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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:35 pm

Did you know that SaddleBrooke Community Outreach sponsors tutoring programs in math and reading? If you have an interest in helping students be academically successful, these programs can be personally rewarding. 

Currently SBCO sponsors or supports programs at San Manuel Junior/Senior High School, Mountain Vista Elementary School in Oracle, Coronado K-8 School, just south of Catalina; and Ironwood Ridge High School in Oro Valley. 

At San Manuel, you can join the highly successful math-tutoring program. Tutors travel to the school one day a week and generally carpool to reduce expenses and to trade tutoring tips. A computer-aided learning program helps target where students need help.

Tutors are also needed at Mountain Vista. Math tutors work on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays with students in grades 3-8 using a math-tutoring software program. The software creates grade-appropriate math problem sets that focus on each student’s abilities in need of improvement.  Reading tutors are asked to commit two to four hours each week on a day of their choice. They work in the classroom usually with one student at a time, helping readers based on needs determined by the teacher.

The Math Plus+ program at Coronado K-8 has been in operation for the past four years. All tutoring is conducted within the classroom during normal school hours and uses a computer-aided learning program similar to that used at San Manuel and Mountain Vista. The reading program includes all grade levels (K-8), with tutors working their choice of one or more hours a week. While their primary focus is on reading, some tutors might assist with other subjects and tasks at their discretion.

Math Tutoring at IRHS occurs in two classes. One is an AIMS (Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards) Prep class, using the same ACCMath computer approach used at Coronado. In the second class, Intermediate Algebra, the teachers use the AccMath Algebra program to determine which concepts the students know.   

Parent, teacher and student feedback, as well as analyses of test data over time, continue to document the success of these tutoring programs. Of course, the most important ingredient of these programs is the human component – the tutor who interacts one-on-one with the individual student. In short, the programs offer an excellent opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of students.

For more information, please call us at 825-1263 and by email at m.moore@moreheadstate.edu or jsgoodman111@yahoo.com. Call or email us your subject and/or location of interest and we will connect you with the appropriate program coordinator.

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