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Learn QUICKBOOKS

Spaces are limited. Pre-Registration REQUIRED.By popular demand we’re offering our QuickBooks workshop again this fall, in three separate skill-levels. Led by an accounting industry pro, you’ll learn ways to master this popular bookkeeping software. QuickBooks Pro – Beginner • $160 […]

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Understanding Math Concepts

Practice Makes Perfect

Everyone who comes to The Tutorial Center approaches learning their own way. Isabella Frost uses cuisenaire rods to practice her number facts, while tutor Gano Stevens is ready with guidance. Using personalized techniques makes sure math adds up – for […]

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SAT Prep Class

SAT/PREP Verbal and Math  Our popular Sunday college test prep classes have been scheduled for students taking the OCTOBER SAT. This is a great way to sharpen your testing skills in both verbal and math for a more competitive edge […]

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Flowers and Compost Bins

Hot, hazy, and humid… that didn’t slow down our Danby crew in its second week.  With only two days of work this week because of the 4th of July, the YAP crew weeded (everything!), transplanted (flowers by the Smokey House […]

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YAP 2014 at Smokey House

The 2014 Summer Work&Learn program is up and running at TTC at Smokey House.  During our first days the crew attacked the weeds in the garden, transplanted seedlings, pulled wild (aka “poison”) parsnip, and learned about mulch and compost.   […]

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The Old Sugar House Project

It was standing, neglected and unused, full of old farm equipment and rodent nests.   But we felt the Old Sugar House was also full of potential to be a classroom in the woods and a home base for field […]

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Farewell to Dilcia, A Wonderful Intern

Today we say good-bye to Dilcia Gutierrez who has been working with us in the Bennington center as part of the Southern Vermont College Intern Program. We were impressed with how much Dilcia was able to tackle in such an […]

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YAP! Youth Agriculture Project

TTC Receives $63,676 funding from VT Dept of Labor to support this summer’s Youth Agriculture Project

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced recently that The Tutorial Center will receive $63,676 in funding support to conduct its Youth Agriculture Project during the summer of 2014, as part of the Vermont Dept. of Labor’s Summer Employment Opportunity program. The […]

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“I Like It Better Here”

We accept new students at YouthWork and Learn throughout the year.  Here’s what our latest student says about his first days with us: “My first two weeks at Smokey House were exciting. Monday, we completed work on the workbench. I did […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu at Smokey House

He was boasting about his grandmother’s Chicken Cordon Bleu, and when he told us he would make it for us one day, we took him at his word.  Lucas wrote out the recipe, and I bought the ingredients.  Then, on […]

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A New Workbench for TTC at Smokey House

Up to now we’ve made good use of old desks and tables for our projects in the classroom barn, but under the guidance of teacher-carpenter Robin Chesnut-Tangerman we have built a sturdy workbench to make our projects easier to manage. […]

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Wilderness First Aid at Smokey House

YouthWork & Learn students have been studying  survival skills this season, from fire and shelter building to emergency first aid.  This culminated in the official SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course, a two-day event resulting in certificates of completion for […]

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What we hear:

“[The student] has made significant gains in reading. Her MAP reading score in September was 156 and on the first percentile. We have just finished our spring testing and she is now on the 45th percentile with a score of 188. She is now performing at grade level. All around, she is much happier and confident. Her parents and I can see a big difference in attitude.”
— Teacher, Grade 2, Bennington, VT.

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