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Dear Teacher:

First things first, the Reading and Math Buddy program staff want to extend a big thank you for allowing us to be part of your classroom this year!We know that some of you are more familiar with this program than others, but either way, this packet is intended to help familiarize you with our program. You can read, download, and print the entire packet by clicking here.

The Reading and Math Buddy program places Teachers College graduate students in various Harlem public schools. It is our hope that throughout the year we will build positive relationships with not only our tutees, but the teachers and other administrators as well.

Throughout the year we will be working one-on-one with four students for thirty minutes each day. For two hours, every other Friday, we will be available to work in the classroom with you and the other students. On the alternating Fridays, we will be attending group meetings with fellow math and reading buddies under the guidance of our director, Dr. Dawn Arno.

We hope that this will be helpful for explaining the who, what, where, when and why of our program. Here, you will find information on:

1. WHO & WHY: Our organization and what makes us unique
2. WHAT & WHERE: What you can expect from us & what we need help with from you
3. WHEN: Weekly snapshot & our schedule.
4. Success Stories
5. Contact information: Program contacts and a place to exchange information

Thank you again for allowing us into your classrooms. We’re all excited for this opportunity and look forward to a fantastic year!

Best regards,
The Reading and Math Buddies

1. What happens during the 30 minutes?

2. How are students chosen to participate?

3. Can teachers switch around students who work with the Reading and Math Buddies?

4. What do tutors need from the teachers throughout the year?

5. Where do buddies meet with students?

6. When do Reading and Math buddies meet with students?

7. What do tutors do on the Fridays when they’re in the classroom?

8. What do I do if I have more questions about the program?