David Tucker and Sebastian

50 StoriesLearningWorks AfterSchoolVolunteer
September 01, 2017

“At LearningWorks, I am privileged to help young students begin to reveal their potential as creative problem solvers.” – David Tucker

Texas Instruments employee David Tucker volunteers in our LearningWorks Afterschool (LWAS) program two afternoons each month. LWAS provides elementary school students in Portland, Biddeford, and Waterboro with free enrichment programming designed to help every student succeed in school. Our LWAS programs currently focus on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education. While volunteering, David has helped students build remote control cars and door bells and learn about the solar system while exploring how planets orbit the sun. What David likes best about working with our LWAS students is seeing their enthusiasm for learning about electronics. “It is amazing to see them resolve tricky problems and use their creativity.”

As a professional in a STEM career, David is able to share engineering principles and help students find their own way to solve problems, like creating their own trial and error assembly lines where they troubleshoot problems in their projects by determining different levels of functionality in the parts they use.

David is one of the hundreds of volunteers who make LearningWorks programs possible each year. Thank you David!

Photography Courtesy of Claire Houston, https://clairehouston.wordpress.com/