“After years of being thrown terms such as percentage and decimal, someone (CLC tutor Sioux) finally broke down their meanings and origins to me. Learning that ‘dec’ was based on every tenth, and ‘cent’ was based on every hundredth as their Latin meaning, was very interesting.
Also, learning all the different ways to write a fraction just to find out they’d all come to the same conclusion makes me wonder why we can’t decide to just use one of the ways to write them. Either way, very interesting and I do look forward to finding more meanings behind all these words and numbers.”
– K.A. (adult student)
Jen NickersonAdult Student Wins Big Learning the Origin of Math Terminology!
“E. had an 83% in pre-algebra before we started tutoring with Sioux. That doesn’t sound too bad, right? But that was only because her homework was so good. She was flunking every test! After just a few weeks of tutoring, her grade is up to a 96% and her last two tests were A’s. She has so much more confidence about her math abilities. I can’t thank you enough! H.S. (parent of a 7th grader)
Community Learning Center and We Believe in Me saving lives together!
Community Learning Center has partnered with the We Believe in Me Foundation to help teen athletes improve their skills, their grades and therefore, their chances of being accepted by universities. As a result, they also improve their ability to continue playing football through college. Community Learning Center helps these students improve their ACT and SAT scores so that they are better candidates; we teach them the study skills needed to be able succeed in every area of life. We Believe in Me helps your athlete through the college process, including how to improve your college application and work with recruiters.
Here is another example of a math success from a Community Learning Center and We Believe in Me teen athlete:
“I feel like you [my volunteer tutor] really helped me understand Algebra and its symbols. You broke each of them down to me by showing me, and having me find the meaning of the symbols. Then you explained how to set each problem up and remember how they are supposed to be set up. This became a real eye opener for me in Algebra.”—D.M. (Community Learning Center and We Believe in Me student)
Back in the spring of 2015, Community Learning Center (CLC) began working with the We Believe in Me Foundation (WBIM) to help talented young athletes who did not have the academic scores necessary for admission to college. Brenda McCarthy and Jerry Wunsch, co-founders of We Believe in Me, have been working with CLC staff to get students qualified. Jerry was an offensive lineman for 9 seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Seattle Seahawks.
Our Community Learning Center and We Believe in Me athletes have been working hard to improve their skills, and therefore their grades. Here is a success from of one of our student athletes:
“The Community Learning Center has helped me tremendously. Before I joined this family, I was struggling but I fought my way through and started studying and focusing on my grades and the ACT test all summer. I did virtual classes while others were having fun and enjoying their summer.
I got B’s in a full year of English. Without any of these people that entered my life, I would not be going to the University of Akron.
These people are great and they love their jobs. They worked to help me prepare for the ACT and earn a score of 24, which is excellent!
Thanks to everyone who believed in me and never gave up on me!”–D.G. (Teen Athlete Student)
Kristen HarperCommunity Learning Center and We Believe in Me
Eddie Powell, the Community Learning Center Program Director of Broward County, was honored by the Broward County School Board for his innovative “I Got Paid 2 Read 2” program. This program motivated hundreds of students to turn off the TV and pick up a book! Eddie brought together community business sponsors who provided the funding needed for the food, certificates, $2 bills and promotion of the program.
Eddie has run the Community Learning Center after-school tutoring program for the past two years. The Community Learning Center state office in Clearwater is currently working with Eddie to establish an after-school program in Broward County which will provide leadership and character education as well as art and physical fitness. Congratulations Eddie and Broward CLC!