Paws for Pupils
Spring 2013 Math Tutors:
All students in the Math Structures I course are required to do a minimum of 8 hours of tutoring at an elementary school. This is factored into their grade for the course. Beyond that however, the tutoring provides them the opportunity to put into practice some of the things we discuss in the course. It also helps prepare them for their future profession; almost all of the students taking the course are pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.
Because of our partnership with Claremont, our students are encouraged to do their tutoring there, and the majority of them do, while others tutor at elementary schools closer to their homes. While our students are able to apply what they are learning in class, the students at Claremont are benefiting from the tutoring. The feedback I received from the teachers there and at the other elementary schools was overwhelmingly positive. This is true service learning for our students.
Tammy Cunningham – RSU Student, Spring 2012
Shelly Wells – RSU Student, Fall 2011
Cheryel Prebble – 4th grade Teacher and Department Head