Since the fourth grade I have been interested in the dynamics of math. I would learn how to budget my lunch money on a weekly basis so that I would have change left over to put into my piggy bank. Then when I entered middle school and started to earn an allowance I would save my money and help my sisters whom are several years older than me budget their money. Having to help my older sisters budget their money led me to wonder why everybody wasn’t so good at budgeting and I realized that they had disliked math. My mother on the other hand was good with math because she worked as an auditor and when she let me go to her office with her I was allowed to help her and her colleagues input their calculated numbers into excel and I would double check their work to see if I could find any mistakes. This was a fun task at the time. Then as time went on math became difficult and I learned of the variables present in math. I welcomed the challenge and at first I didn’t do so great but as I went on I was able to learn that it wasn’t as difficult as it looked.
After coming to the conclusion that I want to work in the medical field I have done countless amounts of research and learned that I have to take more challenging courses of mathematics which excites me that I will be able to attain an even higher understanding of math and use my understanding to help others. Whereas countless people may dislike math I embody it. I can see math incorporated into clothes, architecture, people and technology. Math is everywhere I turn and allows me to flourish.
Discuss the subjects in which you have had difficulty. What factors do you believe contributed to your difficulties? How have you dealt with them so they will not cause problems for you ag...
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...gram I would tutor, read to and play with the children. I would also help to teach the children to follow the rules and help one another. As an assistant counselor you don’t really have time to rest because the children like to keep busy, but as I constantly came week after week to this after school program throughout the year, I began to see that children change and that what you teach them is the basis for their growth. The children had used what I had taught them and built their own rules and began to teach each other. This was the first time that I felt so astonished and realized what leadership was. With a little guidance from me I was able to see these children flourish. This leadership experience has showed me how I can have an effect on others and in order to achieve my goals there are the times when I will have to lead and times when I will have to be led.
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