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Review for Washtenaw Literacy, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer tutor with Washtenaw Literacy since 1997, working both with individual ESL learners and with groups. My first one-on-one learner earned her U.S. citizenship on the second try when she was about 80 years old. One of my current ESL learners, an extremely focused self-starter, has made incredible strides in speaking and comprehension in the past several years. Working with ESL groups teaches me as much as I teach them. The generous and timely support that volunteer tutors and mentors receive from the Washtenaw Literacy staff creates a core of faithful volunteers who continue their association with the organization year after year. The excellent 15-hour training for new tutors, which WL devised and continues to refine, plus workshops on teaching methods, lesson planning, learning styles, local resources, etc., make them the premier literacy agency in Michigan.

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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

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Role:  Volunteer