The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Tutoring is win-win

We need more male role models

How can an 82-year-old man have so much fun? I’ve gone back to school—I tutor 13 children twice a week from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In kindergarten I help some children wrestle with the alphabet and learn how letters form words. Then with the first-graders I see how thrilled the children are because now they can read. For some it’s a miracle. Their enthusiasm is contagious.

I also tutor older children as needed. There is never a dull moment. It’s difficult to believe, but I fit three children into a 30-minute slot. And each has gotten some special attention.

It’s the high spot of my mornings!

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