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A Community that Cares

By Britanny Barcliff, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor I have been working alongside Austin Voices for Education and Youth for the past year and a half, as I started volunteering with them for my community partnership as a Literacy First tutor. I have been able to help as they unloaded trucks full of food pallets from […]

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I can finally read!

By Anna Latimer, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor Once upon a time in a faraway land, there lived a magical individual, who every day turned into something different. One day, she was a cat (or so she claimed). She had been about to leave her jacket at my tutor station for the day, but when I […]

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Bittersweet Success

By Diana Cabrera, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor
At the beginning of the school year, one of my kindergarten students, Calvin, came in knowing about 13 letter sounds…

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Reaching a Reluctant Reader

By McKenna May, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor I’m a first-year tutor with Literacy First, and with that comes some unique challenges. I had to figure out how to organize my desk, my role in the workplace dynamic, and how to connect with my students in the pursuit of reading. While I have ample experience with […]

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“Gradulations”

-By Ruby Jockers, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor When a Literacy First student graduated for the first time at our campus earlier this year, it was an exciting day for everyone on our team, as we watched this Kindergarten student proudly walk out the classroom holding her graduation certificate. However, when I went to pick up […]

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A Literacy First Tutor’s Favorite Things

By Rachel Peterson, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor My Team By the end of our Pre-Service Training, I had interacted with as many of the 50+ Literacy First AmeriCorps members as I could. The 2nd/3rd year leaders were stationed around the room with signage to welcome their new crews. My name was called with three members […]

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Seeing Progress

At the mid-year mark, one Literacy First tutor reflects on student victories big and small. By Abigail Chopp, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor I love being able to see, on paper, the tangible progress that my students are making. That makes Wednesdays the most exciting day of the week for me. That is the day that we test our […]

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“My kiddo did it!” – A Graduation Story

By Rachel Peterson, 2019-2020 Literacy First Tutor I did it! I graduated a kiddo! Or rather, my kiddo did it! Mariana read at a level high enough to pass out of our program. I am really proud of her. When I started working with Mariana, I knew she would be a ball of excitement and […]

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