Tutoring Sessions are for one hour between 3:00 and 5:00pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Please note: Tutoring will be closed on July 4, July 11, and July 13.
Tutoring will take place in the Campus Center at Church of the Palms.
Summer tutoring: Students entering grades 1-5 from Sarasota County are served by volunteer tutors. **Grades 1-12 tutoring will resume in the fall.**
All public, charter, Catholic and home-schooled students in Sarasota County are served. We currently serve over 35 schools.
The cost is $30 for the summer per student to cover the cost of snacks and materials. Payment is expected when the student is matched with a tutor at the first tutoring session. Cash or check only.
Please complete this SUMMER registration form.
Attendance is required to hold your spot. Two last-minute absences (notice less than 2 hours before tutoring session time) or one no-call/no-show is cause for withdrawal from the program without refund. There are many children on the waiting list to be tutored. Please report sickness and expected absences as soon as possible.
1. PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR SCHEDULED TIME.
If early, please wait outside or in the lobby area with your child. If running late, parents must call or text the Director to inform their child is on their way. Tutors will wait 10 minutes only before leaving if no communication has been made. No-call/no-shows will result in withdrawal from the program without refund.
2. COMMUNICATION IS KEY!
Communicate with the tutor before and/or after the tutoring session to stay informed of your child’s progress. Be positive and encourage your child to learn. Always be respectful of the tutor. Give plenty of notice if your child will be absent from a session to respect the volunteer tutor’s time.
3. LEARNING MATERIALS INCLUDED
All materials (textbooks, reading books, worksheets, workbooks, pencils, paper, laptops, etc) and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring extra materials if desired.
4. PICK UP YOUR CHILD PROMPTLY AFTER THE SESSION.
Your child MUST wait in the campus center to be picked up by a parent or guardian. Children are not permitted to leave the building until a parent/guardian is present. Children must be picked up promptly after their session. Parents/guardians arriving late will get one warning before being withdrawn from the program. We are not a babysitting service!
Contact Corinne Boot-Handford: 941-924-1323 x 230, email@example.com
Help change a child’s academic trajectory.
Feel pride as your student makes the honor roll for the first time.
See an improvement in your student’s self-confidence.
Assist a student in successfully completing homework or practicing a needed skill.
Work in a caring environment.
Observe a tutor and student giving each other a warm and friendly greeting.
Observe parents and students eagerly showing the student’s report card to the tutor or other available adults because the grades improved.
Hear parents telling how much they appreciate the program.