Test-Taking Skills Workshop

January 20, 2018


Saturday, January 20th from 9am – noon

Founders Room 
Wood’s Memorial Presbyterian Church
Severna Park

The GED, as well as the entrance tests for the NEDP and Community College, have multiple choice questions which can be tricky to maneuver. Deena Fujimoto will break it down to help us mentor our students for these tests.

Please consider attending the workshop if you are currently tutoring a student for the GED / NEDP / Community College or would like to tutor one such student in the future. Also, this workshop is open to both our tutors and our students. 

Be sure to RSVP so we can prepare enough materials:
Susann Felton, sdfelton@gmail.com
See you January 20th!

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Gifts of Dyslexia

Q: Why are over 50% of NASA employees dyslexic?

A: Dyslexics are better at problem-solving and 3-D spatial awareness


Books shouldn’t terrify you

“I didn’t read a book until I was 31 years old when I was diagnosed with dyslexia. Books terrified me. They made me nervous. Now I know you can travel to the bottom of the ocean or to outer space or anywhere in between without leaving your armchair.”  ~ Henry Winkler


Our tutors are trained to help dyslexics read more easily and with greater comprehension. Don’t suffer in silence! Call AACLC today — for yourself or a loved one.

Reading changes lives.

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New educational learner resources are shared every day on our @AACLC Twitter page. If you haven’t opened a Twitter account yet you are missing out! Once you have an account, find us HERE and click “Follow.”

Here is a sample of recent articles from our 4,970 tweets:

Click on the title to see the article.

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Did you know?

A typical child from a literate family enters first grade with approximately 1,000 hours of being read to by an adult whereas a child from a low-literate family averages just 25 hours.

The ripple effect

Approximately 25% of AACLC adult student’s children are under 5 years of age. So our work teaching adults to read has a ripple effect that can impact the lives of the next generation too.
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Saturday, January 20th
 9am – noon
Founders Room
Wood’s Memorial Presbyterian Church
Severna Park

The GED, as well as the entrance tests for the NEDP and Community College, have multiple choice questions which can be tricky to maneuver. Deena Fujimoto will break it down to help us mentor our students for these tests.

Please consider attending the workshop if you are currently tutoring a student for the GED / NEDP / Community College or would like to tutor one such student in the future. Also, this workshop is open to both our tutors and their students. 

RSVP to Susann Felton sdfelton@gmail.com
or call 410-269-4419 to register for this workshop.

Director’s Message Dec. 2017

December 22, 2017

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GivingTuesday national results are in.

Out of 689 “small” nonprofits competing for GivingTuesday donations through Razoo, Anne Arundel Literacy Council came in #4 nationallywith $13,859 raised to support our students and tutors. You are absolutely the best supporters in the nation!

Why this makes such a difference

Thanks to you, 223 low-income county adults received free and individualized reading, writing, math, and English instruction in 2017. Additionally, AACLC’s tutor team of 9 volunteers working at Ordnance Rd. Correctional Center and Jennifer Rd. Detention Center are impacting countless additional lives. Your caring, kindness, and generosity made this happen!

Upcoming tutor training

Please share our upcoming tutor training dates with friends, colleagues, and family (CLICK HERE for more info – dates are Feb. 24 and Mar. 3, 2018). Training sessions fill rapidly, so encourage those interested in becoming a volunteer literacy or math tutor to register early to ensure a seat. Details are shared in the article below.

Warmest regards,

Lisa Vernon, Executive Director

Lisa Vernon, Executive Director
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council

“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”- Buddha
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Great tutor training opportunity!

Our next 2-day tutor training is scheduled for
February 24th and March 3rd
  9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in 
Severna Park, MD 
 
and will include basic literacy, math, and English Language Learner (ELL) instruction.
We have a class size limit of 35. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in attending this training, please email Lisa Vernon at director@aaclc.org or call 410-269-4419 as soon as possible to reserve a seat.
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Support our students and tutors while you shop

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Anne Arundel County Literacy Council.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

We Can Change The World

December 1, 2017

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“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

~ Malala Yousafzai

Did You Know?

November 29, 2017

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A typical child from a literate family enters first grade with approximately 1,000 hours of being read to by an adult. A child from a low-literate family averages just 25 hours.