Reflection Essay: My Passion Is Helping Others

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My passion is helping others. Depending on who you ask, helping others could mean many different things. But for me, helping others means improving someone’s life. Although this is a very broad description, I mainly focus on academically and physically helping.
Academically, I would say that I’m above average but I’m not exactly a genius. There are a few classmates in all of my classes that somewhat struggle. But the main classes are Algebra 2, Japanese and Honors Biology. My Algebra 2 class is full of juniors with a few freshmen and sophomores sprinkled in. I wouldn’t say that my teacher is the greatest since I hear many complaints about her from her Algebra 2 and Calculus students. Due to this issue, if I see a fellow classmate struggling,
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A couple months ago, one of my table mates was gone for a whole week since he was sick. When he got back and asked what he missed, she gave him a few missing worksheets and told him what pages he needed to finished. She didn’t help him much after that so I told him if he needed help, he could ask me. He completed most of the module until he got to the simplifying radicals portion of the module. I helped him through it and he understood. In Japanese, most kids know what they’re doing but when they get called on, they sometimes freeze up and don’t know what to say or stumble on their words. I try my best to whisper the answer to them and help them. Although it’s a small act, I still try my best to help. Honors Biology is a class where I see kids struggling everyday. No one really likes the class and most of us wing it and hope for the best, myself included. But sometimes I do know what I’m doing and in those rare times, I help others around me. Maybe someone missed an entry or exit task, if so, I’ll lend them mine so they don’t have to worry about being marked down. Sometimes I check my friend’s work to make …show more content…
I love volunteering since it’s an easy way to help someone and make their day better. I find most of my volunteering opportunities from Key Club. Key Club has many different volunteering opportunities. I have participated in fundraisers for Key Club as well as other organizations. I remember one of my first volunteering events was at a pumpkin patch. Key Clubbers worked with Kiwanis and helped sell, wash, cut and paint pumpkins. I cut and scooped out a few pumpkins while other washed and painted them. Although it was raining and freezing that day, it was extremely fun to do. Another event I went to was the Halloween party at the country club. At the country club, our job was to set up a haunted house for the club members to go through. Some people dressed up as extremely creepy monsters while others just dressed up as a celebrity. My sister and I dressed up as cartoon characters. Once we arrived at the haunted house, we started to set everything up. The first part of the house was the entrance room which looked pretty normal. Next we set up the witch’s room which had fake dead animals and a “steaming” cauldron. The next room was a hallway of jumpscares then onto the classic creepy kid in the corner. I wasn’t in any of those scary rooms, I was a host the beginning of the house. My job was relatively easy, all I had to do was show the audience where and when to go. After all of that, we cleaned up the house which took a

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