Make an impact and help a child develop enthusiasm for academics!

Why this matters


Myers Park Presbyterian Church is committed to join in the work of building up children and equipping them with what they need to grow and thrive. Our relationship with Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary (BCE) is one that focuses on helping all children to succeed by engaging our disciples as BCE tutors through HELPS Education Fund, Augustine Literacy Project, and Heart Math Tutoring. 

We know that negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic on early childhood education are unavoidable. School closures and distance learning have only compounded the need for individualized, one-on-one tutoring. If we come together, we can give children in our community the support they deserve on their education journey.

 Join HELPS, Augustine Literacy Project, or Heart Math today.  

HELPS Tutor  Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) is an evidence-based program proven to improve children’s reading fluency. Reading fluency is connected to improved comprehension and overall reading achievement. 

All new tutors are required to attend a 3.5 hour training to learn the HELPS implementation and complete a background check for CMS volunteers. All trainings are conducted virtually. You will receive a link to join the training within 24 business hours of your registration.

If you are interested in becoming a HELPS tutor for the 2021-2022 school year, please sign up for one of our upcoming virtual trainings using the link below.

Augustine Literacy Project  This program is focused on 1st and 2nd graders who are further behind in reading at their grade level. The commitment for ALP includes a five-day training, $250 for materials and a commitment of 45 minutes of tutoring twice a week throughout the school year (at least 60 sessions). Assistance is available to help with the $250 materials fee, if needed.

Click the link below for more information on training and tutoring this school year.

Heart Math Tutoring  This program trains and supports tutors to work one-on-one with a student who needs foundational math skills and confidence in the classroom. The commitment is one hour per week and volunteers work with the same student all year to build relationship and strengthen skills. 

With the support of an on-site coordinator, volunteers use an easy-to-follow, proven curriculum featuring hands-on activities and games. Heart’s coordinator picks up students, logs them into tutoring, and then remains in the space supporting the student live and via the Zoom call.

Click the link below for more information on how to get involved with Heart Math this school year.

Want to talk more about which program may be the best fit?

Email our MPPC Billingsville-Cotswold Ministry Team at

The MPPC Billingsville-Cotswold Ministry Team Leaders are: Becky Abernethy and Betsy Gantt