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Joni N.

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

Rating: 5 stars  

What a marvelous opportunity for learner and tutor alike! Cheryl Weiss oversees a program whose impact reaches FAR beyond its small office within the Newport Beach Library. Each week hundreds of us work with our students in 2 hour increments to achieve the goals that our adult learners have identified as their priorities. This is individualized learner at its finest! Each dyad is an unique as the members working together. If a tutor is at a loss for ideas or resources, a call or email to the office will resolve the problem. The quarterly "tutor connection" is another way that the tutors can connect with other tutors, be inspired by their successes, and learn about additional techniques to make their sessions more effective. The yearly International Literacy luncheon, also held at the library, is a joy. I left last year's gathering buoyed by the energy, commitment and dedication of about one hundred tutors and learners representing at least a dozen different nations. As I chatted with learners I discovered that there were as many differences in personal goals as there were learners! What was so exciting was hearing how many of those were being achieved. Amazing what a volunteer program can accomplish when leadership and guidance are ongoing and one feels part of a community!

Role:  Volunteer