My name is Ban Yaqoob. I am a refugee from Iraq. My family and I have been in the United States for three years and a few months. I have two children, one son in high school and a daughter in college. When I first came to Worcester, I attended classes at Literacy Volunteers to learn English. I waited a long time for a tutor. We have been meeting every week for almost one and a half years. I need to learn to speak English so that I can communicate in my daily life. I am thankful to Literacy Volunteers and my teacher for helping me with my goal.