“I am really pleased to offer more individualized services to students in Mill Valley,” Roselin says. “We offer one-on-one education aligned with each student’s unique learning profile. Instruction is available in-home or online, and we value engaging curriculum, flexibility, and a holistic approach to support the individual needs of our students.”
Roselin says the vision for the school centers on academic programming that inspires “a love of learning, confidence and self-advocacy.”
“Our goal is always to accommodate each and every child by dynamically adjusting our curriculum and teaching to engage all types of students in the learning process,” he adds.
The school follows a traditional academic calendar but allows students to jump into the programming at any point during the calendar year. Roselin notes that Pacific Preparatory enrolls a variety of learners, from those who are “gifted,” students with learning differences, those who are hospitalized, and others “who are between brick and mortar schools,” as well as competitive dancers, actors, artists, and athletes.
The new school is the latest in Tutor Corps’ ever-burgeoning roster of academic programs. Roselin launched Tutor Corps in 2002, expanding it to Mill Valley in 2008. Roselin’s tutors work day-to-day out of their own homes and visit students in their own homes for tutoring sessions, an easier setup for many parents than driving kids to a location.
Roselin has also deepened his roots in the 94941, moving from San Francisco to Mill Valley with his family five years ago. Tutor Corps’s 20 teachers in southern Marin now tutor more than 25 students in Mill Valley.
One of the outgrowths of those deeper roots has been the ability to leverage the Tutor Corps Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, to support student scholarships, community service grants and awards for teachers. In recent months, the foundation has issued grants to support a “Humanity is Kindness” program run by four 6th grade girls at Mill Valley Middle School. The student’s goal was to help as many of the homeless population in Marin as possible by operating clothing drives and food drives and, in turn, learning about social justice and how to effectively fundraise.
Tutor Corps funded an 11th grade Tam High student’s The LEAP Dance Program, which supports the Marin Performing Stars after school program in Marin City, Sausalito and San Rafael, allowing girls to create a performance that allowed their families “to see their children in a new light.” The foundation also supported a Tam High eleventh grader’s Music Together project, which promoted “inclusion, connection and acceptance between the special education students and greater student body through the camaraderie of making music.”
“We are very focused on supporting the local education community,” Roselin says. “We are Kiddo Business Partners, Schools Rule Silver Sponsors, and support the Tam High Foundation as well.”
In addition to community service grants, Tutor Corps also regularly awards Teacher of the Year Awards as well as tutoring scholarships, providing one-on-one tutoring for the academic year, with one scholarship recently going to an eighth grader at Mill Valley Middle School. The Scholarship funds one-on-one tutoring for the academic year.
The 411: Tutor Corps has launched Pacific Preparatory, a K-12, in-home private school. MORE INFO.
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