In the space provided below, please elaborate on one of your activities (extracurricular, personal activities, or work experience)(150 words or fewer).
"Ten minus seven." I held up ten fingers, asking the second grader to count down aloud. My heart warmed as she physically bent down each of my fingers so to see them visually disappear. I counted along with her. After a good few months, she was counting mentally. In my time spent tutoring, I've learned patience, communication, and compassion for children. Despite playing the role of a teacher, I've often felt more like the student; I have learned that when it comes to children, visuals, tone, and patience are equally as important as wording. In order to achieve the desired epiphany from the child I find I must alter my explanations multiple times to find the right fit; repetition is meaningless if the concept isn't sinking in. From my perspective, their miscomprehension can only be accredited to an inadequate explanation. I keep this in mind each time I tutor.
This is a very well written response, however I agree with juesewang about the elaboration part. How has tutoring impacted you in a way to make it your most important activity? How has these lessons that you've learned impacted your daily life? Good luck :)