After School Homework Helpers, a part-time after school program for children in grades K-8, opens its doors this week in the Monroe Center for the Arts.
“Education is in my blood,” says founder Chantel Figueroa, a lifetime Hoboken resident.
“My uncle, Dr. Edwin Duroy, was Superintendent of Hoboken Schools and then eventually went on to be Superintendent of the Paterson School district for many years. My mother was a school counselor and child psychologist, implementing drug and substance abuse awareness programs in the Hoboken School systems about 15 years ago. My sister has worked in the Hoboken school system as a teacher and is now a principal for the charter school initiative in Newark. For many years during high school, I worked for the Board of Education assisting Superintendents and Administration alike.”
Figueroa has called upon her extensive background to cultivate an award-winning staff of tutors at After School Homework Helpers. “These educators have assisted students in academic acceleration and comprehension, as well as behavioral and emotional complications. Many of the educators also have specialization in Special Education and are able to assess whether students have any issues such as ADHD, Autism, and other various learning disorders.”
The semi-private tutoring program will run Monday through Friday from 3-8 p.m. Students will be booked on an hourly basis, with no more than five students per tutor.
For more information and to check availability, call 201.889.6380