Math Mentors is a skills based tutoring program which includes a strong mentoring component. Middle school students are matched with an adult mentor from the community to receive individualized tutoring in math skills as well as mentoring. Mentors and students meet twice a week throughout the school year, and during each of those hour-long sessions, approximately fifteen minutes is devoted to mentoring students to promote healthy decision making, establishment of healthy behaviors, and increased commitment to school. This year Five Town Communities That Care will expand its offering of Math Mentors to include 9th grade students from the five town area as well as middle school students.
Literacy Mentors, modeled after the successful Math Mentors program, is also a skills based tutoring program which features a strong mentoring component. Students work individually with an adult mentor two afternoons per week for hour long sessions and receive tutoring in Reading and Language Usage specific to their areas of need. Fifteen minutes of mentoring is built into each session as well. This school year marks the second year of Literacy Mentors. This year Literacy Mentors will expand to include service to 9th grade students from the five town area as well as middle school students.
More information about Math Mentors and Literacy Mentors is available by calling Sheryl Whittier, FTCTC Mentor Coordinator, at 207-236-9800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
"We had a very good experience with our child’s tutor. She targeted her weaknesses and took her strengths and made them better." ~ Parent of participant