HENDERSON — Former Vance County Teacher Adwanna Howard has started a Mobile Learning Clinic to support students in Vance and Granville counties.
In 2018 Howard left the classroom to pursue her vision of having a Mobile Learning Lab. She has been tutoring students since 2011 and currently tutors students virtually in Henderson, Durham, Clayton and Katy, Texas.
The Mobile Learning Lab has four separate classrooms, each with one seat for each student, with computers, a whiteboard and TV screens. One room will exclusively be dedicated to virtual learning. The lab serves all grade levels including adult college courses.
“The Mobile Learning Lab allows me to accommodate more students,” said Howard. “As a classroom teacher for the whole year, I’m dedicated to these 20 students only. I have so much more freedom to address more of the needs throughout the community with a mobile unit like this one.”
Howard says since COVID-19, her virtual tutoring business has grown due to many students struggling with virtual learning.
The lab runs four days throughout the week. The Mobile Learning Lab is at Perry Memorial Library Monday and Wednesday from 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and Richard H. Thornton Library in Granville County Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The Mobile Learning Lab is also partnered with Vance County Housing Authority.
Howard says her goal is to work with more adults like seniors who may need help with basic skills like computer skills and other things that they need.
“I enjoy helping anyone learn,” said Howard. “That is my ultimate goal: helping someone learn.”