Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: Psychology, Media Studies, Hunter College
Donka discovered her passion for working with children while volunteering with Reading Partners, where she worked with one-on-one with elementary school students to improve their reading comprehension. After college, Donka worked with students from different grade levels. Donka worked with an afterschool program as a teacher’s assistant to improve children’s writing, reading and mathematics skills. She worked at a charter school in the Bronx with elementary school students on all academic subject areas. She also provided homework help to middle school students at DREAM Charter School in East Harlem and tutored high school students at Urban Upbound in mathematics with the goal of improving their SAT scores. Donka enjoyed working with high school students at Urban Upbound and looks forward to serving as a BETA!