• S.M.A.R.T.  Parents:

    Hello, I am Jody Sheppard. I am the Enrollment and Public Relations Director. This year I am excited to be the Coordinator for the SMART Tutoring Program. Founders Laurel Moore and Jake Moore are alumni of Trinity Catholic School. Laurel and Jake created this program as a way to give back to Trinity by helping students increase their leadership skills, give back to their peers and school, and boost their confidence in their knowledge to give them a better foundation for the future. We are very excited about starting this year with a new and improved program. This is a student lead program and will continue to be a wonderful addition to the services already offered at Trinity Catholic School.

    CLICK HERE to sign up to be a tutor

    WHAT: SMART is a free tutoring program available to students in grades 1st-8th.

    WHO: Students with G.P.A’s of 3.5 or higher and in 6-8th grade will be able to tutor grades 1-5. 6th graders eligible only after 1st quarter and must be recommended by a teacher. High school students will tutor 6th-8th grade.

    WHEN: S.M.A.R.T.  will resume on Monday, September 23rd.  

    WHERE: Students will be tutored in the Trinity Catholic School Media Center after school from 3-4p.m.

    WHY: To assist students who need help in English, Math, Reading, Science and Foreign language upon request and availability of a tutor.  Students will only be tutored in 1 subject at a time.

    HOW MANY:  The maximum number of tutoring sessions is once per week.

    How to work SMART (not harder):

    If your child needs service hours and would like to be a tutor…

    • If you are in NJHS or have a 3.75 or higher GPA and would like to become a tutor please email me at sheppardj@trinityknights.org.
    • Please include your first and last name and grade. DISCLAIMER: family emails/phone numbers will be shared with family that student is tutoring

    If your child would like to be tutored...

    • First, If you wish for your child to be tutored in a particular subject(s) please email me at sheppardj@trinityknights.org, so that I can connect you with a tutor.

    • Please include your child’s name and grade so that I can pass that information on to the correct tutor and the tutor’s parents. If your child is in grades 1st-5th they will be placed with an NJHS member or another capable student from Trinity Catholic. If your child is in grades 6th-8th they will be placed with a high school student. DISCLAIMER: family emails/phone numbers will be shared with tutor.


    Why would my child want to tutor for S.M.A.R.T?

    -Weekly volunteer hours

    -It’s a good way of giving back to your school and community.

    -You will develop leadership skills as you mentor younger students.

    -Tutoring availability is limited to the number of tutors available. Once all spots are filled students will be placed on a list. Our goal is to help as many children as possible but we are limited to the number of volunteers participating in the program.

    What happens when we miss a tutoring session?

    -If a student misses 2 consecutive tutoring sessions without a valid excuse they will be removed from the program. They will be notified via email.

    -If a tutor misses a session without a valid excuse, they will receive a cautionary email and the 2nd time they will no longer be a part of the program.

    -We must be notified via email if a student or tutor is unable to tutor at their scheduled time

    Where is my child dropped off and picked up?

    -Students and tutors who are participating in the program should report to the Media Center directly after school.

    -Students will be required to be picked up at 4p.m from the Media Center. The tutor can escort the student to BTB if needed.

    -No one is allowed to be escorted to Lafayette. Parents must arrange for transportation.