As a Writing Center Tutor, one of the things I’ve participated in every year, twice a year, is Waldorf College’s Long Night Against Procrastination–a day when students, faculty, and staff stay up in the library until 2AM and study, get tutored, talk to teachers, listen to music, color, and eat cake, popcorn, and of course, pizza rolls. Continue reading
It goes like this…you’re waiting for students to come in. Then all of a sudden they all come in, one by one, but like a herd of elephants lined up at the door. You’re excited, but you start sweating. How am I going to help all these students in one night?!
They hand you their papers with furrowed, confused eyebrows. They hold their assignment sheets between two fingers, as if the paper is poisonous. They are terrified. You are terrified they won’t see how powerful their writing can be. Continue reading
This summer I’m working with a seventh-grade girl on her reading, comprehension, literacy, and spelling.
One of the first things I noticed about her was her energy! She was excited to be there with me, and I could tell she loved reading, she was just struggling. Continue reading
These are some pictures taken during my clinical experience at Forest City Middle School. Continue reading
In the Spring of 2014, I volunteered as an English/Reading tutor in Forest City Middle School in Forest City, Iowa. This was what I chose as my service learning project; I felt that it would not only benefit the community, but also my future teaching career. I was able to work with several different students: reading groups, worksheets, project-planning, and one-on-one work. [Click on the blue link below to view my video on the project]
Click here to understand the background of my Service Learning Project.
When I came into Waldorf College, I knew one thing: I wanted to teach writing.
How I was going to get there and what I was going to do to get there? That was in the distant future, and as an indecisive eighteen-year-old, I was more concerned about making friends than planning out my entire college course load. Continue reading