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. The founder is Laurel Moore, an alumna at Trinity Catholic School. Laurel 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, 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.