We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with your children! This academic year, we are offering three tutoring programs.
From Poetry to Prose, the TLC writing/reading comprehension tutors, work with children in grades four through middle school. If your child recognizes print well, but continues to have trouble with reading comprehension and writing, a TLC writing tutor can be enormously helpful.
Mastering Mathematics tutors work with children in grades one through eight. Our middle school math tutors work entirely on the Tufts campus.
Tufts Literacy Corps tutors are Tufts students who love kids and want to help them thrive. They make a year-long commitment to your children, and they participate in a training and supervisory program on the Tufts campus to make sure they are effective. Because their salary is paid through the Federal Work Study program, our academic year tutors are free of charge to families and school districts.
Who will benefit from a Tufts Literacy Corps tutor? Tufts Literacy Corps tutors are highly successful at helping beginning readers and mathematicians, children with mild delays in reading and writing, and those who have fallen behind in math. They are creative, caring and dedicated to your children. In addition, weekly supervision provides them with a repertoire of methods and techniques used by experienced educators. However, if your child has significant academic delays or has been diagnosed with a learning disability, we encourage you to pursue professional assistance.
We expect professional conduct from every tutor. This means they should be prepared and on-time for their appointments with your children. We expect tutors to respond to your emails, texts and phone messages promptly, and cancellations should be rare. (Please let us know right away if your child’s tutor repeatedly falls short of these expectations.)
At the same time, we ask you to remember that successful tutoring relies as much on your commitment to tutoring as the tutor’s. Although some cancellations are unavoidable, please make your best effort to bring your children to tutoring on time and according to the schedule you arrange with your child’s tutor. Sporadic schedules undermine the children’s progress AND prevent the tutors from earning their salaries.
If you are interested in having your child work with a Tufts Literacy Corps tutor, please fill out the TLC Tutoring Registration Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the type of tutoring you are looking for (math, reading or writing) in the subject of the email.
Thank you! Again, we are looking forward to working with your children this year.
Dr. Cynthia Krug