Today was our second day mentoring at JFK's summer school, so things were beginning to settle down a bit as both the students and teachers began to really adjust to the pace of the work schedule. For my pre-calculus class, since there is a big unit test coming up on Thursday, the students were given a long review packet and encouraged to work together and seek help from me (the tutor) and the teacher. Because this is somewhat of a condensed course, there were some problems that the students did not know how to do, so I found myself teaching extra material to help students better grasp different concepts.
One of the most memorable events from today would have to our icebreaker, when the teacher asked the students to share what they would do if they won the lottery and had "60 trillion dollars." I was really touched as all the students gave extremely unselfish answers, choosing to spend their money instead to help parents buy a house, pay off loans, support siblings through college, and ensure their family's financial security. Listening to the students share their decisions made me realize how privileged many of us are.