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A Grandparent and a Tutor

By Sylvia Rainey, 2020-2021 Literacy First Tutor The most gratifying statement I heard all year was from one of my second-grade students. “I finally got the hang of reading!” he announced proudly. This is a student who had started the school year struggling to read at 22 words-per-minute, and now he is able to read. […]

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Learning I Want to Become a Teacher

By Celeste Tovar, 2020-2021 Literacy First Tutor My favorite aspect of my service experience has been learning how to tutor and teach from trained and experienced educators. This experience awakened something in me that made me realize I want to pursue a career in education and that I am capable of doing so. Before serving, […]

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Charlotte and Mr. Whiskers

By Sherri Goodner, 2020-2021 Literacy First Tutor This past fall, I started lessons with Charlotte, my first student as a Literacy First tutor. Charlotte is a vibrant, intelligent, inquisitive, studious young girl who is full of life. The fact that she is so inquisitive really made reading passages fun and rewarding. She asked the most […]

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Making Connections

Literacy First tutor Danielle writes about the unexpected joys made possible by technology during the unique 2020-21 service year – including the day she was able to facilitate a reading session for two best friends who had not seen each other in months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It All Adds Up

Serving as a middle school mathematics tutor, a soon-to-be Literacy First tutor witnesses firsthand the connection between literacy and academic success.

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Las Hormigas

By Rachel Peterson, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor One of my favorite memories as a Literacy First tutor is about a kindergarten student I had that was very outgoing and friendly. His name is Alvaro. When I first picked him up, he told me a million stories on our walk to the classroom. I never had […]

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