On April 14, we celebrated another wonderful year of the Grace Tutoring Program.
This ministry started 18 years ago and continues to be strong. Twice a week for about 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring, students from Hyde Elementary come to Grace after school for tutoring in reading. A few hours a week of reading one-on-one with an adult makes an incredible difference for a child. Students are tested at the beginning of the year and at the end, and it’s always a joy to see how much progress is made.
This program started 18 years ago, and we are proud that it has helped hundreds of students and given many adults the chance to serve.
It is run entirely by volunteers. Anne Woolsey directs the program, and Jane Taylor is her assistant. The tutors this year (many of whom are pictured) were: Don Allison, Ruth Chase, Carol Darnell, Jim Grannis, Carolyn Kindrick, Lib Hooper, Heidi Tjaden, Jan Horner, Joyce Lewis, Shirley Hobson, Esther Cummins, and Bill Woolf. There were also many substitutes who offered their time.
Consider becoming a tutor in the fall of 2016. Or if you know someone who might enjoy this ministry, tell them about it. Tutors are not required to be members of Grace. All tutors go through background checks and training.Share