SmarterMe®

   

Do you remember your favorite teachers? They were probably the ones who wanted to learn your name; who had a warm smile; who made you feel that they were glad to be there to help you learn.  No matter how old or young we are, we learn best from people who care about us.  That relationship grows when teachers are friendly, respectful, and interested in us as unique human beings.        -Mr. Rogers, 2001

We believe literacy affects many areas of development, from success in academics to personal self-esteem.  We also believe that one-on-one tutoring helps the child and tutor grow their relationship and leads to better learning.  Small group instructional setting allows the tutors to give each student the individual attention he or she deserves.

SmarterMe® is the main program at NGF in providing free high-quality tutoring for K-8 students to:
>Re-mediate or improve basic reading
>Math and comprehension skills
>Incorporate reading and math into students' daily lives, and
>Enhance their educational performance in school

SmarterMe® Academy

What
  • Tutoring on reading, math, and other grade-appropriate subjects
  • Enrichment activties (see below for details)
  • Class schedule
Who
  • Students in grades K-8, on-going enrollment.
When 
  • During the school year
  • Monday-Thursday, 4:00-6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 9:30 AM -12:00 PM.
Where
  • Forsyth SmarterMe®: Grace Chapel Church,  6755 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30040
  • N. Forsyth SmarterMe®: Little Mill Middle School, 6800 Little Mill Rd. Cumming, GA 
  • Gwinnett SmarterMe®: Norcross First United Methodist Church, 2500 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA 30071.
Cost
  • $65 per student (non-refundable) for annual registration and evaluation fee
  • For more details please see SmarterMe® Academy Fee Schedule.
  • Scholarships available.
Enrichment
  • Includes guitar, piano and arts & crafts.  
  • Music program is offered to students in grades 1-5.  
  • Only available at Grace Chapel Church. 
Transportation
  • You are responsible for transportation for your child(ren).
SmarterMe® Club 
  • On-site tutoring or homework assistance at local elementary schools and community organizations.  
  • Please contact us if your organization would like to participate.

SmarterMe® Summer

What
  • Tutoring: remediation assistance to prevent education loss during the summer
  • STEM activities:
    • Experiments
    • Arts & crafts
    • Music
    • Career pathways
    • Character development
    • Outdoor fun
  • Class schedule
Who
  • Students in rising K-8.
When 
  • June and July of every year.
  • Normal hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Extended hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Where
  • Forsyth SmarterMe®: Grace Chapel Church,  6755 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30040
  • Gwinnett SmarterMe®: Norcross First United Methodist Church, 2500 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA 30071.
Cost
Transportation
  • You are responsible for transportation for your child(ren).