Judy Blume Reflection

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Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. This was one of the best books I’ve read today. Not because of the great storyline or anything like that. But because I spent my time reading it with Matthew, the third grade student whom I tutored last year. It started with me putting in an application for tutoring through the school. I got no response for almost the entire year, until one day Mrs. Holmgren came to me and said a third grader needed help after school. I immediately said yes, I've been waiting to do this all year. I wasn't sure at this point if I did want to teach kids or not. The first time I got to the elementary school I met the teacher Ms. Beacco who was one of the most beautiful human beings I've met. And then I turned to meet…show more content…
We took the whole hour just studying science, making flashcards and answering questions. After we were done and I was going to leave, he turned to me and said "thank you." Next Monday rolled around and I went to the classroom to begin tutoring. Matthew showed me he got 100% on that science test. It felt really great knowing that I could help him achieve goals like that. Seeing the look on his face when he got that score, when he thought it was me but it definitely was not. This is when I realized I really do want to go into teaching. I want to help kids achieve academic goals like I did for Matthew. It’s almost indescribable how it feels to teach a student and for them to want to learn. It feels amazing to be able to say something and for a student or many students to understand. I don’t tutor Matthew anymore, but I am looking to tutor again. Teaching isn’t only about the kids getting good grades, but for the kids to be able to understand and enjoy the experience of learning. Tutoring Matthew was one of the best experiences I've had. I remember when we were reading and in one section of the book the narrator's little brother eats his pet

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