‘Mobile learning lab pairs high schoolers with college tutors’

April 16th, 2013 by 


Telegram & Gazette

Every Thursday students from Worcester’s North and South high schools skip class and make a bee line to the parking lot. While it may sound suspicious, their teachers – and even their principals – encourage it.

Waiting for them in a retrofitted school bus equipped with its own generator, 4G LTE connectivity, and individual workstations with Samsung Tabs are onboard tutors from the College of the Holy Cross.  For 90 minutes the students work in pairs on an SAT prep curriculum and college readiness skills.

Designed and run by Verizon Wireless to bring technology to students in underserved communities, Worcester is one of just three pilot cities in Massachusetts to host the program.

The Telegram & Gazette and NECN/Channel 3 recently took a ride on the school bus turned Mobile Learning Lab which resulted in two feature stories.

In the Telegram & Gazette article Vanessa Kranwinkel ‘15, explained on her method of tutoring. “I prefer to tutor in English because that’s my strength. We ask students what their strength is, and then we concentrate on helping them with the opposite,” said Kranwinkel, who is joined by scores of her peers in the Lab.

In a feature video on NECN.com, Verizon Wireless company spokesperson Mike Murphy stated that he is thrilled to see college mentors spend one-on-one time with high school students seeking academic assistance. Of the Lab, he said, “[it creates] a 360 degree comprehensive environment.” Echoing such sentiment, Antonio Willis-Berry ’13, another Holy Cross tutor who travels to South High once a week, said, “I can think of many other things to be doing on Thursday morning, but all I can think about is coming back.”

Read more about the Mobile Learning Lab:

This ‘Holy Cross in the News’ item by David Cotrone ’13.

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
07/02/15 ‘Independence Day tradition marks 35 years on PBS’
07/02/15 ‘Chamber music showcased in Holy Cross concerts’
06/30/15 ‘Holy Cross’ Miller looks to make mark with Celtics’ summer league squad’
06/30/15 Kimball Takes Home The Bronze for Residential Dining
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: How Spring Arrives at Holy Cross

Watch Video >
See video
Reunion 2015: A Time to Reconnect, Reminisce and Remember

Watch Video >
See video
Holy Cross Awards 724 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

07/06/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
07/07/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
07/08/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
07/09/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

06/24/15

USA Today Ranks Holy Cross No. 4 Among the 10 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

USA Today College

According to USA Today College, the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 4 on “The 10 best colleges in Massachusetts” list, released today.  The national news outlet...

06/17/15

Holy Cross Ranks No. 8 in the Country for ‘Most Beautiful Urban College Campus’

Best Choice Schools

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 8 in the country on Best Choice Schools’ list of “The 50 Most Beautiful Urban College Campuses.” According to Best Choice...

06/16/15

‘Holy Cross Partners with Global Career Accelerator Program Fullbridge to Prepare Students for Future Careers’

Bloomberg News| Yahoo! Finance

The College of the Holy Cross and Fullbridge, an education company that teaches undergraduate students how to navigate the business world, recently announced a new...