Making Math Meaningful
● By Rick McGarry
Tracy Davis has been tutoring kids in math for close to 20 years. She is a retired engineer who loves to help kids grasp math concepts. She can be found after school at Panera Bread helping students learn basic math, algebra, or even calculus.
Her tutoring program has at least two very unique features. First, children are required to pay $2 per session out of their own money. Secondly, if their grades improve by a full grade, their money is refunded.
“Every child learns differently, so I try various techniques until the concept is grasped well enough for them to teach it to someone else,” Tracy says.
“Thank you so much for working with Zach. You have helped him so much not just with the math but with how he feels about math.I know he will take the encouragement you gave him with him to school this year,” said Carol, whose son worked with Tracy last summer.
Another parent said, “I can’t thank you enough for the assistance and encouragement that you provided to John (not his real name). He is going to try again next summer to catch up by taking geometry over the summer.”
For those kids that attend Brighton schools, there is also free tutoring available at Scranton Middle School during lunch hour and at Brighton High School from 2:30-3:30 in the Media Center.