COVID 19 Respone: EVTA is responding to the COVID 19 Emergency by providing remote tutoring services to students between San Juan and Taos. We are gearing up to hire additional tutors for the fall, to help students regain their learning paths, which were comprised by the school shut downs.
In addition, the EVTA-EVL Afterschool Program has also gone on-line and is using drop-off/ pick up strategies to get enrichment learning supplies to rural students!
For the 2020-21 school year, EVTA is partnering with three community school grant seekers to provide extended academic and enrichment learning opportunities to New Mexico's school children. We are excited to take part in the community model, which provides wrap around services to school children and families. We will participate in any way as deemed appropriate by the schools, i.e. remote tutoring, in person with social distancing protocols, or toher.
Embudo Valley Tutoring Association was hard at work in the 2019-2020 school year helping students in rural New Mexico schools succeed! Before the shut downs, we were tutoring 14 students and providing enrichment to 25 in Dixon, 18 students in Velarde, 1 in San Juan, 10 at Enos, and 21 in Des Montes.
The Need: Students in rural schools are less likely to receive services due to the barriers of distance, inclement weather, and time that keep professionals closer to the district hubs. Families struggle to access supplementary services where their children need extra support at school. These include children with learning disabilities, learning delays, and families with socio economic challenges. EVTA steps up by providing free tutoring services during the school day and at school sites to assist students and teachers!