Some Kind Words!
From learners, parents, tutors, board members, and staff.
"A lot of learning - grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and much more... with professional teachers who help us to improve and increase our knowledge."
"I came here for help. I found the tutors to be patient, loving and comprehensive. I leave better prepared and more self-confident."
"I like the attention to every student."
"I like to learn with the others. The teacher shows many examples which make the course more interesting."
"Although I am in class to help others, I always end up learning something new!"
"The first time I found myself in front of a class of students, I discovered what my career was going to be. I love the exchange of information."
"I can give my opinion about current events... We discuss a lot of subjects and I make new friends. The teachers are fantastic."
"It is so interesting to meet the new people. They want so hard to learn - so motivated to learn - it is so inspiring."
"It was something completely different from what I was doing. The year before I was involved in volunteer work at a school helping children develop learning skills. When you asked me to volunteer - to tutor adults - I jumped at the chance."
"I started in the year 2000 and I had three students - one from Kahnawake and two from Chateauguay. I have had students that were with me for ten years. I have also had a student who went on to get her nurse's aide certification and has continued her studies to become a registered nurse. These are very satisfying experiences!"
- Lea (tutor)
"I thought it was really helpful - you guys were able to adapt to my learning style and figure out what was missing in my knowledge. My mother was relieved because somebody was able to help me!"
- Ashley (one-on-one learner)
"I am a retired teacher and have always been interested in literacy.
I started with the CVLC in the year 2000 and did a lot of volunteer tutoring. Now, I just want to keep in touch with literacy issues, so I have stayed on as board secretary - and also serve as the 'historical memory' of the organization."
"I believe in what CVLC does - teaching to read and write."
"I accepted the nomination in order to know more about the organization - to see some of the tutors and staff from a different angle."
"It is a gift to be here!"
"I have been running CVLC for the past 10 years. Why do I stay on? Because I love to teach and set up new projects. Teaching individuals who have problems reading and writing is a challenge because as a tutor one has to discover the missing blocks and find the appropriate material and approaches to fill these gaps. As an administrator, I can ensure that the services provided by CVLC can continue to be available to the citizens of Chateauguay and surrounding area."
"I have been involved with CVLC for over 11 years as a volunteer tutor, as board treasurer, vice-president and as the program manager. I love both the teaching and the independence of setting up office procedures based on my experiences in working in a large corporation, as well as doing freelance work in art, editing, and research. All my skills and knowledge have been utilized -- and I am still learning!"
Grant from the Ministry of Education (PACTE) / Registered Canadian Charity: BN89060019RR0001 / NEQ: 1149638158
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