My name is Amanda. I’ve been really enjoying my experience for CSLP! For a little over a month, I have been a tutor for reading partners and I really enjoy it! Initially, I was hesitant about doing CSLP because I am considerably lazy but I figured it would be a better us of my time than sleeping in until noon/watching Netflix. CSLP keeps me busy and has helped me with time management. Since I don’t have those hours to slack off, I noticed I have become more motivated to finish my school work and just more responsible. At Seaton Elementary, I get the pleasure of working with children of different ages in reading/literacy. My time there made me recall all of the things I’ve learned in my classes in that children are going to be at different levels of learning, I can only imagine how hard it is for some of them to be in the classroom with a teacher that might assume that the children are all at a uniform reading level and don’t need personal assistance. That is why as a tutor, I feel responsible to help them as much as I can so they can feel more confident in reading! With all the different students that I tutored I keep in mind that asking questions is key for guiding the children in understanding materials and giving them opportunity to think. It is also a good tool for me to evaluate where the student is. As an aspiring elementary school teacher, my time with tutoring and CSLP has been valuable and has been a stepping stone in the preparation of becoming a future educator.