Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
Lauren is an 18 year old who is having a hard time writing things in her composition class. She was diagnosed with cyclothymia, which is a mild form of bipolar disorder, less than two weeks, which has made it seem impossible for her to do her work well. She lives with her father (48) and her sister (21). Her mother lives in town but she doesn't see her very often. Her father is a mechanic on farm equipment so he is always busy, and her mother did not attend college and does not know what annotating is, and had struggled with writing while she was in school as a child and a teen. I am sure this tutoring will be helpful for her because no one at home can be there all of the time to help her out. She will be so grateful if she is able to have tutoring.
What are your greatest hopes for your student?
I hope Lauren is able to bring her failing composition 2 grade up before the end of the semester. She has struggled the first half of the semester, so I hope turning things in on time and well done will help bring her grade up to where I know it can be. She was on the Dean's list last semester!
What are you most grateful for?
People who are able to help others with problems they can't deal with on their own.
Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
Lauren needs help with writing. She is writing an annotated bibliography for her composition 2 class and has been struggling for 3 weeks to complete it.
According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
If people accepted others as they are, to not be offended by differences. Because differences are what make the world a beautiful place.
What is the student's favorite book?
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
What does the student want to 'learn to be' when they grow up?
She is thinking about going into psychology. She loves to listen to people and give them advice and help them as much as she can.