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Old 03-03-2008, 01:12 AM   #21
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The boy whom I tutored last was kind of bored like me, and I cheered him up. In
return, he did the same with me!

He's like the child that I wish I had!!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:41 AM   #22
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I can relate to that, Inferno.

It's rough at times, but I truly hope that you can find some comfort in everything that you do.

Teenagers usually talk about their social lives, watch and participate in sports, start dating and stuff like that. Little kids usually like to run around, play around and have fun.

The boy who I mainly like, I got him to finish reading a book that he's been reading in stages. Actually, I read it to him. Nevertheless, I look at it as him having read it completely.

I congratulated him and rewarded him with the oportunity to draw. "I'm very proud of you. You finished the book. Now you get to draw if you want to!" He shouted; "Yay!!" He was so happy and delighted when I told him that! He had a big smile on his face!

He didn't get to draw all week because the main goal is to get him and the others interested in reading. His work paid off. I still try to get him to read
a few pages though.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:27 AM   #23
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I guess you could say that I'm "tutoring" or mentoring the 15 year old daughter of one of our Russians. I'm doing conversational English with her on the weekend and we cook together. She loved making the chocolate chip cookies. Her parents joined us and brought some Russian dishes. Next weekend I told her we could make pizza.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:38 AM   #24
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I, ALSO, mentor an 11-year-old girl who is in the 5th grade. I only get to see her once a week because the rest of the week she goes on field trips with her classmates.

She can only see me on Tuesdays.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:16 AM   #25
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Helping children is always a rewarding experience! DH is one exam away from getting his bachelors of education and as I type this he is tutoring a 10 year old girl with her math. He always comes home and acts silly! Any time he is around kids he starts to act like one. Believe how I felt when he did a 3 month long internship with grade 4's last fall.. oh my! LOL

Bouncing everywhere... When we have children I'm going to have an extra one!
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:29 AM   #26
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Thyat's so good that he feels and acts like a kid. It's the most wonderful thing and is the next best thing to having one of his own!!

I feel that way with the 7-year-old boy at school. I look at him and at times, I feel so sad that I never had any kids of my own! I wish that I had a child like him. He makes me feel like a kid in a candy store!!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:46 AM   #27
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corey, is it really fair to make these kids read the instruction manuals for stand mixers?

lol, j/k.

what you are doing, not only teaching but as a volunteer, is the highest form of service that a person can provide to his or her society. congrats and way to go!!!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:20 AM   #28
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Thank you!

It's so rewarding to be able to make a difference and be a part of a child's ability to read, write and mentor them!!

It's fun, not to mention being able to get them to master their reading skills.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:22 AM   #29
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and repair a kitchenaid pro 600, huh?
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:44 AM   #30
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Who knows? Maybe some of them will grow up to become world-class cooks and chefs. I'd like to see that happen.

Which means that they still have to learn to read and do the math.
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