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Armand Ludick-Volunteer Of The Month-June 2022

July 27, 2022 | Read Time: 1 Min. | Inspiring Stories, Volunteer of the Month

“My journey here started nervously. I have volunteered in the past but have never actually tutored someone. I have had to teach and train colleagues, but to train a grade school student, you need to be more than just a trainer – you need to be very patient and be able to find a way to inspire them and excite them to continue the learning journey themselves! I hope I have helped a bit in accomplishing that task and I strongly believe my soft skills regarding this skill set have improved a little. At first in my tutoring, I was blown away by my student as he spoke 4 languages fluently – I’m essentially toddler level at Spanish – and it is incredibly impressive that he was able to have such a vast vocabulary at such a young age in all these languages. Even his math and sciences, which he needed my help with, were excellent.

It was a little rocky at first because I felt like a fish out of water – regarding teaching – but over time I began to spot where the discrepancies in his understanding were. It was exciting leading him through problems and then seeing him light up and be able to repeat the process. Some classes began with very little understanding of a particular subject but by the end of the session it was amazing seeing his confidence grow. I honestly believe I was tutoring a little genius and he perhaps just needed a different method to fully understand a concept. This is fair as this is what I experienced myself in high school and university and I was happy that I was able to have a positive impact on his learning and understanding” Armand Ludick.