Common App Admissions Essays

Common Application Activities List

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Activity type: Community Service (Volunteer)

Position/Leadership description and organization name, if applicable: Key Club: Club President; Kiwanis Coordinator (1)

Details, honors won, and accomplishments: High school community service organization which I helped coordinate as Club President. Earned the Gold Member Award as well as 300+ service hours.

 

Activity type: Work (Paid)

Position/Leadership description and organization name, if applicable: Kumon Learning Center: Grader/Assistant (2)

Details, honors won, and accomplishments: Assisted in the grading of math and reading papers, as well as tutoring for higher level math students of the Kumon Program.

 

Activity type: Science/Math

Position/Leadership description and organization name, if applicable: Physics Club: Secretary (6)

Details, honors won, and accomplishments: Input data sheets and maintained minutes for the Physics Club, especially in regards to fundraisers and experimental activities.

 

Activity type: Academic

Position/Leadership description and organization name, if applicable: AP Club

Details, honors won, and accomplishments: Attended club meetings to gain information on college and high school advancement programs, as well as the end-of-the-year college trip. (9)


Activity type: Work (Paid)

Position/Leadership description and organization name, if applicable: Precalculus Tutor (5)

Details, honors won, and accomplishments: Pro­vided paid tu­tor­ing for a high school se­nior en­rolled in a high school Pre­cal­cu­lus course.

 

Activity type: Community Service (Volunteer)

Position/Leadership description and organization name, if applicable: Scott Peters' Midterm Campaign (8)

Details, honors won, and accomplishments: Helped inform registered voters with the intentions to advertise the reelection of Congressman Scott Peters to the 52nd Congressional District.

 

Serrandipity: Senior Editor

Pro­vided final edits for the school news­pa­per and its con­trib­u­tors while still re­tain­ing the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as a Staff Writer for the school paper. (3)

 

Serrandipity: Staff Writer (4)

Con­tributed to the school news­pa­per through writ­ing one to three ar­ti­cles per month, along with con­duct­ing stu­dent in­ter­views to re­port stu­dent opin­ions.

 

Jus' Sayin (7)

Helped form lunch bags for San Diego's home­less pop­u­la­tion, then helped dis­trib­ute these bags and do­nated clothes to this par­tic­u­lar de­mo­graphic.

 

High School Math Tutoring (?)

Participated in lunchtime and afterschool tutoring for students in precalculus, calculus, and physics. Awarded Golden Student Award for contributions.

 

APIASF Scholarship Work Descriptions (Dropped scholarship)

PreCalculus Tutor Mar 2014 - Jun 2014

Position: Precalculus/ELM Math Tutor

Average hours per week: 2

During my junior year, I worked with a senior as a tutor for three different math classes and tests. The first, and most important, reason I worked with the student was to help him understand and work through his online credit recovery course in first semester Precalculus. As I worked with him in the online course, I took the methods I gained from Kumon and my enthusiastic love for the subject to provide him a greater understanding for his course, and he earned the credit he needed towards graduation. I also assisted him in trigonometry for second semester precalculus, which he was enrolled in at the time, as well as assisted him in mathematics practice for the ELM. The ELM is the CSU placement test for mathematics which includes algebra and geometry questions. I furthered his understanding of the ELM, and he later passed the test as he entered SDSU.

 

Kumon Learning Center  Mar 2014 - Nov 2014

Position: Grader/Teaching Assistant

Average hours per week: 8

As a Kumon assistant, I provided students with help in their reading and mathematics Kumon work. I initially learned how to grade papers of the programs and served as a grader for the facility's classwork from students, but I later became a teaching assistant. Most of the help I provided as an assistant was for students in high school math topics such as trigonometry, algebra, and calculus. As teaching assistant, I became engaged in working with the students one-on-one to ensure they understood their independent studies, and also worked in creating their curriculum and topic plans. This involved a careful scheduling of their coursework and analysis of their curriculum progress. Through the work program, I discovered methods of teaching that created my stronger career interest in education and research such as teaching through graphical analysis or diagrams. This job occurred off school hours during summer and the school year.


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