During my sophomore year at Franklin High School, my friend told me about Team Read and how we could earn money towards our education by tutoring kids in reading. Tutoring elementary kids at Van Asselt Elementary School helped me learn to be patient with people. Everyone learns at a different pace. Team Read taught me to be more flexible based on each students’ needs. I also found that I love teaching, but more one-on-one rather than a big classroom. I was able to apply what I’ve experienced during Team Read into the coaching sessions with my staff at the bank on a daily basis.
Tam has continued to stay involved with Team Read, participating in our Alumni Book Drive, alumni focus group, and the upcoming reading coach workshops.