The students that were present at the Community Center today were high school students who needed to complete tutoring hours in order to graduate. The students worked on assignments for their classes and were independent for the most part. I only had to help one student with their biology homework.
I helped a student write a poem for class about the school system in Egypt. The student and I worked on counting syllables since each line of the poem had to have a certain number of syllables. Although it was challenging, it was fun to see how creative the student could be when it came to reaching the required number of syllables.
I helped one of the students at the community center practice writing the alphabet. Together we practiced writing lower and upper case letters on lined paper. After the student mastered writing the letters, we the practiced writing their name multiple times.
This week, I helped the student from one of my previous impacts solve more algebra problems. I found myself getting a little frustrated because she had forgotten some of the strategies I had taught her the weeks prior. Despite my frustration, working with the student helped me to realize that I need to be more patient when teaching others.
This week, I helped a student write a speech about the history of soccer that they intended to deliver to their class. I taught the student how to obtain information from credible sources and how to paraphrase. It was a bit difficult explaining how to paraphrase texts to the student, but the student was able to paraphrase at the end of our time together.
During this volunteering experience, I help a high school student solve algebra problems. I explained some example problems to her before I allowed her to try the rest of the problems on her own. I then looked over the problems she had solved and explained her mistakes to her.
During this experience, I helped a Somali student practice reading. We used the method of repeated reading so that she could improve her oral reading fluency.