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Niamh Klein

Mary E. Fogarty First Semester Hours:
I worked with Ms. A in a first grade class. I was there to help with math. Ms. A let me work with a lot of kids in the class, rotating groups to my "station". We were working on number sentences with addition and subtraction, and starting to have the kids add in their head as opposed to on their fingers. I worked with most of the students in the class, but spent a lot of my time with students who were close to getting it and just needed a little extra help and practice. Ms. A ran her classroom very well and set very clear goals for me, making it very easy for me to work with her and to be able to ask her questions. The kids were so bright and enthusiastic about learning, I loved working with them. I look forward to going back next semester and forming even more relationships.

Gave 20.00 hours between 10/16/2016 and 12/11/2016
Savanna Rilatos
Kelly Pan

At Fogarty Elementary, I tutored a group of three students in Mr. Southgate's 4th grade class. We worked on the same math assignments that the rest of the class was doing (rounding, finding the midpoint, addition, perimeter and area, etc.) in a small group setting. I loved seeing my students work together and help each other solve problems! At the same time, it was also a learning process for me to figure out how to facilitate their collaboration while making sure that each of them got the individual attention that they needed. I like the dynamic that we created in our group, and I look forward to working with these students for the rest of the year.

Gave 12.00 hours between 10/13/2016 and 12/14/2016
Jacqlyn Blatteis
Evan Kindler

I loved going into D'abate. All of the kids were lovely and my teacher was so positive. Teaching kindergartners their letters was incredibly rewarding. After I worked with kids, their scores increased dramatically and it made me eager to go in every week and see their progress.

Gave 20.25 hours between 10/12/2016 and 12/14/2016 with Bonner Community Fellowship
Nina Schield

Mary E. Fogarty first semester hours:
I tutored in Ms. Digregorio second grade class for an hour and a half a week. Typically, I worked with the entire class on math topics including basic number theory, writing numbers out, and using simple addition and subtraction when calculating measurements. For part of the time, I specifically focused on a small group of students who needed extra help. The kids were very motivated to learn math, and I loved to spend time with them. I also learned how to lead a very structured but active and fun classroom from Ms. Digregorio.

Gave 18.00 hours between 10/11/2016 and 12/06/2016
Sara Kutscher

I tutored in Mr. Tyrell's fourth grade class for about an hour and 15 minutes every week. I typically worked with three specific students in the back of the classroom during math rotations: Kasey, Daylin, and Janae. We mostly worked on multiplication and estimation. I found multiplication more challenging to teach as it involved explaining basic math facts but I enjoyed explaining estimation as I could test out different strategies in order to explain the concept. The students were excited to come over and start working at the beginning of the session on Tuesday, however on multiple occasions one or two would get frustrated and start to lack motivation. Overall it helped me figure out how to keep students engaged in a subject that they are struggling with. I loved spending time with the kids and hearing the excitement in their voice as they talked about their lives.

Gave 10.00 hours between 10/10/2016 and 12/05/2016
Emily Martland

I worked with Tasha White, the librarian at William D'Abate, on Tuesdays. I worked with a kindergarten class, so helped the students learn how to use the library and how to find books, and helped Ms. White keep the library books organized. I also came in to help with the Scholastic Book Fair in November. It was really great to see the students get so excited about taking books out and become more comfortable using the library as the year progressed.

Gave 11.00 hours between 10/10/2016 and 12/05/2016
Nina Schield

William D'Abate first semester hours:

I tutored in in Ms. Payan's fourth grade bilingual class for two hours a week. I worked with three students on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling, as well as working with all the students on their book reports. It was wonderful to form bonds with these students, and I feel like they really appreciated the extra help and time to work through the material in a small group setting.

Gave 22.00 hours between 10/09/2016 and 12/04/2016
Savanna Rilatos
Viviana Arrunategui
Michael Muir

I help out in Mrs. Reyes 3rd grade class at D'Abate Elementary. I specifically work one-on-one with two students who struggle with reading and writing. It is an honor to have the opportunity to help these two young children and I was thrilled when Mrs. Reyes informed me that the students' standardized test scores indicate huge improvements in their literacy skills. I feel that the value of mentorship for young and sometimes at risk students is often understated. Looking forward to another semester in the classroom!

Gave 15.00 hours between 10/05/2016 and 12/14/2016 with BrownEngage
Aliosha Bielenberg

I worked at William D'Abate Elementary School this semester in the class of Ms Kelly Reyes. In total, I worked with four students in one-on-one tutoring. I mostly focused on literacy development, including sight words and reading comprehension. Ms Reyes guided me and gave me the appropriate materials to satisfy the students' needs. In addition, I provided feedback to her about the students' progress in order to find strategies that are most appropriate for the level of each pupil.

Gave 15.00 hours between 10/04/2016 and 12/13/2016 with BrownEngage, The Swearer Center, Community Corps Program, Off Campus Federal Work Study
Savanna Rilatos
Viviana Arrunategui
Julia Marcus