The Hamilton Tutor of the Year award was established in 2013 as a way to recognize the outstanding efforts of our tutors. The award’s namesake is Mrs. June Hamilton, VEP’s founder and first board president.
Carol Linsenmann was named the Hamilton Tutor of the Year by board members, Valerie Rozek and Fred Crotchfelt in November 2015.
Carol was recognized for her community volunteerism as a tutor, teacher and friend of VEP since 2009. During eight years of service, she tutored five adult English language learners; assisting them with the language and the cultural customs of the United States. She guided them in their journey to achieve personal learning goals and in their assimilation within their newly adopted Chester County communities. In 2015, she contributed close to 200 hours of instruction to two VEP students while also participating in the training of new tutor volunteers and attending VEP sponsored workshops to broaden her own skills.
Carol embodies the spirit of the award’s namesake. She is a retired elementary school teacher. We recognize her commitment to the ideals of education and the “ripple effect” it has upon the children and family members of the students she teaches.
Carol promotes immigrant and refugee success through her selfless generosity of time and her passion for helping others to establish themselves.
2014: Dr. Patricia Mapps
2013: Christina vandePol