My Life I am attending this college success class due to the fact I had very poor grades in my previous semesters. I have been attending Palo Alto College for about four years now off and on of course. After four years of college I wish my GPA was more worthy to show to others. After the first semester of college I still was undecided on my major and what I wanted to do with my life. I took a liking for the arts when I was in high school. During high school I was attending an art program called Say Si (San
Antonio Artistic Youth) I attend this program all through my high school years. After graduating from this program I was offered a job in their ABC (artist building communities) program. In this program I was able to mentor children that have no art programs in their current school. We also would teach at different types of children shelters and children hospitals. I enjoy teaching very much, I was looking into teaching art in a school district. But after teaching for 4 years I think it takes a special person to teach little kids.
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I really don’t have the patiences for teaching 2nd and 3rd graders. I current teach but only older kids. Two semesters have passed and I slacked off on my school and I was going through a rough time in my life with my family. I picked up a second job due to the fact my teaching job was only two days out of the week. I started working in the automotive business selling auto parts. I worked there for the last two years. I loved learning about cars and how they work. But after awhile my school schedule did not fit into my work schedule. My boss ould give me a hard time about my school life all the time. I had the craziest schedule while working with auto parts. I would go to work in the morning and go to school during my lunch break and I would also go to school after work as while. This was everyday for almost a year and six months. It was two much for me and I had to withdraw from all my classes and it went down hill from that moment on. I current have a new job still working with kids but its more personal. I started working for a company called Roy Maas Youth Alternative .
This organization houses in children taken by cps custody and probational children. I really enjoy my current job it makes me feel great helping these kids . A lot of these kids come from broken homes and bad backgrounds . Talking to these children helped me decide what I want to do with the rest of my life. I want to pursue social work as my career. This semester is going to be my new turning point in life. I finally have no trouble with my job or my family. This is going to be the right time for me to get my grades back up to were I want them to be at .
I also will start making more time to study and less time slacking off. Teaching art will still be part of my life and hopefully I can squeeze it into my new career. Also I promised myself if I need any help with any of my classes I will use the tutoring department to my advantage . I never did go to tutoring in the past semesters, maybe if I took some time out to go I would have done much better in my classes. I am looking forward to keeping my education on track and not derailing off my prize which is to receive my masters in social work.