It has been a trying year for our Beardsley students. As one can imagine, the disruptions to ‘normal’ classroom teaching and learning since last March have been distressing and difficult. Distance learning has been challenging, and many students, both those learning at home and those in-person each day, are struggling. Countless students could be helped with some individual attention.
Since volunteers are still not allowed to enter the building, the School Volunteer Association (SVA) has created an easy way for volunteer tutors to work with Beardsley students virtually using the MS Teams platform. It is fairly easy to use as there is no App download required. In addition, training sessions for volunteers are available to learn how to use the MS Teams software. A retired teacher addresses such helpful information as how to share screens and also provides other useful materials to use in tutoring sessions.
We are looking for people interested in working individually or possibly in small groups with Beardsley students. Would you be willing to tutor students in math or reading? Do you have a preference for a particular grade or age-level? Please let us know!
Please get back to anyone on the Beardsley Committee by March 1 if you are interested in becoming a tutor. Remember this is a Pre K – Grade 6 elementary school, so there is no need for advanced calculus skills or classical literary analysis to be an effective tutor! Our Beardsley students and their parents are so appreciative of any help we can provide. Again, tutoring would be done virtually, not in-person, so there is no danger of Covid transmission. So, please let us know if this is something you would like to do!
Thanks in advance!
Your Beardsley Committee: