Organization partners with CMS School to successfully resume after-school tutoring – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — A local organization is partnering with an elementary school Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to take over a tutoring program that’s been successful for five years and continues.

In the carpool line after class, Walter G. Byers Elementary School students are sent home packed into their parents’ cars with care and encouragement. But soon, 100 children will start staying after school for a Charlotte Post Foundation-sponsored tutoring program.

“So the Charlotte Post allowed us to select our best teachers,” Principal Anthony Calloway said. “A lot of people come and want to bring in tutors. Charlotte Post told us to pick our best teachers and give them more time with the academics.”

Principal Anthony Calloway says educators’ extra pay is covered for up to two hours a day.

The program has been running for five years with impressive results.

“We have about 30 to 40 percent of our after-school scholarship recipients who have two or more years of earnings,” Calloway said. “And then we probably have about 20% more that get to proficiency level and grade two or grade three. So that was a big plus for us. »

Grade seven student Raven Christian says the extra attention has really helped her with math.

“Yeah, I struggle with fractions. It’s like, I don’t know why, it’s really hard for me,” Christian said. “So when she explained it in depth, it was easier for me to understand because in class the lesson goes too fast and I don’t understand what they are saying.”

Now, as the program is set to restart for the first time since the pandemic, the school district is stepping in and making it even better.

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“This year we are able to combine that with funding from CMS to ensure that fellows also receive buses,” Calloway said. “So academics who take part in after-school tutoring will be taken home by bus. And I think that’s a big, big help.

It’s a team effort, with added support from the community to make sure the kids succeed.

“Scholars who participate in the Charlotte Post after-school tutoring program, the longer they stay, the closer they get to proficiency,” Calloway said. “But every year, all of our children grow up. And that’s a big thank you to the Charlotte Post.

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“His spirit is contagious. She makes you want to be better, and I think that’s the one thing we all need from a good leader,” former Hudson adviser Darril Marshall said.

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