One of our newest tutors, Penny Ittner, has been tutoring an Afghan woman who is just learning English. The woman and husband and five children left Afghanistan when all the planes took off from Kabul last August. Hats off to Penny who has completed the Laubach Introductory unit with her student.
Penny gave her student a Certificate of Progress to celebrate how far they have come. When Penny presented the award she said she would like to take a picture of her student with the certificate. In the tutor’s words: “…she suddenly conversed quickly with her daughter and then ran out of the room. I thought, OMG, what happened? Her daughter said she just wanted to quickly change clothes into something nicer for the photo. She was thrilled to get it.”
Two other of our newest tutors are arranging to have a table set up at a Friday Farmers Market in Rossmoor to attract new volunteers since we NEED MORE TUTORS. Thank you Rebecca Farmer and Irene Mann!
Nora Lyang and Sheila Driscoll reported 29+ tutoring hours during the second quarter!
Pat Pomidor is proud of her student. Together they investigated job possibilities and worked on a resume. Her student got a job at the end of March!
Bruna Lewis’ student passed the English portion of the No Child Left Behind test.
Julie Kim’s student submitted her first personal essay which is to be published by Project Second Chance.