angie127 12 / 49 Oct 24, 2009 #1An extracurricular activity that I greatly enjoyed was volunteering in Brain Boosters, a local tutoring program that provides students with homework assistance and enrichment activities. I was glad to have the opportunity to interact with younger students and help them reach their potential. To make tutoring sessions more relaxing and fun, I inquired my buddies about their day at school and then absorbed their summaries of a new intriguing book, sympathized with complaints about the tyrant teacher, or advised on how to approach Dad about a lost calculator. One of my students often relayed to me her loneliness and hardships at home and I would offer her advice. I realized that my role as a tutor wasn't just to assist students with homework, but also to provide encouragement and optimism. By tutoring younger students, I improved my communication skills, pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and formed new friendships.