After-School Scholastic Enrichment & Tutoring (ASSET)
The ASSET program, formerly known as the Success Center, provides elementary and middle school students with a positive atmosphere that encourages a sense of self-worth and achievement. College mentors work on an individual basis with the students to develop a relationship that ensures learning.
What is ASSET?
ASSET is an after-school educational enrichment and tutoring program directed and supervised by the faculty of the Iona College Education Department and master’s-level students in education. Tutoring is provided by caring and enthusiastic college student volunteers, the majority of whom are studying to become teachers in Iona’s accredited Education program.
Who can receive tutoring?
Since our founding at HOPE Community Service, we have traditionally served families who otherwise would have difficulty affording private tutoring. The program serves children in grades 1-8. Priority is given to students in the New Rochelle community who speak a language other than English at home, are eligible for the National School Lunch Program, and/or receive supplemental academic support at school.
What are the services?
Bussing to the program (within the New Rochelle school district)
Snack and drink provided daily
Access to a suite of Chromebooks for homework and enrichment
Books and educational games
Campus "scavenger hunts" to acclimate students to the college environment
Special events: Trick-or-treating in the residence halls, Christmas pot luck, Easter egg hunt, and spring field day
Schedule, Location, Hours and Fees
We run fall and spring semester-long sessions and follow Iona College's academic calendar. We are not open when New Rochelle public schools are closed or have a half day.
The program runs from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when in session.
Tutoring takes place in Amend Hall (first floor) on Iona's campus. Staff is only available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., when in session, or by appointment.
Tutoring services are completely free of charge. There is a $50 supplies/snacks fee per semester.
If you are interested in volunteering at ASSET or enrolling in the program, please contact:
Amanda Howerton-Fox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education