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Learner-Tutor Relationships and the Importance of Listening

by Emily Davidson Nemoy, Literacy Tutor When you listen to someone completely, you hear the whole of what he or she is saying. Not just the words—but also the feelings and thoughts behind them. You are trying to understand the other person, even if you don’t agree with him or her. I began tutoring with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council more than two and a half years ago in hopes of finding a way to give back to the community. As a writer, I’ve always been a big reader and a huge fan of the written word, so volunteering with the NALC seemed like a natural fit for me. Having no tutoring experience, I was more than a little nervous at my first ...