Jesus, Alma’s eldest son, arrived second. A gentle soul, he quietly completed intake testing with his tutor, Mary Miller. Just the mention of his name brings a smile to her face. She says, “Jesus enjoys all the aspects of the Augustine Project® lessons. He loves the phonics games and is quick to laugh. He is a curious learner.”
Although he is only in the fourth grade, Mary thinks of him as an old soul, wise beyond his years.
Next came Lupe, Alma’s husband and Jesus’s father. He entered the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. A hard worker, Lupe could speak English fluently and read English at about the ninth grade level, but struggled with spelling and writing.
The last member of the family, three-year-old Leonardo, is the only one who is not a Literacy Council of Buncombe County student; he is just a bit too young. Read more here.