The Harward Center for Community Partnerships and the Bates College Education Department recently sponsored a series of workshops designed to give students concrete strategies for being effective tutors, particularly with English Language Learners. Pictured here, AmeriCorps VISTA worker Sara Stone and Elisabeth Russell, a workshop participant, focus on ways to improve fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. Each semester many Bates students work as tutors in the Lewiston and Auburn public schools, either as community volunteers or as part of their academic coursework.

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