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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