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February 27, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 27, 2011

One day I was working with one of my computer tutoring students and was showing him the keyboard shortcuts for cut, copy and paste. When we were done with the lesson he exclaimed “This is great! Now I can go home and show my son how to do this.” He was obviously very happy to have mastered a skill that he could share with his son.

At this point that I realized that tutoring isn’t just about teaching the student new skills. It is about helping them gain confidence in their abilities. And in this case it was also about helping a father find common ground with his son.

For me, the tutoring program helps me to learn too. Every session teaches me something new about the people I am working with… what their needs are and how to help them succeed in our modern society. All-in-all, I find working here at Literacy Source to be very rewarding.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching my students learn new skills that help them in our modern society.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They do a wonderful job... I do not see any obvious changes that I would like to make.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

The experience of working with my students has brought a lot of happiness and joy into my life.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Happy!!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

Meeting the people that have been helped by the organization is very impressive. Whether they are ESL students or non-high school graduates the stories of progress in self esteem and opportunity for work is uplifting. It is especially heartwarming to meet families of those that have worked to earn a certification/degree or become a citizen. The education of a person impacts and nourishes so many more around them than just themselves.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting students and families that have found new and better opportunities after learning English.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create more space for more students and volunteers

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Online and then visited in person

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Closing funding gaps caused by government cut-backs in grants.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Capital campaigns and larger individual donor base

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 1, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 1, 2010

I am taking Computer classes , I took I am taking Computer classes, Computer tutor for 2 months and 20 days,Community club, math ,English pron., public speech for a year and reading I start last month.So I learn very much in Literacy source and I improof my English and I know very much about computer:- how to find job, how to email,how to find metro schedual ,how to find map any way many knowlege I receive also the other classes too I receive many many knowleges, therefore I thank my teachers very very much because they are Exellent teahers we have. I am very much happy. I appriciate all my teachers. Also I appriciate Literacy Source very much.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I took classes

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

You are doing good.

December 1, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 1, 2010

I suffered a bad car accident and lost a lot of my basic knowledge of math, writing and computer skills. A friend suggested to contact Literary Source because it was a Non-profit organization and perhaps I could get help there. I had started to take classes at the Greenwood Senior Center (another place suggested by friends) and had a good experience there, but I had to have some eye surgery and that was when a visiting friend suggested Literary Source for math. I am nearing 80, so I came to apply for tutoring in order to recover my memory. (after my accident I could not think, talk, walk, or driv e). Five years later I am doing all those things again but with a little difficulty. My hearing was affected by the accident, too. I plan to take care of this sometime in the future (need to buy hearing aids). I am living on a pension. When I came to Literary Source I found a lot of help and understanding; found people of several ages, races and creeds. It was a wonderful experience. The Literary Source's personnel found me tutors for math and computer after putting me in a waiting list for a while. When I started taking the classes, I expressedly say that--if there was someone looking for a job that needed the place I was taking--I more than gladly accept being taken away. Thus far, it had not happen. The computer tutor I was given was very kind and patient. My retention skill did suffer a lot. I still can do the things while the instructor is nearby. Something completely different when I am alone. This is aggravated by the fact that my personal laptop computer not always allows me to access the internet; thus I get frustated. My math instructor is a wonderful knowledgeable young man that together with a lady instructor (I am in a group class now) take care of all of us that had different needs and knowledge. They always explain the items we cannot understand with a lot of patience and great humor. They never make us feel bad if we do not understand. Now, I have joined a computer class with several students. I have received advice on my questions and help when I am unable to follow the instructions. I missed several classes because I got sick with bronconeumonia and, under the doctor's advice, I remained recluse at home. I explained this to the LS personnel and they allowed me to return to classes.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a senior participant of the classes, perhaps the oldest person in the groups, I have been blessed by being in the classes with so many types of persons. I have already explained the benefits I have experienced with the classes I am taking.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Changes to the organization I cannot suggest; however, regarding the computer classes I would suggest that the computer instructor would send the instructions to a our personal e-mail so that we can review them in our own when we are alone. It would be to receive the instructions anew. I apologize if some of my English needs improvement. In order to correspond (not to pay) the favors received, I gladly would tutor anyone wanting Spanish help.

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