D2 Center

Spring 2021 D2 Center Tutoring and Elective Credit Classes

by | Mar 16, 2021 | Career Navigator Program, D2 Center Courses, General, News, Tutoring, Updates

In November 2020, the D2 Center began offering tutoring and elective credit classes virtually to D2 Center students. We have refined these virtual processes a bit – please see details below. We are here to help and would love to see you (virtually, for now)!

Tutoring Opportunities
Notify your YAN if you would like to start 1:1 virtual tutoring with one of our certified teachers. You can get help with math, Personal Finance, English, social studies, or science. Provide your YAN with the following information—what subject/class you need tutoring for, your OPS (or other) email address and a cell phone number. Our teachers use Microsoft Teams and Zoom for tutoring sessions. You will then be contacted by a D2 Center tutor and will have an opportunity to sign up for a tutoring session at a time that works for both you and the teacher. Students who make a weekly commitment to tutoring gain the most from the experience, but you can access tutoring on as as-needed basis, too. Most sessions run 45 minutes to an hour:

  • Math and Personal Finance: Mr. Terry Kocsis is available on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Ms. Jackie Thomas is available on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • English, social studies, and science: Ms. Kathy Kocsis is available on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Ms. Jodie Martinez is available on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Elective Credit Opportunities
Notify your YAN if you would like to take an elective credit class through the D2 Center. OPS and some other school districts accept our elective credits, which are taught by Nebraska-certified teachers. Students wanting to take an elective class should be making progress in their regular school/program class(es).

  • English Elective: Students focus on building reading comprehension and fluency, writing skills, and critical thinking skills. Students practice reflective writing, evaluating non-print media, and analyzing and composing essays of argumentation and literary analysis.
  • Navigating Your Future (Life Skills): Students will develop postsecondary plans based on individual needs and preferences by engaging in goal setting for personal, social and career paths; consideration of healthy eating, sleeping, and exercise habits; and increasing knowledge in real-world financial matters such as banking and household budgeting.

Career Navigator Opportunities
Notify your YAN if you need help from D2 Center Career Navigators Mr. John Moore or Ms. Bette Norton Ball. Career Navigators can assist any D2 Center student or graduate with a variety of career and postsecondary options including: career exploration, identifying educational and training pathways, postsecondary planning and engagement (FAFSA, applying to college, scholarships, entrance exams, etc.), resume writing, job searches and applications, mock interviews, preparation for job fairs, and other job or career-related skills and strategies.

About Carolyn

Carolyn Miller is one of the directors of the D2 Center. She is a graduate of Omaha Northwest High School and the University of Iowa. Carolyn has been with the D2 Center since 2010.