Tutor Toolkit: Creating a Resource for the Blueprint Project
Authors: Mary Frances Allen, Stephanie Coffey, Alexis Cunliffe, Daniel Fleuren, Kayla Jones, Anna Makova, and Sarah Mendenhall
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Kimberly Kinsey Mannahan
For our Senior Capstone Practicum in Psychology class service-learning project, we created a Tutor Toolkit for the volunteer tutors in the High School Blueprint project. The tutoring toolkit was designed to serve as a resource for tutors. The toolkit familiarizes the tutor with the rules and guidelines of the program, as well as some helpful tips to remember when interacting with the students they are tutoring. The toolkit materials focus on areas such as communication techniques, motivation and study tools for both mathematics and English/Language Arts. We hope the toolkit will provide guidance and support for tutors, and that the resources included will aid the tutors in empowering the youth in our community to better navigate their academic challenges.
Nursing students performed and documented accurate health assessments while promoting health and quality of life for those in the immediate community. Students were able to identify needs and work collaboratively with others in the campus community by connecting knowledge to experience and becoming familiar with differences in people and cultures. Not only did this service learning project provide a learning opportunity for the nursing students, but it provided framework for those in the community to take initiative in their health and well-being. In the future, we hope to expand this Service-Learning program to include a broader range of community partners, and in turn, provide free blood pressure screening and education to more members of the Mariner community as well as the Brunswick community.