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Testimonials

Testimonials from people who have been impacted by our program; as tutors, as students, or in some other manner:

Tutor:

This is a fabulous organization. The volunteers are very dedicated, and care about helping people reach their goals!

Student:

Martha: I learn new words.  I understand what I read more.  I understand English speaking people more.  

Student:

Jasper: I like working with my tutor and going to adult ed. It gives me a chance to improve myself and my life by offering an education. So far this year I have learned how to use a calculator and the math that you use with it, how to say my months in order, and to read out loud more fluently.

Tutor:

I am enjoying working with my student and have seen a great improvement in his skills and self-expectations. I'm glad I decided to volunteer.

Student:

Ed has said, after two years of tutoring:  "I would never have been able to read if you didn't take the time to tutor me, Pat."  He now is able to read the words on the screen while singing praise during church Worship Service!  Praise the Lord!!

Student:

Dear Mother, When this letter reaches your hands, I hope you are doing fine.  I'm glad I can write you this letter.  I will write more in the future.  Tell all my sisters and brother, I'm come to see them next year.  It is important to me that you get that letter.  I believe you will be happy I'm writing this letter to you.  P.S.  love you very much you daughter.      

(a letter from one of our students who could not read at all before starting our program)

Tutor:

Tutoring has been a very rewarding experience.  I am so glad I decided to do this.

Tutor:

I have two students and I love teaching them both.  They have progressed at different rates but they have both come so far.  Helping someone has been a wonderful experience.  I will continue to do this for as long as I can!

Tutor:

It's fun and exciting to see them learning to read English...  It's exciting to see them progressing.

Student:

I am reading to my children now!  It is so wonderful.  They really enjoy it.

Tutor:

Cecilia has worked hard and is very motivated.  We are both happy with her language progress.  

Tutor;

I wasn't sure about tutoring an adult.  I had taught 1st grade for 25 years.  I wasn't even considering the possibility of enjoying teaching anyone but children.  I am very glad I tried something new.  It is an amazing experiece.  I have only positive feelings about tutoring.  I have learned as much from my student as he has from me.

Student:

My name is Alesandra.  I want to say thanks to my tutors, Jim and Rosemary.  Now I understand it is very important to attend classes because it is helping a lot in my daily life.  Thanks for your time and your wisdom.

Tutor:

I am so glad I volunteered to become a tutor.  This is such a wonderful experience.

Book Drawing Winner:

Thanks so much for the books!  My son loves looking at them and having me read to him.

Student:

Thank you so much!  Things I have learned have helped me get a better job!

Student:

My name is Javier and before I got a tutor I could not read any English.  Now I can read some books and read to my little girl.  I can't thank you enough.

Student:

I have wanted to know how to read my whole life.  Now I am finally learning.  Thank you James!

Tutor:

When I gave my student his diploma for finishing our program, I was so proud and happy.  I can't describe the feeling.

Tutor:

Thank you for the tutor/student picnic today. My student, Erica, her daughter, Stephanie and I had a  very nice time, and the food was very good, also. I hope having a picnic like this can be an annual event.  Besides having great food, I learned a lot of new things that will help me in my tutoring program.

Student:

The help I got from you helped me pass my GED.  Now I can get a better job!

Agency Partner:

Thanks so much for all of your help in obtaining the 27 boxes of books last night. I appreciate your willingness to coordinate and provide people to help with boxing and delivering the books. I can tell that you all have done this before!

Student:

I am on level 4 of the Laubach series and I have learned so much!  Thank you to my tutor.  You have changed my life!

Student:

Thank you to my tutor.  You have done so much for me!  I can't thank you enough!

Student:

After 40 years, I am finally learning to read.  I have learned so much.  I can't wait to learn more.

Tutor:

I thought about becoming a tutor for a long time before I finally did.  I wish I hadn't waited so long.  I am having so much fun and it is so rewarding to see my student progressing.  I heartily recommend this to anyone who has the time and loves people!

Student:

I didn't know reading was so important or how wonderful it is to read!  My whole life has been changed by learning to read!  Thank you so much!

Tutor:

I had been retired for several years and I wanted to find a way to give back to the community.  I decided to give tutoring a try and it has been fantastic!  If you are looking for a way to help people, try volunteering to tutor for the Literacy Council!