Rhode Island students who need your help right now to reach their literacy goals:
Kayleen is a current 5th grader in the Providence area. We first met Kayleen when she was a 3rd grader two years ago. She and her sister, Ashley, needed our help, but their parents couldn’t afford separate tutoring for each of their daughters. So, we got creative and worked with them together, differentiating instruction during each lesson. Sadly, they had to stop tutoring, because they could no longer afford it, even with the modified lesson structure. Here is what Kayleen’s mom has to say about why she turns to RITES:
My daughter Kayleen needs help with reading comprehension and vocabulary. Because of that, her writing skills are not good. She works very hard, but the problem is she didn’t learn from the beginning what she was supposed to learn. She stood behind two levels of reading since kindergarten. My wish, and hers especially, is to be able to read above her level. We know in order for that to come to reality she needs to practice. She loves RITES because it helps her improve a lot.
CHOOSE how much you can help Kayleen:
Ashley is Kayleen’s younger sister. She is now a 4th grader, who really needs to fill in some crucial literacy gaps to reach her full potential. Here is what her mom had to say about goals for Ashley:
Ashley also needs support for reading comprehension and writing skills, but her focus areas are a little different from Kayleen’s. She specifically needs practice in her spelling, because when the teacher is spelling something, it is too fast for her. She worries a lot, because she doesn’t like to have bad grades. She did not get the basics earlier on and now she is struggling. She wants to be above her level in reading and be able to write better. She also loves RITES, because it helps her to be better in school. She said, “Mom, my teacher showed me a trick to learn – I wish they can teach me that way at school.”
CHOOSE how much you can help Ashley:
Could you help both Kayleen and Ashley? $3,000 covers 50 individual lessons. Please consider a donation that would let these sisters continue to receive crucial RITES instruction equally:
Pamela is an adult, who relies on family and friends to help her with the majority of everyday tasks involving reading, writing and math, that many of us take for granted. This frustrates her. While she prefers not to call attention to herself, she agreed to share her story, in the hopes that we, and you, can help her achieve her lifelong dreams – get a driver’s license, get a better job, and become more independent. Here is Pamela’s story, in her own words, as dictated to a relative:
I need assistance in all subject areas, especially in English and Mathematics. I can read numbers, but I am not able to add, subtract, divide, and more. I cannot read or write, so all subject areas are difficult for me.
I have chosen [to reach out to] RI Tutorial because I need help in reading and writing. It is frustrating to live like this on a daily basis, where I am ultimately dependent on family and friends to use technology, travel, and shop, to name a few. I have always been limited in my career choices because of this, especially since many jobs require a high school diploma/GED, which I do not have. Also, because of my reading disabilities, I cannot obtain a driver’s license, which was always a goal of mine.
RI Tutorial can support me by improving my self-esteem and becoming more independent. Especially during these difficult times where I became unemployed after working for 13 years, it is very difficult for me to get a job on my own, and to survive. If I receive this financial assistance, the opportunities are endless for me in my future. By having a tutor one-on-one teach me how to read and write, I am confident that I will be closer to achieving my dreams that I’ve always wished for. I have great hope that RI Tutorial can, and will, be able to change my life forever.
Make these dreams come true – CHOOSE how much you can help Pamela:
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