MARYLAND STUDENTS GET FREE TUTORING SCHOLARSHIPS
Local Tutoring, Sports Firms Team Up For Homework & Hoops
Bethesda, MD, March 10, 2010 – Two Montgomery County children will receive tutoring scholarships this spring from a new learning program. Homework and Hoops, an after-school program combining physical activity with tutoring by schoolteachers, debuts in April in Gaithersburg according to founding businesses Ashley Tutors and One-on-One Sports.
“Homework and Hoops is our way of helping kids meet First Lady Michelle Obama’s challenge of tackling childhood obesity,” said One on One’s Washington, DC Regional Director Brett Isaacson. “Time needed for homework and studying for tests increases each spring, but that’s exactly when our children are ready to get outside and play.”
Combining tutoring with supervised play is better for children’s health and academics, according to Ashley Tutors CEO Josh Chernikoff. “Studies from Duke and the University of Oregon show this type of kinesthetic learning improves test scores and retained knowledge,” he said. “With supervised play and professional teachers, Montgomery County parents know that their children are learning, preparing for the end of the school year and having fun while exercising regardless of their skill level in sports.”
Homework and Hoops for elementary aged school students starts at Travillah Elementary School in Gaithersburg on April 5th. Parents interested in a scholarship can ask their child’s teacher or guidance counselor to nominate a student using a form on the company’s website. One boy and one girl student will be chosen for the inaugural 10 week session.
Scholarships are open to all Montgomery County students. The submission deadline is March 31, 2010.
For more information, visit HomeworkandHoops.com.
About Ashley Tutors
Recognized by NBC4 for its innovative summer tutoring programs, Ashley Tutors is one of metro Washington D.C.’s largest tutoring companies. More than 500 families have received personalized, in-home tutoring from Ashley Tutors, which also offers DCBoost Camps for elementary age students during the summer. Ashley Tutors employs more than 50 tutors each year, most of whom are licensed, certified public school teachers.
About One on One Basketball
Celebrating 20 years in business, One on One Basketball provides services through six different divisions. More than 1,000 developing players work with the company’s coaches every week. The company’s partners include Post Cereal, The President’s Council of Physical Fitness and The WNBA.