How can you help an aspiring student learn math skills for life? Personalized tutoring in 2nd grade can make all the difference!

At most elementary schools in Oakland’s high poverty neighborhoods, 80-100% of Black and Latino children score below grade level in math.
-GO Public Schools – January 2020

Students who are not at grade level math proficiency in early elementary school will continue to slip further behind, become frustrated, and develop a much higher risk for dropping out, especially as they move into middle school and high school.

The vast majority of the children we serve are second graders from these schools. 90% are children of color, primarily Latino or Black, who are referred to our program by their teachers because they are two or more grade levels behind in their numbers sense and math skills. Some cannot successfully count or recognize numbers out of sequence, add or subtract at kindergarten grade level, per common core curriculum standards. If these children do not reach grade-level math skills as they enter third grade, they will fall farther behind.

This happens every year. These children are eager to learn, but will not have the math fluency required to learn and grow if they are not provided personal attention during their early elementary school years. These children simply will NOT have a fair chance of achieving success in middle school, high school, and beyond.

Our interventional Path2Math program uniquely provides one-on-one math tutoring for second graders, with each tutor assigned to a student for the entire academic year.

Path2Math makes it easy for you to nurture and equip a child eager to learn math!

Children Rising programs are successful because we train and coach our volunteer tutors every step of the way. You don’t need to be an educator or skilled mathematician. You just need to be willing to come alongside a children eager to learn, who needs some personal attention by a caring adult to support their efforts to learn. We provide you everything you need to make a profound difference in the life of a young child.

I want to empower a child to have a fair chance of succeeding in school and… in life!