Tutoring Strategy Implemented to Raise Average Math Student Skills
Math Mastery Tutoring, a strategy to strengthen average math students in ninth and tenth grades, is being implemented at McKinley, Timken and Alliance High Schools. The goal is to solidify student skills in preparation for advanced math in high school and entrance into college math without the need for remediation.
Funded by a grant from the Timken Foundation of Canton, Math Mastery Tutoring is modeled on a successful strategy in place at Canton's Early College High School. Jen Rair, ECHS math tutor, works with students to prepare them for Compass testing to qualify for taking college coursework.
Robert Altendorf (McKinley), Bethany Baranyk (McKinley), Kristin Pennington (Timken) and Juliann Trevorrow (Alliance) will work with students individually, in small groups or in math classrooms as each school determines the scheme best suited to their students. They will take a math ACT as a pre-test and post-test as a measure of progress. Stark State College employs the tutors selected by the high schools and the Stark Education Partnership facilitates the grant implementation.