Skills Impact case study

Find out how with support from our Skills Impact project, Genty Lee has improved her numeracy skills along with her grammar and spelling and received the help she needed to complete her autobiography.

Our Skills Impact project is a pilot scheme funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities to help people to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

It’s free for adults from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community aged 18 and over. Our personal tutoring is provided at a time and place to suit the learner.

Vicky has been working with me once a week, in a two-hour session since October 2021. I have benefitted greatly from Vicky’s time given to me, that I must add, I appreciate beyond words. I am now able to work out percentages; this is something that before now I have never been given the opportunity to be taught on a one-toone. I have been researching the history of my ethnic origin for two decades. Collecting many notes along the way. During times in my life, I have kept what could be described as a diary, the research and my writings are now collectively being included in my autobiography.

Vicky’s regular visits have helped to keep in a routine, encouraged to keep me focused and enthusiastic to complete my book and helped me to learn new grammar and punctuation skills.

“I have benefited from being taught by Vicky and this does not only benefit me, but I am also in the position to be able to pass on these new skills to so many other GRT members.”

Find out more about the Skills Impact project here.

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