The Southern Maine Area Resource Team (SMART) for Schools is a grant-funded afterschool tutoring program in Gorham. Through a generous three year grant from the Reading Matters to Maine fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the program provides free and low-cost tutoring for children in kindergarten through grade 5.
The program, called the SMART Learning Lab, is housed at 62 School Street on the USM Gorham Campus. Tutoring is provided two days per week for students with academic difficulties. The cost is $30.00 per week, or is free for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.
The tutoring uses evidence-based instructional methods found effective in numerous research studies over time. In particular, direct instruction of reading and math skills is provided. In addition, the students complete weekly progress measures to keep track of their learning progress.
For more information or to complete an application for a child, contact Jennie Smith-Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-780-5054.