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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tutoring Brought My Self Worth Back! |

Tutoring Brought My Self Worth Back! "Tutoring Brought My Self Worth Back! Tutoring came like a bright ray of hope in my academic life when all else failed and I was unsure of what to do with myself. On reflection, I feel how stupid I was not to have believed in myself and in my capabilities, which is probably why I was what I was. But that was then, and the present is absolutely different, since the arrival of my private tutor. She changed everything – seriously! She helped me change my perspective, my attitude, helped me believe in myself, and all this brought a high boost to my self worth. Well I am not still sure how she did that. But I really admire her skills and patience in handling me and moulding me into what I am now." Tutoring can change a persons life! The benefits of tutoring include: *an increase in the self-esteem of the individual receiving the service *promotes emotional support and creates positive role models *breaks down social barriers *also improves the indivdual outlook on Education (hopefully creating lifelong learners) these are just to name a few. Literacy provides indivuals with hope for their future. Become an Education Advocate! Help some see the hidden possibilites within!

Monday, April 26, 2010

What's it like to be Illiterate?
"Whether because of a learning disability or because of poor education, family situations or immigration, illiterate adults struggle to hold jobs, use computers, pay bills and accomplish other tasks that skilled readers take for granted." 

We FreshStart Literacy are an organization whose goal is to do our part to eradicate illiteracy within families and then on to communities! 

Home Library - Favorite Children's books

          What is your favorite children's book? Have you read this one? Good Night Moon

is a simple story packed with so  much opportunity for discussion with your child.  Reading this story allows you to share rich vocabulary exchanges.  This story has a great literary quality and would add value to any home library or classroom. Use Bloom's Taxonomy to develop and improve understanding, literary appreciation and to develop active readers.