How older adults can help improve education

January 8, 2019 | The Hechinger Report

As a young child, I spent the hours before and after school with Mrs. Johnson, a retired teacher.

She helped me practice my letter sounds and hone my problem-solving skills through games that encouraged my love of reading and learning.

In eighth grade, when I found myself struggling in Algebra 1, Mr. Williams came to the rescue. A retired math teacher who lived a half mile up the road from my family, he opened his home to me every Wednesday afternoon for tutoring. Mr. Williams taught me not only how to solve equations and use variables but also the importance of asking for help instead of giving up.

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