Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, I go to School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens. I have an internship with middle school math teacher Samuel Levy. As part of this internship, I grade work and help students when they struggle to answer questions. I am, in the words of Mr. Levy, a “tutor”, an individual with many of the same responsibilities as a student teacher.
Mr. Levy is an excellent leader who acts assertively in order to keep his students focused. When students become distracted, he is not afraid to point out problems but at the same time, he praises children when they behave well. Mr. Levy is determined for his students to perform well. I continue to enjoy attending my internship. Mr. Levy is an inspiring mentor who has taught me new skills associated with grading work and teaching students. Mr. Levy’s students are generally fun people to be around. Sometimes we get slightly distracted from doing work, and discuss various topics or perform sophisticated fist palm patterns.