“People compliment me all the time on my writing, because I do free-style writing. I read books well, so people compliment me on vocabulary, they ask me, ‘are you in somebody’s school, did you graduate?’ I say no. So I felt compelled… to come here.” Ryan is a Silver Spring resident who is taking part
During my first meeting with my first student three and a half years ago, I asked myself, “Can I really help this guy? I guess the answer to that question is yes, because a year later I was hiding my tears while the 46 year old man, born and raised in America, read. It was an incredibly rewarding experience to watch and listen to him sound out letters, then syllables, then words, then sentences… It was magic!