Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Tutoring Sessions Helping Students

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Tutoring Sessions Helping Students

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With increasing demand for stellar student achievement and test scores, Support a Child wants to help provide the difference between success and failure.Its new, free tutoring program offers students a chance to better than themselves."We know there is a demand for this. There are so many children having trouble with English and math," said Maggy Regis, president of the nonprofit Support a Child.Started in January, the program offers tutoring in language, writing and math, and is open to children and adults."It doesn't matter where they are from," Regis said. "We will try to help them."With two tutors in place, Regis is looking for more volunteers to commit their time and knowledge."It can be a retired professional or education major at a university or college," Regis. "We need math, science, ESL teachers. We want to cover all areas, including GED preparation."Tutor Roovens Pierre-Louis is motivated by a desire to help others and make a difference."This is noble," he said. "I decided to be a part of it. I think I am contributing to something bigger than me."With a bachelor of science degree in health science, Pierre-Louis tutors French, English and English as a Second Language, or ESL.Also helping students is experienced tutor Lloyd Hansen, a substitute math teacher in his home state of Minnesota when he is not spending winter months here. …

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