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Tutors needed
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Posted: 2012 Nov 30 - 06:01

College students are needed to tutor in the Advancement via Individual Determination Program at some area Volusia County middle and high schools. The program is funded through Title I grants and is designed to help students enroll in a four-year college.

Tutors earn the starting rate of $9.29 per hour for tutoring college-bound students under the direct supervision of a program elective teacher during the school day at times scheduled by each school. Rates may be higher depending on qualifications. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 48 college semester hours to be eligible to apply. Recent college grads and qualified Volusia County substitute teachers also are encouraged to apply.

The following sites are in immediate need of tutors: DeLand Middle, Deltona Middle , Galaxy Middle, Heritage Middle, Holly Hill School, New Smyrna Beach Middle, Pine Ridge High, River Springs Middle (Orange City), Southwestern Middle, Taylor Middle-High and University High.

For more information, call (386) 255-6475, (386) 734-7190 or (386) 427-5223, Ext. 33228 or e-mail gcbutler@volusia.k12.fl.us.

Application information can be found on the district's website at http://myvolusiaschools.org or by following the link: AVID Tutor Application.

Embry-Riddle to host high schools in ROTC field meet

Teams from 12 high school Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps units in Florida will compete Saturday, Dec. 1, at the 8th annual Field Meet hosted by the Naval ROTC unit at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.

The cadets will compete for unit and school pride, state Junior ROTC recognition and Embry-Riddle scholarships.

Each school will take part in a series of physical, academic, and team-building exercises in which they will be judged and ranked as both units and individuals. Events are personnel inspection; basic armed and unarmed; exhibition armed and unarmed (spinning rifles, etc.); color guard competition (marching with flags); individual drill (marching); 100-yard and 200-yard relays and push-up and curl-up competitions.

This year's meet will attract more than 800 high school students to campus, making it one of the largest undertakings for the Embry-Riddle NROTC unit to date.

Each cadet in the winning unit will receive a $5,000 annual renewable scholarship to Embry-Riddle's residential campuses in Daytona Beach or Prescott, Ariz.

The daylong event begins at the campus's track facility at 7:30 a.m. and concludes with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. The top three Navy Junior ROTC units will receive an invitation to the state meet later this year.

For more information, call (386) 323-8992 or bernalg@erau.edu.

Register for DSC New Student Enrollment Day event

Daytona State College has made registration for the spring semester as simple as a visit to either the Daytona Beach, DeLand or Deltona campuses.

Attend a New Student Enrollment Day event to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance at winning a $350 scholarship provided by the Daytona State Foundation.

Complete a Daytona State application (apply online or download the application from DaytonaState.edu), meet with an admissions advisor and financial aid counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an academic advisor, and then lock in your schedule; classes start Jan. 14, 2013.

New Student Enrollment Day events are scheduled as follows:

oTuesday, Dec. 4, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., DeLand Campus, Student Services Center (Building 7), 1155 County Road 4139, DeLand

oThursday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Deltona Campus, Fathi Hall, 2351 Providence Blvd., Deltona

oSaturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (Building 100), 1200 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach

To reserve a space, e-mail Admissions@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4471.

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