Rebecca’s Summer Experience with Star Learning Center

This past summer, I volunteered at Star Learning Center ( Star Learning Center is an organization part of Goddard Riverside Community Center.┬áThe Center┬áprovides one-to-one academic tutoring for low-income students in grades 2-12. With an extensive resource center, a well-stocked library, computers, and dedicated volunteer tutors, the Star Learning Center helps more than 300 students each year find critical support. I spent my time there tutoring a seventh grader, L’Orena, in reading and writing. During our first session, I recommended that we read Catcher in the Rye, my favorite novel, together in addition to her school work. This was a fun and exciting way for her to begin practicing reading with enjoyable books, rather than doing exercises from school. By the end of our time together, L’Orena became a great reader and writer. It was satisfying to see her succeed.

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