Student Stories as reported by tutors
- My student is using English subtitles of movies to learn spelling and finds it helps a lot.
- My student is working toward being able to obtain a better job and complete the GED. I have used pictures of occupations, transportation, and places of business. Through use of these pictures, she has progressed in learning the related vocabulary and generated short sentences about the pictures.
- My student, who is at a pre-literacy level, is becoming more familiar with the alphabet: recognizing letters, writing the letters, and memorizing the alphabet.
- My student’s goal was to be able to attend her children’s school programs and understand what is going on as well as to converse with other mothers and teachers. She was able to achieve the “converse with other mothers” part this past May.
- My student works in a restaurant, and now feels confident enough in English to begin taking orders for take-out over the phone.
- My student’s task at work is to place certain items in several specific bins. She needed co-workers to read labels on the bins, but now can read the labels by herself and completes the task independently.
- Previously, my student needed a translator at medical appointments, but now is confident to speak with his doctor without a translator.
- My student can write the words for numbers up to 100, so he is now able to begin writing checks.
- My student is improving her skills to ask questions at work and understand the replies. Now she is able to speak on the phone in English much better. She advanced to a supervisory position at work because her English improved and she gained confidence.