Math Accelerate, a free tutoring program, avaliable for local middle school students

Published 10:32 am Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Does your middle school child need some extra help with math? Could they use guidance on basic math skills, graphing, linear equations, formulas, integers, and more?

Higher Academia, a free class funded by a grant from WNC Bridge Foundation, is offering just what your child needs! Class is limited to the first 15 students to apply so do not wait as the class will fill quickly! 

Math Accelerate starts June 21 and continues on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.; for 10 sessions ending July 28. Visit the website for the full schedule. Snacks will be provided by Thermal Belt Outreach.

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The free tutoring program will take place at Polk Early College, located at 1545 NC-108, Columbus, NC. To register, contact or call (828) 585-7803.

Sonya Twitty, Director, founded the non-profit Higher Academia in 2012 with the sole mission of empowering at-risk youth and their families through education, mentoring and tutoring. 


“Our programs are developed to motivate and support the achievement of academic excellence, and social responsibility through the building of self-esteem and educational competence,” explains Sonya. 


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Submitted by Janet Sciacca