Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:
Throughout my school career, I enjoy learning new concepts and how things work since it sparks a curiosity inside me. From a young age, I always asked questions about how and why things work. For example, why houses are not built of steel to resist natural disasters? Understanding the answer to these questions made me want to learn more and expand my knowledge. I want to give children of all ages and backgrounds the same opportunity I had: the resources and time to dig deeper into new concepts. During seventh grade, I met a student who suffers from autism and he would always struggle with his classes. I started to help him in classes he was struggling in and over time he was doing better. Watching him understand the material easily, demonstrated how I can help other students love learning. Similarly, when I taught students at my preschool, seeing their eyes light up when they saw something interesting or watching their faces when solving a problem reminds me of how I feel about learning. Seeing the curiosity and interest on their faces encourages me to spread my passion of learning to students who may not have the same resources.