Ashley Edinger has been tutoring at the Columbine Bridge Project for two years. Education has shaped Ashley into who she is today and she hopes that by participating in the tutoring program she is helping to foster that lifelong passion for learning. Ashley’s favorite part about tutoring is watching her student grow both academically and personally. She describes it by stating, “It's so rewarding to see the transformation and it makes me so happy and proud of my student.” She has introduced many new tutors to us this year and we are so grateful for her enthusiasm and dedication! Thank you, Ashley!
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This month we would like to recognize Alison Delassus as our tutor of the month. Alison has tutored in the past with the Bridge Project and came back to tutor again this year. She works with a High School Senior named Embray Clarke this year. She is very understanding when Embray shows up late for some of her tutor sessions. We are so grateful for Alison’s dedication!
"Being a tutor at Bridge has been a great experience for me on several levels. Being able to encourage kids at a personal level, share life experiences, and expand their horizons beyond their scope on the world is most rewarding. It has also been a great learning experience. Being 65, going back to middle school has its challenges. Sometimes I am not as smart as a fifth grader. As I look back at my own education, the most import thing I learned, from my best teachers, was not the subject material, but their passion for knowledge and the subjects they thought. Accomplish that with my students: Priceless!" - David Tondreau