subjects in particular, I have joined mentoring clubs in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade to help provide tutoring for struggling students. I want to expand on my mentoring and tutoring skills as it’s something I enjoy doing. I hope to join Branch Out so that I can gain more experience and get the opportunity to increase my collaboration and communication skills.