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3224 BEE RIDGE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34239 | 941 924-1323

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Back to Basics Tutoring began in 1992 as a Church of the Palms mission to the community for the purpose of providing supplemental academic help to 12 students from our church. Since then, the program has grown to over 225 students from 35 schools in the area. Tutoring takes place in our Campus Center and is a one hour, one-on-one tutoring session. Our tutors volunteer to help the students from one hour a week to six hours a week. There is no tutoring when the Sarasota County Schools have vacation or when the Campus Center is used for Sarasota County Elections. Students from grades 1-12 as well as students from nearby colleges are helped in various subjects.

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHEN
Fall/Winter 2017 begins September 5 through December 21 - First Semester
Winter/Spring 2018 begins January 9 through April 26 - Second Semester
Tutoring Sessions are between 2:30 and 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $30 per semester per student or $60 for the full year - September 5 - April 26.

WHERE
All tutoring takes place in the Church of the Palms Campus Center.

WHO
Students in grades 1-12 and college are served from Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

SCHOOLS
All public, charter, Catholic and home-schooled students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties are served. We currently serve over 35 schools.

SUBJECTS
Students request tutoring for many subjects such as reading, math, spelling, English, Spanish, French, history, algebra, geometry calculus, physical science, biology, chemistry and physics.

COST
The cost is $30 per semester per student. Payment is expected when the student is matched with a tutor at the first tutoring session.

CONTACT
Linda Evans: 924-1323 x 206, levans@churchofthepalms.org

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GET INVOLVED!

VOLUNTEERS
This program has been successful because many volunteers dedicate a portion of their time and talents to tutoring. Read on to find out more about these opportunities. A background check must be completed. The background check is paid for by the church and is valid for three years. High school students are encouraged to be tutors in order to earn community service hours.

TUTOR
The tutor will tutor one student for one hour, in a subject he/she has sufficient knowledge and interest. This may include helping with homework, reviewing a skill or concept, providing encouragement, and genuinely caring about the student. Volunteers may tutor for a minimum of one hour one day and up to three hours on both Tuesday and Thursday. Prior teaching experience is not necessary.

DAY SUPERVISOR
The Day Supervisor arrives 30 minutes before tutoring begins to get out the needed materials. This person works at the registration table to check the students and tutors in as they arrive and assists the student in finding his/her tutor. About four hours one or two days a week are needed for this job.

DAY SUPERVISOR ASSISTANT
The assistant helps students to find their tutors in the Campus Center.

ENTRANCE SUPERVISOR
The Entrance Supervisor monitors the main entrance to the Campus Center. This person greets the students, monitors behavior in this area and observes that the students remain in the Campus Center until the parents arrive. This job requires about three hours per day.

SNACK SERVER
The Snack Server monitors the snack table and serves the snacks to the students. Three hours per day are needed for this job.

COMPUTER SUPERVISOR
The Computer Supervisor sets up the computer and assists the students and tutors in selecting and using programs. Three hours a day are needed for this job.

MATERIALS SUPERVISOR
The Materials Supervisor assists the students and tutors in finding and returning needed learning material such as dictionaries, book, learning games, paper and pencils. Three hours a day are needed for this job.

TELEPHONE HELPER
The Telephone Helper answers the telephone in the Campus Center during the tutoring hours and delivers messages to the Day Supervisors. Three hours a day are needed for this job.

SUBSTITUTES
Substitutes are sometimes needed for most of the volunteer jobs.
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Please come and observe the tutoring program
on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon.


REWARDS

Rewards of volunteering with Back to Basics Tutoring may include the following:

•  Assisting a student in successfully completing homework or practicing a needed skill

•  Noting improvement in student's confidence

•  Working in a caring environment

•  Observing a tutor and student giving each other a warm and friendly greeting

•  Hearing that a student is on the honor roll for the first time

•  Observing parents and students eagerly showing the student's report card to the tutor or other available adults because the grades improved

•  Hearing parents telling how much they appreciate the program

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Tutoring is a rewarding experience!

 


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