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.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Winter Break

We will resume tutoring on Wednesday February 26th after a two week winter break. If you are interested in tutoring with us, please send us an email at buddies4math @gmail.com. We have spots open in our Thursday session.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week of Feb 5...

On Wednesday, Auston started "Creating Stories" in Crittenden Middle School. Students worked on a Scratch project to get two characters to talk to each other, use the "say" and "wait" blocks to coordinate a conversation and to use broadcast to create a multi scene story. On Thursday, Auston worked with the fourth graders in Castro School to start the "Creating Stories" project. Neil and his tutors worked with the fifth graders and celebrated at the end of the class with an ice cream party. On Friday,  tutors worked with second graders on a group game. Students were paired with their tutors and worked on money, subtraction and fraction games. In third grade, Eric and Arundhati worked on settling the third grade around game stations to work on multiplication, place value and fraction games with their tutors.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Week of Jan 30th….

We were back in Castro School on Thursday and Friday to run our sessions. Sreya ran the Scratch session with fourth graders to continue last week's project of building on code developed by others. Neil and his team of tutors worked with fifth graders on multiplication, fractions and division board games. On Friday, Eric and Arundhati organized the third grades around game stations while Sreya, Auston and Raghav started the second grade session with a bingo addition game. Tutors and students then worked on subtraction, fraction and money games.