Buddies4math

Buddies4math

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.

Monday, September 16, 2013

2013 Fall session started...

We started tutoring second graders on Friday. A class of 22  some shy and soft spoken, others out going and chatty second graders came to us for the first time. Led by our tutors Auston & Raghav they played a group came of addition " I am.... Who is...?" We moved inside the classroom to do a mini session on getting to know the student followed by Missing Number to 100 and simple one digit addition games.  We will have no tutoring session on Thursday, September 19 and  Friday, Sept 20. We will resume tutoring second and third graders on Friday, September 27. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dr Karen Brennan mentors B4M Scratch programs

Dr Karen Brennan, an Assistant Professor at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education has agreed to mentor our Scratch program offerings. Under her mentorship and guidance, we will be offering two new Scratch programs in Elementary and Middle Schools in Mountain View, California.

Dr Brennan research focuses on computational creation, design education, computer science and curriculum development. Her work on the Scratch website and Scratch educator community focuses on supporting and designing young people as creators of computational media. Read more...

2013 Fall Tutoring Dates

Scratch programing on Wednesdays at Crittenden Middle School : 
September 25, Oct ( 9 & 23), Nov (6 & 20) and Dec 4


Math and Scratch programing on Thursdays at Castro School for 4th & 5th graders : 
September 26, Oct( 3,10. 17 & 24) Nov ( 7, 14 & 21) Dec 5

Math on Fridays at Castro School for 2nd & 3rd graders: 
September 13 & 27, Oct ( 4, 11 & 25) Nov ( 1, 8 & 15) Dec 6


To volunteer : Sign up here

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fall 2013 Sessions starts on September 26 !


Buddies4 Math Fall session is looking for tutors for Fall 2013. If you are a middle or high school student who would like to volunteer their time teaching elementary students math or programing, please sign up below.

Buddies4math Sign up

Please save the date 
Friday September 13 : Orientation/ Meet the students at Castro School from 4:00-5:00 p.m. ( All tutors to attend) Room details will be emailed later.

Schedules will be posted by the weekend. Fall session will begin Sept 26 and will end on December 6.

We are excited to be back after the summer and will be running 3 sessions.
Here is our Fall Schedule. 

Session 1:
Tutoring on Thursdays 4:30 p.m. -5:45 p.m. 
Castro Elementary School, Mountain View
Math tutoring and Scratch programing for 4th & 5th graders

Session 2:
Tutoring on Fridays 4:00- 5:15 p.m.
Castro Elementary School, Mountain View 
Math tutoring for 2nd & 3rd graders.

Session 3:
Tutoring ( Day to be decided, most likely Wednesday or Thursday)
4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Crittenden Middle School, Mountain View 
Scratch programing to Middle School students