SMART for Schools

SMART for Schools to to Offer After School Tutoring Program

The Southern Maine Area Resource Team (SMART) for Schools is pleased to announce a new 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 will provide free and low-cost tutoring for children in kindergarten through grade 5.

The program, called the SMART Learning Lab, will be housed at 62 School Street on the USM Gorham Campus.  Tutoring will be 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 will use evidence-based instructional methods found effective in numerous research studies over time.  In particular, direct instruction of reading, writing, and math skills will be provided.  In addition, the students will complete weekly progress measures to keep track of their learning progress. 

For more information or to complete an application for a child, contact Dr. Alexis Kiburis at alexis.kiburis@maine.edu.