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Academic Mentoring Program
In addition to drop-in tutoring services, we also offer Academic Mentoring! This program is similar to tutoring in the way that students can get help with homework and can practice work on tough subject areas. The main difference is that Academic Mentoring is designed to hold teens more accountable through weekly meetings with an academic mentor. During these meetings we check grades, check progress with regards to individualized academic goals, and assess how many times a student should stop in for tutoring that week.
The Academic Mentoring Program is a supplementation for what is taught in the classroom. The program is fun, educational, and designed for teens who need 1 0n 1 help in raising and maintaining their grades. Academic Mentors help teens set goals, maintain good academic standing, boost their confidence in school, and develop skills necessary to be successful in both school and life. Academic Mentors monitor teens success with daily check-ins and help them receive tutoring when necessary.
Program Cost: $25 per school semester (That’s only $50 for the school year!) (Scholarships Available Upon Request)
Want to Become a Tutor or Academic Mentor? Here’s How You Can!
Step 1: Fill out the appropriate form below
Step 2: You let us know what days you would like to come in, and we’ll get you set up!
Step 3: You get started! Easy as that!
Registration Forms / Questionnaires
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I have to do to get tutored?
Drop in at The Tutoring Center Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (3-6pm) Wed (3-6pm) There will always be tutors available to assist in a variety of subjects.
Do I have to get tutored in order to use The Launch Pad Tutoring Center?
No, teens are able to utilize all the resources of The Launch Pad Tutoring Center as long as it is for their academic advancement and needs.
What are the hours of The Launch Pad Tutoring Center?
The Launch Pad Tutoring center is open Mon- Fri (3-6pm)
Who do I talk to if my teen has special needs?
Come on in or give The Launch Pad a call and we will assess the needs and pair your teen with someone who can best accommodate them.
How can I sign up for the Academic Mentoring Program?
To begin the enrollment process for the Academic Mentoring program click here or contact The Launch Pad for more information.
How can I sign up to become an Academic Mentor for teens?
To sign up to be come an Academic Mentor click here, or contact The Launch Pad for more information.
What is the Purpose of Academic Mentoring Program?
The purpose of The Academic Mentoring Program is to provide teens with a one on one experience in achieving academic success. This program will be more involved than general tutoring. The role of the academic mentor is to hold weekly meetings with the teen, hold them accountable to their school work, teaching them study skills, helping them set academic goals, and if necessary connect them with the appropriate tutors, if they are unable to tutor a subject themselves.
The need for the academic tutoring program arose after watching several of our teens come to The Launch Pad to utilize the tutoring center, raise their grades initially, but then drop in their grades as a result of inconsistency and a lack of follow-up.
Teens who are enrolled in the Academic Mentoring program are required to meet at least twice a week in the tutoring center with their mentor until it is no longer deemed necessary. The academic mentor and the tutoring center coordinator will hold teens accountable to this by checking their grades and helping them stay on track.
How can I register my teen for the Academic Mentoring Program?
Teens/parents who want to enroll in the academic mentoring program need only to fill out the appropriate interest form, include all relevant information such as giving access to the students grades, and then either The Tutoring Center Coordinator or an assigned mentor will immediately follow-up with a Goal Contract Meeting.
What is the Role of The Academic Mentor?
The role of the Academic Mentor is to supplement the teens work and expectations gained from their classes. Mentors help the teen set academic goals based off of current grades and personal challenges with school, they help teens track their grades and overall progress. Mentors may prepare study guides, worksheets, and exercises that will better the teens overall understanding of their subjects.
What is the Difference between Academic Mentoring and Academic Tutoring?
Tutoring is generally an as needs program. Teens are able to drop-in at The Tutoring Center whenever necessary to receive help in a given subject by capable tutors. Academic mentoring is for teens who either need help with studying skills, goal setting, and overall academic performance. Academic mentoring is appropriate for teens who struggle with concentration, organization, and for those who lack an overall motivation to complete assignments. Academic mentoring focuses on boosting overall subject comprehension as well as boosting positive feelings towards school.