I have had quite a few various experiences working with children. A lot of people say that it is one of the most rewarding experiences you can get as you are helping to mould the young minds of the next generation. I definitely found this experience very rewarding as I felt I was helping and effecting them in a positive way.
During Sixth Form, I mentored two young girls of 11 years old. I helped them with their reading, their homework, and simply answering questions they had about school or otherwise. Before doing this we attended training sessions where we were told what to do and what not to do. This included what to say in front of them, when to know what to report and also how to stay professional. As this was carried out during the whole of my first year, we all formed a bond with the children we mentored and saw them grow in confidence.
In my second year of Sixth Form I was then given the opportunity to help teach a class of Year 8 pupils. They were in the lower set in English so I would photocopy worksheets from a book and they would go through them. I would check their work as a class and then give them a spelling test. This experience really helped me grow in confidence as I was able to help a class improve their English skills.
Hope you enjoyed learning about my experience working with children and that it has encouraged you to pursue your interests and get the right experience.