Truckee Read Up! volunteer tutor helps student earn college degree |

Truckee Read Up! volunteer tutor helps student earn college degree

Rolann Aronson
Special to the Sun
Shannon Lee, left, and her Read Up! tutor, Jane Kundel
Courtesy photo |

We would like to congratulate Shannon Lee (Xue Zhan) for recently earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Shannon’s Read Up! volunteer English tutor, Jane Kundel, a retired college writing instructor, is thrilled she was able to teach Shannon the skill of writing college term papers.

Shannon has been a student in Read Up! since 2010, and was new to the United States, coming from China.

Her first Read Up! volunteer tutor helped her with English, and Shannon was able to graduate with an A.A. Degree from Sierra College in Truckee.

The Read Up! organization, a Nevada County literacy program, based at the Truckee Library for more than 10 years, matches community volunteers with Read Up! students.

Currently, 27 Truckee community members volunteer as English literacy tutors to more than 30 students who wish to develop increased literacy abilities.

All provide a free, confidential tutoring service to improve the lives of their students and their students’ families.

For more information about the Read Up! Literacy Program, visit or call 530-575-7030.

Rolann Aronson is coordinator of the Truckee Read Up! program.