The Cadet program is an opportunity for Senior-level students to tutor elementary students and give back to their community while earning A+ tutoring hours.   

Cadets are responsible for working directly with elementary teachers and students as a tutor/mentor. The Cadet will be assigned to an elementary teacher and expected to report to this teacher each day during the assigned period. The Cadet will also report to Mrs. Arney to turn in Weekly Journal, Classroom Project Papers, and Reflection Papers. 

This is a hands-on experience that will benefit elementary students, the classroom teacher, and Cadet; therefore, active participation is necessary. Although daily classroom schedules may vary and elementary students may be working on various subjects each day, cadets are expected to be flexible and ready to assist students. Cadets are expected to not work on outside homework or cadet assignments during the assigned cadetting period. 

 Supplies: Spiral-bound notebook for journal; classroom project supplies (if needed)

Grading Policy:
 New Tutor Quiz - 20 points, due August 23 or January 10 (only required at the beginning of the first semester of cadet)

Weekly Journal – 20 points/collection date (17 collection dates per semester)

The Cadet Journal will assist you in analyzing and evaluating your personal experiences as a cadet/tutor, as well as helping you to develop key insights. Students will make one journal entry per day (noting any absences). All journal entries should be dated, time in/out logged, and entry clearly written (free of spelling and grammatical errors). Each entry should be a minimum of ½ page and address at least two topics from the Journal Scoring Rubric on page 4. It is encouraged that you reflect on various topics throughout your journal and add any additional insight on your progress as a tutor.  

Classroom Project – 125 points each (1 per semester)
Cadets are expected to plan a project for the class whom they work with and write a reflection paper describing the project. This project must involve the cooperation of the entire class and be age appropriate. Examples: plan and implement a service project; create and implement an educational game; plan and present a class play, plan and implement a hands-on science project, etc. (See Classroom Project Paper Rubric on P. 5).  The classroom teacher will also provide feedback on the implementation of the project and rate usefulness, thoughtfulness, student perception, and age-appropriateness.

Classroom Project - Paper Due Dates:                
Project 1: October 11                 
Project 2: March 13 

Reflection Paper – 75 points each (1 per semester)
Cadets will reflect on their experience as a tutor at the end of each semester in a 2 page, double-spaced paper. The cadet will discuss a child development theory and how it relates to their typical student, as well as their personal experience as a tutor. (See Reflection Paper Rubric on P. 6).  Cadet must cite at least one source as part of this project (ex: research on student learning, child development theories, etc.)

Reflection Paper Due Dates:
Reflection Paper 1: December 13
Reflection Paper 2: May 1

Casey Arney,
Aug 30, 2019, 7:15 AM