Fall Virtual Math Tutoring was a Success! 

Dear Jewels Connection,

In the last six weeks, we finished our first session of virtual math tutoring, and it was a success! There have been more students joining throughout the weeks of the session. Students enjoyed it and now have enrolled in our winter session that kicked off last week.

Parents' feedback on how their children are enjoying their lessons is through the roof! 

One parent, says, "J. loves math tutoring and makes sure to tell me after each lesson!" 

The level of math for tutoring being offered goes from 4th grade to AP calc. Students have been so engaged that the sessions have gone past the hour by fifteen to twenty minutes. Jewels Academy even had to expand the capacity of the sessions to be able to tutor more students! Some students even want to meet more. To say the least, the feedback being received is very high!   Thank you to our sponsors for sponsoring these sessions which makes it at no cost for the student and their families.

Sign Up for this Winter's Math Tutoring Session! 
Starting on January 13, 2021, Jewels Academy starts its Winter virtual math tutoring sessions. Our tutors are math enthusiasts and supervised by a licensed educator. Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors there is no cost to sign up for our math tutoring sessions! 

The sessions will be held Thursdays, virtually, from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m central for those in grades 4th - 8th (we do have the capacity to tutor advanced math up to AP calculus). Once you register you will receive email invites with links to the virtual classrooms. 

Register below to obtain details:

Congratulations, Jewels Academy! 

Jewels Academy is pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Wayne has completed her BizInnovator Startup Certification from the Jacobson Institute. This means that Dr. Wayne has the skills to combine innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset into Jewels Academy's programs and classrooms!  We have two more instructors in the queue who will receive this same certification before the year ends.  A huge milestone accomplishment in 2021 for our team!

With this completion, Jewels Academy is officially able to offer University of Iowa College of Business credit, ENTR:1010 Exploring Entrepreneurship, to qualifying students. This credit can be earned in the classroom by demonstrating expertise in an end-of-course proficiency exam. This exam is aligned to University of Iowa Tippie College of Business standards.

Jewels Academy is excited to be offering this opportunity for its students and cannot wait to see where it takes the organization!

Meet Our Writing Intern at Jewels Academy! 

As the Jewels Academy Fall writing intern through Drake University's Writing Internship Program, Frances Shook writes our bi-weekly newsletters, researches various topics for Jewels Academy, and helps with a few other projects when needed! She is a junior at Drake University but is originally from Indiana. Frances is the President of Bigs at Drake (works with the Big Brother Big Sister program), the Vice President of Organizations for her social sorority, and a participant of Drake's Dance Marathon on Drake's campus. Through this internship, she hopes to gain real professional experience in writing. 

Frances is so excited to be interning for Jewels Academy this Fall! She says, "I love all that Jewels Academy does for its community and am amazed for what they stand for. I think they are a great organization, and I am so excited to help them in any way I can. I have already learned so much and cannot thank Dr. Kimberly Wayne enough. I am so proud to be part of the team this Fall!"

We are so proud to have Frances as part of our team and cannot wait to see what she succeeds in throughout this team. Welcome to the team Frances, we are so excited to have you! 

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