I was a few minutes early for my session. I started to get nervous and was eager to meet my tutor. It was finally time to begin the tutoring session; however, I didnít see my writing tutor. About ten minutes past, and my anger started to act up. What kind of a tutor comes late, how unprepared is this guy whoís tutoring me. Finally, some Asian guy showed up, signed into a chart at the front desk, and went into the back room. Iím thinking to myself, thatís him, all tardy and stuff. He came out a few minutes later and introduced himself as Daniel Chow. While heís talking, I think to myself that this is going to be a waste of time. However, as our writing session progress, I found that this tutor was very good. I had trouble writing my paper, I couldnít express my ideas and had trouble proving my point within my paper. I couldnít blend together my experience and the research Iíd done, this was the main focus of the paper. After expressing my problems, my tutor was able to quickly come up with a solution. He gave me good advice about what to write about. He then skim through my paper, and pointed out a bunch of flaws, ranging from transition, to structure, to grammar errors. I left the session feeling a lot for confident about my paper. I went home and finished writing my paper following Daniel advice. When I finished I felt that my paper had become a lot stronger. After two weeks, when I got my paper back, I had received an A. This really increased my attitude about the writing center.
ďWow! There are so much stuff around. I did not know that there are this many club available on campus.Ē This was my first interpretation of the first look fair. It was an awesome place and it introduced me to a lot of clubs. When I first arrived at the first look fair, I ran straight toward the recreational clubs. I wanted to have fun and try out many different sports. I signed up for a lot of clubs such as the fencing, boxing, blackbelt, kendo, and wushu clubs. When I arrived at the blackbelt club stand, they were starting to set up some wooden blocks. I went over and ask them about it. The black belt main attraction was trying to break a wooden block to win a slice of pizza. I was the first one to try. They held up the board and explained to me the proper technique to breaking the block of wood. I got into my stance and pulled back. I then punch but hit the board the wrong way. In the end, the board did break but I hurt my hand and it began bleeding. It was fun by at the same time painful. After this, I went around looking for more things to try out. I dropped by the Microsoft booth and signed up for a gift card. The price of the card ranged anywhere from 2 to 500 dollars. I was unlucky and ended up with only 2 measly dollars. However, although I only got 2 dollars, I was able to also get a free project Gotham 3 game from this booth. At the end of the day, I had a crazy amount of free stuff. I had some many key chains, pencils, pens, flyers, and notebooks. I kept walking around the area where they gave out free stamp notebooks; I got like 6 notebooks.
For my diversity horizon, I checked out the wushu club. Iím not Chinese so wushu is not a culture that Iím familiar with. When I first came in I looked for the president, but I wasnít able to find him. However, the vice president was a very nice guy and he introduced me to the club. He told me what the club was about and what they do there. After the introduction, we ran around the room a little to get our bodies warmed up. We then began stretching. While stretching I was amazed by the flexibly of the people there. I can barely touch my toes but they can reach all the way down to there heels. When we were done stretching, we began to warm up our legs. We slit up into two groups, one for advance and one for beginners. Our group did a bunch of beginner kicks, from regular front kicks to crescent kicks. The advance group did tornado kicks, 540, and many very advance kicks, Due to my horrible flexibility, I could barely hit very high. I noticed that many of the member could kick all the way up to their head. Once warm up was over, everyone started working on their routines for competition. There suppose to be a competition for the wushu club member next week, so I was lucky enough to watch many of the routines. There were stance routines, sword routines, and bow staff routines. While everyone was working, I was able to pick up a few of the stances/ first few forms of wushu.
For my citizenship, I tutored my friend Camilo with some basic chemistry. Heís not taking chemistry this quarter but he wanted to review it for his bio class. He had trouble with some basic chemistry stuff such as using the periodic table, how atoms bind, polar bonds and molecular structure. Iím not taking chemistry his semester but I still remember most of chemistry from my AP chem class in high school. After I tutored him, I found out that I hate being a tutor. In high school, I never tutored anyone so I donít have any experience. However, now that I have experience I never want to do it again. I learn from this tutoring session that I donít have the patience to be a tutor. When I had to tutor Camilo, he kept asking the same questions and didnít seem to understand the material. I got frustrated repeating myself over and over again. However, after an hour he was finally able to pick up the material.