Deal Finder: Get Kids extra help with Free or Discounted Tutoring Services


By LaTina Emerson, The Shopper Deal Finder

The school year is still getting underway, but it’s never too early to arm students with the tools for academic success. If your children are having challenges with certain classes, be proactive and get them extra help soon so they won’t fall behind their peers. Tutoring services can offer the one-on-one attention and instruction needed to get students back on track.

To make this resource more attainable to all students, some local organizations are offering free and discounted tutoring services:

Cam Newton Foundation Tutorial Program
The Cam Newton Foundation Tutorial Program is currently accepting applications for students in pre-K through 12th grade. The program, which is free to all students, uses a small group and individualized tutoring model to deliver academic support to students in need of remedial assistance or enrichment in core subject areas.

The tutoring staff consists of certified teachers who are qualified to teach in elementary, middle or high school. This year, tutors will focus on math, English and language arts and the Georgia Milestones.

Free tutoring is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A light dinner is served at the end of each session, free of charge.

The Cam Newton Foundation Tutorial Program is based at Zion’s Community House, 121 Temple Ave. in Newnan. For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 678-673-6105.

Zion’s Community House is also accepting applications for its after-school program. The program is open Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and allows a safe place for children and teens to socialize, participate in fun activities and complete homework assignments. After-school program fees can be found at In addition, Zion’s Community House offers mentoring programs for boys and girls.

Coweta County School System
A list of tutors recommended by the Coweta County School System is available upon request. Contact Kathy Wainwright at 770-254-2800, extension 2008, according to the school system’s website at

Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club offers tutoring and homework help for youth during its after-school program, along with a variety of special programs and activities such as art and sports.

To enroll your child in the after-school program, parents should visit to download the membership application. The cost is between $60 to $135 per child per school year based on annual household income. The membership fee is waived for youth who have Amerigroup insurance.

No child is turned away due to the inability to pay, and the Boys & Girls Club will work with families as needed, according to the organization’s website.

Snacks are provided at no additional cost. There is a $15 transportation fee from designated schools.

The Howard Warner Boys & Girls Club is at 55 Savannah St. in Newnan and can be reached at 770-999-9151. The Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club is at 72 Wesley St. in Newnan and can be reached at 678-423-0309.

Mathnasium of Newnan
During the month of September, Mathnasium of Newnan is offering a back-to-school special: free registration (a value of $150) and a free individualized assessment. The full diagnostic assessment discovers your child’s strengths and weaknesses and includes a consultation/debrief with the assessment’s results. Mention this column to receive the discount.

The math-focused learning center helps children in grades K-12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. Specially trained math instructors teach children in an individual setting. After assessing what each child knows and needs to learn, instructors design a customized learning plan for teaching concepts the student needs to master. Instructors will also help with homework assignments.

Mathnasium of Newnan is at 1111 Lower Fayetteville Road, #1200, in Newnan. For more information, call 770-683-6284, email [email protected] or visit

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newnan
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newnan is offering free registration from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15. Registration is normally a $50 charge.

Kumon works with children ages 3 through high school to help accelerate learning and give children an academic advantage. The program features individualized instruction that is carefully planned by an instructor and allows children to move at their own pace. Kumon gives children the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. Many Kumon students are studying above grade level.

The Kumon Math Program has a comprehensive curriculum that helps children learn basic math skills through high school-level math. The Kumon Reading Program starts with basic phonics and progresses through advanced reading comprehension.

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newnan is at 1065 Sullivan Road, Suite J, in Newnan. For more information, call 770-304-9044, email [email protected] or visit

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