Tessa Berens became a Minnesota Reading Corps member because she fell in love with working with schools and kids struggling to overcome an education gap. By working directly with students and teachers, she enhances the classroom experience and provides her students an average of 90 minutes of extra one-on-one tutoring each week.
"At Washington, 97 percent of Math Corps participants increased by 13 points on their math assessments. The national average is just over four points. In my 19 years of teaching, I'm not aware of any other program that can make that progress."
Thomas Koreltz, math teacher at Washington Technology Magnet in Saint Paul, Minnesota