Miguel's Story

Miguel, a 3rd grader, was reading a year behind grade level, lacked the confidence to speak up in the classroom, and was not completing his homework assignments. After a few Reading Partners sessions with his volunteer literacy tutor, Michael, he began to show dramatic improvement in comprehension and fluency. Miguel has since tripled his rate of learning in the program and gained almost an entire year of instruction. Now he is the first to raise his hand in class. Through 1:1 tutoring made possible by Focusing Philanthropy and Reading Partners, 3,464 elementary school students have become strong, confident readers with a passion for learning. 

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