It’s not a secret; the education system in Florida needs help. Far too often, children who live in poor neighborhoods drop out of school or do not meet the graduation requirements because the education system has failed them. Whether it is a lack of empowerment, lack of resources or the fact that our curriculum is built to teach to tests and not to instill critical thinking skills — our youth is suffering.
Sometimes learning has to extend beyond the classroom. As a busy parent, or one who did not excel in algebra or calculus, you may find it difficult to give your child the help they need to understand and excel. There are options! Turn to a Hillsborough County tutoring program for help.
Tutor-a-Bull is a program designed to help students in need in Hillsborough County and Education Majors of the University of South Florida. The program provides one-on-one tutoring sessions for middle- and high-school students. The partnership provides both education training for soon-to-be teachers and tutoring for children who need it.
This program is dedicating to helping struggling readers in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The program provides one-on-one tutoring to 14 different Title I schools in Hillsborough County for children who qualify.
A Plus Tutor U
This is an after-school tutoring program that provides tutoring for children who attend a school that has been designated “In Need of Improvement”. This particular program has a full and personalized instruction plan for your child that includes a completion ceremony.
Hillsborough Literacy Organization
There is also a free adult literacy tutoring program offered by the Hillsborough Literacy Council that needs special mention. Did you know that 15% of Hillsborough County citizens are functioning at the lowest levels of literacy? How can they be expected to be an asset to their children’s education, if they cannot read? This organization offer tutoring to both speakers and non-speakers of English. If you know a parent who needs help with literacy or learning English, check out their website.
The future of America lies in our youth. Education should be accessible to everyone. Don’t be afraid to open up the lines of communication with teachers and principals – they are there to help. Together we can help our children achieve.
Tutor-a-Bull (University of South Florida)
Hillsborough Reads (Education Foundation)
Learn to Read (Hillsborough Literacy Council)