Danbury officials turned to WestConn’s math department for help in the city’s middle schools last fall.
Two days a week, WestConn math majors tutor pupils at Rogers Park and Broadview middle schools for about 45 minutes so that they can achieve higher scores on the mandatory Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMTs) given to middle school students throughout the state.
Math professor Dr. Josie Hamer said the program is advantageous from every angle. “Our students get the experience of working in the schools and with teachers in the classroom,” she said. “The middle school students get the extra help they need and the school system, hopefully, will achieve its goals.”