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Review for Reading Partners, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Turtoring one on one with a struggling school child brings such joy into my life! As I work together with the child, I love to watch eyes sparkle, smiles spread across the face as we work together to learn to love reading. I view my role as not only to teach the mechanics but also the joy of reading as new worlds open up through books. Part of my role, I believe, is to be a cheerleader and talk about college to encourage high expectations. And, of course, together we develop a friendship as we joke together and share stories. One girl told me she loved Fridays because that was the day we read together. This made my heart sing! And that is why Reading Partners not only helps the child, but also the school and all of society as we help children succeed. It is the best thing I have ever done, other than raising my own children. Judie Fernandez, Menlo Park, CA tutor at Castro School, Mt. View, CA

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

happier students, higher test scores. Love of books.

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

hope to get more people, more money, more space

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing I am helping a child read and love books.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand into many more schools

Ways to make it better...

I had more time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money and space

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Role:  Volunteer & One on one tutoring in reading.