PS 199 is a real TutorMate success story. Although in its first year as a TutorMate school, thanks to an outstanding group of teachers and a wonderfully supportive administration, PS 199 rose to the top! With the help of dozens of dedicated tutors in nine different classrooms, the school logged over 552 hours of tutoring and saw fantastic growth in the reading scores of its students. Special thanks go to Mr. Maurice Lauriano, the school’s Community Organizer, for bringing TutorMate to PS 199 and for offering unparalleled support throughout the year. Whether it was following up with a tutor or walking to a classroom to make sure the computer was online, Mr. Lauriano was there. Thank you! Principal Yasmin Quezada was also a great champion of TutorMate and offered inspiring words of thanks to the tutors when they visited the school. All in all, it was a fabulous first year with PS 199 and we can’t wait to continue our partnership next year!
First grade teacher Maria Valentin was a real fan of TutorMate and loved having the program in her classroom. In fact, she wished that ALL of her students could have been TutorMate students! In her words, “Thank you for providing such an incredible experience for my students this year. Those students who were matched looked forward to their weekly session together. It was my pleasure to be a part of such an innovation for learning!!”
SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS Serving grades PK - 5, PS 199 has a total enrollment of 695 students. Of these, 22% of students have been classified with a disability, 30% are English Language Learners, and 95% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.
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