Personal Narrative: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

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The day that I was impatiently waiting for was finally here. It was a cold and breezy Tuesday afternoon. I was going to start my first day as a homework tutor for the El Jardin homework center. When I arrived at the building I took a long, deep breath and was ready to begin. I felt confident and was ready to transmit my energy to the student that I was going to work with. I often felt nervous and scared, but I was also excited to meet my student. On my first shift, I was going to work with a 5th-grade boy. When I attended the orientation first my supervisor gave me a brief background of where the student comes from and his interests. He likes basketball, his favorite subject is math and he has trouble with English and reading comprehension.…show more content…
He was short, wearing a gray t-shirt and some basketball shorts. On one hand, he had a book of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I remember those books were popular when I was in 5th grade and seeing him reading them made me realize that this new generation still enjoys reading these books. Then, with a smile, I introduced myself and I shook his hand. I also introduce myself to his mother. Before the parents leave we have to ask the children’s parents if there is something specific that the child needs to work on. In this case, his mother told me that he had to complete a multiplication worksheet and reading silently. The homework tutoring is one hour long and within that hour, the students have to stay focused and on task and complete as much homework as they can. When my student’s mother left the room, I asked him “So what are we going to work on today”? With a confident attitude, he says well I’m going to work on my math multiplication cards and reading. I then said, “well, how can I assist you, do you need any help.” He then looks at me and Says No I can do it myself. During the whole one hour, this student never asked for help. He was that kind of student that wanted to complete his homework and work by himself. During the 1 hour shift, there was silence and I observed how my classmate and her Student were successful and had already developed a strong communication and bond and in my case communicating with my student seemed very unlikely. I began to…show more content…
I also see many people walking on public streets with a cigar in their hand. Seeing this kind of action in the community is disappointing, especially walking in the streets where it smells like smoke. Outside of liquor stores, there are advertisements that advertise beer. For example, buy a 12 Pack for $17.99 or 3 beers for $5.00. Seeing this kind of advertisements makes me feel upset because business owners prefer to advertise products that damage the people living in the community. Where do we see signs of fruits and vegetables outside of stores being advertised? I think that liquor stores and smoke shops bring a negative message, especially to children because when children get out of school and walk on these streets, they get exposed to this smell and they also observe the actions of what older adults are doing. Some children might also observe the smoke shops and things in the store that might be appealing to them. I believe that the city of Salinas is changing the rules by not allowing people to smoke near schools, public transportation, and restaurants however the community should do
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