I started tutoring younger kids when I was a Freshman in high school. I was fairly well known at my dancing school for being a bit of a bookworm, and I was frequently seen helping girls with some tough math homework before I went into class. Eventually, parents started asking me to help their children on a more regular basis: coming to their homes every week to help with homework or prepare for a big test. This experience is what started my love of teaching.
As a sophomore in high school, I began working as a camp counselor at my church and even stayed during the year to volunteer as a Sunday school teacher. Plenty of my students would run out of the classroom to show their parents the craft we made or tell them the story that we learned that week. One of my students even picked me out at a basketball game and screamed "Miss Kelly!" until I went over to hug him. I certainly miss my students, but I had to leave them as I ventured to Nashville for my college career.
Now as a Chemical Engineering major, I am still asked by my friends to help them with their math and chemistry homework. I get calls from home asking if I can get on Skype to explain something, and I am always happy to oblige. I understand that my education is a privilege, and I want to do my part to help every person have the same opportunities that I had.
Undergraduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 35
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1410
SAT Math: 700
Tap Dancing, Reading, Country Music, Piano