Meet someone you have helped….Hans.
When Hans Esteban walks into his sixth-grade classroom, he now looks forward to hearing what his teacher has to say. Four years ago, it was a much different story for the 11-year-old. Hans grew up speaking Spanish, his family’s native language, and struggled to understand his lessons in English. Frustrated, and with no one at home to help him overcome his language barrier, Hans’ school work suffered.
“He wanted to learn but he couldn’t because he didn’t understand what his teacher was saying,” explains Kim, Hans’ mother. Thankfully, a friend told Kim about The Learning Lamp and how its one-to-one tutoring program helped her daughter succeed in school.
Hans has been tutoring with a Pennsylvania-certified teacher at The Learning Lamp ever since and now has no trouble understanding his teacher or being able to complete his school work. “His confidence is back and he’s happy,” says Kim. “I am so grateful for his tutor and for what The Learning Lamp has done for us.”
The mother of three says, financially, she could never have afforded to get Hans and his younger brother the help they needed with their English comprehension and other studies, if not for The Learning Lamp. Based on the family’s income, the boys were eligible to receive tutoring at a reduced rate. Thanks to The Learning Lamp’s scholarship program, which is funded through individual, corporate, and United Way contributions, Kim has watched both of her sons excel in school.
“I don’t know what I would have done without the help and the support,” Kim explains. “The Learning Lamp has made my life easier and has opened so many doors for my children.”