PROFILE ESSAY

Topics: Homeschooling, High school, Family Pages: 5 (1273 words) Published: June 7, 2015


Albert Quaisie Sister Bird Fd.Eng 101-75 22 MAY, 2015
What is it that makes her different from many other girls on this planet? This intelligent and beautiful girl is about six feet tall and always has a smiling face which portrays her joy and happiness each day. She has brown eyes, blond hair and a pointed noise. She is fair in complexion and has a great sense of humor. She is smart and always wants to help others to be more than who she is, She is studying English education at Brigham Young University-Idaho. So, how come this gentle heart girl is different from many other girls with regard to how she was able to overcome her past, and then have a new desire to help others to be better than her. Kate remembers her mother been there for her always when she was struggling with some health and psychological problem when she was about six years old. She sacrificed her time, career and money to help feel like every other kid. “The greatest influence in my life during my childhood was definitely my mom. She was always around and was my teacher because I was homeschooled,” Kate said. She was a special kid that did not have her elementary education in a normal school that there were a lot of people to hang around with. The only person she had to hang around during her home school hours was her mother, since all her other siblings were all going to school outside their home. “ A typical day in my childhood consisted of being homeschooled and working on assignments at home, going to my grandma’s house and hanging out with my cousins, taking care of our pets, and doing chores,” said Kate. As a result of this, she has no idea what it means to a have friend outside the home. Since most of her siblings and cousins were boys, she finds it very difficult to get along with girls as many will see this to be ridiculous, one of her happiest moment as a child was when she got her pet turtle, Alex, as a birthday present. She requested from her parents on her seventh birthday.

One of the saddest days of her childhood was when her mom told her that she couldn’t play tackle football anymore because she thought it was inappropriate for a little girl to be playing tackle football with a bunch of boys who were older than her. Her first experience with death was when she lost her grandmother, she died at the age of 101 when Kate was eight years old. With the dead of her grandmother, she decided to get more pet to hang out with since she could not go out to have friends, in addition to turtle, she also had more pet like fish, birds and an iguana to keep her company when her grandmother pass away who she usually goes to visit. When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, most of them always want to be great and do things that they see their mentor do. Kate wasn’t different. She said, she wanted to be a good teacher like her mother when she was once asked what she wanted to be in the future. With her mother been her teacher for all her life time until the sophomore year of the high school, she became anti-social during her time in her high school and as a result she became unpopular at her school. With the experience she had as a kid, getting homeschooled by her mom and playing with only her brothers, male cousins and her brothers male friends when they come to the house to play with their brothers, she find it very difficult to get along with girls. She said “I never got along with girls, and I always felt like I was misunderstood. I thought differently than most people of my age, and because I was home schooled I learned differently and was lucky...
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