SPARKING conversation at probation.
It started with an observant judge and a compassionate probation officer.
Education is central in assisting probationers with limited-English skills to function as productive citizens.
Who are the tutor-learner pairs?
Agnesa’s Success Story
Agnesa was arrested and received probation for a DUI in 2019. She was referred to our program and was matched with tutor Marie. Her primary language is Albanian. Agnesa lives with her son’s family and works at a hotel as a housekeeper. Agnesa pre-tested as a beginning-level ESL student with minimal English vocabulary and listening and speaking skills.
During the first few tutoring sessions, Marie and Agnesa identified the vocabulary and communicative skills Agnesa needed to develop so she could have more confidence speaking with hotel guests and her supervisor. After 60 hours of tutoring, Agnesa has improved her skills, gained confidence, and does not shy away from talking with hotel guests. Agnesa is thankful for the opportunity to work with Marie. She has flourished under the empathetic, supportive, and committed care Marie has provided.