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Tutoring provides help, strengthens relationships

Students most anticipate the ring of freedom which aluminates through the halls at 3 P.M. Now free from campus boundaries, some head home while others students broaden future careers by taking advantage of the after-school opportunities.

Most students assume that all after-school activities involve an athletic base. Some take the academic view and tutor younger students to strengthen their minds.

“Even though I don?t plan on tutoring or teaching as a career,” Katelyn Aydelotte, ’08, said, “It is still a good experience, because it benefits me as it much as it benefits kids.”

Student tutors usually apply to upperclassmen, though some sophomores are given the opportunity to tutor for a full year. George Freeman, associate principal, looks for strengths in tutors and requires them to be experienced in the area they teach in.

“I think a tutor is good in that they help out other people,” Freeman said. “It also helps the tutor to better understand the subject they are teaching.”

When tutoring, the benefits of teaching are rewarding in more then one way. Not only does it strengthen them in that certain subject, but many students also make the decision to tutor in order to make $10 per hour.

“I got tutored last year, and I really enjoyed it and it helped me learn a whole lot,” Molly Griffin, ’09, said, “So it inspired me to help others, and the other good thing about it is that I get paid.”

Few may not enjoy the idea of being tutored, due to shyness or lack of care to learn. But some stick through it, and the outcome they achieve is well worth it.

“Getting tutored is like drinking milk,” Mike Bowen, ’08, said. “Even though some people don?t like it, milk is still good for them.”

For most high school students that tutor, Freeman matches them up with a younger student from elementary school or junior high. Even some college students volunteer on campus and help students. This gives everyone the chance to receive help if needed.

For more information on how to become a tutor on campus, contact Freeman at [email protected]. Or you can check out tips on tutoring by going to Study guides and strategies for Tutoring

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    Nicole HensleyAug 26, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Emily, I love you. Haha, you’re amazing on and off the court. Keep up the good work.