Peer Tutoring - Lexi Weisser
For my service project, I chose to be a peer tutor for younger students. Through the peer tutoring program at CHS, older students are able to give guidance to younger students in difficult subjects, like math, during free time. I spent my study hall tutoring students that were struggling in math and sometimes other subjects as well. During this time, I would look over their assignments and then asked them what questions they had. We would go over materials that were the most challenging/confusing. Through this experience, I learned a lot.
This experience taught me a lot of new skills. First of all, I found out how much fun it is to help others. I also learned more about patience. Understanding that it takes more time for some people to learn then others is sometimes tough to grasp. Finally, knowing that if you put time into something the result is so worth it. Watching a light bulb go off in someone’s brain when a difficult concept finally clicks, is a wonderful thing.
This service experience will influence my future in many positive ways. Through this I learned that perseverance in learning is a very important quality. If you put a copious amount of time into studying and understanding a difficult topic, eventually your hard work will pay off. This will be an important thing to remember all throughout life, especially in college and in my future career. Finally, I understand that you need to be patient and know that not everything comes easily, it takes time. These things will be important to remember throughout the rest of my life.
Posted on Tue, January 3, 2017
by Karen Meinz