EVTA tutors and mentors were paramount to the success of many of our students during remote learning. The mentors and tutors were able to provide consistent support to students with their academics but also were able to teach students how to navigate remote platforms. They helped bring those kids out of the shadows and kept them accounted for.
I teach a 3rd and 4th grade combination class. This year due to the pandemic and school closures I worried students weren't always getting as much small group and one-on-one support as they might have needed. Embudo Valley Tutoring Association stepped up to the challenge of remote learning and with their help and dedication we were able to ensure that students got more support. While I taught my 4th grade math class, 3rd graders were able to get support from a tutor in a Google Meet workgroup on their independent practice and vice-versa. Students who needed extra support were also able to get help via one-on-one tutoring. Thanks to the dedication of the tutors and the Embudo Valley Tutoring Association students were not only able to be successful in this unprecedented year but they also were able to thrive!
Embudo Valley Library and Embudo Valley Tutoring Association are long term partners in
delivering youth literacy and numeracy supports and programming to our rural community. We have partnered for over 10 years to deliver afterschool programming to our local K-6 elementary school population. The
program provides high quality afterschool care, including STEM, arts, crafts, and cultural
content for at risk children and families.
Embudo Valley Library further supports the work of Embudo Valley Tutoring Association by
providing public space where tutors can meet and work with their students. We also provide physical infrastructure support like office space and a copy machine.
The missions of Embudo Valley Library and Embudo Valley Tutoring Association are closely
related. We have worked together building collaborative, long lasting programs and sharing
resources to improve educational outcomes in our community.
I have twins and it was startling to hear from the
school that passing my son to the next grade was
in jeopardy. It was really hard to motivate him. It
seemed that he would compare himself to his
sister & feel defeated that he wasn't as good as
her with reading. He didn't even want to try.
Now he's been working with a tutor for almost 2
years. The individual attention provided is such a
luxury. Last year , his tutor helped him write his own
play & perform for the class. It was a great way to motivate him. Directing
his own play came naturally to his personality, although usually the school
environment allows him far less control. He loved getting all the laughs and
attention. I think as soon as it ended he mentioned he wanted to write
His reading test scores by the end of 2018-19 year were great. We're very thankful to have the tutoring
My oldest started tutoring in
math last year and it helped
him throughout his 8th grade year. Upon the onset of
his freshmen year we continued weekly tutoring with
EVTA. My daughter also began tutoring with at
the onset of her 6th grade year. Both have seen
improvement with their math skills. My youngest
participates in the After School Program the EVTA
does in partnership with the Embudo Valley Library.
He gets assistance with his homework, if need be,
and educational activities. EVTA is a wonderful
program that is doing a fabulous service for the
community. I live outside of the Embudo Valley in
Velarde and the services are available to my family. I love what has
developed within this association and the heart it has for the community,