Within two months of arrival, Bereket was already engaged tutoring high school and college students in math and has become known as the "Emergency Tutor," as he makes himself available to his students at all hours by mobile phone. Bereket feels that children are our most valuable asset and that math is essential for life. His warm personality and counselor-friend style endears him to his students who have high powered careers all over the world, at this point.
Presently, he works at the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center and hopes, in time, to develop more curriculum and materials which he can administer through an interactive website to serve more students.
Beyond math, Bereket has strong English and interpersonal skills. He has already been interviewed on Maine Public, the Bangor Daily News, and was recently a special guest chef for Immigrant Kitchens. Bereket has very much appreciated his warm welcome to Portland.
Music: Live Aid - 1985 USA for Africa--"We Are The World"