Maryland Students Get Free Tutoring Scholarships

Local Tutoring, Sports Firms Team Up For Homework & Hoops
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March 10, 2010 - PRLog -- (Gaithersburg, Maryland)  – Two Montgomery County students 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 Gaithersburg, Maryland on April 20 according to founding businesses Ashley Tutors and One on One Basketball.

“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 Regional Director Brett Isaacson.  “Homework and studying for tests increases in the spring, but that’s just the time our children are ready to get outside and play.”

Mixing tutoring with supervised play is better for exercise and academics, according to Ashley Tutors CEO Josh Chernikoff.  “Studies from Duke and the University of Michigan show this type of kinesthetic learning improves test scores and retained learning,” he said.  “With supervised play and professional teachers, Montgomery County parents know that their children are learning, getting ready for the end of the school year and having fun while exercising.”

Homework and Hoops for elementary aged school students starts at Travilah Elementary School in Gaithersburg on April 20.  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 8 week session.   Visit http://www.HomeworkandHoops.com for scholarship selection details.

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About Ashley Tutors
Recognized by NBC4 for its innovative summer tutoring programs, http://www.AshleyTutors.com 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, including licensed, certified public school teachers.

One on One Basketball provides complete instruction on all aspects of the game. Since 1991, we've catered to players of all ages and skill levels. Our philosophy is based on the belief that focused training is the best means through which a player can achieve significant and lasting improvement on the basketball court. Through experienced and comprehensive teaching, http://www.1on1basketball.com/ provides the tools for improvement. We give leadership, expertise, and support to athletes who simply want to become better players, while having fun.
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