Harrisburg, PA 17109
Tutoring Initiative Sponsored by the
Susquehanna Township School District
Striving for Excellence
Purpose: To provide academic support to all of the students of the Susquehanna Township School District
When: The Keiser-Fearen Library Media Center at the High School
Staff: The tutors will be volunteers recruited from the community. All tutors will register with the Susquehanna Township Volunteer Program. They will be required to present the requisite clearances and register a negative tuberculosis test as required by STSD Policy #6025. Mrs. Champagne, the volunteer coordinator, can be reached at Hannavolunteer@comcast.net. Mr. James Jones, the middle school transition coordinator, will supervise two nights a week. Mr. Harold Wilson, assistant principal of the high school, will monitor student progress and recommend students to the program.
Procedure: Mr. Wilson, teachers, parents, and coaches will recommend tutorial assistance to those students experiencing academic difficulty in one or more major subjects. All students must sign in upon arrival and will be directed to the appropriate tutoring station depending on the request. All students will return to the library media center, following their individual tutoring session, for referreal to another station for additional assistance and/or to complete related homework assignments.
Materials: Teacher editions will be provided at the request of tutors. An inventory of books will be maintained in the library. Students will use the computer in the library for research and work to print to the library printers. The District will attempt to secure teacher editions from our vendors for the following classes:
Academic Algebra I
Integrated Algebra I and II
Earth and Space Science
Communication: Information will be available on the District website, advertised on the daily announcements, and in the school bulletin. An email address email@example.com has been created to collect messages from teachers or parents to the tutors. The district staff member on assignment each night will report attendance statistics to the assistant superintendent. A calendar has been created in the public folders in Outlook for all staff and administrators to access. This calendar will contain the tutor schedule and the staff member assigned to each evening. Once the schedule is built, the schedule of the tutors assigned and the subjects available for tutoring each evening will be noted (science, math, English, social studies, and foreign language). This calendar will be available at all times to all staff and will be posted on the district website.
Tutoring is also available immediately after school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, beginning at 2:50 PM in the Keiser-Fearen Library Media Center with members of the professional staff available to render academic assistance.