"Tutoring has been one of the most satisfying tasks I have ever performed. The students` results are impressive. Learning adults are so very much more challenged than full time students as the commitment level is more significant. Working a full time job, perhaps parenting, marriage/partnering and more is demanding in itself. Our students take on this and the impressive task of upgrading their education skills. To have a student thank you for taking time to help them is mystifying to me. I am the one in awe of them as they meet & overcome their challenges. I suppose in the end we are learning from each other. Truly inspiring."
"Tutoring has been such a rewarding experience for me! I was looking for a volunteer job several years ago and couldn't believe that the Literacy Council was looking for someone to help people achieve their goal in life by improving their reading skills. I have been so fortunate to have a student who appreciates books as much as I do and I also feel that I have been able to build confidence in him so that he can feel that he will eventually be able to fulfill his dream of continuing his education. I feel that I have received as much from this experience with him as he may have received from me during the years we have been together."
“With the support and materials provided by the Literacy Council I was able to achieve my goals. I attribute this to the encouragement from the staff and my tutor. I would not be where I am now without their help.”
"Just emailed to say hello to all the staff and hope you are all have a wonderful summer. My partner and I are keeping up with what we have learn, big thanks to all the staff."
"At the age of 82, I knew that I needed to learn more about these things called computers. I came to the council not knowing anything about the computer and the mice that I know did not look like the one that I would learn to make the computer work with. After one year of coming as often as I was able, I purchased a laptop and I have internet in my apartment and I speak to my friends and family with my email account."
“The Literacy Council has helped me a lot with my reading. The tutors I have had have encouraged me and have provided positive support in my efforts.”
“Your program gives better explanations, and working at your own pace is good because you can understand what you are learning. I am finding college different. I am glad I found your program.”
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