Honor: Tutor and Student of the Month for October

Name: Linda Warren, tutor; and Kalpana Shinde, student

Organization: Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council Inc.

Why honored: Shinde was born and raised in India. She and her spouse first came to the U.S. in lower Michigan in 1990. They returned to India for a time, and ultimately came back to Peshtigo in 2018. Shinde and her spouse have two children. Shinde speaks English well, but wants to improve her conversational English and comprehension of it, along with understanding idioms. Warren completed the tutor training in 2017. She is originally from England and now resides in Porterfield with her spouse. Warren is also a master gardener who volunteers at the Harmony Arboretum. They began their first lesson in January, meeting in Peshtigo. Their lessons include going through a textbook, listening to a CD, and discussing current events or topics. Shinde’s English has greatly improved and she is considering getting out into the community more.