Can you believe that junior high school students get higher scores for the test if they study hard only for 5 days? My answer is “Yes”, because I actually experienced during this summer vacation.
I am a member of Non Profit Organization called “Teach For Japan.” This organization was founded to eliminate education gaps in Japan. I work for this organization as a student’s staff and I have a lot of tasks: to recruit other university students as a teacher, and to help them to prepare for the classes. We employ university students to teach for a few days some junior high school students who are not good at studying or are slow-learners in our internship.
One day, I went to Nara Prefecture, because that day was the first day of the summer internship of my NPO. I found to my regret that the students in the class were not very much motivated in studying. The teachers were doing their best. For example, they prepared for the class all night even though the students had unfavorable attitude about studying. Finally, the students could got good scores on the test on the last day of the summer program. Everyone, of course including myself was so glad to see this happen.
This experience was the most memorable incident during my summer vacation.