August 31, 2017

I learned that kids with different personalities respond to different languages. For example, for a particularly "rowdy" kid Abby in the program, it was more effective to convince her that she is a responsible and independent person when demanding her to clean up after...

August 31, 2017

As a mentor, I needed to be more of an extrovert. Unlike the younger students I mentored previously, the students at J.E.B. Stuart were less likely to raise their hands and more likely to say "no." Thus, I had to constantly ask them if they needed help, and I made sure...

August 31, 2017

As a mentor, I became better at talking to each student individually and explaining to them the different concepts we learned. I found that many students were visual learners, so I changed my teaching style from speaking to them to actually showing them. As a person, I...

August 31, 2017

I've learned to think on my feet better and I've gotten more comfortable interacting with the students, especially the K-4 students. Asking the classes questions and calling on people to answer really helped the students get involved and it helped me to get to know the...

August 31, 2017

I have always thought myself as a pretty patient person, but working with groups of eight five-year-old students has really challenged this belief. I think by working with so many more students, rather than one-on-one or even two-on-one lessons, I have improved my gene...

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