Why W.E. MOVE!
Our backstory begins with one frustrated mom trying to replace the best tutor ever for her eight-year-old son. That mom was me. I’m still not sure how I couldn’t find one perfect tutor, but, in my frustration, I began Statesboro’s first summer tutoring camp with fourteen tutors serving fifteen students—weekly field trips included. It happened with unexpected support from Dr. Archie Simpson, Dr. Beth Joyner, Attorney Minkah Merritt, Georgia Power, Bulloch Pediatrics, Adel Car Company and other individuals and local businesses.
The goal was to create a space for elementary school students to enjoy their summer, have new experiences, and, ultimately, get the boost they needed to be prepared for the upcoming school year. I wanted to combat “summer loss,” give those who were “on track” a boost, and help those who were “behind” catch up as much as possible in the few weeks of summer vacation.
And you know what? We did. My son, who was in danger of being retained in the third grade, made enough noticeable progress for both principals and teachers to agree that retention was no longer the best option for him. Parents and grandparents were pleased to the point of urging us to conitinue the service throughout the school year, and that was how W.E. MOVE! Tutoring Camp & Summer Fun became W.E. MOVE! Tutoring Group.
How W.E. Move!
The tutors at W.E. MOVE! TG are Georgia Southern Students from various majors and the Collegiate 100 Men and Women chapters who have the patience and dedication to learn their student’s likes, dislikes, struggles and strengths and then use creative, hands-on activities to help their student, in a one-on-one setting, achieve success in their area of academic challenge. Each tutor is constantly urged to be a problem solver and push the creative envelope as far as necessary to solidify each concept. So, whether it’s using pool noodles to create a multiplication machine, or sidewalk chalk to create hopscotch for site words, they’re encouraged to do just that!
We mean to be unconventional in our approach to education because our students are unconventional in the way they learn, and we want them to know that it’s ok to learn your way!
After School Support Fall Session
Sept 6 – Dec 9, 2022
Your student will gain both a virtual and hands-on academic experience each week with 2 tutors as their guide. Monday – Thursday your student will work through academic skills in the form of games, practice pages and the contents of the W.E. MOVE! Tutor Box!
Tutoring & Summer FunCamp
June 26 – July 21, 2023
The W.E. MOVE! Tutoring Camp and Summer Fun program provides a 3 to 4 week, full-day program for preK-8th grade students. The camp includes 15 hours of tutoring per week, STEM and art sessions, an academic online gaming session and academic field trips to museums across south Georgia.
*Registration Includes a total of 8 hours of tutoring over 4 days each week and the W.E. MOVE! Tutor Box customized to fit the needs of your young scholar.