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Review for Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc., Annapolis, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

In an era when need is everywhere and our communities often seem unwelcoming to those who have difficulty communicating, Anne Arundel County Literacy Council is a beacon of hope, an offer of help to those who are struggling to function in our complex society. needing stronger skills in English, math, science, computer use, etc.
It has been my privilege to tutor students through the Literacy Council's excellent program. One person with whom I worked was eager to learn to read to his grandchildren. Another student wanted to improve his skills so he could seek and obtain promotions in his work. And a student who is fluent in three languages, English being her most recent, is working to earn a US high school graduation equivalency.
It is a privilege for me to serve these students as part of the excellent program designed and overseen by the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc., Annapolis, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a tutor for the AACLC. I have experienced first hand the difference in individual lives when access to free tutoring and opportunities to learn to read and write are provided. One of my students, now 60, has returned to tutoring after having been aided by AACLC tutoring when he was in his 40s. Now, after raising his children and meeting his responsibilities, he is giving himself the gifts of reading to his grandchildren and writing personal notes to his infirm father.
My other student is a bright, hard working man whose dyslexia now interferes with his career. He has been promoted to a managerial position and knows that improving his writing and reading skills is essential to retaining his position and moving forward with promotions.
It is a privilege to work with these students and reminds me that literacy is a priceless gift, which we too often take for granted.

Role:  Volunteer