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A New Approach to Teaching Daniel Yi (11th grade, Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan)

A New Approach to Teaching Daniel Yi (11th grade, Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan)

My experiences at Gift Chances have been wonderful and have taught me valuable socializing skills that could have only come out of this program. My intentions when I first entered the program was to tutor students who needed help with homework. That was it. To my pleasant surprise, the students that I have worked with were always eager to do their homework and beyond. They asked educational questions and sometimes asked for practice. They were all respectable and I have never had to complain about the students not focusing on their work. To further testify my experiences, the connections I built between the students was something special. Every student that I taught had something extraordinary about them. I would learn their grades, siblings, and hobbies. I believed that if I had created a nice, comfortable environment for the students to work in, the students would thrive. As I carried on this mood, I would interact with the students by cracking a few jokes now and then or going on off topic rants at times. However, my main focus was to teach students to the best of my ability and having a fun, yet hard working mindset allowed me to really enjoy Gift Chances for the 1 ½ years I had served them for.