A group of nine tutors from Cedarville University are working as tutors for 30 children in Dayton who are learning English as a second language.
Many of the children are Turkish refugees or children of Turkish refugees and we were there at Kiser Elementary today as the children received assistance.
“I think it’s just getting over the hump of learning the culture, learning the language, getting to know what it’s like to live in the United States,” said Katie Swanson, one of the Cedarville students tutoring the refugees. “It’s just a matter of learning the language and understanding what the words mean.”
Experts say approximately 500 children in Dayton are in need of ESL tutoring.
Zekiya Komilova is a parent to one of the refugee children and said the tutoring is something that helps her child.
“They’re playing with kids, you know and they’re learning more with the kids,” Komilova said.
News Center 7’s Kate Bartley will share more of her discussion with Komilova tonight on News Center 7 at 5 p.m.
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