The Students Need Us!
The Columbine UU Church Tutoring program continues to grow in number and effectiveness. Volunteer tutors swing into action in the latter part of August at Dutch Creek Elementary and Fort Logan Northgate Elementary.
Tutors support teachers in the classrooms each week, helping with reading and writing skill development, arithmetic, and other projects desired by the teachers. Some of our volunteers choose work outside the classroom assisting the school librarian. The Tutoring program does not require that volunteers have a teaching background. Additional volunteers are needed and always welcome . Here are some thoughts from one of our volunteers:
“I am one of the tutors in the Columbine Tutoring Program, working with the students at Dutch Creek Elementary School. This past school year I worked primarily with one teacher and her 4th grade students, tutoring a group of 3 – 8 students once a week. The students were a delight to work with and were enthusiastic about their reading. In the process of tutoring them I learned about the migratory paths of birds, the Southwest Indians and even a bit about dinosaurs. In addition to the reading, I was able to help with computer projects and several reports, including a persuasive letter to the President of the United States to convince him that turkeys should be saved and not eaten on Thanksgiving Day. The children were always excited about seeing me arrive, waving and smiling the moment they saw me each week. I can’t think of a better way to volunteer my time than working with the children that will be in our future world.”