Hi! My name is Amy and I am working as an intern this summer for Classroom Helper in Downtown Seattle. During the school year, I study Computer Science at Scripps College in Claremont, California. My hobbies include playing tennis, dancing to music, and waiting for the next episode of Game of Thrones to come out.
As a child, I disliked mathematics. We are often taught that being incorrect is akin to failure, and when I did math I had to deal with the very uncomfortable feeling of being wrong. Being wrong scared me, and so I decided I did not like math.
Thankfully, I had teachers who helped me eventually understand that being wrong is just a step in the process of learning. I grew to love math and even went on to be a STEM major. I wanted to work as an intern for Classroom Helper because the way you learn math affects your perception of the entire subject.
Classroom Helper is a small business creating supplemental materials to help students learn math in a fun and dynamic way. Classroom Helper creates flashcards and DVDs that helps students review math basics and learn new concepts, to supplement their classroom experience. I will also teach student workshops in August, to help prepare students for the new school year.
As an intern, I look forward to learning more about working at a small business. I love that I get to gain that experience through helping kids learn math!
Position: Lead student intern