Here are some comments from our past members.
“The reading buddies program isn’t just about helping young children with their reading and writing abilities, it is also about establishing friendships and setting an example. Not only do you, as a mentor, feel the job satisfaction of being an influence to your buddy’s achievements, but you also learn how to be patient, how to be a good role model, and how to control impossible situations.”
“Not only did I make friends with other tutors and my little buddy, I also learned a lot from tutoring. It improved my communication skills. The Reading Buddies program is also a lot of fun. I enjoyed reading with my little buddy and I loved the Bingo games. I would strongly recommend this program to my friends.”
“The Learning Buddies Program is very different from typical tutoring centers. Rather than strict and endless work for students, its unique structure is designed to make learning fun and enjoyable for children while at the same time give tutors invaluable leadership experience.”
“The best reward I get from attending this program is watching my buddy progress and improve from each tutoring session. This program offers students like me an opportunity to have hands on experience in teaching. I would definitely recommend it to any students who enjoy a good time with kids and want to learn about teaching!”
“The Learning Buddies Network is a educational experience for both the big buddy and little buddy as we work toward a common goal. It truly provides excellent one-on-one opportunities for children to gain confidence and skills. You can see improvement so quickly that I realize how important a program like this is.”
“Volunteering for Reading Buddies is a great experience for me. Not only did I make friends with other tutors and my little buddy, I also learned a lot from tutoring. It improved my communication skills.”
“As a future nurse, volunteering with LBN allowed me to learn skills that are vital for nurses: patience and compassion. Through tutoring, I was also able to witness the growth of my buddy’s reading ability, something that is rewarding in itself.”