SPOTLIGHT: AACLC Student Bryan and Tutor Nancy Lewis

June 3, 2013

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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.

The end of the summer in 2012 I started meeting with my tutor, NancyLewis, for two nights a week. Nancy and I work through a workbook that has lessons in it. We also read one chapter a night in a fiction book that I have picked. After two mouths meeting up with Nancy, I was told by my boss that I had to go on a three month road trip to Connecticut. Talking with Nancy about it, she and I came up with a way for us to still work together. Every Tuesday and Thursday I would call Nancy on the phone. We would work for two hours on my workbook and then we would read a chapter.It was hard working on the phone, because sometimes we could not hear one other. Nancy and I made it work and after the three months, I don’t feel like I missed out.

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.

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