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Form my service experience through the St. Ignatius homework club I have felt blessed with my education thus far and will continue to appreciate what my family and God have allowed me to achieve. Also I realize I need to be taking my academics more seriously. Elijah, the student who I tutor, has very little free time because of the high expectations St. Ignatius has of their students. The school work is challenging but it is necessary. I believe we all must challenge ourselves physically, spiritually, and academically. I feel like I take the right measures to challenge myself physically and spiritually but not in the academic intensity I should. My mentee Elijah challenges me to take my academics seriously and efficiently. I am actively trying to work wholeheartedly like Elijah, in my studies.
Helping at Homework Club has made me evaluate the different services I do in
Elijah and I have met three times this school year, so our relationship is still new. He is in sixth grade and plays varsity soccer. Elijah is somewhat of a quiet kid who likes to get right down to business. Homework Club is a real test of my ability to control my verbal banter and concentrate at the task at hand. It is important for Elijah to get his homework done because after school he might not have the best learning environment. Finishing and explaining the homework are essential to what I do as a mentor. I am there if Elijah has any questions and to help guide him. Elijah is not one to ask for help but rather he will just sit and stare if he is unsure of what to do next or stuck on a question. I have to read his body language an approach him in a way that doesn’t make him feel dumb. I usually start out by telling him to reread the question and then point to the page where he might find the answer. I hope to be a good role model for Elijah and become friends through our time spent together.