My experience with my VEP tutors.
“My name is Ladda, I came from Thailand six years ago to live with my family. I have one child, his name is Paul. He will go to first grade this fall.
My English background was basic, I could introduce myself, greeting people and answering yes or no to questions. I learned English as a second language at school, but never used it in my daily life so it was easy for me to forget it. When I came here, I was nervous to talk with the American people, because I didn’t understand what they said and they also didn’t understand me.
My husband’s friend recommended the VEP to me. She had studied with a VEP tutor before. She said it was fun and helpful. So, I went to the VEP office in Chester County and did a test. Then they told me to wait for my tutor. Finally, I met my first tutor Terry who was so generous and helpful. She asked me about my goals so she could help me succeed. I studied with her every Monday when my husband was off and he could take care of our son. After six months my friends told me that my pronunciation was getting better, and I felt more comfortable. It was a great year for me studying with Terry. I was grateful to her husband Hugh who played with my son while we studied. When she had to move to Florida, we were so sad to say goodbye to her and her husband.
After Terry moved to Florida, Irma called me and asked if I wanted to continue my English classes. She would help provide another tutor for me, absolutely I said yes. I met my second tutor Arlene. She is so amazing and wonderful. She helped me to advance with my English and she gave me advice on my son’s education.
Now, I can communicate and understand more than before. I’ll keep studying English with my VEP tutor because not only am I advancing academically but also for the friendship we have formed.”