Dr Judy Crates, Principal Castro School says:

Testimonial :
"Buddies4Math offers Castro at-risk students the opportunity to experience math as a recreational activity, not just a class at school. Dedicated volunteers from local middle and high schools work in small group activities in math concepts and applications with third and fourth graders every Friday afternoon. Our students look forward to the session and it's amazing to see how excited and engaged they are in math. Not only has the program changed student's attitudes and improved their confidence about math, but their math achievement on state tests has also improved. Our Latino students gained 64 points on the API last year, contributing to a 43 point gain for the school."
Dr Judy Crates, Principal Castro School.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall 2011 Session Dates

Fall 2011: Session Dates

September 30
No class Oct 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
Nov 4 
No class Nov 11( Veterans Day)
Nov 18
No class Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)
Dec 2
Dec 9 :Math Carnival: Last class

Time: 3:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Neel Guha, buddies4math@gmail.com

We are still looking for Middle and High School volunteers to work with second and third graders. If you like Math and would like to make a difference in a child's life, come join us as we build confidence and interest in math. 

    Fridays at Castro: September 23, 2011

    We started our Fall session with 21 Second graders and 11 Middle and High School tutors. We administered a diagnostic test with students asking for help when they came across a problem they did not understand. Out tutors moved around the room to help and clarify questions and concerns as they rose. We ended the session with an interview "All About Me" with the tutors interviewing the students.

    We have a wonderful and enthusiastic bunch of second graders we are working with and look forward to building their fluency and spark an interest in math.

    A big thank you to our tutors for spending their Fridays helping second graders in Castro School.

    We will be tutoring Third graders starting October and are looking for more tutors. Volunteer hours count towards community service. If you are interested, please email us at buddies4math@gmail.com

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    Buddies 4 Math Fall Session 2011

    We are excited to be back this Fall at Castro School ! We will be continuing with our math tutoring session for 2nd and 3rd graders. Our Fall session starts on Friday September 23 and ends on December 9, 2011. We meet at Castro Elementary School, Mountain View from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

    We are looking for Middle and High School tutors who like math and would like to spend an hour each week working with Second and Third graders.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at buddies4math@gmail.com