LEAP Tutors needed

Local fourth and eighth graders need the community’s help to get ready for the LEAP test. It only takes two hours a week and you can make a huge difference.

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana is seeking tutors for students who will be taking the LEAP test in April. Tutors will be assigned to a particular student, and the pairs will review skills the students will need for the test. A workbook is provided.

Last year, those who received the extra help were more likely to pass than their peers at the same school.

Tutoring begins Feb. 17 and will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 30. We will not have tutoring during the first LEAP testing week (March 16- 20) and Spring Break week (April 6- 10). Volunteers can choose to tutor at one of the following places in Shreveport:

  1. Lakeshore Middle School (1807 San Jacinto Avenue)- 3:00 to 4:00 PM; 8th grade students
  2. Forest Hill Elementary (2005 Francais Dr)- 3:30 to 4:30 PM; 4th grade students
  3. Travis St. Downtown LightHouse (802 Travis Street)- anytime between 4:00 to 5:30 PM; 4th and 8th grade students.

Because of the testing format this year and the recent change in school curriculum, we are requiring all interested tutors to attend a one-hour LEAP tutoring training on Thursday, Feb. 12, at either noon OR 5:15 p.m. at the Highland Center, 520 Olive Street, Shreveport (parking is available in the back parking lot off Stephens Street).

If you are interested contact Tricia Jowell at Tricia.Jowell@voanorthla.org or call 318-221-2669.

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