Q&A: Samantha Wells, Peer Tutor

Why did you originally decide to be a life skills peer tutor?

“Well ,basically I applied to PALS, not Life Skills, but I got rejected from that.”

Why did you pick this as a class?

“I thought it would be fun, because I really love people, so I thought it would be a lot of fun, and I just thought it was really cool that we have this opportunity at this school.”

What do you do in life skills?

“I go and I eat lunch with them, and I come back to class, and I help them do tea service or recycling or something like that.”

What have you learned from this class?

“I definitely want to work with special needs people for the rest of my life, and I think that would be so fun.”

What would you like other people to know about your experience so far?

“I want them to know they should definitely be in this class, because it will really change your life ,and it’s just so much fun.”

What is your favorite part about this class?

“My favorite part is that all the kids in it are so fun. They’re so funny, and I love them all so much. They’re just so fun to be around, and it’s a class I always look forward to.”

Has this changed how you interact with people with special needs in your daily life?

“I guess so. I guess I didn’t really interact with special needs people before this class.”

What kind of life experience do you think this class has given you?

“It’s taught me so much about Jesus, and I definitely want to be a special needs teacher, and I think that would be so fun. It really did change my life.”


Reporting by Hanna Gaither, Staff Writer

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