Kate has been a dedicated Literacy Council tutor for many years and often has several students at a time. Previously a nursery school teacher, she was at first nervous about working with adults. At her first tutoring session with “Hae-Won,” who spoke limited English and had not had any formal schooling since age seven, Kate quickly realized that her student was more nervous than she was! Together they worked on Hae-Won’s English reading and writing skills. Eventually Hae-Won studied for and passed the Maryland Driver’s License test, an achievement that enabled her to obtain a job—and to get health insurance for the first time in 20 years.
Learning to Read and Write English