Monday, October 15, 2012

Mentoring and Tutoring Program in Alva


Ms. Schaun Aker
On a recent trip to Alva, I finally had the great fortune to meet the librarian and mentoring director at Alva's Lincoln Elementary.  Having moved from Illinois, Schaun Aker is new to Oklahoma, but she already loves the state, the town, the school, and the students!  Schaun and I had emailed and talked by phone about her program previously; she is passionate, lively, and fun.

Schaun was in the midst of a Scholastic Book Fair, by which the library and perhaps one other school program could fundraise while encouraging students to read.  In the morning in the hall outside of the library, she had drinks and doughnuts.  As you can see from the photo of a photo, parents and students browsed after eating.

We hope to have one or two Academic All-State Alumni sign up to mentor in the program at Lincoln; the elementary is in walking distance of the school.
Whether the collegians volunteer or not, we are proud of Ms. Aker and her program and of her supportive principal Mr. Argo.

Alva Public Schools also has tutoring and mentoring programs at Washington Elementary, directed by Terri Parson, and Longfellow Elementary, directed by Sarah Green.

Congratulations to Alva!




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  2. This is a very good program since most kids also need extra time for the difficult subjects like Math. Not everything can be learned inside the class especially with time restriction. This is the reason why I ask someone from MCAT to help my kids. Congratulations for this very nice program!

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  3. This is a very good program since most kids also need extra time for the difficult subjects like Math. Not everything can be learned inside the class especially with time restriction. This is the reason why I ask someone from MCAT to help my kids. Congratulations for this very nice program!

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  4. Tutoring is a really effective way of learning and retaining lessons. Many are excelling in their subjects with the help of elementary ed tutoring. They understand more.

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