Aliso Viejo, CA
I am half Filipino/Chinese and against popular belief and the stereotype, I actually suck at math. I have struggled since math was first taught to us now. I am currently taking a statistics class and my partner always puts me on a pedestal for understanding the material but it didn’t just come to me. I work very hard to get good grades in every class I’m in especially my math courses. Although it has been proven that children from Asia do, do better in math courses, it is because they began taking mathematics at a very young age which has ultimately contributed to their overall success; not to mention their extremely different school system. Regardless, I grew in Southern California and I believe I work just as hard as anyone else if not harder to keep up my grade in my math class.