Tupper Lightfoot library offers tutor services

Published 10:10 pm Monday, September 14, 2020

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge has resumed its tutoring program for the 2020-2021 school year and has expanded it to include students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.

“Because of the pandemic, we at “Tupper” are being as flexible as possible with our tutoring program,” said Theresa Trawick, library director. “Prior to this year, Tupper’s tutoring program has been K-3 and primarily reading and related subjects such as spelling. But, this year, the needs seem to be much greater. So, we decided to extend the program to kindergarten through the sixth grade and to include most all subjects.”

Trawick said Garneshia Lampley, children’s librarian, has enlisted an outstanding group of Troy University as tutors.

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“The university students will work in all subject areas and their assistance will be of great benefit to the students who are enrolled in Tupper’s tutoring program.”

Because this is an unusual school year, with some students enrolled in the traditional program and others in the virtual program, Trawick said the tutoring needs vary.

“We would like to hear from parents as to what the needs of their children are,” Trawick said. “We are being very flexible with our tutoring program and we are tailoring it to meet the different needs of the individual students.”

Trawick said parents are encouraged to call the library at 735-2145 with the individual needs of their children, with questions and to enroll their children.

“The safety of the everyone involved is our major concern,” she said. “The library is set up for social distancing and we adhere to all safety regulations and recommendations.”

The tutoring sessions will be from 3:30 until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday. Space is limited so parents should call on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to schedule their children’s sessions.

Buses will not bring the children from the schools to the library as in the past. Parents must bring their children to the tutoring sessions and pick them up following. For more information, call the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library at 334-735-2145 or email tlmlassist03@troycable.net.