By Ruth Young Tyler
By Ruth Young Tyler
Although students are in the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, there are still academic obstacles to overcome. Nearly 2,300 students across the region did not graduate high school during the 2016-2017 school year, according to the United Way of Central Maryland. This equates to two in 25 students in the most challenged communities. To minimize those challenges and support area students here is a list of tutoring resources:
- Contact your child’s school to gain information about in-school tutoring programs.
- Contact a local university or college
- Contact your area high school for Future Educators of America or the National Honor Society student members who may be willing to tutor. Students are required to complete service learning hours prior to graduation and may also be available for tutoring.
BCPS-TV The Education Channel
- Comcast Cable channel 73, Verizon FIOS Channel 34
- Math Homework Helpers is a program provided by the Education Channel and can be viewed at the above link,
Baltimore County Public Library website ~ www.bcpl.info
- Brainfuse is a live online tutoring available from the Baltimore County Public Library’s home page under the Kids/Teens tab. A valid library card from the library is required to access this service. This is a free service for all ages, kindergarten through adult learners. Students can live chat with a tutor from 2:00 pm – 11:55 pm, seven days a week. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. During the hours that tutors are not available, students can submit questions through 24/7 Help. A response will be sent in 24 hours.
- Homework Help provides the students with assistance with their homework.
- A+ Math provides students with help in learning a specific skill, including long division.
- 24-Hour Writing Lab provides assistance with writing. Students submit a file containing a paragraph, essay, paper, a resume or cover letter for review by a writing instructor. The paper is returned with comments on structure, grammar, style and content. The purpose of this service is not for the writing instructor to write or edit essays or resumes, but to help students better organize and present their thoughts.
- Self Help – Test Center and Flashbulb provides practice test for the SAT and ACT assessments and for specific subjects. Students receive instant, skill-by-skill results. Flashcards on many subjects are also available.
Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO)
TABCO provides a listing of certified teachers of various subjects by geographic location. Services are available year-round.
Towson University Reading Clinic
The reading clinic provides individual assessment and academic tutoring for ages 5 to adult. Students work individually with master’s degree candidates. A fee is required.
Dyslexia Tutoring Program
This program teaches reading to low-income children and adults who are dyslexic or have a language-based learning difference. This is accomplished through professional assessment and tutoring by volunteers who are trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction.
Information courtesy of Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement