Texas sister caps career of helping students

Posted by Katie Loftus
Monday 04, January 2016 | Category:   Catholic culture
Vision 2015 Loftus 1 Sister Ann Geever (far left) works as a tutor in San Antonio's Visitation House
Sister Ann Geever (left), a veteran Catholic school teacher, serves as a tutor at San Antonio's Visitation House.

Sister Ann Geever was profiled in the San Antonio Express-News for her work at San Antonio's Visitation House, a transitional home for kids that is run by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Sister Geever is a tutor, along with nine others including two other sisters, who work with the children almost every day to support their studies in school.

Sister Geever taught in Catholic schools around the country for more than 40 years and uses that experience while helping kids such as 10-year-old Andres Garcia, whom she calls “my darling.” Garcia is in fourth grade and has some difficulty reading. Sister Geever helps to improve his confidence as well as advocate for him to his teachers.

Sister Yolanda Tarango of the Sisters of Charity said that the “give-and-take” between tutors and students is so important to the improved academic performance of the Visitation House’s young residents. In its 30 years, the nonprofit has seen students such as Garcia become first-generation college students, thanks to tutors such as Sister Geever and many other volunteers.


Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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