Alice Apol

I think the great thing about tutoring is the relationship-building that goes along with it. It has encouraged my learners to hone their skills and shows them that I am interested in them as a person. I love to see the progress. My first learner had graduated high school but didn’t know how to read. I told him to meet me by the reading room at the library, but he could not find the room because could not read the signs. Over a two-year period, he went from not a non-reader to reading at a fourth grade level and he was able to get a better job where he could use his new reading skills.
-Alice Apol, nominated by the Literacy Center of West Michigan