Kendell Kapplinger 

“Tutoring to me has been the absolute best. I have gained so much experience and confidence in myself that will help me in my future endeavors.”

Reading Corps alum Kendell was pursuing a degree in elementary education when she decided to become a tutor. After hearing her mom – a Reading Corps internal coach – champion the program and all its benefits, she had to apply! 

Having served three terms, Kendell now has seen the benefits firsthand, especially as someone who wants to continue a career in education. “It was the perfect job for me to gain some experience with children,” she says. “So much of what I have learned as a tutor has also helped me during my coursework. It has been such a great program for me to get my foot in the door in different districts and make connections as well. The connections that I have been able to make with my students and people in the community because of Reading Corps are something that I will forever be grateful for.” 

In addition, tutoring has expanded Kendell’s passion for giving students the tools they need to succeed. 

“I have learned that I am very passionate about helping students in a way that I never knew before. The moment that the lightbulb goes off in their head reminds me of why I wanted to become a tutor in the first place.” 

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