So the end of the semester is fast approaching and that means that it end is coming to the tutoring hours. This semester I chose to continue my work with the organization Homework N' Hoops with the Bethlehem Lutheran Community Center.
Last semester due to the large amounts of tutors I was responsible for not just one student but for developing science projects do do for the students during their free time if they chose to do so. But this semester I was able to work it out that I actually would get to Work one on one with a student. I worked with a student that was a third grader at Whittier Elementary School. We really had a great time working with each other (at least I am pretty confident that the feeling is mutual). The two of us would usually go tot he gym for free time every Monday and play either basketball of soccer. Occasionally we would go to the game room and shoot pool. afterwards we would go back to the study area and check out what we would have to do for the day and fill out our "what's happening sheet", then it was snack time! He would always try to sneak one of my snacks out of my and asked if I was going to each that or not, I stood my group for the most part and ate my snack but sometime I would let him have part and make a trade. During study/homework time the two of us would get done to work on some of his homework, either reading or sometimes some spelling and then we would read a book or do some math problems, so he could ear some certificates and get some extra points. We always left some time for a game at the end. I think the most fun we had was when we would team up with another student and their tutor to play a group game, great times!
This last Monday, however, I found out some bad news. My student switched schools, for whatever reason that it maybe, I am not quite sure why, and neither does the organization i think, but non the less I am no longer tutoring. So thats too bad, but it gives me a chance to get to know some of the other kids in the organization for the last few weeks and help them with whatever it may be that they need or are working on in school. It's still a blast and I love meeting new people. Homework N Hoops is a great organization and I hope that I can continue to work with them next year and in the future.
Check out their website: http://www.ppl-inc.org/volunteer/individualOpportuntiesatPPL.html#tutor