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By JANET HEIM | November 24, 2008
Dillon Rowe thinks it's "cool" to be tutored by Hagerstown Community College student Kimberly Gehr. "She didn't give me the answers. There was somebody there to give information on how to do it better," Dillon said of math help he recently received from Gehr. Dillon, an eighth-grader at E. Russell Hicks Middle School, is one of many students at the school who benefit from the volunteer efforts of HCC students. "I just want to do my best and get good grades," Dillon said.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2012
Virginia Wilson's life has been about education. In the latest chapter, she and her daughter, Leesa Mercer, started a year-round program at Life House West Church to help people prepare for the General Education Development, or GED, tests. The program is also for English as a Second Language, or ESL, students and to tutor children after school. “I feel that it's important to invest in people, the person,” Wilson said. The nonprofit program, called Community Life Institute, has grown exponentially by word-of-mouth.
NEWS
October 13, 2003
Students may use free online tutors Western Maryland Public Libraries provide Tutor.com services in partnership with Washington County Free Library. Washington County students in grades four through 12 can visit the library to get immediate, free help from online tutors. They can access the Web site from home by using their library card number. Live Homework Help on Tutor.com connects students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet.
NEWS
September 12, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College students have been volunteering as tutors for the children of students in its Women with Children program for three years, but a new partnership with the Franklin County Literacy Council will provide tutors to work with adults in the community. There are 45 children in the college's program, according to Jessica King, a communications major from Butler, Pa., who has worked in the college's literacy program for three years. "I have 13 in my part of the program," said Virginia Fishbach, a psychology and sociology major from Gettysburg, Pa. Most of them are under the age of 3 and she works with those children and their mothers with activities such as parent-child story time.
NEWS
May 11, 2007
Lyn Marsh, who painted "Colors and Textures," above, will present a watercolor demonstration at the Waynesboro Studio Art Club on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. The club meets at Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. The meeting is free and open to the public. Marsh is a native of Berks County, Pa. She developed an interest in art as a child and studied with private tutors. Later, she attended the Wyomissing Institute of Fine Art. Since her move to the Harrisburg, Pa., area, she has studied with nationally recognized artists.
NEWS
December 29, 2010
The Washington County Commission on Aging is looking for individuals 55 and older to take part in its intergenerational volunteer program. There are opportunities as tutors, mentors, teacher assistants and other types of helpers. Elementary and middle school students, as well as home-schooled children, need help. The following are some activities that need volunteers: Elementary schools need math and reading tutors. Mentoring a child could involve becoming a partner for 30 minutes of tossing a ball into a hoop or playing a board game.
NEWS
December 17, 2010
The Washington County Commission on Aging is looking for individuals 55 and older to take part in its intergenerational volunteer program. There are opportunities as tutors, mentors, teacher assistants and other types of helpers. Elementary and middle school students, as well as home-schooled children, need help. The following are some activities that need volunteers: Elementary schools need math and reading tutors. Mentoring a child could involve becoming a partner for 30 minutes of tossing a ball into a hoop or playing a board game.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 24, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - A new Washington County Free Library-based computer tutoring program is helping area students with their homework. Tutor.com, funded for a year through the Maryland State Department of Education, is an Internet-based homework helper linked through the library's Web site, www.wc-link.org/wcfl. Although the program has been running for only a month through the library, Jeff Ridgeway, children's librarian and the library's Tutor.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 25, 2012
The hallways of E. Russell Hicks Middle School are named for nearby colleges. There is Towson Boulevard and Shippensburg Drive and WVU Boulevard, all part of a schoolwide push to encourage students to think about furthering their education after high school. Another part of that push is a national college readiness program called Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID. AVID now has an impact on more than 700,000 students in more than 4,900 schools and 28 postsecondary institutions in 46 states, the District of Columbia and across 16 other counties/territories, according to its website.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 31, 2007
An eighth-grader at Clear Spring Middle School was named Youth of the Month for January at Tuesday's Washington County Commissioners meeting. Kirsten D. Rhodes received the honor, also known as the Youth Meritorious Award. Kirsten's academic achievements include the Distinguished Honor Roll. She has participated in the seventh-grade spelling bee, tutors other students and received Star Awards in sixth and seventh grades, according to information provided by the county.
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