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On Being a Tutor for English B’Yachad

Posted on August 23, 2021

With two highly committed students, my tutoring experience is continuously rewarding and interesting.  Our online meetings are filled with questions and insights, grammar and shared laughter too! Through our conversations, my students have helped me understand their work in technology.  Beyond their work, we have discussed their favorite places in Israel and the world.  We’ve Continue Reading »

Building confidence

Posted on August 23, 2021

At the beginning of my and Jan’s meetings, I was very embarrassed to speak English, I did not feel comfortable. In terms of my English level, I was unable to conduct a conversation in English, but from session to session my English improved greatly. Today I feel more comfortable speaking English, my vocabulary is growing Continue Reading »

Enriched by the experience

Posted on August 20, 2021

Students Gadi and Melishu share their experience with tutor, Sharon L-C Gadi: “I am very happy about this class.  It helps me a lot.  I feel I am improving in many things because of the lessons and because of the teacher.  I’m improving at work because my friends understand me better.  This helps me a Continue Reading »

What Tutoring Has Meant to Me – a conversation between an English B’Yachad student and her tutor

Posted on August 20, 2021

From Hadas about Tutor Myra E: What have our lessons meant to me?  Our lessons are meaningful to me because it combines both social values and fun learning.   What is important to me about our lessons?  It is important to me that we have good communication and understanding and that our ‘class’ is the Continue Reading »

Discussions ranging from Art to Coding – My story with an English B’Yachad student

Posted on August 20, 2021

Over the course of the last ten months, I have had three students from the English B’Yachad program.  Each has brought his particular strengths and weaknesses to our relationship, but I would like to focus in particular on my latest student, S. Though not to belittle the accomplishments of my first two students,  S is Continue Reading »

Inspired by these relationships…Priceless Experience

Posted on August 20, 2021

My first student introduction took place in September, 2020, and we have been in contact ever since.  The matching process of student to tutor has been extremely effective for me. My second student introduction took place in April 2021. Again, an excellent match for me.  Both adult students speak American English pretty well, although they Continue Reading »

A Tutor’s Assessment of her English B’Yachad Tutoring Experience in Quiz Form!

Posted on August 17, 2021

Quiz #1  What have our lessons meant to me? Which of my passions does English B’Yachad tutoring fulfill? Which is true? I am a teacher at heart (after a long career in education.) I am an ardent Zionist who visits Israel often and loves the country. I strongly believe in volunteering to help others. I Continue Reading »

Can’t Wait to Return

Posted on February 12, 2020

There were so many wonderful moments during my volunteer experience at Havat Hanoar Hatzioni (Goldstein Youth Village School) it would be impossible to write about all of them. Some special memories were rather simple occurrences yet they were important. For example, the teachers I worked with said hello to me when they came into the Continue Reading »

I’ll be back next year

Posted on January 24, 2020

Who would have thought, when I googled “volunteer opportunities in Israel “ that I would find SKILLED VOLUNTERS FOR ISRAEL. Participating in  this program is one of the most wonderful experiences in my life! I am currently completing 3 out of a little more than 4 weeks at my school placement, where I’m tutoring English Continue Reading »

Returning Volunteer, New Experiences

Posted on January 8, 2020

After my first Skilled Volunteer experience in 2016, I said that my days as a “regular” tourist in Israel were over. Today I believe that even more than I did then. I can’t imagine spending my annual winter vacation in Israel just as a consumer. By the same token, I can’t imagine not having opportunities Continue Reading »



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