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Tahseen Khaleel

Tahseen Khaleel
Major
Biology

"I absolutely love [volunteering] at Swift Elementary School through Loyola University Chicago's Social and Emotional Wellness Initiative. I enjoy working with our third and fourth grade students and providing them skills for healthy social interaction. It is always heartening to see their enthusiasm and excitement as we discuss such concepts as 'how to build good character' and 'how to be appreciative' and play games with them demonstrating these skills. I am always surprised by how quickly the children pick up these rather abstract concepts, and how well they respond to them. I believe this experience has given me the tools to effectively work with a different age group, in a way that they understand and benefit from, and has opened my mind to the prospect of working with children in the future. It has also definitely taught me a great deal of patience!"