Fershteh Karimi, America Reads Tutor
Major: Nursing ‘16
This is Fershteh’s second year working with America Reads. As a dedicated nursing student, it is amazing that she can fit tutoring into her busy schedule! Fershteh currently tutors at Jackson Elementary and Anishinabe Academy and tutored at Project for Pride in Living (PPL) last year. Fershteh loves working with 5th graders because they are at that great age when they are not in middle school yet so they still want your help but not as young as elementary school kids. She loved working at PPL because of the strong connection she built there after tutoring for a solid year. Her favorite tutoring memory was at PPL when she worked with the same student throughout the year and at the start she didn’t know how to read at all. By the end of the year, the student read an entire book out loud to Fershteh. She loved seeing the progression of the student and knowing that she was a part of her success.