Participants have their say

Nur Irdina FirzanahNur Irdina Firzanah“Rakan Tutor’s one-to-one sessions are more effective in helping me strengthen my mathematics comprehension. I am not shy to ask questions if I need more guidance. My tutor treats me as a friend rather than a student. I am really comfortable around her and she gives me the freedom to manage my own time and study schedule.” – Nur Irdina Firzanah, 17Nur Athiyya BanuNur Athiyya Banu

“The one-to-one tutorial sessions offered by Rakan Tutor give students the opportunity to learn at a suitable pace and ask more questions about a mathematics problem that they haven’t mastered. I like that the sessions help me learn both Forms Four and Five lessons that I have forgotten or missed. I particularly enjoy the interactive online exercises. It is satisfying to finally understand the concepts better.” – Nur Athiyya Banu, 17

Lee Jie MinLee Jie Min“There are so many problem-solving skills and new perceptions that you can gain from teaching and motivating a kid who has been left behind in our national one-size-for-all curriculum. Volunteering at Rakan Tutor has been a true eye-opener and a humbling experience.” – Lee Jie Min, 29, volunteer tutor

“I recently took part in Rakan Tutor’s Swim-a-Thon Fundraiser. I swam for 12 hours, from 7am to 7pm. For each lap completed, I pledged an RM10 donation to the initiative. This fundraising idea was a combination of a few things. Firstly, teaching has recently been a meaningful aspect of my life. Secondly, Rakan Tutor is working to resolve an issue close to my heart – learning loss caused by the pandemic – with a model that I genuinely believe in. Finally, I have a love for swimming. I completed 530 laps (21.2km) and was able to collect RM39,000 from more than 100 donors. We gained a lot of media traction from this event. I hope more awareness has been raised about the issues faced by underprivileged Malaysian students, and that more people support Rakan Tutor’s efforts.” – Harish Dhakshinamoorthy, 21, volunteer tutor

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“I found out about EdVenture from my cousin Latashah, who is one of the co-founders. The class I attended was on mathematics. I found it easy to focus as my tutor made it interactive. She also gave us exercises to complete so we could familiarise ourselves with the concept. As students, we need online classes to be more interactive and creative so that we don’t lose our motivation or focus.Errica ArokiasamyErrica Arokiasamy EdVenture has put in a lot of effort to make the classes fun, especially by choosing a platform called Gather Town. It is more interactive compared to Zoom or Google Meet. The tutors who teach us are also very experienced. This is a timely initiative, and I hope more students hear about it.” – Errica Arokiasamy,16“

I had an amazing time listening to the speakers talk about their careers at the Bimbing Virtual Career Day. It helped me to have a clearer vision of the career path I wish to take in the future. I got to learn the challenges I might face so I can be more prepared. I also obtained a lot of input on various careers and the education paths leading to these careers.” – Salveen Kaur Sandhu, 15

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