Once school started this semester I started tutoring again, just like I had been doing during the last weeks of school in December. This is no easy job; I really don’t know how teachers do it but I like helping kids, making a difference in their lives and being a positive role model.
I hadn’t even realized I was being one, I thought I was being too strict and nervous, always telling them to be careful and to not do stuff but today a realized I was wrong. I guess I did make an impact on one of the kids, the girl I had been tutoring in December. Today was her first day back with us and when we got to the house she picked a seat and told me I would sit next to her.
After she finished all her homework she grabbed a notebook and started writing something on it. I thought she was just drawing something but when she showed me I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing. She had written “te amo Kiki” which means I love you Kiki.
That’s me and in just two weeks I was able to get her to like studying with me. I thought kids didn’t like their tutors, I mean, a tutor is that person who makes you keep studying after you leave school and that is not fun.
This really makes me feel good because it means I’m finally doing something well and I’m helping people, which I love. I’m not sure I have what it takes to teach but I can tutor.
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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