A Cooper Scholar Reading to Mr. Koon
What’s it Like to be an RES Tutor?…Mr. James Koon is a veteran tutor, having worked in a large suburban school district, for many years. He’s currently in his third year as an RES Tutor. He says his experiences with our Scholars, at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy, “Just keep getting better”.
This year he’s been working with Ms. Jennifer Mosier and her Second Graders. Ms. Mosier’s classroom management style is unique and very effective. As you enter, her classroom, you’re impressed by the environment; there’s soft, low-volume background music, the students are quiet, focused and totally engaged.
Upon his arrival, each Tuesday morning, Mr. Koon receives a set of written basic instructions from the teacher (see photo), describing the work that his students are to be doing, that day. Jim typically works, individually, with six students in Mrs. Mosier’s class, spending about 20 minutes with each of them, during his two-hour tutoring session. These students have been identified, by Ms. Mosier, as needing some extra help with reading and math, to bring them up to Grade level, so they can rejoin the other students.
We are still building our Tutoring Team, for the 2018-19 school year… We have been giving “Lunch & Learn” presentations in several Rochester area firms and professional groups, to inform and inspire prospective new tutors. We have “hit the ground, running”, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, work group, church or family, sometime this Winter?
Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Scholar…
Questions??? Reach out to RES Past President Lee Loomis and the RES Tutoring Team at…
Rochester Engineering Society, (585) 254-2350
Seeking Volunteer Mentors for 2019 Spring Science Fair
At Dr. Walter Cooper Academy
The RES has been invited to help establish the first annual, Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Science Fair. The School-Based Planning Team, including parents, teachers and administrators, has requested the support of the Rochester Engineering Society in developing a Spring 2019 science fair at #10 School. The scope of this request includes…
The RES is seeking Volunteer Mentors to support this Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) activity. Unlike our RES Tutoring Team, this involves only a short-term commitment of approximately six weeks. Volunteer Mentors will be working with Students who have expressed a desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. These Students are motivated!
Do you think you might consider making room in your busy lives to support our “Cooper Scholars” as they develop habits that will help them achieve new levels of learning, focused on a brighter future? Then volunteer to become an RES Mentor.
Please contact RES Director, Lee Loomis (email@example.com) or (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) for more information, and to volunteer for this important, potentially life-changing opportunity.