Low-cost tutoring available for students through After School Enrichment program

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Students in grades one through five can receive high-quality, low cost individual tutoring at the After-School Enrichment Program at Gobin Church.

Registration for After-School Enrichment starts on Sept. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. and will continue Sept. 8 and 9.

Sponsored by the Reading Improvement Center, the program offers students in grades one through five help with reading and homework from trained DePauw tutors.

Students come twice a week for a program that includes an hour of individual tutoring and homework help as well as a snack and some crafts time.

Parents can also schedule twice weekly tutoring between the hours of 3 and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Director Cathy Merrell invites interested parents to drop by Gobin between 3 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 or 8.

Tutoring begins Sept. 13 and runs until December.

Gobin is located on the DePauw University campus. Greencastle students can get bus transportation from school.

After-School Enrichment has served hundreds of Putnam County students since its beginning in 1991.

It is a United Way of Putnam County partner, with additional support from individuals, organizations and the generosity of Gobin United Memorial Methodist Church.

There is a small monthly charge, with reduced fees available. Please contact Cathy Merrell at 653-9569 or merrellcathy@yahoo.com.

The Reading Improvement Center has been serving Putnam County students since 1987 with low-cost individual reading help.

A United Way agency, it serves 35-40 Putnam County students each year. This is the sixth year the Center has offered intensive reading instruction.

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