Tutorial Support and Peer Mentoring

Moving Arts Española's Tutorial Support and Peer Mentoring Program employs high school juniors and seniors who excel in academics to help younger students with math and language arts.  Peer Mentors are recruited via a partnership with the City of Española’s Project R.A.C.E.  They are trained and supervised by students from the Northern New Mexico STEM Mentor Collective under the guidance of Northern New Mexico College Engineering Professor and MAE Board Member, Dr. Steve Cox.

Peer Mentors working with students in the Moving Arts library

Peer Mentors working with students in the Moving Arts library

“One of my students really struggles with applying himself to mathematics at the middle school level. His behaviors within the classroom have disallowed advancement in mathematics. By teaming with MAE in the after-school program, this student has made progress in learning mathematics. The coordination between the school and MAE around curricular materials was helpful but most advantageous for this student was the mentorship relationship that he developed with his high school tutor. Having a slightly older young man to teach and encourage him was key to breaking the habit of resistance towards learning difficult subject matter.”
— 8th Grade Teacher, La Tierra Montessori School for the Arts and Sciences

Student Improvement by Subject, 2016-17

Results from Parent / Teacher Surveys, Spring and Fall

Results from Parent / Teacher Surveys, Spring and Fall

“My daughter struggled in reading at the beginning of the school year, and was exited from Title I services by the end AND performing ABOVE grade level. She loved her tutor.”
— Parent of 2nd Grader
“My son struggles with dyslexia and with math. Last year, he was 2 years behind grade level. This year, he caught up! This is a wonderful program. We will use it again.”
— Parent of 5th Grader
Tutoring is so cool. I love reading to my tutor!
— Student, Grade 2