The summer of 2011, I was thinking about changing my job. I just lost interest in the work I do as a sheet metal worker. I want to get into law enforcement and I know I need help on my reading and writing, so I talked to my friend Jessica and asked if she could tutor me. We worked for weeks and Jessica told me that she thought I might need more help. So she looked up some classes for me to take and she came across the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council. I called the Literacy Council and made an appointment to meet a tutor.
After I got back from my road trip, Nancy and I started meeting at the library again. Ten months have gone by and I have finished two workbooks (Laubach 4 and Challenger 4) and read five fiction books. I’m so glad I made that first call to meet a tutor. I feel that I have made a lot of progress in the work I have done. I can see my new career approaching very soon. I owe it all to my tutor Nancy, she takes time from her life to meet up with me to teach me how to read and write better.