Abby’s Service Reflection

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.

2 thoughts on “Abby’s Service Reflection

  1. Abby,

    You really identified what makes a great tutor:

    “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.”

    What a great service you provided two peers. When learning a new language, one has to feel comfortable to mess up and know they’re going to be OK.

  2. Abby,

    I’m so happy that you continued your tutoring into this year, too! The girls definitely benefit from your guidance, and I know you’d agree it helps you practice your Arabic as well.

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