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All about Tutoring
By Bae So-young Reporter, Sophomore of English Language and Literature
If the chance for you to help teenagers comes your way, would you take it? The program “University Teenager Tutoring” provides those chances and helps teenagers develop through interaction. The following includes the things I have learned as a tutor who participated in the 2021 second semester university teenager tutoring. Also, there are some tips that mentors can refer to.
Q. How did you take part in Tutoring?
Before the second semester, an announcement of recruiting mentors came up. I had an interest in not only teaching someone, but also developing myself through interaction, so I applied with no hesitation. I recommend applying this program to students who have an interest in education.
Q. What is “University Teenager Tutoring?”
University teenager tutoring is literally the program where university students tutor teenagers. The object of tutoring is preschooler, elementary, middle school, and high school students. Tutoring usually involves managing studying. Mentors lead mentees to study efficiently and set the right values. Also, mentors should help mentees to adjust to corporate life.
Q. How can I apply to tutoring?
Students who have an interest should check out HBNU, Korea Student Aid Foundation website frequently, because regular announcements come up on it. When they come up, the applicant should fill in the application that includes an introduction and tutoring schedule of oneself. Then, send it to the email address that is given in the announcement. Only students whose scores are over 80 can apply, and there is no standard of income. When it is approved, applicants have to call the institution and then continue mentoring.
Q. What do mentors do while tutoring?
I worked at a community child center, so this writing will include the activities that are conducted in the child community center. However, the activities are different, depending on each center, so make sure of the activity of each one. At the child community center, basic education and play activity is the main activity. Mentees end up with the task that is provided, and then have an activity with mentors. Mentors help mentees to write book reports, study math, and English. To help students reach a higher level of education, mentors should conduct educational tutoring.
Q. What was the key of your tutoring?
First, I started tutoring to teach children, but later I wanted to lead mentees to be the ‘right person’ who could think and behave without anyone’s assistance. To achieve this goal, I focused on rapport formation. I treated mentees from their perspective and tried to create a bond of empathy. After the formation of rapport, smooth learning was possible for both mentors, and mentees. When mentees confronted educational problems, rather than giving solutions, I tried to teach students to find their own solutions to their problems.
Q. What did you learn from tutoring?
I have learned many things through tutoring for one semester. One of the most satisfying things is the difference between the before and after of ‘myself.’ After tutoring, I felt I had supported peoples’ lives without any cost, and now I hope that the mentees can be the right people and can think and behave in the right way. Also, I reminded myself to behave right in order to be the right person who deserves to teach children. When someone relies on me, it makes me feel something beyond description. University Teenager Tutoring provides things that cannot be experienced in university lectures. Participating in tutoring will be a great chance for the HBNU students.
Only for Mentors!
Tip 1) Do not hesitate to apply!
Tip 2) Only students who can participate more than one semester should apply.
Tip 3) To take part in a program, volunteer time, and scores are important!
Tip 4) There are many institutions where mentors are recruited, so contact the center quickly!
Tip 5) The mentoring contents are different for each center, so be well informed of the mentoring contents for each one!
Tip 6) Do not treat mentees from an adult’s point of view, but try to see things from their level!