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Tutoring

Shepherd/TI Tutoring Program

With the new school year upon us, the “Shepherd-TI Tutoring” program is getting ready to start up again. For the last 17 years, the program has provided free weekly tutoring to Shepherd Elementary students.

The program meets every Sunday (except holiday weekends) at Tifereth Israel, the local synagogue at the corner of 16th and Juniper Streets NW. The tutors are mostly members of the synagogue and their teenage children, although we also have many tutors from the community and from other neighborhoods. We match up a tutor and a student for the entire year, and they form a delightful relationship that helps fuel the learning. Every week the tutors work with their students on math, reading, vocabulary, current homework, or anything that the child’s parent or teacher thinks would be helpful. Our goal is not to teach anything advanced, but to reinforce the lessons learned in school, and to try to add a little fun to doing schoolwork on the weekend.

We have a long list of successful alumni of the program, and many parents send their children back year after year for the program, because they find that it does encourage the students in their learning. The program was run for many years by Dan Nathan, whose two daughters attended Shepherd Elementary.  This year, the program will be carried on by a group of TI volunteers, with Susan Catler—also a Shepherd Park resident and former Shepherd parent—as the liaison between Shepherd and the tutoring program.

At a Glance

■     Free tutoring for Shepherd and other elementary school students

■     Weekly one-on-one sessions with the same tutor every week for entire school year

■     Tutors are adult or teenage members of the synagogue and other community volunteers

■     Typical weekly sessions involve going over math facts or problems, reading together for basic skills or comprehension, or working on other class work or homework

■     Time and place:  every Sunday (except some holiday weekends) from 5 – 6 p.m. at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St., NW (between Juniper and Jonquil – enter on Juniper).

■     Aim of program:  to provide additional help from someone other than a parent to reinforce schoolwork and help develop dedication and good study habits.

■     Program is now 17 years old and has been successful in motivating many students and, perhaps incidentally, improving their grades and test scores

■     High school students who tutor can earn community service credits

■     Liaison is Susan Catler, Shepherd Park resident and former Shepherd parent.  E-mail at shepherdtutoringprogram@gmail.com.

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Growing Together
At the Shepherd Park Library
7420 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20012
202-374-5152
theresaknudson@gmail.com

Growing Together, a nonprofit tutoring organization, has tutors available for a limited number of students in grades one through eight who are having difficulty in reading, English, writing, and/or math. During the school year and summer we tutor students who need more individual attention than is possible in class. Chosen as an exemplary tutoring program by the White House in 1996, Growing Together continues to show excellent results in helping students improve in basic subjects.

Students receive professional placement and supervision with trained volunteers providing tutoring on the right individual level to improve basic skills. We welcome suggestions from teachers and work with students on all areas they suggest. We provide all books and supplies.

Tutoring is available for one or more hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

There is a small parking lot in front of the library. To take a bus, find your best route by logging on to the Metro website at www.wmata.com.

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Northwest Learning Center
1837 First St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-744-5365
www.northwestlearningcenter.com

For ages 3-17
The center’s motto is “Commit, Master, Excel.”
Its slogan is “Achieve Excellence Through Mastery and Commitment.”
It offers year-round afterschool supplemental education, focusing on math and reading – aligned with the requirements of the Common Core Standards and the National Council of Math Teacher Standards.
Reading is divided into language arts and English. Language arts includes phonics, fluency, grammar, vocabulary, writing and comprehension.
Math instruction is based on the “Singapore Math” method which balances between drills and problem solving.

Upcoming Events

Wed 20

PTA Meeting

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Wednesday until May 16, 2018
Fri 22

Winter Break – No school for students and teachers

December 22, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Wed 17

PTA Meeting

January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every month on the third Wednesday until May 16, 2018
Tue 13

Mardi Gras!!!

February 13, 2018

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