Remote Volunteering Lawrence's Story

November 04, 2020 by Tas F
Image The benefits of remote volunteering have gained momentum since the pandemic struck.  Despite their busy schedules, great volunteers are able to break geographical boundaries and provide help where it is most needed.  This week, Lawrence talks to us about his remote volunteering experience while studying a full-time undergraduate course in Economics.

Tell us a little bit about you

I was very lucky to be in my final year of A-Levels when schools closed meaning that I didn't really miss out on any teaching but I know that most students weren't as fortunate.  After my A-Level exams were cancelled, I decided to use my free time to help out with the Tutorfair Foundation.  Since then, I have started my first-year of university studying towards an economics degree.

How have you found tutoring online?

Being able to tutor online has meant that I can continue tutoring even while going to university and can fit my tutoring sessions in-between lectures, supervisions, sports and anything else that's going on.  Tutoring online definitely takes some getting used to but with some practice I found that it actually provides a range of options for teaching that you don't have in-person.

How have you found the technology?

The online platform is definitely easy to use.  With a subject like maths I found that a tablet that you can write on is incredibly useful.  My only problem has been that it's hard for students to write their own answers and I often end up writing as they speak; although this has meant that I get to see their thought process in a new way which is really useful.

Would you recommend the program to other tutors?

Absolutely, I have really enjoyed tutoring and have gained so much from it in terms of organisation and communication skills.  Especially now it can be done online, it's practical and a lot of fun and a great new experience.

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