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, January 27, 2014

Week of Jan 22….

Spring session commenced with Scratch classes at Crittenden Middle School on Wednesday led by Auston. Students created "Pass on Scratch programs". On Thursday, Sreya worked with Fourth graders   in the Computer Lab to teach them the concept of working and building on code created by others in the "Pass on Scratch Program" in Castro School. In another classroom, Neil and his team of tutors worked with fifth graders on math fact fluency by playing games. On Friday, we were back to tutor our second and third grade buddies. We started by having the students stand in a circle to play the game "I have 5, Who has 2+7? ". Students then settled down to play addition and subtraction bingo. A warm welcome to our new tutors who have joined us this session !
                                                                                                                     Posted by Neel Guha

Monday, January 13, 2014

Spring 2014 Session dates are out….

Tutoring schedule for Spring 2014. 

Tutoring resumes week of Jan 20th. If you would like to volunteer with us, please email us at buddies4math @gmail.com

Wednesdays at Crittendon School 4: 15- 5:45 
Jan 22
Feb 5 & 26
March 12 & 26
April 16 
April  30: Viewing Gallery.
Teaching Scratch to 6th-8th grade 
We are recruiting Assistant Leads for this class.

Thursdays at Castro School 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Jan : 23, 30
Feb: 6, 27
March: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April: 17th, 24th 
Math Tutoring for 4th/5th grade
Teaching Scratch to 4th/5th grade
We are recruiting Assistant Leads for this class.

Fridays at Castro School 4:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m.
January: 24, 31, 
February:7th, 28th
March: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
April:18th, 25th
Math for Second and Third grade.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Spring 2014 Session dates….

We will be posting the Spring schedule for Buddies4math soon. Tutoring starts the week of January 21.

On Wednesdays we will be teaching Scratch at Crittenden Middle School.

On Thursdays, we will host two sessions. Math with Fourth grade and Scratch with Fifth grade at Castro Elementary School.

On Fridays, we will be back doing weekly sessions in math with our second and third grade buddies at Castro Elementary School.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking to train our next set of Scratch Teaching Leads. 
Six week training starts Jan 22
If you are interested, please send us an email at buddies4math@gmail.com

Posted by Neel Guha