In both our math classes and our individual math tutoring sessions here at VUB, we try to promote the virtues of honesty by encouraging unbiased examination of facts. By looking closely and accurately at the things that would be most beneficial to students, we bring to light many truths that students may not have recognized about their educational process.
Our math classes and one-on-one tutoring are designed to bring students from their present level of math competency up to the level needed to succeed in their current classes.
In fact, we recognize the old maxim that "students only remember 40% of what they are told," so we cram 250% of what they should know into every lesson.Instructors: Daniel Kiser
Our English instruction is designed to help program participants bring their written communication skills up to the college level. The course is taught each semester and takes about 13 weeks to complete. During Summer Semester the pace is accelerated.
Individual tutoring is also available by appointment for help with a particular assignment or paper.
Instructors: Yulia Goff
Here in the Veterans Upward Bound Computer lab we teach the basic use of computer software programs. Students learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. Many of our students come to us with NO computer experience. They often need help finding the "on" button and using the mouse. Sometimes they are afraid to touch the computer for fear of breaking it or destroying information. When they complete the course, they feel empowered; they feel better able to cope in this supremely technological world.
Computers and its attendant technology are great tools. The knowledge of how to use them is essential in today's world, especially for students seeking a postsecondary degree. I suspect that the ability to use computer technology is as necessary and as liberating in the 21st century as learning to read and write was in the 19th century.
One of the biggest concerns of educators and government officials is what has come to be called the "technological divide." This is a phrase used to describe the difference in income levels and standard of living between those who have computer knowledge and access to them and those who do not. Our computer basics program helps eligible veterans get safely across that "divide."Instructors: Yulia Goff