As you may remember from our previous blog post about our tutoring services, tutoring lessons are led by Isabela Chichom, our Project Tutor. She offers individualized attention to students struggling in -Spanish language and literacy, math, and science.
“We try to make it fun for them, we play math games, language games, we go outside and teach them different studying techniques,” Isabella says.
This week we asked a few of our PES students at Chukmuk Primary School:
What are you doing in tutoring today?
Favorite subject: “Math because she prides herself on “being really good at multiplication.”
Today in tutoring: “I’m going to practice reading comprehension in Spanish. I get confused a lot when I’m reading, so I’m going to practice reading out loud and talking about what I read with Ms. Isabela.“
Favorite subject: Math “I just really like math.”
Today in tutoring: “My handwriting is a little hard to read, so I’’m practicing my letters and then I’m going to practice reading what I wrote in Spanish.”
Favorite subject: Math “I like learning numbers.”
Today in tutoring: “I’ve been going through the alphabet and today I’m practicing the letter Z. After I color it, I will circle all the Zs I find on the page.”
Favorite subject: Math “the rules don’t change that much so it is easy to remember.”
Today in tutoring: “I have homework today, so I’m going to work on my addition worksheet.”
Favorite subject: Math “It’s really easy for me to understand, I really don’t like Art class though.”
Today in tutoring: “In Biology class we’re learning about the five kingdoms of life. I’m going to go over my notes with Ms. Isabel and try to make charts that make more sense than the book.”
The goal of the Primary Education Scholarship Project is to help students succeed in the classroom. Sometimes that means working with and encouraging kids after school.
“A lot of kids realize, halfway through the tutoring session, that they are actually able to learn and understand the material, and then they are more confident in class,” Isabela explained.