Supporting Students Who Help Others

December 3, 2013

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I was “matched” with Charles last May and he’s been a bright spot in my life ever since. I’m a former Anne Arundel County English teacher who retired in 2007, and I’d been looking for ways to become more involved in the community. Tutoring through the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council seemed like a perfect way to accomplish that goal.

Charles attends the Arundel Lodge, which offers support services for people with mental health and behavioral challenges, on Monday through Thursday.  He enjoys taking English classes at the Lodge and decided to inquire about working with a tutor to sharpen  his reading and writing skills. That’s when he was put in touch with the AACLC.

Charles is very eager to learn.  He shows up on time for our sessions and always has his homework completed.  He is an extremely motivated student and is a delight to work with. When he recently earned his certificate after completing a reading level, he was thrilled. Charles wants to keep improving his reading and writing skills and then see where that takes him. I’m fortunate to be a part of his journey.


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