What can an MIT student gain by teaching STEM workshops to underserved students? According to Rachel, they “give you a chance to stop and think about what future you envision for yourself beyond the confines of MIT.”
She'd already taught as a TA at MIT for several years, but “teaching students with limited English forced me to learn how to take complex scientific subjects like fluid dynamics and break it down and explain it using as few words as possible in a way students could understand. This really helped me become a better engineer and educator.”
Rachel Reed (’16), David Sessoms (’15), Sami Alsheikh (’16), Feyza Haskaraman (’16), and the students they taught talk about their experiences in MIT-Korea’s GTL, run in partnership with Korean education non-profit Dream Touch For All.