says Judy - Melanie's Mum.
As school captain in Year 6, Melanie had always been engaged in her schooling. But she struggled with her reading skills and it was holding her back.
After taking part in our reading program student2student during Year 6 and again this year, Melanie feels empowered to reach her potential. student2student pairs students with poor reading skills with a trained reading buddy, who they read to over the phone two to three times a week.
“student2student works really well. I wasn't really a confident reader before that,” says Melanie.
“They choose different books for you and they have all different words in them. It helps with spelling a lot. It makes it easier when you can use big long words to make your assignments sound really good.”