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From the Amazon to AmeriCorps

Every year, we recruit tutors from fascinating backgrounds. Many are recent college graduates exploring possibilities beyond their studies. Some tutors discover that their calling is drastically different from their field of study. Annie, who originally studied monkeys, is one of these tutors…. By Annie Shupp, 2017-18 Literacy First tutor When I first began my year […]

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The Power of a Field Trip

By Holly O’Hara, 2017-18 Literacy First tutor More often than not, Literacy First tutors gain insights that are not necessarily limited by the time they spend with their students in the classroom.  Literacy First tutors become part of the community of the schools where they serve – they’re around five days a week, and in […]

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Sound Awareness and Shoelaces

By Brooke Long, 2017-18 Literacy First Tutor Many of the Literacy First tutors are surprised by how much more there is to their teaching experience than just the tutoring session. Literacy First certainly helps the children we serve, who are as young as five in the program but we often help the tutors learn life skills […]

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Closing the Gap

by Grace Blakistone, 2016-17, 2017-18 Literacy First Tutor We often hear that tutors are drawn to our program by our mission of educational equity, so much so that it becomes ingrained in their life’s work. After leaving the Literacy First program, many tutors go on to work in public policy, justice, and human services, as […]

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