Bees Learning Incorporated
Bees Learning, Inc. is a 501(c)3 mobile tutoring service specializing in kindergarten readiness and test preparation. Both individual and group tutoring options are available. Community impact is the foundation of our organization so at Bees Learning, we give back by providing free mobile literacy programs to students living in at-risk neighborhoods. Our teachers designed an RV into a class so that we can bring the classroom into struggling communities requiring additional academic support. We have created a state-aligned mobile literacy program, titled We Love Books, that teaches the following skill gaps that we as educators observe in students attending failing schools: vocabulary building, listening comprehension and reading fluency. We rotate students through three work stations to increase engagement and provide a collaborative learning environment.
The difference between Bees Learning, Inc. and other tutoring services is that we are mobile, innovative and experienced. Our services alleviate many of the barriers that lower-income families experience when seeking academic assistance. Transportation presents a challenge in some neighborhoods, so we drive the classroom to the community. We provide tutoring at no cost because we know that all children deserve quality extended learning opportunities, regardless of zip code. Most importantly, our tutors have a proven track record of success working with at-risk youth. All tutors at Bees Learning evaluate at the effective level or higher. We excel in motivating lower-achieving students to fight challenges and build strengths.
Our mobile program makes weekly stops at Gulfport Library on Thursday from 6-8pm, Campbell Park Recreation on Saturday from 10-12pm and Child’s Park Recreation on Saturday from 1-3pm. The program launched the third week of March and within the last two months, we have enrolled forty-one elementary students that attend schools receiving a grade of C or lower in the 2017-18 school year. 40% of students enrolled attend Fairmount Park, an elementary school with a school ranking of F. The Gulfport and Child’s Park locations are on a wait list but as our budget grows, so will the number of students that our program can impact.