Our learning strategies are highly engaging and meet the content standards listed by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
WHO WE ARE
We believe that effective teaching is compelling and creative, which is why our tutoring program blends science and math with the arts to create activities that are highly engaging. Further, we ensure that these lessons meet the Rhode Island Core Standards for Mathematics set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
In the past, students have reinforced concepts such as density and volume by estimating the number of Skittles® in plastic containers.
Another activity involved students painting potters and periodically measuring the growth of wheatgrass. Through the application of linear functions, they used these measurements to extrapolate and interpolate growth based on a line of best fit.
In partnership with The Met School, our tutoring program serves incoming ninth-grade students identified by counselors and faculty as underperforming in mathematics.
The program is led by a Tutoring Coordinator and a fleet of volunteers, the majority of whom are young professionals and undergraduates from Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island College.
Our tutors represent an array of academic backgrounds, ranging from physics and computational biology to neuroscience and psychology.
Our tutors are proficient in the core subject areas of science and math. Many are pre-medical students who are looking for meaningful experiences and opportunities to strengthen the core competencies that are necessary for medical school.
Upon applying, prospective tutors are interviewed by our Director of Talent Development and vetted for fit. They then undergo a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) background check and complete a tutoring certification created by the Young Educators Society of Rhode Island (YES RI).
After attending an orientation at The Met School to tour the campus and receive their identification badge, tutors are officially cleared to begin teaching.