Library honors tutor of the year

first_img The Troy Public Library presented the 2013 Tutor of the Year Award to Brittney Strong Thursday afternoon.The Hoover resident is a psychology major at Troy University and logged 351 hours while tutoring five children at the public library.“Brittney began tutoring in August 2011 and is still tutoring with our program,” said Teresa Colvin, TPL children and young adult librarian. “She has exceeded our expectations in her efforts to assist others in the process of learning. She has also been very supportive of the tutoring program by recruiting other education majors to volunteer as well.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories “Most of the time, I tutor the kids one-on-one, but I do bring all of them together at different times,” she said. “That gives me an opportunity to work with them as a group and to also break it down to work with them individually within the group.”Not all children embrace tutoring and Strong said it’s very rewarding when a student realizes that “this is going to help me.”“I’ve learned a lot as a tutor that will help me when I’m in the classroom,” she said.“Tutoring has been a rewarding experience. I encourage my friends to get involved if they have the time. It’s worth my time and I think it will be worth theirs, too.” Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Library honors tutor of the year Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Taylor: Accountability Act is ‘sound’ Pike County’s state senator says the Accountability Act is “very sound,” despite legal challenges to it. Alabama’s Accountability Act is… read more Published 11:00 pm Thursday, February 6, 2014 Next UpStrong said she became involved in the library’s tutoring program because she knew that she would eventually need the credit for education classes.“But I fell in love with the kids and wanted to keep working with them,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to teach because I have a special place in my heart for kids.”Although Strong recently switched her major to psychology, she will work toward a master’s degree in education and plans a career in the classroom. By Jaine Treadwell Print Article “I want to teach either kindergarten or first grade,” she said. “My experience tutoring has helped prepare me for the classroom.”Strong said the most difficult task about tutoring is that the students are far behind in their studies.“I’ve found that the best way to get a student involved is to find what interests them and find a way to work that into their studies,” she said. “Kids learn in different ways and you have to learn what works best with each one of them.”Strong said knowing that not all students learn alike and finding ways to reach them individually as well as collectively has been a challenge.last_img read more

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OMV Petrom wins tender for exploration block II offshore Georgia

first_img OMV Petrom will undertake oil and gas exploration activities in Block II. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) OMV’s Romanian subsidiary OMV Petrom has been selected as the winning bidder for the oil and gas exploration block, Offshore Block II, in the Black Sea offshore Georgia.The move follows the launch of an open international tender by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia for the Offshore Block II earlier this year.OMV Petrom Upstream executive board member Peter Zeilinger said: “We continue our plans to expand our upstream activities in the Black Sea region. This is another milestone, after signing a contract to enter the Han Asparuh exploration license in offshore Bulgaria.“It is a natural continuation of our more than 40 years of experience in the Romanian Black Sea waters.”OMV Petrom to finalise production sharing contractThe block will be formally awarded to OMV Petrom subject to finalisation of a production sharing contract.Upon signing of the contract, OMV Petrom will have the right to undertake oil and gas exploration activities in Block II, which covers a total area of 5,282km2 located within the economic zone of the Georgia.OMV Petrom currently has exploration, development and production operations in the shallow waters (Istria block) as well as exploration activities in partnership with ExxonMobil in deep-water areas (Neptun Deep).Last year, OMV Petrom has completed the decommissioning of the Gloria jack-up rig, which had been producing from the Sinoe field in the Black Sea for more than 40 years.The Gloria offshore platform, which had reached the end of its economic lifetime limit, was transported to the Agigea harbour in Constanţa in southeastern Romania. The selection follows the launch of an open international tender by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia last_img read more

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Tony Nominee Montego Glover & More Join Cast of It Shoulda Been You on Broadway

first_img Related Shows It Shoulda Been You Glover earned a Tony nomination in 2010 for her performance as Felicia in Memphis; she also appeared in The Color Purple. In addition to Once, Zien most recently appeared on Broadway in The Big Knife; he is perhaps most known for his performance in Into the Woods. His additional stage credits include The People in the Picture, Les Miserables and The Boys from Syracuse. Nathan’s Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Chicago. Featuring music by Barbra Anselmi and a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, It Shoulda Been You follows a Jewish bride as she readies to marry her Catholic boyfriend. When the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel, leaving the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after. View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 Tony nominee Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Once alum Anne L. Nathan and more have joined the cast of It Shoulda Been You. They join a previously announced group of stars that includes Tony winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and David Burtka. The David Hyde Pierce-helmed musical will begin performances on March 17, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. The cast will also include Josh Grisetti, Michael X. Martin, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Farrell and Mitch Greenberg, as well as the previously announced Lisa Howard and Edward Hibbert.last_img read more

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