So much was achieved in two years! Mr. R came to the LCLS Adult Literacy Program in 2010 hoping to improve his English skills and make himself understood at work. He achieved his goal and much more! Read outtakes from his final letter to his tutor…
Mr. R was thrilled to begin working with Jane O’Connor, a Howey in the Hills volunteer tutor. He remembers her taking the time to assess his skills and identify that he needed to work on pronunciation, spelling, prepositions, and use of intonation. During the two years working on improving these goals, I confess that she worked hard and used many different methods of teaching – to include: an introduction to the sounds of English, making vowel sounds, word pairs, vocabulary, dialogues, spelling, etc. In the last year of working together we began working on reading comprehension, word building, graphic organizers, matching words, and more vocabulary. These were two years of excellent work, for which I am very grateful to Mrs. O’Connor, because now I can see my progress to communicate with my co-workers!
One day, Mrs. O’Connor kindly told me, R. it’s time to take more advanced classes, which could be in the Lake Technical Center. This is very sad because we are finished with our English classes that met almost every Tuesday. So, I have to go next year, after summer session.
I want to express to Mrs. O’Connor my deep gratitude for your sacrifice, time, patience, perseverance & persistence with my “stiffly” head. Thanks for all those good times we share talking & communicating on life, philosophy, religion, politics, etc. Thanks for the good books such as The Human Phenomenon and books of deep thinking. Thanks …because you are a great spirit of light.
His story shows how much can be achieved – relationships that are built and goals that are attained and exceeded! Thank you Mr. R. and Jane for sharing your story.