Mr. Jesse H.
specializes in Algebra · 18 or younger years old male
green apple award - rising tutoring star
"I am a 12th grade high school student who is eager to apply my current education from school to assist and motivate students in grade levels below mine. I believe personalized tutoring is the most effective way I can do this because the role will allow me to not only tailor my skills and expertise specifically to each student, providing maximum academic benefits, but also get to know students closely so more...
"I am a 12th grade high school student who is eager to apply my current education from school to assist and motivate students in grade levels below mine. I believe personalized tutoring is the most effective way I can do this because the role will allow me to not only tailor my skills and expertise specifically to each student, providing maximum academic benefits, but also get to know students closely so that I can better inspire them to embrace a growth mindset and a lifelong passion for learning. Both of these attributes are vital for students' success throughout the rest of their school years, in college, and in their future careers. I believe that tutoring should be more than just ensuring a grade on a report card; it should help students build necessary life skills and push students to find their interests and life purpose.
As a student myself who attends the academically rigorous Mission San Jose High School, I have dealt with and overcame many of the common challenges that students face throughout their education. I have had all the perspectives of students below my grade level, so I can be sure that, inherently, I already have a profound connection with them. This will enable me to educate them on how to overcome academic adversity. Personally, my attendance and success at a challenging high school has pushed me to develop an academic skillset - for example, fruitful study, learning, and teacher-interaction habits - that I can teach students on top of helping them with schoolwork. I promise to make each tutoring session engaging for every student, no matter where each of them stands with their school subject interest. Furthermore, I understand that every student is different, and with my respect for diversity, I am open to helping students afflicted with any type of disabilities." less...
||in-person (not online)
Education and Qualifications
||Mission San Jose High School
1) Mission San Jose High School (from 8/2015 - Present)
- Currently in 12th grade
- Currently taking AP Computer Science, American Government/Economics, AP Psychology, Calculus, Club Fitness, Expository Reading and Writing
- Currently self-studying for the AP Calculus AB exam
- Current Unweighted GPA: 3.87
2) National High School Game Academy (from 6/2018 - 8/2018)
- Game Development Summer program attended during summer between 11th and 12th grade
- Created one individual project and three games as a programmer in three-five person groups
- Courses: Unity C# Game Engine Programming, 2D Graphics/Art, Story, Game Production, 3D Modeling, Sound Design
- Studying and Learning
- Customer Service
- Computer Technologies
- Coding in Java, C#, and Unity Game Engine
1) Olive Festival Volunteer Member (Fremont, CA Chamber of Commerce) - in 10/2015
- Held signs directing the flow of traffic to the festival's location
- Distributed flyers containing important information about the festival to incoming customers
- Served as clerk at various venues
2) Teen Shelver (Fremont, CA Main Library) - from 1/2016 to 6/2016
- Shelved "moving up" and young adult books
- Moved and organized quantities of books in alphabetical order, making it easier for library visitors to find desired books
- Decreased workload for librarians, reducing the number of days they have to work overtime every week
3) Concert Band Alto Saxophonist (Jenny Lin Foundation) - from 6/2016 to 7/2016
- Practiced specific musical parts outside of group rehearsals
- Rehearsed with my instrument group and the entire concert band
- Performed within the concert band at Chabot College
4) Teen Tech (Fremont, CA Main Library) - 1/2017 to 6/2017
- Assisted customer service patrons
- Helped customers use public library computers by using my knowledge of software, file-finding, and other computer-use skills
- Helped customers use public library printers by teaching them the basics of adding, using, and withdrawing money from print cards
Personal and Group Projects:
1) Simple Ninja Game (created from 6/2018 to 7/2018): This was a game I built by myself using the game engine Unity and C# programming language in a programming class that was part of the first two week course period at the National High School Game Academy. It is a fully functional and bug-free 2D ninja platformer. The game's level is quite a challenge.
2) "Flamethrowing Lumberjacker" Game (created in 7/2018): "Flamethrowing Lumberjacker" was a game I built with the game engine Unity and C# programming language as part of a three-person group within the same programming class I built the Simple Ninja Game at the National High School Game Academy. We had four days to create this game from scratch. It is 3D and features a first-person view and reticle, alongside an adjustable zoom and particle effects.
3) "Cake Invasion" Game (created in 7/2018): During the one-week long Lightning Round at the National High School Game Academy, I was the programmer as part of a five-person team given the task of recreating the 2D retro game "Dig Dug" from scratch, with some of our own original elements. The result was a game called "Cake Invasion", which contained similar game mechanics as "Dig Dug," but with a cake theme.
4) "Sugary Space Race" Game (created from 7/2018 to 8/2018): In the final three weeks at the National High School Game Academy, me and four other team members built our own original game, dubbed "Sugary Space Race." It is a 3D third person point of view game in which the player, a spaceship, tries to bounce through a long candy-themed racetrack that traverses between a planet's candy-like surface, space, and the planet's moon as quickly as possible.