Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Tutor Training
Saturday, January 21st
Noon - 4 p.m.

Homework Help resumes
Monday, January 23rd
Monday - Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30

Tuesday, February 08, 2005



Tutors Honored county-wide!
You, as a whole group of tutors, have been chosen as the volunteer representing the north county library branches at the Orange County Ninth Annual Volunteer Recognition. Read what has been said in your honor:

The La Habra Branch Library began an after-school homework help program in spring 2003 at the urging of a junior in high school who volunteered with the Families for Literacy program. She realized that we had literacy programs for preschoolers and adults, but nothing for our elementary school students. Since our first beginnings, the program has grown with over 30 tutors helping over 40 students weekly. A number of our high school tutors have volunteered with this program since Fall 2003 or have taken the additional responsibility of acting as the teen supervisor and monitoring the tutors and students. We would like to recognize this group for serving as mentors and role models and helping an underserved and at-risk population of children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Our teens have heart. They find time out of their incredibly busy schedules in order to work with squirmy students who sometimes don’t welcome their help. Patience is one of the most difficult aspects – and one of the most important gifts they impart to their students. Our teens have become leaders, stretching their skills, managing stressful situations, adapting and creating solutions. They have learned to work with challenging students and parents and through it all remain focused and concerned for the well-being and success of the youngsters they tutor. Each day the Homework Help Center is managed by a Team Captain who sets up the room, matches students with tutors, watches for the shy child or the overwhelmed tutor, and makes sure everyone has what they need to accomplish their job. These individuals in particular have stretched their wings and come out flying.

Our young children now have a safe place where they can receive help from trained and dedicated high school students. We have had children in tears over math one day who come in the next telling us their successes—-one boy boasting about the “A” he received on his math test and one girl saying confidently “I was able to do that hard part of the homework really fast later”. One parent has told us that her daughter tested far below grade level in math at the end of one semester, and above grade level after a semester of our homework assistance. Through their vision and dedication, these teens have met a need in our community. We at the La Habra Library are particularly inspired and grateful.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

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Monday, January 24, 2005



No Homework Help this Week
(January 24 - 27)
to support the learning of the tutors.
Go for it on your finals!

Your assignment (to enjoy something other than finals :) is to poke around this site, find something of interest or help, and post your response for your fellow tutors.
International Writing Centers Association (peer tutoring section):

Also check out this site which refers you to online writing tutors!

Peace to you this week!

"Teaching without zest is a crime"
-- Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, January 11, 2005



Tutors Blog !

Welcome to a new year & a world of learning!

-Thank you to all who came out Saturday for a session which gave the team focus, direction, & tools for all you do.
-If you weren't able to be there, please see me for handouts & updates.
-Thank you to Shari Selnick of READ OC. Check it out!

"Never do for students what they can do for themselves."

Post your thoughts on learning & teaching.

Thursday, January 06, 2005



TAB meeting Sunday, January 9th from 1 - 3 p.m.
Figure out how to play all the games we now have &
get ready for Game Day (Thurs., January 20th, 4:30).

Tutor Training
Saturday, January 8th from noon - 4 p.m. (returning tutors come from 3-4 p.m.).

See you there!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004



Time to Celebrate!

Holiday Party this Sunday,
December 12th from 1-4.
Food. Movie. Ornament making. Create cards for Orangewood teens. Gift exchange & general mahem!

- Bring a gift appropriate for either sex for a gift exchage ($10 value or less).
- Bring your favorite holiday treat (fudge, egg nog, cookies, etc.)
- TAB is giving a gift to a needy teen through Operation Santa Claus, so bring some $$$ so we can get a good present.