SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings – February 2015

Tutors needed now!

Come on, SaddleBrooke residents, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach could use your help. We have an urgent need for tutors at a couple of local schools, and we need volunteers to help kids improve their math and reading skills. It’s really easy; you only have to put in a few hours one day a week (more if you want) and you’ll have the satisfaction of making a difference in the school lives of these students.

So here’s what we need:

At Mountain Vista Elementary School in Oracle there is a severe shortage of math tutors for Tuesdays. Tutors help out in the classrooms when no teaching is done. The period is totally devoted to working on problems to shore up students’ math skills. Call Skip Brauns at 825-9655 or email him at [email protected] and he’ll be glad to fill you in.

Also at Mountain Vista Elementary we need tutors to help students improve their reading skills. Kim Campbell is the coordinator, and she can be reached at 488-7380 or [email protected].

At Coronado K-8 in Catalina, math tutors are required for grades 3-5. Robert Springer is the contact at 548-1763 or [email protected].

A word about Common Core: not all classrooms are teaching Common Core, but if they do there is nothing difficult about it that requires special training. After you hear a teacher’s lesson, you will be able to tutor the math. So far we have not had a single problem having volunteer tutors handle Common Core math.

So there you have it, a way to help your community with just a small investment of time. Step up and make a difference.