With the end of the school year right around the corner, now is the best time to get test prep, beneficial study habits, and homework help at your community library through the free tutoring program Level Up.
Meet Michelle Newsome! Michelle tutors at the Fairborn Community Library, and she taught high school chemistry for 21 years before becoming a current chemistry professor at Wright State University.
I had the chance to discuss Level Up with Michelle.
What made you want to tutor at GCPL?
I have noticed that the educational experiences of some of my students, due to COVID, is not up to the standard I expect. I know that is happening to all teachers. Students are not prepared because online learning was hard. I wanted to help fix that gap in learning.
To you, what makes Level Up tutoring such an important library program for the community?
This program gives families a support system. Students and parents need help keeping up with schoolwork, fixing the gaps in learning that were missed in the COVID experience. This program provides parents with experts in education that can help their child.
What is a success story you’ve seen through Level Up?
We have a 3rd grade girl who comes at least once per week. She has received awards for attendance in the program. When she started, we were working with her on her math homework. It was a struggle because the concepts were building on multiplication and eventually division. It became evident that she did not know her multiplication math facts. That became our focus. I am happy to report we are now at mastery for all but the 8 and 9’s. We are working on those! Her reading has also progressed to chapter books instead of easy readers. We love working with this young lady.
When it comes to academic success, your library is here to help you LEVEL UP! Find tutoring times at your community library at https://greenelibrary.info/levelup/.
This program is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.