My name is Elena Sokolova and I am from Russia. I came to this country so that my son could have a better future in the USA. I want to improve my English because I want to feel comfortable and communicate with other Americans and I would like to build my future in this country too. My tutor is Emma. She helps me improve my English and helps me to understand culture and traditions. She also helps me with every day responsibilities such as shopping, doctor’s appointments, and understanding my son’s college application process. With my tutor, I have met new people and visited new places, like Concord, MA.
My dream in this country is have a profession in accounting, like I had in Russia. After my English improved, Emma encouraged me to go to college and she helped me apply. Now I am a college student and I am studying to become a financial account assistant. I like Literacy Volunteers because this organization gave me the opportunity to have a tutor, who is now my friend.