The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas welcomes two new board members—George McDermott of Clearwater and London Fajkus of Safety Harbor.
George has been a volunteer with LCUP since October 2014. He is a retired engineer whose specialty is math. Although many people, regardless of their language skills, fear math, George believes “every math problem has an explanation.” He is tutoring two LCUP students who are working toward earning their GEDs. He is also tutoring students in math at the Adult Education Center in Clearwater.
London became interested in literacy through her marriage 15 years ago to a citizen of the Czech Republic who did not speak English. Through helping her husband to learn English, she developed an interest in tutoring. She is now using Reading Horizons to help her husband continue to progress. London has been tutoring an LCUP student from Colombia since November 2014 and assists with the Conversation Class at Safety Harbor.