Free tutoring available in Bristol; Wednesday Deadline

November 15, 2011

Tutoring is available to students who receive free or reduced-price lunch at South Side, Greene Hills or O’Connell elementary schools or at Memorial Boulevard Middle School.

“After eight weeks of tutoring, most students are reading at one grade level higher,” said Ray Krish, with the CT Teacher’s Tutoring Association.

Krish said the tutoring is available for students who receive free or reduced-price lunch because they tend to be from lower-income families that are unlikely to have money to spend on a private tutor.

The association is one of several providers in the state approved by Supplemental Educational Services.

Kristin Irvine, the Bristol school district’s SES coordinator, said the deadline for parents to enroll their children in the tutoring program is Wednesday.

Forms are available at the schools and town libraries and community centers.

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