Student/Tutor Spotlight: Caiqing and Stevie

October 18th, 2017

This month’s student/tutor spotlight features ESL learner Caiqing and her volunteer tutor, Stevie.  “My son is 12 years old. He always makes fun of me. He plays tricks on me,” says Caiqing, an ESL learner in LCMC’s tutoring program. She is acting exasperated, but she also cannot hide her amusement. “I ask him to write

Pair Spotlight: Sarah and Harry

September 30th, 2017

The first thing that sticks out about volunteer tutor, Harry, and his ESL student, Sarah, is how easy laughter comes to them. Harry’s self-deprecating sense of humor, and Sarah’s enjoyment of good-natured teasing, make it clear this pair’s lessons are far from the chore many of us remember taking classes as being. “Why do I

Student Spotlight – Adelrose

August 10th, 2017

Adelrose takes to reading and writing like a duck to water. It’s raining hard this Monday morning in early August, but that doesn’t stop LCMC student Adelrose from meeting her tutor, Lisa, at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring for their weekly English tutoring session. The two settle in to Tutor Room #2 at

Student Profiles – January 2015

December 1st, 2014

Jan Metcalf currently tutors two students, Elva and Sandra.  She “interviewed” Elva and Sandra for this month’s Student Profile feature (a great way to practice speaking skills)!  If you would like to submit your student interview, email info@literacycouncilmcmd.org.   Elva came to the United States from El Salvador seven years ago, where she worked as