Our dyslexia program has just completed another fifteen weeks of after-school tutoring. While sharing progress reports with parents, Matilda Campbell shared with me some of what her child has experienced and how our program is making a positive impact on his life.
Matilda explained that up until this year Gavin has been bullied, made fun of, and left out of many activities his entire school life. She said that during the Summer Tutoring Program Gavin developed a great deal of self-confidence, he feels better about himself, and he now realizes that he is not the only one that has these struggles. His grades have improved from C’s, D’s and an F to nearly straight A’s. He now has several friends and is participating in many activities.
Although Matilda tried many different ways to help Gavin none of them worked until they came to Hindman. She said, “The program at the Hindman Settlement School by far has been the best decision I’ve made for my child. My only regret is that I did not find out about the program much sooner.”
Our staff will host a Tutor Training Workshop on Saturday, January 6, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. The winter session of after-school tutoring will start the following Tuesday. All parents who have had their child screened and who plan to participate in the after-school program need to attend the workshop.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!