The Life of a Writing Tutor

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

English/Reading Tutoring in Forest City Middle School

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]

English/Reading Tutoring in Forest City Middle School English/Reading Tutoring in Forest City Middle School

Click here to understand the background of my Service Learning Project.