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Leela Wainio


I’ve been volunteering with Kid By Kid since March of 2022 (with about 130+ hours of tutoring and lesson planning as of when I’m writing this); and I can honestly say I really love how this organization has helped people. It’s so fulfilling being able to see the tangible change you’re making in peoples’ lives. I’ve been able to make learning easier and more fun for people, which is such a gift. Plus, if they understand concepts as they’re taught, they’ll more easily keep up with future material too; and, they won’t give up on themselves by thinking they’re the types of people to never do well in school. 1 on 1 tutoring gives my time to understand how my specific tutors learn and what they find entertaining. For example, I’m tutoring one student in Chinese and I’ve been incorporating lots of different ways to learn (emoji battles, conversing about things he finds interesting, watching Chinese cartoons, etc…), and I think it’s really helped. Volunteering in Kid By Kid has helped me realize I want to work as a teacher and when I grow up. I’m so glad I’ve been able to make such a large change in my students’ educational paths, and I’m excited to tutor as much as I can in the future.

Leela Wainio
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