The America Counts and America Reads Tutoring Program is a federally funded work-study program developed as a partnership between the Bryn Mawr College Civic Engagement Office and the local community through the Spring Avenue Generational Educational Services (SAGES), Zion Baptist Church in Ardmore and Overbrook High School. The program helps elementary school, middle school, and high school students improve their reading and math skills. Rather than simply providing homework help, the program empowers children and actively engages them in their own education. The program strives to help children build confidence and renew their commitment to education.
The Civic Engagement Office sponsors two tutoring programs: ACT—Ardmore Community Tutoring and OHS—Overbrook High School Tutoring. The ACT program matches Bryn Mawr students one-on-one with elementary school aged children for tutoring that takes place in the evening at Zion Baptist Church in Ardmore, PA. OHS Tutoring offers Bryn Mawr students the opportunity to work with 9th grade students with math in a classroom setting—Mawrters are placed with an OHS teacher to help students one-on-one or in small groups during the school day.
The Civic Engagement Office is currently accepting applications for new tutors for the Spring 2013 semester. Completed applications should be turned in to either the Civic Engagement Office or to Betsy Biernat in Room 102 in Rockefeller Hall by Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Click HERE for an application.
Tutors assigned to ACT will work one-on-one with 1 or 2 tutees who live in the Ardmore community area and attend elementary or middle schools in the Lower Merion and Haverford Township School Districts. There are many different ways in which a tutoring session may be spent; the individual activities engaged in during each session are planned by the tutor in advance. Tutors will be expected to attend every session with their tutees unless excused by a supervisor, as well as attend every supervision session, which will be held about once a month. Tutors are expected to fill out an online log after every meeting with their tutees to track attendance, progress, and communicate concerns with other tutors.
For information about the ACT Program, please contact:
Gracie Copplestone (email@example.com) and Lisa Merrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Overbrook tutors work in high school classrooms to reinforce the classroom curriculum of their tutees while working to improve the individual skills of the students. Tutors may work one on one with several students or work with a small group of students for specific help with skills outside of the curriculum. Overbrook Tutors work with the teacher in the classroom as well as with the OHS Math Department advisors.
For information about the OHS Program, please contact:
Danielle Ford (email@example.com) and Betsy Biernat (firstname.lastname@example.org)