Shane

Shane

I was born in Brooklyn to a Vincentian mother and Trinidadian father. I am currently a sophomore at the City College of New York working towards a degree in Mathematics and Education. My goal is to become a secondary school teacher who not only educates, but guides students onto the path of success.

In my experience, school systems have challenges that require compromises. However, several teachers rose to the challenge to be an inspiration and educate students despite the hardships. I aim to give the next generation of students the same inspiration and education I received from these educators. For three years in high school, I was a part of a program called Teach for Tomorrow. As a member, I learned about the various aspects of being an educator and transferring my knowledge to another person as well as the various individual needs of different children. For two evenings a week we traveled to another school to tutor a group of children which helped us not only gain experience, but apply the knowledge that we were learning.

The Teach for Tomorrow program and the private tutoring I have done for five years has increased my interest for education and mathematics. Through the New York Fellows Program, I hope to gain the skills needed to turn an internship into a job and a job into a career. In addition, I hope to obtain insight into various professions while increasing and maintaining my network as I explore the various professions aside from being a teacher that allow me to share knowledge with others. I joined America Needs You in order to develop my professional skills and increase my network. I look forward to working with my Mentor Coach, the 2014 Fellows, and the ANY team.

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