Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
Sukhdeep is a hard working, passionate and creative 16 year old who excels in other classes (including AP) but falls behind in math. She finds difficulty in keeping up with the teacher as he instructs and cannot comprehend how the skills build on. She has struggled with a death of a loved one and cannot focus in school as well as she used to. Because of this, she has developed generalized anxiety. Despite this, she has successfully tackled three AP classes but cannot pass regular math. She has two supportive older sisters as well as a younger brother. She is very kind and bubbly; always willing to help others. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, reading poetry, writing, and babysitting. She has won essay contests in her community and has won a rotary club award. She is very driven and determined to get at least a B- in her math class by the end of the school year. She admits to having trouble focusing but knows with a one on one tutor and extra help outside of school, she would be more likely to pass her tests and at the very least, make progress. She is no doubt an optimist and is willing to work extremely hard to achieve her dreams.
What are your greatest hopes for your student?
I hope she graduates high school and gets accepted into a college where she can learn about things she is passionate about. For now though, I hope she gains confidence to share out her answers in math class instead of feeling scared.
What are you most grateful for?
My family because they are always understanding and willing to help me in any way possible. I am beyond grateful to have such an amazing family who believes in me. Because my parents have to provide for four children and my dad is the only one working, I am determined to further my education and help them be in a better financial state as the years progress.
Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
My student needs help in integrated math 3 which currently involves sine, cosine, and tangent functions-or in other words trigonometric ratios . Identifying the amplitude, phase shift, frequency, period, etc proves to be difficult and as the math builds on, she falls behind. Making graphs and equations concerning sine, cosine, and tangent proves to be difficult as well.
According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
I wholeheartedly believe we can make the world a better place by protecting our local environment and being kinder to one another. Small acts of compassion go miles and may very well change a life. By radiating positivity, we inspire others to be the best version of themselves.
What is the student's favorite book?
My favorite book has to be Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin. It is a beautiful collection of stories that teach young students important lessons about humanity. Although these lessons are learnt through tragedy and the characters' downfall, it does not fail to show the readers the importance of family, honest living, etc.
What does the student want to 'learn to be' when they grow up?
I hope to major in Journalism and minor in Sociology. My ultimate goal in life is to gain knowledge and help others through writing and public speaking. I want to learn to be a better person by writing novels and articles that inspire others. I may turn to becoming a teacher as that has always been my back up career plan.