Re: “Volunteers have a role in reading” (letter, 7-14).
I appreciate the letter calling attention to the writer’s great experience with the Werlin tutoring program. I began tutoring with Werlin about 17 years ago and also found it satisfying to see the progress struggling readers can make with such one-on-one attention.
The program has gone through many changes, actually beginning as SMART Tutoring, founded by Patty Prescott, changing to Werlin and then to Read2Me. But it still exists! It is now administered by Tacoma Community House and has been active at two elementary schools, McCarver and Roosevelt, and was …