Aminata Bilgo came to our Greensboro office in May 2010 looking to improve all aspects of her English. She is originally from Côte d'Ivoire, and speaks French and Dioula.
She is a founding member of our morning ESOL class, now taught by Candy Lemon. Aminata has
been one of the most persistent learners, rarely missing a class in
two years. In that time, she's attended over 300 hours of instruction.
"She has also willingly helped other students with their studies even
if it means holding herself back temporarily to see them get ahead,"
says Candy. On her most recent assessment, Aminata increased a full
literacy level in reading.
she helped Reading Connections by agreeing to be one of the actors in
our soon to be released tutor training videos. According to ESOL
Coordinator Ben Michelson, "She jumped at the chance to be
in our training video, not because she's a ham (she was really nervous
the whole time), but because it was a way to give back to Reading
Connections and to show us her appreciation."
appreciation of a learner that exemplifies persistence, dedication, and
cheerfulness, we recognize Aminata as our Student of the Month.