Tutor Spotlight: Mary Austin and Evelyn Rubel

January 19, 2015

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Literacy Council tutors Mary Austin and Evelyn Rubel

Evelyn Rubel and Mary Austin are true unsung heroes, faithfully changing lives of inmates at the Ordnance Correctional Center (ORCC) through their literacy tutoring. Evelyn, a former elementary school teacher for 30 years, has been tutoring at Ordnance for the past 15 years. Mary has tutored at Ordnance for 11 years and has also tutored several Special Needs students during that time.

At Ordnance, Mary and Evelyn have worked with inmates from 16 to 83 years of age and have found that the Laubach phonics program has enabled many of them to improve their reading skills. They have cherished the notes and comments of students who have appreciated what we have done for them and have found their tutoring experiences to be very rewarding.

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