About after School Tutoring
The SMMHS Learning Center is limited in the amount of students that we can help after school. We have both limited space and a limited amount of available tutors. We have several measures in place to help insure that our services are provided fairly and equitably for all students referred. We sincerely request that parents and students understand and abide by these measures:
1. A student must be referred by an academic teacher for services.
The teacher will contact the Learning Center via phone, email, or in person to make the referral.
2. The Learning Center will schedule the student for a date/time to get after school help.
Students are normally scheduled for ONE day a week. (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)
3. A referral guarantees no more than 3 consecutive sessions.
The Learning Center cannot provide continuous tutoring for any one student. Our main objective is to assist students temporarily on an as needed basis. Parents who want their children to have regular and continuing assistance should consider hiring a private tutor.
4. Students will not be limited on the number of referrals they can receive duirng the year.
They may be referred by the same teacher or other teachers at various times during the year. We will fill spaces on an individual basis according to specific students needs and the resources we have available to meet those needs.
5. After school sessions begin at 2:30 and the Learning Center closes at 4:00 PM.
We need to know if a student will/will not be present for the full 90 minutes. If not then we may be able to schedule more students for shorter sessions. Please do not come into the building to pick up a student after tutoring. The student can leave through the high school or middle school entrance and you may pick them up outside.
6. Please do us the courtesy of letting us know if a student will not be coming to their scheduled tutoring session.
Other students are always waiting for services. If you are not going to be here, please allow us to offer that space to someone else.
Success Net Workshops for Students cancelled this Semester!
Our series of workshops on study skills and organization have been cancelled for the second quarter due to low enrollment. We will resume the workshops next year during the first semester. Topics of workshops include:
Success.Net workshops are ideal for middle school students, especially incoming 6th graders who are not accustomed to keeping up with multiple classes and teachers. We strongly encoruage parents to allow students to make a personal choice to attend the workshops. For that reason, we only allow students to register themselves. A parent cannot register a student. The workshops do not provide individual help or tutoring for specific classes. They provide general strategies and tools for being more organized, taking notes in class, developing a study system, preparing for tests, and taking tests.
Success Net is for students who earnestly desire to improve their study skills, to be independent and responsible learners, and to develop effective habits. We can only offer the tools that students need. They must make the choice to use them regularly. Students who participate are expected to come prepared wtih paper and pencil or pen, to listen and participate in discussions, and, hopefully, to put some of our suggestions into consistent practice.
A system of consistent rewards and consequences is the most effective means of shaping student choices and behaviors. Accountability must be required and reinforced both at school and at home. We strongly urge parents to follow-up after Success Net sessions and encourage students in their efforts to develop the habits of success.
Watch for the 2017-1018 workshop schedule!