NEIGHBORHOOD TUTORING PROGRAM

A Lesson in Perseverance

“I see that you’re getting stern with me.” Say what? That bit of dry wit comes courtesy of my student, earlier today as we headed to the Fishbowl for a retest. I almost burst out laughing, but instead I just reassured my student that I was...

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Meet Da’Maree

Da’Maree is a very optimistic student in our Thursday Night Math program. When talking to her I could notice her kindness and her eagerness to learn. Since she started at FLOC this fall, she has shown a lot of improvement in her math skills and...

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FLOC Book Festival: A Great Success

Our 7th Annual Book Festival took place at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery on Saturday November 16th. Over 130 people attended the event including FLOC students, volunteers, parents, and board members. This year we were able to celebrate our annual literacy event by distributing over 1,170 books to...

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Students and Families Enjoy a Friendly Evening at Butler’s Orchard

Last month, we all took a trip to Butler’s Orchard, courtesy of The Meltzer Group. The trip was a lot of fun! Before we departed FLOC on our way to the pumpkin patch, the families were excited to spend time getting to know each other as they...

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Maintaining Your Cool

Today I had to prove that I knew about Drake and, in fact, I was ridiculously pleased to announce that I owned his first two albums. Last week I proudly shared that 2 Chainz would be performing back in my home country. The looks of...

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NTP Welcomes New Team of Corps Members

Fall has finally arrived. After what felt like an endless summer, a series of gray and rainy days have left us with cool nights and increasingly colorful trees. At FLOC, everything kicks into high gear in the fall....

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Summer Success Stories

Jalen has been involved in the Neighborhood Tutoring Program for several years. He’s well known around the office and will often steal away from the Student Room on tutoring nights to chat with staff members about whatever is going on in his life. ...

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My first month at FLOC: Learning on the Go in Summer Tutoring

I am super excited to write my first blog as the new Bilingual Program Coordinator at FLOC. Although I have only been here for a month, I have participated in several fun activities and have observed some amazing tutor-student pairs....

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A Volunteer’s Perspective on Giving to FLOC

Since September, I’ve volunteered with FLOC Tuesday nights from 6-8pm tutoring a middle school student in reading and writing.  While the journey has not always been a smooth one as my student and I learned one another’s boundaries and I remembered what it was like to...

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Our Favorite Books at FLOC

The FLOC staff recently came together for a baby shower.  Since we are all lovers of literature at FLOC, many staff members brought their favorite children’s books to share with the baby....

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