Educator Curtis Debord Announces After School Tutoring Program
Educator Curtis Debord has announced the availability of an after school tutoring program. Students can work with teachers in any subject area, receiving the help they need to be successful in the classroom.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014
NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Famed educator Curtis Debord has announced the availability of an after school tutoring program, effective immediately. The tutoring program will be staffed by teachers who are familiar with all the major subjects, including, but not limited to, English, math, social studies and foreign language.
Debord, who has launched similar programs at other schools, has seen a great deal of student success stemming from their involvement in the tutoring program. Debord believes the additional one-on-one attention is ideal for the reinforcement of learning.
"Sometimes things just move a bit too fast in the classroom for every student to be able to keep up," said Debord. "Many students are afraid to speak up because they do not want to displease the teacher or to be made fun of by their peers. After school tutoring gives them the opportunity to catch up, along with the confidence to speak up in the classroom in the future."
Individualized tutoring is widely accepted as the best method for increasing a student's learning gains. With so many distractions available to today's youth, the support system that tutoring provides gives students a significant advantage.
"Ideally, there would be no need for tutoring, and learning would be accomplished through the classroom setting alone," said Debord. "This is simply not possible, and students need additional assistance outside the classroom. These tutoring opportunities can help students better understand the information they have been exposed to in the classroom."
A number of studies have been conducted that demonstrate the role fear and shyness play in the classroom. Even if the teacher asks if students have any questions, students will often keep quiet unless one of their peers speaks up first. This situation often results in the teacher moving on despite many students having questions or concerns.
"One of the things that we have noticed in the students that have participated in tutoring is that their confidence in the classroom goes up," said Curtis Debord. "They feel more comfortable asking questions in a one-on-one tutoring session than they do in the classroom. They end up finding out that their questions are valid and that teachers are willing to answer their questions until they understand. The students take this confidence back into the classroom, where they continue to perform better."