Team Read Alumna Brigid Wills

School/major:
University of Aberdeen in Scotland
BSc in Environmental Science, expected 2019

Team Read experience:
2015-16: Teen Coach
2016-17: Site Assistant

I was a Team Read coach during my sophomore year in high school and looked forward to working with my student each week. During our tutoring sessions I learned about the importance of comprehension: not only to make sure my student could say the word, but also that she knew what it meant.

By talking to other tutors, I also learned that every kid learns at a different pace, and with a different attention span. When I became a Site Assistant, these insights helped me give tips to other tutors about how to work with their students effectively. As a liaison between different groups of people, I learned communication and organizational skills that helped me develop professionally.