This year I tutored at Reading Partners (http://readingpartners.org) at PS 188 The Island School. My experience with Reading Partners taught me the importance of offering help to those in need for no charge and I am thankful to have been apart of this program. I tutored several first and second graders weekly over the course of the year and it was highly rewarding to see their progress over time. As a young student, I dreaded reading and viewed it as a chore and a task that just had to be completed, so I feel that it’s my duty to make reading an exciting and enjoyable experience for struggling beginners. I’m proud of what the students that I have worked with have learned this year and I hope to continue my volunteer work with Reading Partners in the future.