Christine Harrison, our Database Administrator, has made significant improvements in communication and support for our tutors and students this past year, while also improving the reporting of tutor hours and goals tracking. Results to share for 2015:
- Intake and assessments were completed for 76 new students.
- 85 new volunteers were recruited and trained.
- 218 tutor/student matches were supported.
Student achievements – which represent significant progress on the part of the student, and may serve as incremental steps toward achieving high level goals – were tracked for the first time this year.
Student achievements reported by tutors in 2015 include:enhanced comprehension, improved conversational skills and increased self-confidence; the ability to read newspapers, mail and signage; reading for pleasure and reading to others; the ability to sign documents in cursive; the ability to communicate competently with teachers and public officials; the receipt of recognition for improved performance at work (including monetary recognition); and many, many others.
We can also report some very significant achievements from our student-tutor matches during 2015:
2 students obtained a driver’s license
11 students improved scores on standardized tests
We look forward with confidence that our students will achieve even greater successes in 2016. As Robert Browning stated “…the best is yet to be…”