Tessa Berens became a Minnesota Reading Corps member because she fell in love with working with schools and kids struggling to overcome an education gap. By working directly with students and teachers, she enhances the classroom experience and provides her students an average of 90 minutes of extra one-on-one tutoring each week.
"What Reading Corps does for us is it essentially provides us a full-service model to meet the needs of all kids. There's the extra support, that extra boost for our kids who aren't at grade level and are working hard to be at grade level."
Steve Abrahamson, principal at Ridgeview Elementary School in Bloomington, Minnesota