“Building confidence was a big thing for this student. He was so shy. He wouldn't start a conversation and he would answer with one-word answers, possibly because he didn't understand what people were saying. We made it to a positive result at the end.
“The program has really opened my eyes to how fortunate I am and what other students are going through. That is a big thing. Being a reading buddy has also helped me develop good teaching skills and listening skills.
“I've found that this program is so valuable for the younger students because reading is such an important skill to have – it's in everything.
“The program is also important, not just for their education levels, but for their confidence, so they can feel they can ask the teacher a question if they don't understand what's going on.
“Student2student is a really great program. I would really recommend it.”