The Most Important Thing About Me Essay

793 Words Apr 1st, 2016 4 Pages
The most important thing about me, and one of the things I care about most, is my passion for learning. The second most important thing about me is that I want to help people. I have always been an inquisitive person, wanting to know the why of something, I wanted to truly understand things. I found out that I cannot possibly learn everything there is to learn, rather early in life, but I have always been a determined person, and I want to learn every day for the rest of my life. In high school, I learned that the best way for me to truly show that I learned something, that I understood it was to show someone else. For me, understanding means teaching others. I have always appreciated and admired my teachers, and because of that, I have volunteered at my former middle school the last few years of my college, to see my former teachers, as well as do something I loved. One year when I was helping Mrs. Adelman with her fifth-grade class, she asked me to help a student that was having trouble with long division. I sat down with the student and helped him, first I modeled a problem that was not on the sheet, and then we worked together on the first problem of his sheet, afterward he did the entire sheet with hardly any help from me. It was an incredible moment that I can still feel as though it were yesterday. At the moment, I am doing my first pre-internship in a Spanish II classroom with ninth and tenth graders at Mattawan High School. My mentor, Ms. Counterman, has helped…

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