...What You Deserve To Be.
|September Member Highlights from UT Austin|
|Written by Recruiter: Syed Rizvi|
|Tuesday, 02 October 2012 19:32|
Tutor of the Month
Ashley Ly was born and raised in Houston before coming to Austin to attend The University of Texas (UT), where she is currently a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry. While Ashley is a diehard Longhorn fan, her brothers are Aggies, which never fails to make the dinner table memorable.
During Ashley's free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and tennis. Ashley also loves cooking with her brother and baking sweets for her family and friends. From time to time, Ashley likes to dabble in arts and crafts as well.
After hearing about Learn To Be and its mission, Ashley knew she had to join. Since Ashley does not live on campus and also has to juggle a busy schedule, having the flexibility of Learn To Be's online tutoring model is invaluable. Ashley says "this program is wonderful because we can help out students who do not have the opportunity to attend tutoring programs. This program gives them a helping hand and a sense of hope. It shows that there are people out there who do care about their education and are willing to help them through their troubles to see that they succeed in their classes. Although we do not get to directly interact with the students, I'm happy that I can make a difference in someone's life."
Ashley consistently demonstrates her commitment to tutoring, as she is currently leading the pack in session pick-ups. The staff at the Learn To Be chapter at The University of Texas at Austin praise Ashley's accomplishment, and they recognize that tutors like Ashley move Learn To Be forward.
The Learn To Be Foundation would like to congratulate and thank Ashley Ly on becoming the UT Tutor of the Month for October.
Staff of the Month
Kevin Ma joined the Learn To Be Chapter at UT without making much noise. Jingshen Zhao, Director of Operations, has said that "Kevin was so quiet that [he] didn't think much of him." Of course, this was before Kevin started making big splashes. Soon after joining Learn To Be, Kevin established a partnership with the Harmony Science Academy, a charter school that is a part of the Harmony Public School system operated by the Cosmos Foundation. Kevin, who commutes about 15 miles to campus daily, also goes to work in conjunction with being a full time student. In addition to his already hectic life style, Kevin goes to Harmony nearly every day to make sure that everything runs smoothly. In part because of Kevin's hard work, the partnership with the Harmony Science Academy has expanded to the other four schools that are a part of the Harmony network in Austin. In addition, LTB UT members had the opportunity to serve as science fair judges, a result of a great relationship with the schools. We look forward to a blossoming relationship with Harmony, as we look to expand in the near future. Kevin may be quiet, but his accomplishments speak louder than any words could.
The Learn To Be Foundation would like to congratulate and thank Kevin Ma on becoming the UT Staff of the Month for October.