Murray Middle School, 2200 Buford Ave., St. Paul, provides an intentional intervention program called the Pilot One-on-One Tutoring Program for students who are academically challenged. The program focuses on students who typically do not have strong home support and are often living in crisis.
Students work with a tutor individually each day. Both the tutor and student study English, math, social studies or science together. Students also work on developing the tools they need to improve their study skills.
Studies show that developing a caring relationship is critical to academic success in school. Volunteers get to know the middle-school student because they see each other every week.
Tutors are needed Monday through Friday for one to three hours from 11:25 a.m.-12:14 p.m., 12:18-1:07 p.m. and 1:11-2 p.m. Volunteers can pick a day and time that works best for them.
All volunteers need to attend a 90-minute training and orientation session prior to tutoring. Training sessions are available Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Contact Cindy Thrasher to sign up for a training session or to learn more at 651-293-8740 or Cindy.firstname.lastname@example.org.