The tutoring program is part of the extensive outreach program funded by Third Presbyterian Church (www.Thirdpresbyterian.org). All our tutors are volunteers and come from all walks of life. We also partner with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester (www.jewishrochester.org) for literacy tutors. We have doctors, lawyers, accountants, retired teachers, small business owners, retired school superintendents, retired teachers, financial advisors, home makers, musicians with the RPO, the list goes on and on.
Tutors work with students at school during the school day. They work on teacher directed materials one-on-one with the student out of the class. Not only does the student get the individual attention that they may need to better understand their subject matter, but they also forge longstanding bonds with the tutors. Several tutors have worked with their students from kindergarten through sixth grade.
What does it take to be a tutor? Patience, kindness, understanding, determination, and commitment. While the thirty minutes you spend tutoring may not seem like a lot of time to you. It is a part of a student’s week that many look forward to, so IF you decide to tutor please honor your commitment to the children whose lives you are touching.
What you should know as a parent about the tutoring program
I want to help!
We NEED bilingual tutors who are fluent in both Spanish and English. One third of the student body at School 35 is Hispanic and of those a handful in each grade level are new to America and speak very little, if any English. In many cases the public education systems in the previous home country is lacking and these students are no where near grade level in their education. They NEED your help. If you are an immigrant or the child of one remember what it was like for you and how someone helped you. These kids need that same help.
If you are interested in helping tutor students at School 35.
Please contact Ike Neilson (Neilson1118@me.com)the tutor coordinator.