I think there are few things to consider if you are on the fence about online mentoring. First, consider the importance of making a connection to support a student. Second, the sheer joy of volunteering – stepping outside of ourselves and our problems. Finally, reading children’s books!
I leave you with the simple and profound words from Jonnae, an APS second grade student. Jonnae felt the best part of tutoring was spending time with someone new.
“I’ve been isolated here and I just needed that, I just needed someone to talk to.”
Until next time – be well, stay safe and happy reading!