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Local Woman Offers Free Tutoring For Low Income Families

A local woman is helping low income families with free tutoring so more students can be on the same page.

Cassandra Coleman started Coleman Learning Services in Savannah in 2011.

The tutor has helped around 30 students including a six-year-old she's helping now with reading and math.

The six-year-olds mom said while her daughter has a great teacher there's nothing like one-on-one help.

"This service actually comes to our home so Talia is comfortable so she is in a comfortable environment which will help her out even more,' said Tanya Bing.

The brains behind the non-profit tutoring service said those who are struggling financially should still have the same opportunity to improve their child's education. 

"I come from a family where we didn't necessarily have a lot but my parents definitely sacrificed a lot to have a good education so for me I can understand and relate to a lot of the families that call me and I want to be able to help," said Coleman.

Coleman offers 30 hours of free tutoring to those who qualify and also offers a reduced rate of $20 per hour.

Coleman's background is in childhood education but with the help of volunteers can tutor all the way up to the 12th grade in all subjects.

The tutor said she's always looking for volunteers and donations.

"It's really costly. The books are extremely expensive. You want to do thing like encourage volunteers to continue volunteering because the life span of a volunteer is extremely short so it gets costly and I definitely need all the help that I can get," said Coleman.

The tutor said she hopes to continue to expand her services because there's nothing better than seeing a student excel in class.

If you would like to volunteer, give donations or learn more about the Coleman Learning Center you can call 912-228-1321 or click here: http://www.colemanlearning.com/

You can also help the Coleman Learning Center raise funds by going to an event. On March 16th the Distinguished Gentleman's Barbershop is having a cut-a-thon from noon to 3 p.m. All the proceeds from haircuts will go to the organization. The event will be held at the Savannah Festival Outlet Mall at 11 Gateway Blvd South.  

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