For the past two years I have been involved with serving the local community through AmeriCorps and Communities in Schools as a Reading Tutor in an elementary school. I serve 1st through 3rd graders who have struggles with reading.
Serving in this way takes patience and forward thinking and a hope that what you are doing provides help to these kids. This week I have been blessed in talking with a teacher that a student she sent to me a month ago, who was having problems in reading and comprehension, is now passing all his AR tests and has moved up the ladder in his reading and comprehension ability.
I have heard several other stories like this over the past two years. One student who could hardly say the alphabet was reading on grade level by the end of the first year. I noticed that this year she has achieved the 50 point club in AR which is a good achievement. I am so proud of these students who have progressed well.
It is amazing what one on one attention and tutoring can mean to a young student. It sets their foundation for the future. I believe we have helped make miracles happen in the lives of these students because of our time here. You will always be blessed and encouraged when you make a difference in the lives of students.