Wellesley College students volunteer as math tutors for 3rd , 4th and 5th graders in the Wellesley METCO program. The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity program is a voluntary program intended to expand educational opportunities, increase diversity, and reduce racial isolation by permitting students in certain cities to attend public schools in other communities that have agreed to participate. In this tutoring program, Wellesley College students work with Bill Craft, the Elementary Coordinator for the Wellesley METCO program to improve student mathematics performance.
This program takes place on campus and is from 12:00-3:30 PM, after school, on three Wednesdays per month throughout the school year. It provides lessons, games, activities, and discussion related to solidifying basic skills, creating mathematical thinkers, challenging elementary students, and extending their current classroom concepts. Some social time and fun activities are included, and tutors have the opportunity to shape that time and those activities with the goal of connecting with children and sharing interests.