Friday, October 16, 2009

Tutoring Bhutanese Teens: Project Launched

Seven teens and three Emory College students met today to explore the teens' learning needs and ways to address them through tutoring resources.

Twins Bishnu and Birendra Odari hosted teens from Birch Grove and Valley Brook Apartments and their Emory tutors: Billy Zhang, Cherylene Ng, and Ying Long. We welcome more teens at our next engagement, Sunday, October 25, 3:45 pm, at the Odari home.

Working in small focus groups, areas of specific needs surfaced:
  • SAT preparations
  • Vocabulary building
  • Reading comprehension
  • American literature, specifically Arthur Miller's The Crucible
  • College: preparing, researching, applying
Everyone was excited to begin to identify the issues formally and to tackle them systematically with the guidance of exceptional and charming volunteer tutors.

See Study Resources for practical tools and reference materials that the tutors, teens, and others suggest.

For more information, contact Tamar Orvell.