At Potomac, I have had the opportunity to participate in the many different peer tutoring opportunities. I have helped with a variety of different subjects, including math, science, and English. I have served as a math tutor the longest and have always enjoyed seeing my fellow students begin to grasp and understand the different topics.
As a senior, I am now helping in the Writing Center and the Math and Science Collaboration Center, or MSC2 for short.
I remember consulting a Writing Center tutor for one of my essays as a freshman, and I found the experience very rewarding. In fact, I still use the advice and tips that the tutor gave to me, and when I help others, I try to pass along the same good counsel. Since I have been in the same shoes as the students I'm currently helping, I recognize some of the prompts and novels and enjoy asking the students about their opinion of the works.
Meanwhile, the MSC2 not only provides a location to help others with either math or science but also serves as a place to work on different assignments in a relatively quiet environment. Personally, I enjoy spending my time using the whiteboards in the room to try to solve a proof, do a problem, or explain a concept visually to another student. The MSC2 also gives me the opportunity to continue my tutoring from the previous years, and having a physical space gives more structure to the previous program and allows it to benefit more people.
As I help my fellow students with the different subjects, I feel as though that I gain a greater grasp of the material, which not only supplements my own learning but also will help me explain the same topic to others in the future.