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JCC to offer free tutoring program starting Feb. 4

Photo of a school-age girl during a tutoring session with her teacher.

Many children can likely benefit from tutoring. But finding a convenient time to schedule it can be challenging for busy parents. The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is ready to help! The JCC of Syracuse, in collaboration with the Michelle Schotz Foundation Reading and Tutoring Support from Caterpillar to Butterfly and SUNY Oswego, is starting a free tutoring program.

The Caterpillar to Butterfly Reading and Tutoring Support Program will provide on-on-one reading tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30–5:30 p.m. for children in grades K–2 and grades 5–6 who are performing below their grade level. A separate small-group writer’s workshop will also be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30–6 p.m. for any child in grades K–2 and grades 5–6.

This free program will start on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at the JCC, 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt. It will run through early May and is scheduled to return in the fall. Children must register for the entire spring session and attend both days.

Tutors for the Caterpillar to Butterfly Reading and Tutoring Support Program are certified teachers finishing their master’s degree in literacy at SUNY Oswego. As part of helping to boost each student’s academic success, tutors will also help the children develop their love of reading. Children will be paired with the same teacher for the entire session. Parents will regularly receive comprehensive progress reports. The program will not meet during school breaks.

A generous grant from the Michelle Schotz Foundation helped launch the free Caterpillar to Butterfly Reading and Tutoring Support Program at the JCC. “We’re very excited to kick-off this unique program and provide extra literacy support to children who come here for our After School Program as well as any child in the community who can use the added help,” says Pamela Ranieri, JCC director of children’s programming. “Space is very limited, so interested parents should inquire as soon as possible.”

For more information and to enroll a child in the free Caterpillar to Butterfly Reading and Tutoring Support Program at the JCC, download the registration form or contact Pamela Ranieri at 315-445-2040, ext. 123, or pranieri@jccsyr.org.

 

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