Here is my video blog talking about my experiences with tutoring students and also one of the biggest problems that I face as a volunteer at the library. Though I've touched on it before, I wanted to go more in depth about the language barrier that many of our students that we tutor at the library face in their schools/ in the Lexington community.
According to Kentucky.com, the hispanic population in Fayette county has more than doubled since 2000 and actually makes up more than 7% of Fayette county's overall population. These statistics show that due to this increase in hispanic population, we need to meet that with increased programs at our schools to best serve the hispanic children and ensure that they get the best education. Though the article says that ESL (English as a Second Language) programs have increased, I believe more funding should be placed into programs like those at the public library to assist with after school tutoring.