PIVOT student volunteers were a huge asset to NWPM in 2009. They assisted with large mailings that helped us raise funds, and they worked on various projects in our office. At our 4th Annual Fall Auction, eight young women volunteered at the check-in desk.
Now, we'd like to see if we can help them with some great tutors!
PIVOT is a program in NW Portland for young women ages 16-24 that are working to get their GED and/or High School Diploma. PIVOT students are required to take the TABE - the Test for Adult Basic Education. The curriculum covers whole number operations, decimals, fractions, percents, integers, basic algebra, basic geometry, data interpretation, probability, and basic statistics. Assignments are individually based on how a student performed on their most recent TABE. Other reference materials are used beyond TABE, especially GED materials.
PIVOT students most commonly need assistance with: long division, adding/subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, percents, and data interpretation, algebra, and word problems. They also need encouragement to learn the multiplication tables and not using calculators.
Background checks are required for all volunteers in accordance with state laws along with other necessary paperwork. Please contact Cindy Sorum if you are interested in tutoring with the PIVOT program at 503-274-7343 x 212. Thanks you!