LEARNING AND TUTORING CENTER OF EAST AUSTIN
May 2, 2011
I have to commend Charles and LaVerne Banks for the desire to want to open up such a needed business in East Austin where so many of the kids and families are struggling just to make it not to mention to educate their children when a lot of the schools in my opinion are not top notch in their teaching style and what they are teaching our kids. Although this learning and tutoring center is small and new, they have great potential to really make a difference in the life of many children if 2 things could happen #1 they had more volunteers or the money to attract paid staff. #2 More of the community to accept this wonderful free service. Actually maybe there is #3 to stay open a little longer . I know there is a need, but from what I have seen I think the people that could benefit from this is in denial , because not many sign up. However some may have legitiimate reasons for the lack of interest. Mr and Mrs. Banks and the regular volunteers seem quite genunie about what they want to do for the children and community.
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Although the hours are short, I honestly did see some great improvement in some of the kids reading , and behavior from the begining of the session to the end of the summer session.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I feel there needs to be a little more committment from the volunteers, a little more organization to achieve a hiher level of succeess, and a lot more tutors whether paid or volunteers.
Professional with expertise in this field & I helped tutor the children with reading, and letter recognition. I helped with fundraising to raise money for the the needs of the center that would directly benefit the children. .