I’ve been with Learning Buddies Network for one summer session as a Reading Tutor! The most rewarding thing about the work I’ve done so far is definitely seeing the confidence my buddy has gained through reading. I also feel that I’ve gained some teaching experience as well as the satisfaction of giving someone the gift of reading. It definitely is rewarding seeing your buddy succeed. I would recommend Learning Buddies Network as a place to do volunteer work because you learn a lot and also the sessions are later in the day making it more accommodating for student schedules. The biggest gain I had with my buddy was finding a system that really clicked which really kickstarted her learning. I would consider me and my buddy more than just having a tutor relationship. We are friends and I hope she is happy with her experience with me!