- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Berryessa Branch Library is offering afterschool math homework tutoring sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 till 5:00 p.m. weekly. An experienced volunteer tutor Susan Chang helps school age children (K-12 grades level) to better understand math concepts and teaches problem solving, while helping children with their homework in a nice and friendly manner. No registration required.
OneInMath sessions for children in K-2 grades will begin at Hillview Branch this Wednesday at 5:30 PM. The program series teaches the kids to master simple addition and subtraction skills that will help them to succeed in math and science classes later on. Face-to-face tutoring and video instructions will be provided.
Urvi Gupta and a team of enthusiastive volunteers have offered this highly successful program at Evergreen and Berryessa libraries. This week will mark the begin of the program's expansion to Hillview Branch.
To register, please go to OneInMath online web page. Classes will be conducted weekly on Wednesdays at Hillview starting February 6th.
We have many tutoring programs available at the Evergreen Branch Library starting January 2013. All programs are free and are run by our very active volunteers.
Volunteer Manuel Beronilla will provide tutoring in Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Physics and Statistics for high schoolers. This program will be every Thursday (starting January 17) in Group Study Room A at 4:00 p.m. Please drop in, no registration required.
Volunteer Siri Balusu provides tutoring in Math and Science for kids in grades 3-6 every Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m. in Group Study Room B. Registration is not required.
Volunteer Urvi Gupta will begin her OneInMath program at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room on Tuesday, January 15. Kids in grades K-2 will learn simple ways to add and subtract. This will help them understand math concepts quickly. Video instructions and face-to-face tutoring will be provided. This program is also offered at the Berryessa and Hillview libraries. Registration is required, so please sign up online at the OneInMath website.
Tutoring for all grade levels is also provided online through tutor.com. All you need is your valid Library card number and pin number.
Our wonderful volunteer Urvi Gupta, who is currently a junior at Harker School, trained a group of Evergreen and Berryessa area high school students to help her to conduct this program in both branch libraries.
The program teaches the kids to master simple addition and subtraction skills that will help them to succeed in math and science classes later on. Face-to-face tutoring and video instructions will be provided.
To register for the session, please go to OneInMath online web page. Classes will be conducted weekly on Saturdays, starting 1/19 at Berryessa and weekly on Tuesdays, starting 1/15 at Evergreen.
Volunteer, Manuel Beronilla III provides free tutoring for high school students at the Evergreen Branch Library every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Group Study Room A. He is a contributing Math Faculty at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco, and The National Hispanic University. He has a PhD in Mathematics, a Master's degree in Math Teaching and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a new immigrant from the Philippines and has been teaching in a State University and other private colleges for more than 15 years He teaches college Math, Physics, Statistics and Research. He also has a California teaching credential valid until 2016.
He says “It has always been my passion to reach out and share my knowledge with students interested in learning and that is why I enjoy my current job. Since I am only teaching a couple of math subjects in the morning, I wanted to spend my spare time productively by volunteering. I got interested in tutoring at the library. I believe that my talents are a gift, and it is also my responsibility to give back to the community.”
“Evergreen is the closest location for me, so I started in this library. I have not tried to other places yet, but am interested to reach out to other places as much as I can.”
When asked what advice he had for anyone just starting to volunteer, he says “We are given so much blessings and gifts. It is our responsibility to contribute to the welfare of the community and help make the world a better place to live. There is no other way to feel satisfaction, contentment, importance, and blessedness, than doing a volunteer job. The feeling for doing something free of charge is priceless. Be passionate, reach out and help each other in any way we can. That is the only way to Happiness.”
Urvi is a sophomore at the Harker school. She loves to volunteer, read, play volleyball and soccer, hang out with friends, and play the violin. She is part of the journalism program at her school writing for the school website and the yearbook. She plays on her school's volleyball team and was a starter for Varsity this year.
She was inspired to start OneInMath by her dad, who used to give her math problems every day when she was younger to help her build a strong math foundation. This has helped her in her high school math classes and she wishes for other students to have the same opportunity she had.
She has one piece of advice for teens starting or developing their service project. "Just go for it. Whenever you have a new idea, there are a lot of doubts and questions: is it a good idea, will it work, will I get support? The best thing is to not over think and just try it. It's actually quite surprising how much interest people have in these types of projects. They truly appreciate your time and effort, and you feel really rewarded at the end."