Hello, hello! My name is Darrell House. I have a long history of helping struggling students in need; from middle school to elementary.
I began long ago, simply enough, aiding my cousins or nephews in simple Arithmetic problems, or Grammatical rules; despite the irony of being in middle school myself.
I would read books daily, as I spent hours by myself in my bedroom; exploring fantastical worlds of make-believe in my imagination, in stark contrast with the mundane walls of my real world. I could journey to the furthest reaches of the universe with science fiction, have a period piece take me back in time to view the world through the eyes of a 17th century pauper in his rice field, and allow my mind to run wild in a fantasy world, full of magic, sorcerers, dragons, empires that stretched around the world and back; all before lunchtime. By the time I reached the second grade, I was already reading at a college level.
This built a vast, and immaculate lexicon which I used to a devastating effect in constructing worlds of my own; from time to time. On top of this, I grew a terrible and magnificent understanding of grammar, spelling, and syntax that rivaled many of my superiors. When it came to English, I would always be the last authority to turn to in proofreading; academic, or otherwise. I would always find any instance of awkward matter of phrasing, stilted speaking, crushed delivery, irrelevant(or redundant) instances of the same thing said multiple times, extended periods of uninterrupted, ancillary thought with a recurring overabundance of articles written in an effort to bloat and extend the word count of a specific passage, or abrupt finale. I even corrected my parents' college essays, in time. Thus, I find it very simple to consider myself an authority in words, and their various mediums.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, rests the Mathematics and Sciences; of which I've always had a natural affinity. It appeared as a puzzle for me to solve; with simple rules I had to follow, and a singular solution to claim as my reward at the end of the transaction. I enjoyed it as I did all puzzles. In my spare time, I would spend countless hours toying absentmindedly with a Rubik's Cube, Maze, Sliding Tile Puzzle, or Word Search; as long as there wasn't a book around. As such, I continued to improve until it would become second nature for me to pore through many simple addition, multiplication, or exponential solutions in my head.
This, in turn, heightened my ability to explore certain scientific concepts--long before many of my peers could find purchase, and so began my inconsolable infatuation with the sciences; both in the classroom and without. Physical sciences, in particular, grabbed my fancy for a time. Something about the idea of higher dimensions, and the irascible world extant on the scale of the sub-atomic was utterly and unconscionably fascinating to me. I pored through several scholastic journals in that vein; trying desperately to wrap my head around the abstract behaviors discovered daily in the far-away world of the theoretical. It re-contextualized everything in my day-to-day life! Suddenly, every drop of water in a thunderstorm became a beautiful orchestra of fluid dynamics, magnetic resonance, and elemental interactions. Every mote of dust suspended in the light of a sunbeam exploded into an intricate terrain of microscopic valleys pockmarked over its surface, and nano-meter mountains that climbed over the horizon as far as my infinitesimal eyes could see.
It was indescribable glory. The world became a dazzling ballet of fundamental laws and forces; meshing together as cogs and wheels in the well-oiled machine called reality. I would never fall back into anything less pristine.
I could talk all day about the world as it is, and the wonderful way of living in such an appreciation affects me, but then I wouldn't be able to tell you about the rest of my tutoring experience! Oh, What a terrible shame that would be. I will have to tell you the rest in person.
Of course, I have done more than aid my family in their studies, and most incredibly so! In my first year of High School, I took a volunteer position at a California library; where I adopted a mild responsibility for the books on the shelves, and the minds of its patrons. Every Wednesday night, we held a study session for the children of the bay area. Therein was our job to said those children in any way we feasible could; and therein I found my impressive acuity to sensing the best way to reach every single person's individual intellectual demands. Given enough time, and familiarity, I am able to teach anything to anyone; through the platform that suits their skills best. I know there are several modes of learning, and with this in mind, latch onto any signs an individual has for any paradigm in particular. From there, it is a simple task to supply the information through that venue as quickly, and efficiently, as possible.
After graduation, I set out to pursue a Molecular Physics degree, and travel the world in the semestral interim. On one such trip, I journeyed to the island nation of Dominica; where I held a tutorial position for over three months, before journeying back to the continental United States for my academic reprieve.
I have a storied career in not only literature, but symphony, poetry, and filmography as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read this personal statement, and I most sincerely aspire to aid you in your studies to my utmost capacity!
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Bachelor of Science, Atomic and Molecular Physics
Poetry, Short Stories, Books, Reading, Composition, Music, Songwriting, Baking, Cooking, Art, Painting, Drawing, Singing, Homestuck
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Physics
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing