I am a Korean American finishing my last year of school at UCLA, majoring in applied mathematics with a specialization in computing. I am also a recipient of the prestigious Regents Scholarship from UCLA, which is awarded to only the top 1.5% of UCLA students.
As a math teacher, I hope to share my passion for math with my students, and make them excited to learn math. I know that in my life, the teachers who were passionate about their subject made me excited to learn.
Although I grew up speaking only English at home, in the last few years I made an effort to learn Korean. I took a year-long course in Korean at UCLA during the 2016-2017 school year, and I got the amazing opportunity to study at Yonsei University in the summer of 2017. By the end of my time at Yonsei, I felt comfortable enough to get around Seoul speaking only Korean. I am excited to return to Korea to improve my Korean skills, and also learn more about Korean culture.
I do believe my time studying at Yonsei will help me relate to Korean students. I did many things that young Koreans like to do for fun, like going to PC Bangs (PC방), Noraebangs (노래방), and arcades (오락실).