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Review for Washtenaw Literacy, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a tutor for a little over eight months. The tutoring that I did with my first learner, who had a brain injury, was challenging, but I learned a lot and had a sense of having helped the learner make progress. I had great support from staff, beyond my initial training and some additional workshops. After six months that tutoring relationship ended by mutual agreement, and for the past two months I've been part of Washtenaw Literacy's Washtenaw County Jail program. Again, I'm learning a lot and most definitely having the enjoyable and rewarding sense of making a difference in the lives of the learners. The experience has touched me deeply. I would highly recommend becoming a volunteer tutor (or a volunteer in some other capacity), or contributing to the organization. It is a no-nonsense, lean and mean, friendly and helpful organization that is truly making a difference in our community.

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

have even more tutor training programs for interested tutors, if financially possible and feasible time-wise for staff, etc.

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer