Ms. Jarzombek has taught for the Union County Public Schools for six years and at Union Elementary School for two years. She graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2012. Ms. Jarzombek’s favorite piece of children’s literature to read with her students is A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon.
Ms. Jarzombek is thrilled to have added TutorMate to the array of offerings available to her students this year. When asked what she likes best about the program, she emphatically responded that she loves how happy her students get when their calls come in. She is extremely pleased to see her students get so excited about reading with their tutors. Ms. Jarzombek’s favorite part of the day is when her students are engaged in Literacy Activities, reading independently, with partners and in small groups.
WHAT MAKES THIS CLASSROOM SUCCESSFUL
It takes several steps for a teacher to ensure students have productive tutoring sessions with their tutors. This teacher has shown exceptional achievement in the following areas:
Scheduling: Ms. Jarzombek is meticulous about communicating schedule changes to her students’ tutors.She typically gives tutors several days of notice of a change and thereby increases the likelihood of tutors being able to reschedule. Further, her TutorMate schedule is expansive, making it extremely easy for tutors to find times that work with their schedules.
Student Greeter info: Ms. Jarzombek has trained two students to answer the phone, greet tutors and quietly retrieve their peers who are being tutored. This is one of the classroom jobs and is done with pride!
Classroom management:Ms. Jarzombek’s classroom is bustling, but reasonably quiet, making it conducive to tutors and students easily hearing each other during their sessions.
Teacher-Tutor Messaging: Ms. Jarzombek takes attendance every day so her tutors know ahead of time if their student is not present. She also messages tutors regularly and lets her PA know right away if she needs help or if a tutor has asked a question she cannot answer. Her students’ tutors feel valued and appreciated, in part because of her excellent communication.
Frequency of Reading Stage Updates: Ms. Jarzombek updates her students’ reading levels each time she assesses her students, ensuring that her students are regularly reading with their tutors at their current instructional reading levels.
Reading Stage Growth: Ms. Jarzombek’s students have grown an average of three reading levels during the months they have worked with their TutorMate tutors.
Takes attendance every morning
Responsive to tutor and PA messages/texts
Reaches out when there are tech issues
TutorMate has served all three first grade classrooms at UNES this year. In fact, this is the first school to use TutorMate in the UCPS district. All three classes are supported by the Novant Health group, also in their first year with TutorMate.
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