Students in need of the most intensive support are referred to small-group tutoring with an AmeriCorps Mentor. Groups of 4-5 students meet daily for 30 minutes, and stay together throughout the school year, allowing students the time they need to build strong connections with their Mentor and make significant growth in their math skills.
Mentors lead their students through intensive, focused and sequential math curriculum interspersed with regular units of study in Science, Technology and Engineering. STEM tutors draw on best practices in the field to offer students highly engaging, challenging, and interactive activities. Tutors also bring in local scientists as presenters and volunteer mentors, giving students opportunities to see real-world applications of the lessons.