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Jessica Reitz named as new Tutor Coordinator

posted May 4, 2012, 10:05 AM by Lisa Cross   [ updated Jul 10, 2012, 12:33 PM ]

Jessica Reitz, our new Tutor Coordinator, comes to the Suffolk Literacy Council excited to share her love of reading. She has an AS of Human Services from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY where she grew up.  She moved to Suffolk three years ago from Vermont, and before that, she lived and worked in Philadelphia.

In Philadelphia, Jessica tutored young adults preparing for their GED and also taught writing and communication skills to at-risk high school students. She has also led computer skills classes for ages 14 – 60.  In addition to working with her students, she managed five contracts for her social service agency, making sure that agency and funders’ goals were met. Jessica has also taught pre-reading and writing skills to children ages 2 ½ to 4 years at independent pre-school facilities.

Since her marriage in 2004, Jessica has continued to work in the field of literacy as a volunteer. She reorganized an inner-city parochial school library. She also helped organize and facilitate the summer reading program and children’s activities at a small library in Vermont.  Since moving to Virginia, she has continued to tutor children, and has worked in pre-school childcare.

Jessica is grateful to have this opportunity to work with the SLC, where her husband is already a tutor.  “I am so happy to have this opportunity to tangibly spread literacy in our area. I cannot wait to get to know everyone and to work with the SLC to help Suffolk read.”