The TLC math program began in 1999 when the Federal government expanded America Reads to include America Counts. Since then, it has been the fastest growing program within the Tufts Literacy Corps. Math tutors work at local schools, in after school programs and on the Tufts campus. They help children in grades one through eight gain proficiency with numbers, from counting to 100 and memorizing times tables to looking at complex math problems from different angles.
Like all TLC tutors, math tutors meet weekly with Dr. Krug or members of the Tufts faculty to talk about teaching, learning and their tutoring agendas. They think carefully about the particular needs of each child and devise individualized activities to engage their student’s interest and help them develop the skills they need.
Where Does Math Tutoring Happen?
Most elementary school math tutors visit nearby schools and work with their tutees during the school day. Middle School tutors meet with students after school at local after school programs, on the Tufts campus or virtually, through the Tufts Zoom account.