RUNNER UP - Outstanding Young Volunteer: Alina Pham

Alina Pham – RUNNER UP
Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services
Alina is a young volunteer tutor with Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services’ primary homework clubs and secondary tutoring program in Tarneit. In the primary programs that run two afternoons a week, Alina works with children from grades 1-6, and in the secondary program which runs once a week, she works with students from years 7-12. Students look for Alina each week, and on the rare occasion when she can’t attend, they notice and ask after her. Parents have also commented on what a good tutor she is, how much she helps with their children’s learning, and how much their children enjoy working with her. The positive relationships Alina develops, in addition to her great tutoring skills and commitment to the students and programs, make her an outstanding volunteer tutor who always goes above and beyond expectations.