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Review for Project Adult Literacy AKA Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This literacy program is amazing for both Learners and Tutors. The staff provides creative, innovative support for the Tutors to improve their teaching skills; including a wide variety of materials, training, and emotional guidance. In turn, the Learners receive one-on-one time with their Tutor with relevant, personal, measurable, and inspiring lessons.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Project Adult Literacy AKA Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I’ve enjoyed being a tutor with the Newport Beach ProLiteracy program for four years. Cherall Weiss guides us with patience, creativity, and encouragement. She shares a plethora of support, ideas, and unlimited resources. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, the program offers supplemental specialty classes.

Although I was not trained as an Educator, through tutoring, I am teaching wonderful people to read, write, and converse in English. It is rewarding to watch my Learners’ metamorphosis of confidence and connection to the community. Both Tutors and Learners benefit: sharing our diversity of customs, traditions, and friendships.

My first Learner was a gentleman from Iran who has become a U.S. citizen and “graduated” from the ProLiteracy program. I currently have two female Learners, one from Japan and the other from Iran. I am so proud of all of them and admire their dedication to learning English.

Through my Learner’s struggles, they remind me of how difficult the English language is with its inconsistencies, idioms, cultural/media references, changes through generations, etcetera. I am constantly learning, too!

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Project Adult Literacy AKA Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Newport Mesa ProLiteracy provided great training to get me started as a Tutor. I have a Mentor and the Program Director to ask questions and seek advice and discuss any concerns. The resources, both at the Library as well as provided sources, appear to be unlimited. There are social gatherings where we Tutors learn about new resources & programs, plus meet other tutors and share helpful techniques. I was asked to record one of my sessions to see how my Learner & I were doing; and given feedback on my strengths and weaknesses. Yes, I was nervous at first, but it was a good experience. Cherall (the Director) is always positive, encouraging, open to suggestions, and helpful in a wide variety of ways.

As a Tutor, I have found it an enriching and personally satisfying program. It is such a delight to see & hear the progress in my Learner; as well as to learn more about his culture. His gratitude--and that of his Uncle--makes me feel embarrassed; as I feel grateful for the experience.

Role:  Volunteer