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Jessica Gorski

 

In 2014, Pittsburgh native Jessica Gorski relocated to Philadelphia. Working as an attorney for an insurance company, Jessica longed for a way to give back. Believing that there are few things more valuable than receiving a quality education, Jessica decided she would research volunteer opportunities in Philadelphia. Jessica knew a position as a volunteer tutor would be a great fit. While searching the web, she came across the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, now the Office of Adult Education (OAE). Tutoring provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to work one-on-one and to make a direct, permanent impact on students’ lives. “Watching your students master topics and knowing you played a role in that learning is incredibly rewarding,” said Jessica. “Your students don’t expect perfection or wildly exciting and creative lesson plans. They just expect you to come to each session with a plan and a desire to help them learn and grow in whichever subject you are working on together.”

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