Volunteer Instructor David Jones (right, standing) has taught the DLC’s Adult GED class for more than 10 years now. This semester, the class has enrolled 10 committed GED students who often discuss the homework before class, point out new library resources to each other, and talk about what they are reading outside of class. All of the students who took a recent practice test showed improvement, and we are very excited about the group’s potential. Many thanks to David for his enthusiasm and perseverance!
Andrea (right) started out as a volunteer ESOL class instructor. She and her co-instructor created a high-energy, interactive learning environment that kept students engaged and learning. Andrea then became an Adult Literacy tutor and worked one-on-one with Marion Smith. Together, they moved through our basic literacy curriculum, tackled reading a bus schedule, and mastered the pronunciation of multisyllabic words. By the end of their work together, Marion was fully prepared for entry into our pre-GED reading class, where she continues to excel! Andrea continues to serve as a mentor to Marion, and her encouragement helps keep Marion moving toward her goal of earning a GED diploma.
Richard Brown & Mary Wakeford
Richard joined the DLC as a volunteer Teen Career Academy tutor. He worked one-on-one with teens who had left school prior to graduating, helping them prepare for GED tests and encouraging them to think about future education and career options. Later, Richard volunteered with our Adult Literacy program and became a member of our all-volunteer Board of Directors. Mary has served on our Board of Directors for over a year. We have benefited greatly from her enthusiasm and her many years of experience working with organizations such as El Centro Hispano and other grassroots groups.
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