This spring I had the pleasure of speaking with Anne Glassman from the Lakeville Area Learning Center, and her lead volunteer Angie Farrell, about their Skype Coaching program.  This innovative program matches volunteer tutors with adult English learners for one-to-one coaching in English via Skype, an Internet-based video calling service.  The Coa

The Literacy Leader for August is Christie Roberts, a creative and passionate computer skills volunteer with Learner Web Computer Classes. Since she started volunteering last September, learners and volunteers have recognized Christie’s kindness, patience and energy in the classroom. JennaRose Bondeson, coordinator of the Learner Web classes, particularly appreciates Christie’s approach when dealing with ideas that are new to students.

Columbus Day
Written by Phat Le, Waite Park

Today we celebrate the date that Christopher Columbus and his crew set foot on the island of San Salvador in October, 1492 as the first traveler in the Americas. Christopher didn’t go to school to get education, but he has a lot of tutors in the navigation area who were proficient sailors. In the same way, Christopher Columbus’ tutors prepared him for his journey to the new world, Mr. Paul is preparing me for my life in the new country.


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