Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 2012 - News

Come join us for the Charles County Literacy Council's winter fundraiser at the St. Charles Towne Center (Food Court area) on Friday, December 14 and 21st (9:00a.m.-9:30p.m.) and Saturday, December 15 and 22 (9:00a.m.-9:30p.m.); volunteers will be on hand to wrap shoppers' gifts for donations; if you would like to volunteer as a greeter or a wrapper, contact Jack Faherty at or the CCLC at 301-934-6488. We need donations of holiday and other wrapping paper, gift boxes of all sizes, tissue paper, bows and name tags. Donations will be used to provide additional books and materials for our volunteer tutors and adult learners.

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 2012 - News

Congratulations to our 16 new volunteer tutors who just completed the fall 2012 tutor training workshop! They are: Robin Bowyer, Gloria Bryant, Michelle Burgess, Dinah Cord, Susan Cross, Carrie Dotson, Patricia Evans, Angela Garvey, Pamela Hanes, Kathy Joy, Mary Lawson, Annie Lyles, Ruth Phillips, Lori Ray, Richard White and Tasha Vanlandingham. Training took place over a three night period at the Lifelong Learning Center. Tutors received nine hours of instruction and received certificates on the final evening. Some of the comments on the workshop from the evaluations we received from the new tutors follow: All reported that the workshop either "exceeded" or "met" their expectations, "Excellent training, well-paced, a variety of activities", "A lot of good information, and they did a good job of imparting it." "Positive, encouraging, motivating." They also enjoyed the student presentation from a current adult learner, Mr. Cutchember. One tutor wrote "It's great to hear first hand from a student" and another "I found this one of the most helpful sessions." The new tutors are now in the process of being matched, one-on-one with waiting adult learners in the areas of reading, basic math and English for speakers of other languages. Many thanks to our co-chairs, Edna Troiano and Meg Overbey, our board of directors, all the presenters and everyone who helped organize and put together another successful workshop.

The Charles County Literacy Council was also featured recently in an article in the Maryland Independent. Click here to read the entire story.

October 2012 Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop Graduates

Top Row (L-R) - Richard White, Tasha Vanlandingham, Ruth Phillips and Annie Lyles.
Middle Row (L-R) - Patricia Evans, Angela Garvey, Dina Cord, Lori Ray and Pamela Hanes.
Bottom Row(L-R) - Mary Lawson, Susan Cross, Gloria Bryant, Michelle Burgess, Robin Bowyer, Kathy Joy and Carrie Dotson.

October 2012 - Tutor Marcia Poling.

LWR student receives his level 2 diploma from tutor Marcia Poling.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 2012 – Tutor Turula Harvey-Miller

Tutor, Turula Harvey-Miller (L) with math student, receiving level 2 math diploma.

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 2012 - News

Congratulations to our 19 newly trained volunteer tutors! Adult tutors were recently trained from March 20-22, 2012 and completed 9 hours of training using the Laubach method. New tutors are now in the process of being matched one-on-one with waiting adult learners in the areas of reading, writing, basic mathematics and English for speakers of other languages. If you, or someone you know, would like to become a volunteer tutor, please contact us at Another training workshop will be held in the fall.

March 2012 Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop Graduates

Front Row (L-R) - Catherine Stevens, Yolanda (Joely) Shultz, Ratana Ketter, Valerie Kettner, Tusandya Sheppard, Cierra Washington, Maria Lam
Middle Row (L-R) - Todd Fong, Charles Wildermann, Margaret Foster-Massey, Tina Brown, Jean Diggs, Shirley Robinson-Cruz, Bennie Sleadd
Back Row (L-R) - Maziar Valamotamed, Art Payne, Keith Bullock, and Andrew Blumhardt; not pictured, Deborah Chandler.).

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 2012 – Tutor Jeff Richardson

Tutor Jeff Richardson (R) presenting his student with Reading Level 2 Diploma.