John and Jenny M. began tutoring in the fall semester of 2010. They wanted to get involved in the community and participate in a volunteering opportunity that focused on education. John found a flyer at his workplace, and together they signed up to be FLOC tutors.
Week in and week out, they find themselves sharing their experiences, what worked and what didn’t, and how they can use this knowledge to improve their tutoring.
“Volunteering at FLOC is one of the most fulfilling things we do each week, so it often comes up in our conversations with family and friends—especially John’s parents, who are teachers,” Jenny said.
Rob P. became a volunteer tutor at FLOC in the fall of 2009. Last fall, his wife Jessica decided she also wanted to get involved.
“He always came home with stories of him working with the students and it seemed like a great way for us to be involved in our community,” Jessica said.
Rob was more than helpful when Jessica began tutoring. He shared great advice and recommended that she take time both to really focus on fundamental math concepts and time to relax and discuss things other than math for a balanced and productive tutoring session.
Both couples enjoy tutoring together. “Being able to share such a wonderful and challenging experience with each other has made our time at FLOC even more meaningful,” Jenny said.
They continue to be involved as tutors and are just two of a handful of couples who currently volunteer at FLOC. On this 14th of February, FLOC would like to wish our students, families, volunteers, partners, and board members a happy Valentine’s Day!