February 21, 2012

One Plus One

Everyday Church will once again help provide a math tutoring program for neighborhood students at Muscota Elementary school. With the NY State exams looming, extra attention can help students feel confident and prepared. It doesn’t take much to give a local student the competitive edge– just some extra attention. That’s where you come in!

When is it? Saturdays in March from 9a-11a, beginning Mar 3rd. The program runs for five Saturdays (Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31).

What is it? We are partnering with teachers of Muscota elementary to offer a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade class. After each lesson, volunteers (ahem, you!) will help guide students through engaging activities.

What if I stink at math? Then you might be the most qualified to help! Sometimes, people who struggle with math can explain it better than those who find it easy. Teachers will introduce the concepts. You will simply help with hands-on activities like using a ruler to measure different objects. You don’t need to be a math wizard to help a student practice flash cards and feel confident.

How do I get involved? Please Contact Us by Feb 29. This is a great opportunity to include friends or co-workers who are interested in making a difference. We try to keep the adult-to-student ratio as close to one-on-one as possible. So, the more adults who volunteer, the more students we can help.

Here are some posts about last year’s program:

* See a goofy video we made with some of last year’s students: More Math Please.

* Read an article the Manhattan Times wrote about it: First the Studying, Then the Drumming.

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