At the beginning of this school year, I began peer tutoring two kids in Arabic. I had peer tutored one of them last year and was friendly with the other through other mutual classes. I was nervous about tutoring two kids at once instead of just one like I had done in the past, but it proved to be both a rewarding and fun experience. Being able to help more than one person in any small way I could was something I thoroughly enjoyed. Providing an environment for these two students in which they felt safe to mess up while helping them to feel less ashamed of struggling with a subject and therefore feel a bit better about themselves as a whole was an amazing experience.
Throughout the tutoring, I became even closer with these two other students as I watched their confidence build and, consequently, their abilities in the language. Helping these two students feel a little less overwhelmed with their classes, work, or whatever else they were stressing about was a truly rewarding experience which I hope to continue next year.