In Maryland I volunteered at a public elementary school. Working in Maryland’s Somerset County Public School System made me realize how poorly educated many of the students were and the school system lacked materials and instructors. Seeing second third graders unable to read really made me want to make a difference in the school system where I came from.
I know that I went through trials and tribulations during my academic career, but I attended very good schools so I know that student at high-needs schools need teachers that are very inspired and willing to go the extra mile. Working in the Business and Retail Industry for 4 ½ years made my communication and interpersonal skills excellent. Working with students in high school and college has also given me a great overview of the educational system throughout many urban cities, which are in need of a lot of help. I am ready for the challenge to make a difference in my community by helping to mold the student of New York City School System to become the leader they were born to become.
When I was in the ninth grade I struggled throughout Math A and Math B. I had a professor by the name if Mr. Porter for Math A and he would always make himself available for tutoring during his lunch period and after school. I went for tutoring several times a week but I never achieved higher than a 78 on an exam. I focused on passing the Regents exam and I got a 68. Once again I was very proud of myself because all of my hard work paid off in the long run and I was very thankful that I had a professor like Mr. Porter that put so much time and effort into my education. Teachers like Mr. Wiesel and Mr. Porter made me want to make a difference.