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, January 26, 2013

Jan 25, 2013: We are back tutoring second and third graders.

We had our first session yesterday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Castro School. 49 second and third graders were being tutored by 35 tutors. Unlike our usual sessions, we played addition/subtraction bingo in second grade and fractions/multiplication bingo in third grade. A lot of excitement and our class leads did a great job conducting the bingo with great fanfare.

We were told by the Staff that the kids were excited to be doing Buddies4math on Fridays. Thanks to all our tutors who make the time to mentor their Castro buddies.

We will be tutoring 22 fourth graders on thursdays starting next week.

2013 Thursdays session dates: Feb 7 Feb 14 Feb 28 March 7 March 14 March 21 March 28 April 18 April 25 May 2.

While we are near full capacity on Fridays, we are still looking for tutors for our Thursday session. So, if you enjoy playing math games and like mentoring elementary students, join us. You can sign up at Spring 2013 Tutor List

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Session dates

We will be tutoring in Castro School from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the following Fridays :

Jan 25 

Feb: 1,  8, & 15

March: 1, 8, 15, 22,  & 29

April:  19 & 26

May 3 

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