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Learner Spotlight: Meet Sumalee

After many years spent being the only one in her family not a citizen, Sumalee is proud to be an American.  Originally from Thailand, Sumalee moved to the United States in 1976.  Here she raised her three children, who are now adults.  Her husband, whom she depended on for so much, passed away in 2008.  It was then that Sumalee decided to invest time in herself, and for her, that meant learning to read. Having lived in the United States for more than 30 years, speaking English was not a problem for Sumalee.  Reading and writing, however, was difficult.  In 2011, Sumalee enrolled in our One-on-One tutor program and simultaneously enrolled in ...