After only a couple of weeks, Diane and her new student have met remotely three times. Diane says, “He is [already] incorporating some of the pronunciation distinctions we’ve worked on. Even more, though, we have built a wonderful rapport. His faith and gratitude are so touching to me and uplift me, too, at the time of fear and anxiety with Corona virus.”
Diane’s student (a PhD himself) emailed her, “You came directly from the Heavens in this time like an answer to prayers. You are such an encourager professor, which helps me increase my self-esteem, and I think you help me improve.”
Diane told us, “Even though I may be helping just a couple of people at a time, either in person (pre-COVID-19) or remotely, I feel blessed to help others improve their ability to be understood and to gain confidence in their communication skills. If we can become friends, that’s an even greater blessing.”
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KIN isn’t the loudest or the biggest nonprofit in metro Knoxville, but you can be sure we continue to serve and support our international friends through this difficult time! If you want to be part of our quiet work, learn about volunteering by clicking here. And even though we can't have big fundraisers these days, you can quietly financially support what we’re doing by making a donation here.
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