Tutoring

ICS provides a robust virtual afterschool tutoring program that is FREE to all ICS K-12 students and offers academic assistance with a special focus on math and English subject areas. Students and parents can access the ICS Afterschool Tutoring Program daily, Monday – Friday, 5 – 8 p.m. The virtual sessions, available through the Google Meets platform, are staffed by ICS employees who coordinate closely with students’ building leadership and teachers.

Access the ICS Afterschool Virtual Tutoring Program

Step 1: Students should launch the ICS Google Classroom platform from their school device and click on “+” sign in the menu bar. Select the “Join class” option.

Step 2: Depending on the assistance needed and grade level, students should enter the appropriate class code to be connected. The ICS tutoring codes are:

Grades K-6
English Language Arts (ELA) K-6: xebqmzu
Math K-6: ixib4yp

Grades 7-12
English Language Arts (ELA) 7-12: hxc4qu2
Math 7-12: 7lym2jl

Meet the Tutoring Team

MJ Robinson | ELA K-6 | Class Code: xebqmzu
Dr. Mary Joanne Robinson grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Indianapolis Public Schools. She earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Tennessee State University, Nashville, and started her career as a Teacher and Instructional Coordinator in IPS. Shortly after, Dr. Robinson earned a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education/Reading Endorsement at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Upon becoming a grandmother, she relocated to Florida and earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Robinson became Chair of the Elementary Education Department and Assistant Professor of Reading. After returning to Indianapolis to care for her elderly parents she served as an adjunct at IUPUI School of Education.

Jacqi Newsom | Math K-6 | Classroom Code: ixib4yp
Hello! My name is Miss Newsom. In 2020 I received my Art Education Degree from Herron School of Art and Design. I obtained two minors, one in Art History and another in Book Arts. In the past year, I have spent my time as a Cheer Coach at Shortridge High School and an ELL Assistant at Avon Intermediate School West. I’m the biggest fan of Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order SVU. In my spare time, I enjoy painting and going on long walks!

River Karner | ELA 7-12 | Class Code: hxc4qu2
Greetings! I have been teaching in higher education and K-12 for more than 30 years and genuinely love it as much and more than when I first started. I think that the teacher who consistently remembers she is a student has an important vantage point because it means she knows she can be a receiver, as well as a giver, abundantly broadening the possibilities of what can happen in even the most average of classrooms (if there is such a thing). I encourage students to think of our class as a community. I may be the teacher, but inside the scope of a group framework, students can begin to see that they also have information important enough to share. The students’ presence and the expression of ideas are indeed necessary to the learning experience.

Nicole Stapf | Math 7-12 | Class Code:7lym2jl
Hello! My name is Ms. Stapf. In 2016 I received my bachelor’s from IUPUI, and my master’s in teaching from Marian University in 2019. I have taught high school math at Irvington Preparatory Academy for the past five years, and have experience teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, as well as Geometry. When I’m not teaching math I love lifting weights, going on runs, and playing video games — especially Zelda!