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Detroit Free Press features TutorMate


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The Detroit Free Press gave front-page treatment this morning to Innovations’ TutorMate program.

Six schools are using the program, which matches young students with corporate employees, who help them with their lessons via computer and telephone for 30 minutes a week. The goal is to raise reading levels.

As reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey writes:

 Students selected to participate in this program need extra help with meeting grade-level expectations or they are learning to be strong oral readers, said [teacher] Alana McKibben.

McKibben said she hopes the program improves the students’ oral fluency and confidence.

“Kids really like that one-on-one attention time, it’s very empowering for them,” she said.

Take a look at the full article: Click here

Here’s how it it looked on the Freep’s front page:

Detroit Free Press front page - 11.25.13

Photo at top: Detroit Free Press


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