Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient
“I introduced the students to many small liberal arts schools, like Bowdoin, and proved to them that they can get into and excel at these fine institutions.”
During my internship I learned how to be an effective teacher. I was able to create lessons that would efficiently teach the students the required material. Also, I spent a lot of time speaking to students, acting as a college counselor and a life coach. In this part of my job I was able to understand the issues that inner city minority and poor students go through. These talks not only allowed me to see life through their eyes, but it allowed me to also give them suggestions for what they could do to improve their situation. Also, I introduced the students to many small liberal arts schools, like Bowdoin, and proved to them that they can get into and excel at these fine institutions. This job taught me so much and I believe it more than met my expectations.
This experience made me want to research the issues that minority and poor children face in the United States, and made me want to be a teacher, as in this position I can be a great role model for minority students. Also, this experience has made me interested in the disparities that exist between these groups and those that have typically attended top universities.
- Date September 1, 2013
- Tags 2013, Education, First Year, Preston, Social Service, USA