How We "Role"
MAWP's format allows scholars to learn in a fun and supportive environment that challenges them but also helps them grow confident in their ability to problem solve and question the world around them. Since its inception, MAWP has consistently identified ways to enhance its performance in serving more families effectively. We have created some basic guidelines that allow us to provide the best educational enrichment experience for all participants.
MAWP is open on Saturdays from 10:30AM to 12:00 noon. It is important that scholars be picked up on time. The program ends promptly at 12:00 noon and there is no supervision after this time. Upon arrival each Saturday, parents and guardians are required to sign in at the front desk. At the end of each session, the scholar has to be signed out and picked up inside the building. Scholars 15 years or older can sign in and out themselves.
MAWP is designed for young scholars in grades 2 through 12.
Parents and guardians must complete a registration form for each scholar interested in participating in the program and provide basic contact information. Registration begins in early October and is ongoing. In addition to the registration form, parents also have to sign the Young Scholars Agreement, which reinforces the guidelines.
The format is an open architecture where scholars will bring in homework or math assignments and problems that they find difficult to solve. A math tutor or facilitator will aid the scholar in solving the problems with the goal of imparting to the scholar good problem solving techniques.
Some materials may be provided (pens, pencils, paper, manipulatives, flash cards, etc.) but scholars should also bring their own textbooks, homework, special assignments. All levels of mathematics will be covered, from elementary through high school, and from adding to integral calculus.
Word Play provides an interactive opportunity for scholars to explore the world of words, emphasizing the connection between reading and writing to build communication skills and confidence.
It also covers basic information about grammar, editing, proofreading, vocabulary, punctuation usage, creative writing, critical thinking, effective listening, and oral presentations.
Volunteers are always needed. Volunteers attend a brief orientation and are required to arrive at 10 am each Saturday for a weekly debriefing meeting. Volunteers must also complete a registration form and provide basic contact information.
What To Bring
Scholars should bring their notebooks, homework, old exams and textbooks from school so that we can identify the areas and levels of study in order to serve them better. It is also very helpful to obtain materials from classroom teachers which identify the specific areas on which they would like scholars to concentrate.
If your scholar is advanced in a particular subject and would like more challenging work, let us know and we can provide them with more rigorous assignments. MAWP is structured to work with scholars at all levels.
If your scholar does not have a homework assignment or required review work, please provide a workbook or a sample of their current classroom work.
Through Parent Voice Box (PVB) we offer free forums for parents and guardians. These forums run concurrently with the tutoring sessions and address relevant topics on education. They are designed to empower parents and guardians to become stronger advocates for their scholars. Topics range from special education to college selection. Notable past forums include "Selecting The Right College For Your Pocketbook", "The Parent Teacher Connection" and " The Scholar Athlete"