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      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

via website: or via email:, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text)

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…

  • ·         Teachers at Grade Levels 3 - 6 will introduce the requirements of the science fair to their classes, later this Winter.
  • ·         Students will be invited to volunteer to participate in this assignment, and they will agree to complete the required work.
  • ·         RES Volunteer Mentors will meet with small groups of students, twice a week, at the school, during their daily, 40 minute science instruction block.
  • ·         The RES Volunteer Mentors will help the Students select a “scientific phenomenon” they would like to investigate, guide them in planning their investigation, and help them design their presentation and  findings for the Fair. Homework for the Students, in support of this effort, will be a distinct possibility.
  • ·         The Dr. Walter Cooper Academy 2019 Science Fair will be scheduled, at the School, for early June 2019.
  • ·         RES Volunteer Mentors will begin helping the Students get prepared for the Fair during the week of May 6th, and then meeting twice each week with their Students, for the next six weeks. This will allow Students and Mentors 12 – 14 days to work on their investigation/presentation.

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 ( or (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) for more information, and to volunteer for this important, potentially life-changing opportunity.

via website: or (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text)

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