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Volunteer Spotlight - Rohan Gumaste

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Introducing Rohan Gumaste

Rohan working with students at the West Valley Branch

Rohan is the lead instructor for the West Valley Branch Library's Math Olympiad program. Math Olympiad is a weekly program for 3rd-5th graders that helps kids prepare for the Math Olympiad test. Every week Rohan arrives early for his program, prepares materials, and sets up the room. During each program session, he and his co-volunteer Aniket review sample problems with the children. Rohan carefully and clearly explains how to solve each problem. Rohan's reliability, dedication, and skills as an instructor make him one of West Valley's best volunteers. His program provides a great service to our patrons by helping kids improve their math skills and feel more confident about the Math Olympiad exam.

Submitted by Librarian, Randall Studstill from the West Valley Branch Library

A Chat with Rohan

As a child... I loved reading Winnie the Pooh and other children’s classics with my mother.

My fondest memory... was my 5th grade field trip to NASA, where we got to see the history of space travel and the latest in Aerospace engineering.

I am most proud of... helping lead school clubs, and being the Co-Director of PioneerHacks III.

My biggest challenge... is managing my time effectively, in order to stay on top of things.

My role model... is Elon Musk.

My community... is a safe space with lots of opportunities, which has guided me throughout my childhood.

Libraries are... goldmines of knowledge, places of learning, and treasure-hoard of books, which everyone can access.

My favorite book is... The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

If I had a super power, it would be... the ability to cure illnesses.

I volunteer... to give back to the community, and as a respite from the stresses of school activities.

If I wasn't volunteering, I'd be... finishing up my homework and reading some books for fun.

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Submitted by Monique Gaddy on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 7:17 PM


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What an awesome blog post, I love Rohan's answer for "If I had a super power, it would be..." Volunteers are the best!

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