Saturday Math Tutoring Program Begins at Paul D. Camp Community College

~FREE Math Help Available on April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17~
 
Are you struggling with performing basic math functions? Are any children in your home having problems in school doing fractions, multiplication or division? None of you would be alone. Math continues to be one of the greatest challenge areas for many.
 
According to Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D., PDCCC President and advocate for the College’s launch of this math tutoring initiative, without a good grasp of basic math skills, many of the opportunities in our new and changing market place simply will be unavailable to job seekers.
 
That’s why the College’s “Math Saturday” Tutoring effort was begun. Beginning Saturday, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the College’s Suffolk Hobbs Campus located at 271 Kenyon Road, targeted, open-access, free of charge tutoring support to children in grades 4 through 6 will start.
 
“We are excited about the launch of the Math Saturday tutoring effort. It’s easy to participate. Students with their parents and guardians will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis,” said Vice President of Academic and Student Development Dr. Tara Atkins Brady.
“Each session is limited to 30 minutes in order to provide access to all those interested. We’ll have games and information for the parents and students as they wait to be served. This is our first foray into this area and we’re looking forward to launching other aspects of our Math Academy program.”
 
The math tutoring effort is part of a larger PDCCC Math Academy program.
 
“PDCCC’s Math Academy is a new grant-funded, multi-strategy initiative to promote mathematics literacy. We are doing the program in partnership with schools and community organizations in the College’s service region. The elements of Math Academy include “Math Academy Saturdays” tutoring, a symposia with K-12 educators, and the provision of mathematics resources to the community through the College’s new Library Learning Commons,” added Dr. Atkins-Brady.
 
This initial offering of Math Academy Saturdays is made possible by generous grants from the Suffolk Foundation and the Community Action Coalition of Virginia. PDCCC plans to expand the Math Academy Saturdays to its Franklin Campus, and to other grade levels as well as adults.
 
For more information, contact PDCCC Program Coordinator Rebecca Mercer at rmercer@pdc.edu.