As a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester you have the opportunity to directly change the lives of our students. Our tutors come from all walks of life, but all share in the desire to help a fellow community member learn how to speak, read, and write in English.
My name is Gary Tuthill and I’ve been working with Bijan Mohammadi since completing my tutor training in the Winter of 2013. I’m retired from computer programming and this is my first tutoring effort. Bijan is a pleasure to work with, and we’ve become good friends. Much of our time together has been conversation, including job application discussions, house buying evaluation and the history, culture and geography of Iran. While already able to handle the basics of life in Massachusetts, Bijan has become much more comfortable and skilled in communication in English.
The staff at Literacy Volunteers is enthusiastic, helpful and professional. My tutor training was thorough, and I feel well-prepared and supported in my work with Bijan. The organization’s efforts are so important in helping immigrants better cope with our language and culture.