Nick Ritchie Graduates from Arlington High School

T’is the Season! Graduation!

Tutorial Center students are graduating throughout the region! Here are a few that we’ve captured so far. Congratulations to all of you for all the hard work and persistence – it was our honor to help you in this important step along your path.

Eaden Ryan graduates and is bound for the Vermont State Trooper Academy

Eaden Ryan achieved his LiHigh School Diploma through The Tutorial Center, Inc.

Laurie Lonergan Graduates from Arlington Memorial High School

Laurie Lonergan Graduates from Arlington High School

Nick Ritchie Graduates from Arlington Memorial High School

Nick Ritchie Graduates from Arlington High School

 

Act Local: Quick Civics Session at TTC Manchester

untitled184A9814-3-EditOn Sunday February 5th, 2017 Tutorial Center instructor and Vermont House Representative, Robin Chestnut Tangerman, will lead a relaxed discussion on how Vermonters can best work with, and within, their local and state governments.

The community, staff and students are showing a renewed interest in the way governments operate—from town boards to the Oval Office. The Tutorial Center is happy to provide this opportunity for civic engagement. Our current High School Completion students are encouraged to attend as part of your on-going lessons in civics.

The session will touch on the mechanics of how laws and regulations are adopted within our state, along with how to make your voice heard with elected officials.

This is a non-partisan event. All perspectives are welcome and will be respected. Bring your enthusiasm and questions!

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook Event Page!

Act Local: Quick Civics

February 5, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm
At The Tutorial Center
3511 Richville Rd., Manchester

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High School Completion Program Student, and Valedictorian?

Lexi Federhen Shines even brighter with the help of The Tutorial CenterTutorial Center’s High School Completion Student Vies to Add Valedictorian to Her Accomplishments

With just a few weeks left in her senior year, our High School Completion student Lexie Federhen is hoping to add one more laurel to her high school achievements: valedictorian of Mt. Anthony Union High School in Bennington!

Lexie Federen received the Prudential Award

Lexie receives the Prudential Spirit of Community Award as the Vermont State Winner from Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.

Already recipient this year of the Gates Millennium Scholar 2015 national award, the Horatio Algier 2015 National Scholar award, the national President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Presidential Spirit of Community Vermont state award – and crowned Vermont’s Miss Outstanding Teen in 2014 –  Lexie will be going on to Cornell University this summer.

But before that, she’s hoping for one final high school achievement. Currently #2 in her graduating class, Lexie wonders if her extra-strong effort this semester will leap-frog her to valedictorian status.

SAT Prep tutoring

Jess Dubie helps Lexie learn how to tackle the SAT exam.

Lexie has been attending The Tutorial Center part-time within the High School Completion program for two years, receiving individualized tutoring designed to enable her to deal with her cross-dominance reading disability.

In the regular high school setting, Lexie found her reading disability made it very hard for her to perform as well in classes as she was capable. But at The Tutorial Center, her tutors have helped her develop effective strategies for reading and processing information that have enabled her to excel and demonstrate her real abilities.

Here Lexie talks about her experience:

In addition, being able to schedule sessions flexibly with The Tutorial Center’s Spanish teacher, Lexie has had the opportunity to complete coursework in Spanish that she could not otherwise get into her high school schedule.

As Lexie puts it, “I give an overall score of A+ to both The Tutorial Center and their tutors for helping me be successful!”

Lexie Federhen 2015 Salutatorian  Moutn Anthony Union High SchoolWe applaud Lexie’s accomplishments and the committed support of her tutors Jess Dubie and Manuel Noguera. Lexie is another example of our ability to meet the needs of a huge range of students. We’ll let you know whether Lexie makes it to valedictorian, though we don’t know how we could be more proud of her than we already are.

GRADUATION UPDATE: Lexie was honored as The 2015 Salutatorian! An outstanding accomplishment that we’re all celebrating!

Food Revolution Day

We’re Joining the Revolution!

Food Revolution Tutorial Center Students Cooking at TTC-9859

IMG_1525Actually we’ve been a leader in this movement! But on May 15th we’re amping up our rally cry in support of Chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day – a global push to make food education a part of everyday school curriculum world-wide. Over 750,000 people have already signed the petition urging this important change!

Food and agriculture have long been part of our work with students—evidenced by our popular YAP! program and the way TTC at Smokey House includes cooking as part of YouthWork & Learn’s alternative school program. We understand that arming people with familiarity with good, whole foods can make all the difference in our students’ and staff’s well-being. Better food choices mean less childhood obesity, reduced diet-related disease and improved overall health for every body.

FFood Revolution Tutorial Center Students Cooking at TTC-9548or Food Revolution Day our centers will be featuring special cooking sessions using recipes from our newly published e-book, Garden Candy Basics. Instructors will be engaging students of all ages including those in adult education and ESL classes.

Vegetable pizzas, blended tomatoes on rustic bread, and spiralized veggie salads are a few easy, affordable and delicious dishes they’ll be creating and enjoying—reinforcing the idea that healthy choices benefit both the individual and the community.

Juanita Burch-Clay, YouthWork & Learn coordinator at our program at Smokey House, tells us “Many times the students have said they thought they didn’t like something, but they like what we made. I guide us to meals that are healthy, tasty, relatively inexpensive, and easy to make at home. These are survival skills they’re learning.”

Survival indeed! Let’s make fresh food and better eating an everyday movement! Let’s be revolutionary! Make Lucas’ Chicken Cordon Bleu!
IMG_0214 Food Revolution Day TTC Pumpkin Throw Food Revolution Tutorial Center Students Cooking at TTC-0304

High School Completion Graduate

Desiree Graduates!

High School Completion GraduateDesiree came to us hoping to earn her high school diploma.  Just 17, Desiree had moved around a bit but returned to our area hungry to wrap up her high school requirements.  Instead of re-enrolling in the local high school, she enrolled in our Adult Education program and began Vermont’s proficiency-based High School Completion Program here at The Tutorial Center.  Almost one year to the day, Desiree put the final touches on her last requirements and completed her program.

Desiree has been accepted at The Conservatory of Recording, Arts and Sciences (CRAS) in Tempe’, AZ.  She plans to begin her studies there in April 2015 majoring in Communication and Sound Engineering.

We’re all so proud of her achievements! Listen to her piece You and I which was part of her final for her Music Theory studies.

You and I by Desiree Hazelton