Name: 

Teresa Dong

Birthday: 

Apr 30, 2002

Grade: 

11

School: 

Marshall High School

Parent Name:

Teresa

Parent Email:

Parent Phone Number:

2024453251

Street Address:

8830 Stolen Moments Ter

City:

Fairfax

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22031

Shirt Size:

Medium

Describe your tutoring experience if you have any:

Both in and out of school, I have worked to share my knowledge with my peers. For example, I am a tutor for Science, Math, and Chinese Honor Society. Engaging with a variety of high school students, I help them with homework assignments, test corrections, and other educational opportunities that allow them to grow as avid learners. In the process, I also learn more about myself and develop various ways to communicate information more efficiently. Last summer, I also served as a chemistry mentor for BranchOut! at Justice High School. There, I engaged with students that were my age and not only was I able to create valuable friendships, but I also witnessed their increased passion for learning, even in a short three weeks. As co-president of Kids Are Scientists Too Club (KAST) and a tutor at Kumon, a learning center, I have also tutored younger age groups. With younger students, I strive to make the process more engaging and typically have to be more patient as well. Simultaneously, they also allow me to see education through new perspectives and allow me to grow more appreciative of education’s ability to bring together a multitude of different people.

What subjects can you confidently tutor?

Biology, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, English/Language Arts, Chinese, Music

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

6/24 - 6/28, 7/15 - 7/19, 7/22 - 7/26

Cumulative Weighted GPA:

4.6

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

High school student, teenager, friend—words I would use to describe myself but ultimately, my desire to help others is what drives my ability to connect efficiently with the people around me. In school, my roles as a math honor society officer and field hockey captain have allowed me to collaborate with peers and lead, not through force, but through learning from others while also setting an example. As an observant person, I pay close attention to the world and people around me. For example, when tutoring students, I help each individual identify their strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, I encourage them to ask for help and remain curious. Furthermore, I highly value education and believe that all students, of any culture or socioeconomic group, should have access to opportunities that push them to discover more than they ever thought possible. BranchOut! will provide me with the opportunity to contribute to that cause myself and contribute to the growth of knowledge in the community around me. Most importantly, I want to help high schools students realize their potential and help influence their academic goals, even if it is through creating unforgettable memories and a powerful friendship.

Reference Name:

James Rixse

Reference Email:

Reference Job Title:

School Counselor

Relationship to Applicant:

School Counselor

Have you participated in BranchOut! before?

Second year mentor

Interested in leadership team?

Yes

Payment Method:

PayPal/Credit