K-12 students can get help with their homework and kids without homework can read and play learning enrichment games with trained tutors.
K-12 students can get help with their homework and kids without homework can read and play learning enrichment games with trained tutors.Teens have the opportunity to get academic coaching and earn service learning hours.Students or adults working on essays, book reports, short stories, college/scholarship application essays, résumés & cover letter or tough math problems can upload their document or problem for an overnight review to receive detailed guidance and explanations.
The Morning Homework Program is available for all students. Mostly, teachers or support staff suggest students who may benefit.
At times, a student asks his/her teacher for permission to attend.
Other Centerville elementary teachers volunteer their after-school time to monitor the program, especially when I cannot be present.
The focus is similar to the morning program: homework completion, test preparation, skill acquisition, etc.
For the weekly after-school program, I collaborated with a high school teacher and an elementary parent to bring a small, established after-school homework program from one of our local community-based developments into the Centerville school.
We started small but quickly grew to include approximately 75 elementary students and nearly that many high school volunteers. Now we typically invite approximately 30–35 elementary students.
The Tuesday After-School Homework Program participants are invited per teacher or, at times, parent recommendation. We invite parents and grandparents via our PTO and other school-related connections.
Our districts’ senior tax credit program includes the morning program on their list of approved work assignments. The elementary support staff is called upon as needed.
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Cathy Cieslinski, Instructional Support Teacher at Centerville Elementary School, in the Hempfield School District, (Lancaster, PA) developed two homework help programs to give elementary students instructional support, structured practice, and additional confidence in their school work. Cieslinski about developing a homework help program and asked her to provide advice for other teachers looking to create homework help clubs at their schools. The daily morning program provides students with in-school support to complete homework, study for tests, reread books (for developing readers), study spelling words, practice math facts, and more.