One-2-One Tutoring Program Benefits McGregor Elementary Students

Student Study Skills and Self-Esteem Boosted Through Tutoring and Support from Assistance League

Caring Assistance League members and community volunteers are improving literacy and promoting lifelong learning to local students through the educational and philanthropic programs supported by Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan.

Assistance League of Southeast Michigan

Assistance League of Southeast Michigan

Assistance League volunteers work with students and schools to maximize learning and provide a supportive educational environment through two hallmark programs: One-2-One Tutoring and Link to Creative Teaching—both of which serve to boost study skills, self-esteem and success in young learners.

“Reading and learning are the gateway to everything in life,” said Marjorie DiLiddo, Assistance League past president (2016-17). “We are making sure that young learners have a positive and supportive environment as they gain confidence in literacy, which leads to confidence in life. We are so proud of our Assistance League education efforts that touch one child at a time to build a better community.”

In the 2016-17 school year, the One-2-One Tutoring program touched more than 400 students, kindergarten through fourth-grade, who received weekly literacy support, free take-home books, and meet-the-author assemblies to promote reading. The foundation of the program is weekly, personalized literacy tutoring, run by Assistance League volunteers who reassure budding readers by teaching beginning sounds, word families, sentence structure, creative writing and content understanding. Since its formation in 1996, the One-2-One program has improved literacy for more than 10,000 children in Southeastern Michigan, and continues to show the importance of individualized attention.

One-2-One Tutoring

One-2-One Tutoring

Donna Burnett-Albu, Assistance League member volunteer, chaired the program at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Pontiac. Karen Elliott and Sue Hastings co-chaired the program at McGregor Elementary School in Rochester. “We know that reading skills are the foundation to other learning and we are dedicated to helping students along their academic successes,” Burnett-Albu said.

Another Assistance League program, Link to Creative Teaching, provides enrichment activities to teachers who are committed to helping students dig deep into the curriculum and find their own passions. Since its formation in 2002, Link to Creative Teaching has benefitted more than 50,000 students.

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, all-member volunteer organization whose mission is to clothe, feed, educate and comfort children and adults through community-based programs. With no paid staff, funds raised from the Assistance League ReSale Connection and contributors are returned back to local Michigan communities, helping those in need. For more information, please visit ReSale Connection, 204 S. Main Street, Rochester, MI, 248-656-0414 or www.semich.AssistanceLeague.org.

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