When tutoring and working with students, Bob Wolfe, a previous Mack Davis Award winner, says “it helps to be a grandfather…or grandfatherly…” to students. Bob has participated with CSV as a middle-school math tutor since 1996, first assisting at the Tobin school and then later at the Peabody school to help with their intergenerational literacy program.
Bob Wolf, CSV Tutor since 1996.
Bob loves math, and he loves sharing that interest with the students he works with. In the fall of 2006, he worked with a math instructor (“Who was just excellent”) during two periods of the class day, providing aid in the classroom, as well as afterschool.
Bob enjoys sharing his love of math with students
It has also allowed Bob to reach out to students who are struggling with, “who come into the classroom thinking they will never learn how to calculate the circumference of a circle,” but come away surprised at how much they learn and how fun math can be. He enjoys watching kids learn how to understand concepts through doing them, rather than through rote memorization.