I'm Max Masterson , and I want to share my experience with Paper Airplanes. I recently graduated and have a passion for languages, especially Arabic. I grew up in Boston, but now I find myself in Montreal, seeking ways to create an impact.
That's when I discovered Paper Airplanes. It wasn't just about tutoring; it was a chance to be part of something bigger. An email from my Arabic professor introduced me to this amazing organization in need of volunteers. With some Arabic background and the pandemic keeping me at home, joining Paper Airplanes virtually was a perfect match.
Now, I'll admit, tutoring English wasn't something I had done before. I was a bit nervous, but Paper Airplanes provided thorough training and practical lesson plans. With newfound confidence, I was ready to dive in.
Let me tell you, the journey was incredible. It was more than teaching; it was witnessing my students overcome challenges they thought were insurmountable. Their improved English skills opened doors to real-world opportunities, which was incredibly rewarding.
But, it wasn't always smooth sailing. Some of my students faced tough living conditions, and it hurt knowing I couldn't fix everything. Still, I held onto the success stories, where students improved their lives against all odds.
I wanted my students to know I was more than just a tutor. We were a team. Paper Airplanes offered more than lessons; it was a supportive community. Whether they needed English help or just wanted to chat, we were there.
Looking back, I can't help but encourage others to join Paper Airplanes. You might feel unqualified, but trust me, they provide training and support. Two hours a week might not seem like much, but the impact is huge. It's not just teaching; it's changing lives.
So, here I am, wrapping up my story. Paper Airplanes gave me more than a chance to teach; it gave me a purpose. I hope my journey inspires you to be a part of this incredible adventure. Let's make a difference, one lesson at a time.