Tutor Spotlight September 2019 - Connie Letcher
We’re very proud of our volunteers and would like you to meet them. Each month we’ll introduce you to one (or two). We hope you enjoy reading about our AASD Adult Education Volunteers!
Connie Letscher had been tutoring in the AASD Adult Ed. Program for almost six years when asked to “Bring a Friend” to a Professional Development session. She brought her best friend, her husband of almost 40 years! John and Connie, together, have logged over 502 hours of tutoring in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Connie retired in 2006 after 35 years of teaching. She most recently taught 5th Grade at Penn Lincoln Elementary, here at AASD. Connie has no problem with lesson planning and zeroing in on the needs of her learners. She helped John get started and as they say, “The rest is history”.
John tutors at the Blair County Prison’s program for inmates prepping for release. The C-Prep (Community Preparation Reentry Education Program) was started by now retired, Honorable Jolene Kopriva and is held at the American Rescue Building on Mulberry Street in Hollidaysburg. Connie has tutored many ELL (English Language Learners) but has also tutored for the High School Equivalency program.
Together, John and Connie also currently tutor a married couple from Vietnam. They started by learning the English alphabet and have been working very hard each week to advance into English Grammar and Writing. The Vietnamese couple hopes to start working on Citizenship soon.