I have worked in two different schools as a tutor/mentor for children of various ages and have learned a lot about working with kids.
As a tutor at Ramsey Middle School I helped 80 kids across 4 separate classrooms with math and homework. Occasionally I would talk with any kids who were being disruptive outside of the classroom to try and ascertain why they had acted that way. Often times they just wanted some interaction with an adult so I would just talk about music and college with them, which usually did the trick.
As a mentor at Golden Lake Elementary I worked with 2 at-risk kids on a more personal level to ensure they were getting a positive influence in their life and so they had an adult to look up to. I would help each with their homework individually or simply play games/talk about life with them to take their mind off of their problems. I would like to continue my work with kids as it will be my future career as a music educator.