Literacy Partners does great work rescuing students who failed in the conventional educational system. I had the rewarding experience of interviewing one such client of Literacy Partners who had been tutored by Virginia Koenig, the author of “How to Learn-How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension.” It was fascinating to hear how Ms. Koenig applied the principles discussed in her book, along with those of the Montessori method of which she is a practitioner, to rescue the student and recover and empower his ability to learn. Basically, the underlying principle is that we all have the ability to learn — but the big issue is: what gets in its way? Ms. Koenig applied the answers to this question with her student to recover him. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm for learning he now possesses along with the confidence he has in his abilities as a successful student.