Name: 

Trisha Pal

Birthday: 

Apr 30, 2003

Grade: 

10

School: 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Parent Name:

Anuradha Pal

Parent Phone Number:

5718880765

Street Address:

4766 Sun Orchard Dr

City:

Chantilly

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

20151

Shirt Size:

Medium

Describe your tutoring experience if you have any:

As a participant of the FIRST Program for eight years, teaching children of all ages about STEM is a major part of my life. Over the years, I conducted several outreach events spreading STEM to the next generation. I mentored kindergartners about how robotics is used in the real world today. The kids drove our robots asking several questions about robotics from the programming to the engineering aspect. In addition, as part of the FIRST Program, I held several library outreach events where kids from all backgrounds came to learn more about robotics. I taught them programming and the engineering science behind robots. Aside from the several outreach events, I participate in Women in Science and Engineering club at school. As part of this program, I mentor fourth-grade girls from a local Title I elementary school to explore the STEM field. The STEM topics range from programming to biology. In addition to mentoring fourth-grade students, I helped teach second and third grade students during middle school as a teacher assistant.

What subjects can you confidently tutor?

Algebra I, Algebra II, English/Language Arts, Technology

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

6/24 - 6/28, 7/1 - 7/5, 7/8 - 7/12, 7/15 - 7/19, 7/22 - 7/26

Cumulative Weighted GPA:

4.318

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.

Reference Name:

Patricia Lister

Reference Email:

Reference Job Title:

Teacher

Relationship to Applicant:

Teacher

Have you participated in BranchOut! before?

No, I have not participated in BranchOut before.

Interested in leadership team?

Yes

Payment Method:

PayPal/Credit