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Community-Based Instruction / Tutoring

I've been teaching adult education for 17 years. In the past, I've been involved in community-based English instruction for immigrants. With these programs, teachers are sent to "community sites" such as apartment complexes or churches. Classes are held in the mornings and evenings. Every successful class has had a childcare component. In other words, one large room for the instruction and another room for the child-sitter.  This concept can go beyond adult English-as-a-second language. Other possibilities include GED prep, K-12 math tutoring, and so on.

The only example of this I've seen is at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul main campus in downtown Phoenix.  The "Dream Center" was established as a part of the Family Evening Meal program (where free dinners are provided).  The Dream Center uses communty volunteers to tutor and assist the students - and the result is amazing.

The children try to arrive as early as possible so they can eat quickly and then get to the Dream Center activities.  Parents and Grandparents have told stories of how the children's grades are actually going up.  In many cases, the children have to be told to eat before starting the homework help.  They also have regular projects and presentations that follow the STEM guidelines.

Over the course of a month, several hundred children are there, many almost every night, for nourishment of body and mind.

I would encourage anyone looking for this solution (which combines healthy dinners with homework help) to contact SVdP in Phoenix for more information and if possible tour their facilities.

You can do a search on "Dream Center SVDP Phoenix" and get more info.

 

Quote from frbud on August 21, 2018, 12:43 am

The only example of this I've seen is at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul main campus in downtown Phoenix.  The "Dream Center" was established as a part of the Family Evening Meal program (where free dinners are provided).  The Dream Center uses communty volunteers to tutor and assist the students - and the result is amazing.

The children try to arrive as early as possible so they can eat quickly and then get to the Dream Center activities.  Parents and Grandparents have told stories of how the children's grades are actually going up.  In many cases, the children have to be told to eat before starting the homework help.  They also have regular projects and presentations that follow the STEM guidelines.

Over the course of a month, several hundred children are there, many almost every night, for nourishment of body and mind.

I would encourage anyone looking for this solution (which combines healthy dinners with homework help) to contact SVdP in Phoenix for more information and if possible tour their facilities.

You can do a search on "Dream Center SVDP Phoenix" and get more info.

 

Instead of community volunteers, college students graduating from education programs could get their internship hours by volunteering.