Project MARS/AmeriCorps collects “Great Stories” from its members in which they reflect on their experiences mentoring in the classroom and the progress they see students making. This month’s story was written by Taylor Swain.
My Little and I have built a strong relationship over the course of the year, made even better by plenty of shared interests. I will always remember one of these shared interests. “Can you help me beat this boss I ‘Zelda?’” he asked me. We both liked to play “The Legend of Zelda,” which is why he asked for my help. It certainly wasn’t an activity that we wanted to do every week, but for the one week I figured it would be really fun. So, as he played, I coached him through different tricks I remembered., which in my experience is a pretty accurate way of playing the game.
The reason this story will always stick with me is because of our shared interest in the game led to such a fun meeting. I’ve loved being able to share this time with my Little, and hope that he has enjoyed his time spent with me as well.