Adamaris’s Story

My name is Adamaris Maldonado I am 29 years old, I was born in Puerto Rico and now I live in the United States. I work full time at a manufacturing company. Though I have a few goals to achieve, I am so very proud to announce that I has accomplished one.

Before coming to LVR in 2016, I took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) which is a multiple-choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.  However, at that time, I did not pass the math portion of the test and was unable to enlist in the United States Airforce.

I subsequently enrolled in a few of LVR’s Math classes taught by Jennifer Eaton, and with Dave Pecora in the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester newly designed Spectrum Learning Center. The results of all my hard work, state of the art Spectrum Leaning Center, and instructors, I have moved up four grade levels in my math. And last but not least, I am happy to announce I have successfully passed the math portion of the (ASVAB) and am now eligible to enlist in the United States Army.

-Adamaris Maldonado, LVR learner since 2016

Dave Pecora, Adamaris’s Math Instructor’s comments

Adamaris is an outstanding student. She works extremely hard, and diligently attends class twice a week despite working night shifts at a local manufacturing company.  She brings a lot of energy to our class, helps other students succeed, and is always well prepared.  I am proud of her recent accomplishment, but seeing her intelligence and work ethic firsthand, I am not at all surprised.  She will succeed at just about anything she sets her mind to do.  

Congratulations Adamaris!  

-Dave Pecora, LVR Math Tutor since 2013, and member of the LVR Board of Directors.