“Working hard to reach her goals…”

Idy Cheng is originally from Hong Kong, China, and moved to Kalamazoo from Pennsylvania, with her two children, over 10 years ago. She has studied with the KLC through our ESL of Southwest Michigan program since June of 2020. Idy is a highly motivated learner who regularly attends many classes through the Virtual Learning Center: ESL Level 3, Writing, TOEFL(R), Discussion Group, Success Group, JOBS, and Health Literacy. Within one year, she has already made a level gain in reading! 

Idy says one of her favorite parts of studying with us is working with Julia Stebbins in the Success Group. She enjoys the one-on-one time where she can practice English and work on her goals. In fact, she enjoys her lessons so much that she is now one of our Peer Mentors, helping other ESL students while they strive toward their academic studies and personal goals. She’s eager to give back some of what she’s gained from the KLC. Idy loves being in class; her learning plan includes attending classes and independent study. 

We are so proud of how hard Idy works to achieve her goals!