As a result of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, children at Smithville Elementary and Northside Elementary School who meet the eligibility requirements, can receive extra help in math, reading, and language arts, according to Danielle J. Collins, Ed.D. Federal Programs Supervisor
"This is a chance for your child to use out of school time in a safe and productive way while receiving instruction specifically tailored to his/her learning needs. Please be aware these services may be halted if Tennessee's wavier request is approved by the U.S. Department of Education," she said
"On July 16, 2011 a letter was mailed to inform you that Smithville and Northside Elementary had been identified as a Title I high priority school in School Improvement 2 and of your child's eligibility for Supplemental Educational Services (SES). Since your family meets the eligibility requirements under the law, you may now choose the SES tutoring program that is provided outside of regular school hours," said Dr. Collins.
A list of approved tutoring programs in our area is listed below. These tutors will be in DeKalb County on September 22 in the cafeteria at Northside Elementary at 6:00 p.m. These programs have been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education.
When deciding which tutoring program is best for your child, you may want to ask these questions:
·When and where will the tutoring take place?
·What days of the week will my child be tutored?
· How many weeks will my child be tutored? (A per student spending limit is set by the federal government. The actual number of tutoring sessions depends on the company's price.
·What programs, by grade levels and subject areas, are available for your child?
·What type of instruction will the tutor use (small group, one-on-one, or the computer)?
·What are the tutors' qualifications?
· Can the tutor help if your child has disabilities or is learning English?
Please call Danielle Collins at 597-4084 if you have any questions about these services. You may visit with the tutors on September 22 in the cafeteria at Northside Elementary at 6:00 p.m. They will help you decide which program is best for your child. If you would like to select a tutor now, you may fill out the provider selection form and mail or hand deliver it to Danielle Collins 110 South Public Sq. Smithville, TN 37166. Applications are due by September 29, 2011. You will receive a letter from DeKalb County Schools telling you when the tutoring will start. Again, please remember these services may be halted if Tennessee's request for waiver is approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
These are the providers:
Supplemental Educational Service Providers
1 to 1 Tutor, LLC
24 Hours Tutoring
Abacus In-Home Tutoring, Inc.
Above Average Academics
Accuracy Temporary Services, Inc.
Ace Your Exams
The Achievement Academy
Achieve High Points
After School Programs, Inc.
Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.
Babbage NetSchool, Inc.
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
Educate Online Learning, LLC
Education Support Systems
Excellence At Home and On-Line
Innovative Educational Programs, LLC
Ivory Enterprises, LLC
Kastle Instructional Recovery
Laureate Learning Center
Learning 4Today Co.
McCall Educational Services
Mobile Minds Tutoring
PABS Unlimited, Inc
Performance Learning Cooperative
Rivercity Technology & Film
S.M.A.R.T. House, L.L.C.
Story Cove, LLC.
The Street Academy
Train up a Child/The Homework Mastery Center
Yes My Child Can Tutoring