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[November 25, 2008]
The Lincoln College Community
Tutoring Program, under the direction of assistant professor Tami
Goodrich, continues its drive to help the Lincoln community.
Currently, 22 LC students tutor grammar school youngsters at West
Lincoln-Broadwell, Washington-Monroe, Northwest and Jefferson
elementary schools. In addition, the program offers private tutoring
in specific subjects or general studies.
How much does this tutoring cost? Not a cent.
"The program is a community service from Lincoln College," said
Goodrich. "We offer tutoring at no charge to parents and schools."
Though not advertised to the student population, the program is
nonetheless thriving under Goodrich's guidance. Along with the
private tutoring assignments, LC students work anywhere from one to
three hours per week at local schools. The teachers and elementary
students, especially, benefit from the college's assistance.
"Teachers welcome the help. Having college students lend extra
pairs of hands enriches the classroom," said Nancy Rosenbery,
principal at Northwest and Jefferson elementary schools. "Students
also love it when the tutors come into the classroom. Everyone
involved truly appreciates the partnership with Lincoln College."
Each LC tutor must have a faculty recommendation, be in good
academic standing and complete an orientation. Once part of the
program, Goodrich selects students who best fit a particular
situation, be it tutoring a first-grader in math or working in a
classroom twice a week.
"The structure of the program has worked," said Goodrich. "It
seems that all of our tutors fit well where they are."
The program is also advantageous to the college tutors, not just
the teachers and elementary students. Many of the LC tutors plan to
major in education, and working with teachers and students is the
first step toward their potential careers inside the classroom.
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"For the college students, tutoring gives them a chance to be
involved in education and see if teaching is what they want to do in
the future," Rosenbery said.
The current crop of LC students involved in the program are Emily
Birdsell, Priscilla Craig, John Cosby, Skyler Dees, Stephanie
Dziengel, Katherine Gregg, Sydney Johnson, Thomas Miller, Kaylah
Murphy, Amber Olson, Angelique Palacios, Carla Passini, Samantha
Rapp, Gretchen Rieger, Ashlyn Ruebush, Blake Schmucker, Brittany
Simpson, Rhiannon Speckhart, Gina Sterns, Lametria Taylor, Morgan
Trhlik and Kayla Williams.
[Text from file received from Tom